Airports Authority of India (AAI) organized a One Day Workshop on Cyclonic Resistance Design Consideration for Roofing and Facade System in Coastal and High Speed Wind Zones” in association with The Institution of Engineers (India). Shri. Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon`ble Minister of State for Civil Aviation (I/C) inaugurated the workshop today at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi in presence of Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Shri. Anuj Aggarwal, Chairman, AAI and Shri Dinesh Kumar, Chairman, IEL.
Various technical sessions were held during the workshop on Airport preparedness planning for cyclone and high winds related disasters and planning, design & construction aspects of Buildings in Cyclone Prone Areas with a presentation of case study on Disaster Management Measures taken at Bhubaneswar Airport during pre and post cyclone FANI and case study of Chennai Airport flooding was also presented. Learning for future terminals and best practices for design / construction and maintenance aspects were also deliberated.