As part of the concrete cube strength competition, a technical session was conducted on 7th June 2019 for the participants of the cube strength competition, ICI student chapter coordinators, ICI members and other aspirants of concrete technology. Asso.Prof.Liji Anna Mathew welcomed the gathering. Er. M. A. Joseph, Chairman ICI Kochi Chapter enlightened the audience about the action plan of the chapter to help the student community to understand concrete in a better way. He also mentioned that cube strength competition is an annual event conducted for the students to learn the art of concrete making through interactions with industry experts.  Er. Shyju Nair, Technical Head- Ambuja Cements Ltd.  delivered a very informative talk on the microstructure of concrete and hydration reaction of cement. He explained how the microstructure of concrete affects the durability of concrete. Dr. Elson John,Professor, M. A College Kothamangalam enlightened on the effect of admixtures in concrete. He explained the various types of admixtures available and how it is used effectively for the required application of concrete. Members from ICI Kochi Chapter, Ambuja Cements, Ultratech cements, ICI student chapter coordinators of various engineering colleges, faculty from Civil Engineering department of AISAT, students participating in cube strength competition etc. partook in the technical session. The session came to an end with the concluding remarks of Dr.Anil Joseph,Vice Chairman,ICI Kochi chapter.