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India is the third largest consumer of steel in the world. There has been a growing preference for structural steel in the real-estate and construction sectors in the past few years owing to the evolving design of projects and the need to finish projects at a fast pace.

Kolkata-based Eden Realty’s upcoming projects are mostly G+12 to G+30 storeyed towers. “The taller the buildings, the greater the steel consumption in the towers,” says Kumar Satyaki, Joint Managing Director, Eden Realty. He adds that in high-rise buildings, aluminium formwork is the most suitable technology for speed and quality, which further increases steel consumption. “Also, for some of the more am