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Indian Construction Industry and infrastructure projects have undergone a sea of changes in the last two decades. The activity is galloping at a speed, which is difficult to comprehend. There is more technical involvement and one must have adequate training experience and expert technical knowledge at hand to ensure sound construction. Also the construction should not appear monotonous and stereotyped and must be aesthetically appealing too. That is why, the organizing Committee chosen the theme which will focus on accelerated growth, cost reduction and ways to achieve economies of scale and constructions to please the eye too.

Conferences and Conventions will bring together the people who are on the same wave length from all over the Country. Hence the XXX All India Builders’ Convention was organized from 11th March to 13th March 2022 in historic venue Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay which is located along the shores of Bay of Bengal at Mamallapuram near Chennai.

BAI Southern Centre has successfully hosted 6th, 8th, 17th and 24th All India Convention during the year 1962, 1977, 1997 and 2011. The privilege of hosting 30th All India Convention is once again bestowed on Southern Centre in the Managing Committee Meeting held on 20th February 2021 at Coimbatore. Since, the convention also coincides with the 80th Anniversary of BAI and 70th Anniversary of Southern Centre all the veteran of BAI Southern Centre discussed and planned to organise the mega convention under the guidance of Sevaratna Bhisma Mr.R.Radhakrishnan, Past President and Trustee of BAI.

A convention Committee was formed, consisting of

Mr. R.N.Gupta President
Bhishma Mr. R.Radhakrishnan Chairman,Convention Committee
Mr. Mu.Moahan Chairman – Organising Committee
Mr. S.N.Subrahmanyan, CEO & MD L&T Patron
Mr. B.Seeniah Advisor
Mr. Lal Chand Sharma Advisor
Mr. J.R.Sethuramalingam Hon.Secretary, Organising Committee
Mr. L. Venkatesan Hon. Treasurer, Organising Committee
Mr. K.Ramanujam Vice Chairman, Organising Committee
Mr. K.Venkatesan Hon. Jt. Secretry, Organisng Committee
Mr. S.Ayyanathan Vice President, South-II
Mr. R.Sivakumar State Chairman, TN, Pondy & AN
Mr. L. Shantha Kumar Chairman, BAI Southern Centre

On 11/03/2022 the venue bore a festive look and a warm welcome given to all delegates. Since more than 1000 delegates, their spouses and Sponsor delegates arrived, registration process was continuously carried out till lunch. An exhibition of Building materials was also held along with XXX All India Builders’ Convention. All sponsors have exhibited their products in their stalls which was very useful and informative to all the Delegates.

After post lunch, fourth All India MC/GC meeting was hosted by BAI-Southern Centre. Dr. R.N. Gupta, National President, Mr. Mu. Moahan, Immdt. Past President, All Vice Presidents, Hon. General Secretary, Hon. Treasurer, Mr. R.Sivakumar State Chairman,TN,Pondy and A&N, Centre Chairman Mr. L.Shantha Kumar and Executive Secretary Mr. Raju John were on the dais. MC/GC Members from all over India have participated. BAI Awards for 2020-21 which was earlier announced during the 80th AGM of BAI were given to centres which adjudged best in various disciplines during the Meeting. Southern Centre bagged the best Centre award for the year 2020-21 for consecutive 10th time and Best publication award for 7th consecutive time.

On 12th March 2022 the Technical Session of XXX AIBC was inaugurated by Shri V.G.Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India. Others who graced the dais during the inauguration were Shri R.N.Gupta, National President, Bhishma Shri R.Radhakrishnan, Convention Chairman, Past President and Trustee, Mr. Mu.Moahan, Immdiate Past President and Chairman,Organising Committee, Shri R.Prakash, Chairman, Technical Session, Mr. L.Shantha Kumar, Chairman, Southern Centre.

Mr. Mu. Moahan delivered his welcome address, Mr. R.N.Gupta, National President addressed the delegates informing the benefits of such Technical Seminars and Bhishma Mr. R.Radhakrishnan in his address informed the delegates that the Technical session is very important to disseminate the knowledge and knowing the latest technology. Shri Shakthi Kumar was honoured with a shawl, special cardamom garland and a memento. Mr. R.Prakash delivered vote of thanks.

After the inauguration, the first session was on Recycling and Waste Management. The main speaker was Mr. M. Kumar, B.E. FIE, Consultant Technical, TIDCO & SIPCOT, Chennai.

The Second Session was on basic material for Structural Management. The main speaker was Prof. Dr. L. Ramajeyam, Ph.D, M.E.(Strut.),F.I.E.F.IV., M.I.S.T.E.C.Engg(Ind.) Dean Civil Engineering, Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College Former Principal,P.T. Lee. C.N.Polytecnic College

Mr. I. Kulasekaran, M.Tech (Structures), Executive Engineer (Civil)in Department of Telecommunication/BSNL expressed his views on Pre Cast Building. In the midst of the session JCW and Pulkit have given product presentation.

Thereafter the customary ‘Open House’ was held which was chaired by Shri R.N.Gupta, National President. Shri R.Radhakrishnan, Past President and Trustee, Shri Mu.Moahan, Immdt. Past President, All Vice Presidents, Hon. General Secretary and Hon. Treasurer of Builders Association of India have graced the dais during the Open House. Resolutions of XXX All India Builders’ Convention were proposed to the delegates and the same approved after discussion. It was also decided that the resolutions to be sent to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and also to concerned Ministries of Government of India.

In the Post lunch session XXX All India Builders’ Convention was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Thiru M.K. Stalin. Thiru T.M. Anbarasan, Hon’ble Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MS&ME), Government of Tamil Nadu, Thiru E.V.Velu Hon’ble Minister for Public Works, Government of Tamil Nadu, Thiru Duraimurugan, Hon’ble Minister for Water Resources, Government of Tamil Nadu, Thiru G. Selvam, Hon’ble Member of the Parliament, Thiru S.S.Balaji, MLA Thiruporur constituency and Thiru Ruby Manoharan, MLA Nanguneri Constituency have also attended. Others who graced the dias are Dr. R.N.Gupta, National President, Bhishma Mr. R.Radhakrishnan, Past President and Trustee & Convention Chairman, Mr. Mu.Moahan, Immdt. Past President and Chairman, Organising Committee, Mr. S.Ayyanathan, Vice President,South-II, Mr. R.Sivakumar, State Chairman, TN,Pondy and A&N, Mr. L.Shantha Kumar, Centre Chairman, Mr. J.R.Sethuramalingam, Hon.Secretary, Mr. L.Venkatesan, Hon. Treasurer convention Committee.

Bhishma Shri R.Radhakrishnan in his welcome speech, he expressed his happiness and conveyed his thanks to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for being the Chief Guest and all Ministers for their attending the Convention. He also recalled the assurance given by former Chief Minister Dr. M.Karunanidhi for introducing Karikalan Award for Builders’ fraternity for Excellence in Construction.

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu while addressing the Delegates, he thanked Bhishma Mr.R.Radhakrishnan for giving this opportunity. He also praised the Builders’ fraternity and said the Theme Role of Constrution in Nation Building was rightly chosen as Builders are part in Nation and State Building and largest employer providing employment to unorganised sector. He also informed that the Government will consider Karikalan Award for Excellence in Construction and other demands placed by BAI. Hon’ble Chief Minister was honoured with a special Cardamom garland and sengole.

Hon’ble Chief Minister also honoured All the Ministers, Dr. R.N.Gupta, National President, Bhisma Mr. R.Radhakrishnan, Convention Chairman, Mr. Mu.Moahan, Chairman-Organising Committee, Mr. L.Shantha Kumar, Chairman, BAI-Southern Centre, Mr. Vinod Chacko, Communications Head, L & T, Mr. V.G. Shakthi Kumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter and Mr. Vinod Garg, Managing Director, Pulkit with Memento.

On day three i.e. 13/03/2022 on an invitation from Schwing Stetter to all Delegates, a visit to Industrial Exhibition and Demonstration at Schwing Stetter plant Cheyyar was organized. Buses for delegates were arranged and the delegates came to know how the equipment being manufactured in Cheyyar Unit of Schwing Stetter and demonstration of these equipments were shown.

In the post lunch session, the Valedictory session of XXX All India Builders’ Convention was held. Shri R.N.Gupta, President, BAI was the Chief Guest. All the Past Presidents, Vice Presidents, State Chairmen, HQrs. Office Bearers, Organising Committee and Sub Committee members were felicitated by Shri R.N.Gupta.

During all the three days of convention, Organising Committee had arranged tour for the accompanying delegates and cultural progammes and fellowship dinner were also arranged.

On behalf of the Organising Committee, I would like to convey my sincere thanks to everyone for their support and participation in making the mega Convention a grand success.


BAICON-2015 International Construction Equipments and Technology Expo 3rd Edition was organized by Southern Centre at Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, Chennai – 600 089.

on 9th January 2015 at 9.AM Hon’ble Minister – Housing, Parliament Affairs & Urban Poverty Alleviation – Govt. of India Sri. M Venkaiah Naidu ahs inaugurated the Exhibition by lighting the Traditional Lamp Sri. R. Sivakumar welcomed the gathering. All India president BAI Sri Sushanta Kumar Basu and All India past President Sri. R. Radhakrishnan highlighted the problems faced by the Construction Industry and requested to redress the same. They have also handed over a memorandum detailing the grievances to the Hon’ble Minister. BAICON – 2015 Committee Chairman Mr. J.R. Sethuramalingam explained about the Exhibition. While addressing the gathering Hon’ble Minister pointed out that All India past President Mr. B. Seeniah and Mr. R. Radhakrishnan were instrumental to attend the inauguration function at Chennai. He explained the overall situation prevailing in the country which will take some more time to sort it out and assured to redress the problems of the construction Industry soon. Mr. R. Sivakumar – Chairman presented to the hon’ble minister and honoured him. All India President – BAI, Shri. Sushanta Kumar Basu honoured the Sponsors by presenting mementos. Hon/Secretary Mr. A.N. Balalji thanked every one who have attended the function. Technical session was held on all the 3 days. More than 3000 foot fall was therein in 3 days. The Event was bridge between Machinery Manufacturers and builders to know the technological Development. On the final day of the Exhibition, the Exhibitors were honoured by presenting mementos on behalf of Builders Association of India – Southern Centre.


BAICON-2012 International Expo on Construction Equipment, Materials and Technology was organized at Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, Chennai between June 30th and 1st July 2012.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Hon. PWD minister Mr. K.V. Ramalingam in the presence of Mr. B. Seenaiah, President – BAI and All India General Secretary Mr. Anand J. Gupta.

More than 50 organizations have displayed their products. Some of them are Universal Construction machinery, Schwing Stetter, Ashok Leyland, Wirtgen, JCB, Advance Construction Technology, Greaves cotton, Kobelco Construction Equipments India, Atlas Coco, Puzzolona Ltd, Potain India, Gujarat Appolo etc. Around 10000 people visited the Exhibition. On behalf of Southern Cnetre, Senior leaders, Office bearers, MC.GC.Ec members participated.

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