R N RAIKAR CONFERENCE SERIES
Mr. R. N. Raikar was the unfading light showing path and direction to the India Chapter of American Concrete Institute (ICACI). From its inception in 1979, till his untimely departure on th 8 March 2008, his untiring efforts catapulted ICACI into a national body for concrete excellence. Under his able leadership ICACI won several ‘Excellent Chapter Awards’ from parent body ACI – a feat it continues to achieve to date. The ACI in its centennial year conferred on him the highest individual honour of being an ‘Honorary Member’ of the Institute in recognition of his service to the concrete industry. As a tribute to his legacy, the R N Raikar conference series aim to salute global concrete icons of Indian origin. Prof. Surendra Shah, Prof. P. A. M. Basheer and Prof. Nemkumar Banthia have been felicitated at this prestigious platform over the years.