The Punjab State Electricity Board has announced a cash award of Rs. 10,000 to engineer Jagvir Goyal for his outstanding work in civil engineering. At the age of 36, Mr. Goyal has already written two highly technical books on subjects like "Slip forming" and expeditious construction of RCC chimneys.
Slip forming is an execution process for the construction of very high reinforced concrete structures where conventional formwork and shuttering cannot be used. It consists primarily of shutterig panels which envelop the structure along its designed shape and are then moved upward continuously leaving the structure below in its final form.