The engineers said that the ready mix concrete being used at present is not of good quality compared to the one produced at the very beginning. It is being damaged within a short time of its use, they observed.
They also suggested installing mini batching plant near the construction site.
Md Saiful Islam Helaly delivered the welcome address at the seminar. He highlighted the activities of Bashundhara Group and its sister concerns.
He expressed the hope that Bashundhara Cement would secure the top position in the cement market by 2015.
Saroj Kumar Barua presented a pictorial report on various issues like cement manufacturing technology, gradual development of technology, nature and characteristics of the cement currently available in the market, and use of different kinds of cement for various purposes.
He also focused on the utility and effectiveness of Blast Furnace Slag as an ingredient.
The seminar discussed Bashundhara Cement and its special features such as long-term durability, resistance to harmful sulphur and chloride as well as generation of lesser heat during hydration.
Various types of cracks in concrete also came up for discussion.
The seminar concluded that Bashundhara Cement is the most effective for use in the coastal areas.