Infrastructure Today

Ministry of Shipping Renamed Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways

Ministry of Shipping has been renamed the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. The new name for the ministry was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of the roll-on-roll-off terminal and launch of ferry service at Hazira in Gujarat on November 8. “Now this ministry will be known as the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and it is being expanded. In m..

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How are companies gearing up to optimise cost?

CW connects with procurement experts of leading construction companies to delve into their current approach towards cost optimisation in construction, and the role of digitalisation in monitoring purchase and tracking consumption patterns. Cost escalations is one of the serious challenges faced by the construction industry. Fluctuations in material and labour costs often lead to cost escalati..

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Indian Cement Review

Cement Industry, half yearly update

Cement production continues to record negative growth and has fallen by 3.5% in September. However there has been an improvement in the m-o-m numbers as increase in construction activity with the return of some of the labourers has resulted in an increase in demand for the commodity. Receding of the monsoons too has factored in increasing the production by 16.2% on a m-o-m basis. Cumulatively d..

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Automation and control technologies in post-Covid scenario

Automation and control technologies are not new to the construction equipment segments. But in the changing operational scenario, the impact of the pandemic on the industry makes it crucial for the construction industry to use these technologies as a norm. When automotive sector, especially the passenger vehicles, embraced the automation and digital tools long back, players in the construction sec..

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Material Advantage

Construction Chemistry

Eco-friendly technologies, particularly in the construction industry, and natural compatible materials are increasingly attracting the attention of researchers. In this regard, research on the synthesis and development of geopolymers is gaining momentum because of their potential to consume large quantities of industrial waste and protect natural resources. The geopolymer advantage A term f..

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Infrastructure in the pandemic year

The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), a US think-tank, recently observed that economic trends in the Indo-Pacific prior to the Covid-19 pandemic forecast, among other things, a heightened focus on closing the infrastructure gap. Then Covid-19 struck, and Indo-Pacific countries that particularly struggled to contain the pandemic, such as India and the Philippines, had to ..

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