Advance Concrete Testing & Evaluation Laboratory (ACTEL)

About Us

The concrete engineering Laboratory now known as Advanced Concrete Testing & Evaluation Laboratory (ACTEL) was the first to be established in the campus. the concrete laboratory is roofed over by precast funicular shell units which form a waffle-shell system similar to the well-known waffle-slabs widely used in the USA. The waffle-shell system is superior to the waffle-slab as it is much stiffer; and hence, it is suitable for carrying heavy loading. CSIR-SERC is carrying out pioneering research and development work in the area of construction materials, products and techniques, since the decade of the sixties. it had developed cost-effective concrete products and construction techniques for residential, institutional, and industrial buildings.

Since 1966-67, in collaboration with Tata Iron & Steel company Ltd., Jamshedpur, CSIR-SERC has spearheaded the introduction of high strength deformed bars in concrete construction and also popularised the method of ultimate strength designs for reinforced concrete (RC) structures.

Head, Advanced Concrete Testing & Evaluation Laboratory

Chief Scientist & Head

Dr Ramanjaneyulu K

  • Tel: 22549198
  • Email: rams(at)serc(dot)res(dot)in