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Sunil MK, Head-Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), ..

Owing to the pandemic, lack of demand, labour shortage and supply chain interruptions, such as raw material shortage, have affected the viability of several construction, infrastructure and real-estate projects. In this scenario, digitisation and technology use have become an imperative. In a tête-à-tête with SERAPHINA D’SOUZA, Sunil MK, Head-Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), ..

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Construction industry in a need to adopt a combination of technologies

The construction industry has been facing multiple challenges even without the effect of the Covid pandemic. To better understand the role of technology in the construction industry a panel discussion titled- ‘Most compelling technological interventions’ was organised on Day 2 of the CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT, which was held on July 22-23, 2021. Information as of December 2020 from t..

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Taller, Stronger, Faster

Bridging the housing shortage in a country with a population over 1.3 billion is a dire need. India has about 39 cities with populations exceeding 1 million. Of these, Mumbai and Delhi have populations that exceed 10 million. Evidently, there is an urgent need for rapid urbanisation to address the massive urban housing shortage plaguing the country. And the answer is to go tall, soon! Our citie..

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Predicting the unpredictable in tunnelling

Special projects such as mining, tunneling, undersea tunnels, or those undertaking projects around hostile borders deserve special attention. These large and complex projects that are executed under extraordinary environmental conditions at times also require the customisation of equipment.Prabhukumar LT, Assistant General Manager of L&T ECC, who has been associated with L&T for the p..

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Challenging Role of the Modern BIM manager

The role of a BIM manager is unique and challenging. With reliance on complex technologies in the construction industry, the role of a BIM manager is evolving further. To better understand the traditional BIM management role, and the evolving role of BIM, a panel discussion titled “Evolving Role of the Modern BIM manager” was organised during the CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT, which was held ..

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Optimising fuel efficiency

Environmental and energy cost issues demand that the construction equipment industry develop more efficient and energy-saving machines. During the CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT, held virtually on July 22-23, 2021, Kumar Gyanendra Mohan, Deputy General Manager – Asset Management, Construction Plant and Machinery, Montecarlo, spoke on the recent advances and whether hybridisation is now on the in..

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Is construction industry ready to embrace BIM

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a set of technologies that aim to increase interorganisational and cross-disciplinary collaboration in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries. To better understand BIM, its drivers and challenges in the Indian construction industry, a panel discussion titled “Understanding BIM Challenges in Planning and Designing” was organis..

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Decoding BIM challenges in planning and designing

Ever since its introduction and especially over the last few years, BIM (Building Information Modelling) has transformed the way the construction industry operates. Many countries like the UK have made the use of BIM mandatory for large-scale public projects. Buro Happold’s India BIM Lead, Sachin Kale, a mechanical engineer with over 23 years of experience in GIS and SMEP services, says that ..

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Pre-Hung Doors

The pandemic and the resulting lockdown, the massive rise in positive cases and the unprecedented health crisis that the country is dealing with right now have impacted the real-estate sector, bringing various projects to a standstill. Even as RERA and the Central Government have announced a relaxation in project completion timelines citing the current crisis, the delay is set to have financial ra..

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Infrastructure Transport

Spurring a Sea Change

The draft Indian Ports Bill, 2020, has many positives, but it should safeguard state autonomy and plug holes. The wish list is for an act that will make India’s coastline future-ready – safe harbours, unimpeded access, water deep enough for the largest vessels, no risk of noise, dirt and danger associated with loading and unloading cargoes for workers and locals, smooth transport networks of t..

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Building Material

Housekeeping is essential to extend the life of any structure

Kindly explain to our readers in simple terms what is meant by structural restoration or retrofitting of a structure. How does it differ from architectural restoration?All structural components such as columns, beams, slabs, walls, domes, vaults, retaining walls, load bearing walls, shells of chimneys, silos, tanks, etc that carry the loads in a structure, undergo distress at earlier or later in t..

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Building Material

Green revolution in the cement industry

GreenJams is pioneering the use of crop residues to create a low-cost replacement of building materials to cut down on construction costs and improve the building energy efficiency. Tarun Jami, the Founder of GreenJams claims that his product BINDR will help cement companies to cut their carbon footprint by more than 80% when compared to regular Portland cement. ‘Green’ and ‘environmental..

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Hindustan Zinc’s CEO: Automation, AI are changing the way mines operate

Arun Misra, CEO, Hindustan Zinc, speaks on the current scenario of underground mining in India, and how IoT and digital technologies are evolving in underground mining. In light of the plans of infrastructure creation and reforms in mining, what opportunities do you foresee for underground mining equipment? Over the past 150 years, the mining industry has been remarkably successful in ..

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BIM in design, construction and operations

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has made a revolution in the way we design, construct and manage our project’s life-cycle. BIM has far and reaching consequences on both building procurement and infrastructure. This recent emergence constitutes one of the most exciting developments in the field of the Built Environment. These advances have offered project teams multi-sensory collaborative to..

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Precast Concrete Construction and India’s Way Forward

Precast Concrete Construction (PCCon) is an efficient construction paradigm, which enables parallel processing, employs industrialised production systems, and emphasises the hallmark of quality of work. It is one of the variants of the concept of Industrialised Building Systems (IBS), which involves the repetitive construction of standardised units, utilising standardised components, using automat..

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Spurring a Sea Change

The draft Indian Ports Bill, 2020, has many positives, but it should safeguard state autonomy and plug holes. The wish list is for an act that will make India’s coastline future-ready – safe harbours, unimp..

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Housekeeping is essential to extend the life of any structure

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