Sivakumar Kandasami

Sivakumar Kandasami
Larsen and Toubro | L&T · Buildings & Factories

BE, ME, PhD

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Introduction
Civil engineer specialising in concrete/materials technology with substantial experience in durability design for a variety of infrastructure, including assessment-cum-substantiation of civil nuclear facilities. Presently in employment with Larsen & Toubro (L&T), an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with a revenue of about USD 18 billion. Based out of HQ, responsible for advising and directing personnel at site to execute concrete operations in compliance with technical requirements, by liaising with other functional teams such as formwork and structural design.
Additional affiliations
June 2012 - February 2021
Larsen and Toubro
Position
  • Manager
July 2003 - March 2008
University of Dundee
Position
  • Fellow

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Publications (25)
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Geopolymer Concrete (GPC) is a unique and sustainable building material that has the potential to be transformed into a self-compacted lightweight composite for industrial applications. This paper investigates the sustainability of self-compactable lightweight geopolymer concrete (SCLGC) made from Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA) to further explore th...
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The fifth edition of Construction and Demolition Waste in construction of the ICJ.
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From first principles, criteria for the EN 12390-10 outside protected test have been developed and compared with existing practice. These criteria align well with the UK recommendations but are more conservative than the current French and Spanish requirements. The EN 12390-10 outside protected test is unsuitable for classification as this would re...
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Editorial for the themed January 2020 issue of the Indian Concrete Journal on C&D Waste.
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Editorial for the themed September 2019 issue of the Indian Concrete Journal on C&D Waste.
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The construction industry in India is growing at a rapid pace to meet the housing demand and other infrastructure requirements. The construction industry needs sustainable structures and self-compacting concrete (SCC) is actively considered for many projects due to the several benefits it offers including faster project cycle times. Moreover, struc...
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At 182 m the Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world and is located on the banks of the river Narmada in Gujarat, India. The statue is a structural system consisting of two reinforced concrete cores, a reinforced concrete podium and foundation resting on a solid rock in the middle of the river. Above the podium level, the statue clad in...
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Sustainability of concrete in terms of thermal mass and low operational CO2 makes it a first choice of the construction industry over steel. The working life of concrete structures and their repair costs depend directly on the ability of concrete to resist corrosion of steel (Figure 1). Whilst carbonation in plain concrete is not a major threat, in...
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With India set to overtake several developed nations as a large economy, the construction industry is poised for a new phase of rapid growth. And, concrete being the favoured material of choice in various forms, characteristics and performance, the ingredients to make concrete are in huge demand and are therefore in short supply. This entails not o...
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With India set to overtake several developed nations as a large economy, the construction industry is poised for a new phase of rapid growth. And, concrete being the favoured material of choice in various forms, characteristics and performance, the ingredients to make concrete are in huge demand and are therefore in short supply. This entails not o...
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This book is an invaluable resource to forensic engineers in North America and Europe. Nevertheless, forensic engineers elsewhere should also find this an important addition to their library. As the editor has rightly pointed out in the preface, this book was not intended to encompass every area of forensic engineering. The focus is on hail and win...
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The introduction and a brief biography of the authors set the context for the reader. This book fills an existing knowledge gap in practical concreting issues. Clearly, prior knowledge of concrete technology, acquired either by way of university study or a recognised qualification such as from the Institute of Concrete Technology, is a must. Overa...
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This paper reports data on accelerated carbonation measurements. Essentially the draft European test method using the reference procedure is used but with curing and preconditioning different to the reference method. These small differences are unlikely to change the ranking of concretes with respect to carbonation resistance. The wide range of con...
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This paper reports data on the use of the prTS 12390-12 accelerated carbonation test (reference method) over the past two decades and shows that accelerated carbonation testing is a suitable technique for ranking concretes in their carbonation resistance. Testing at 5, 7 and 10 weeks provides the optimum solution that minimises the risk of incorrec...
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This paper reports data on accelerated carbonation measurements. Essentially the draft European test method using the reference procedure is used but with curing and preconditioning different to the reference method. These small differences are unlikely to change the ranking of concretes with respect to carbonation resistance. The wide range of con...
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This paper presents data on carbonation measurements taken from a range of test specimens stored outside but protected from rainfall. A wide range of concretes were tested that were representative of UK ready-mixed concrete production at ages of between 3.5 and 5.7 years. None of the traditional specification parameters (maximum water/ cement (w/c)...
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In this study, two- and four-electrode arrangements were used to evaluate the electrical resistance (hence resistivity) of saturated concrete specimens using both embedded rod-electrodes, external plate-electrodes, and combinations thereof. Measurements were obtained mainly at a fixed frequency of 1 kHz. It is shown that the two-electrode external...
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This paper covers some aspects of the development of a simple and robust electrical resistivity test method which has the potential for assessing the durability of concrete. A simple low frequency AC end-to-end resistivity test was adopted as a laboratory test method and has the potential of being preferred as a quality control test in readymixed c...

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