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Inclusion of Specialty Consultants: Value Over Cost

Assembling a team to design and construct a high performance building often leads to owners/institutions making the final selection based on one element-price. Architects and engineers often present they have qualifications in all aspects including, building conservation, urban design and planning, art, green building, etc. However a building specialty consultant …

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Restoring a Concert Hall

Over a century old Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires was restored and opened in 2010. The final result was extremely successful, as the original excellent acoustic conditions were maintained, largely due to the strict requirements demanded in the selection of new materials and the measurements made. The internationally renowned conductor …

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An abodethe ‘Vastu’ way

Originating in vedic times, vastu shastra, the traditional Hindu system of architecture, prescribes principles of design, layout, measurements, ground preparation, space arrangement and spatial geometry. The designs are intended to integrate architecture with the cosmos, the relative functions of various parts of the structure, and ancient beliefs – utilising geometric …

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Felicity called ‘Home’

The house of architect-designer duo Sabeena and Rajiv Khanna – Creative Head and Founder Principal of KIA Design Studio – is a realm of peace and tranquility in the urban hub of Gurgaon. The home symbolises simplicity, comfort and echoes their love for nature. It radiates the energy of three …

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A Centralised Database for Better Collaboration

Contra Costa College in San Pablo, California, saves valuable time by centralising project information in the Cloud EADOC that connects the entire project team for improved collaboration, faster decision making and increased accountability.  A case-study on the same explains how. Contra Costa College, the new US $52 mn, 108,379sqft campus …

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Yamuna Expressway: Trying to bring investors back

The Yamuna Expressway connects Greater Noida to Agra, enhancing the realty prospects of the nearby spaces. Whenever a new development or an announcement happens, a pool of positive sentiments starts floating around that gives a sudden rise to demand. The years 200508, witnessed NCR realty sector’s best times, where capital …

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Technology driven Strategies

In a country where procurement is still graduating as an extended admin function, JLL has added a whopping $15 million through savings in procurement over the last seven years. Aval Sethi, Head – Supply Chain Management & Procurement, Asia & Integrated Facility Management, in an exclusive interview with BuildoTech, reveals …

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Sound in Architecture

Architecture today is not just about engaging the visual sense but is also factoring in sense of touch and sound to make the buildings more holistic and in harmony with occupants well-being. While the science of architectural or building acoustics is well understood, using that science to create desired acoustical …

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Redefining Workplace Design

Interior design for workspaces in India has often lagged behind the curve when compared with global best practices. Whether it be the adoption of smart technologies, or the transition to communal work places, rarely has the Indian office transitioned beyond the conventional standard. However, the Corporate Headquarters – Hike Messenger …

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Building Project Management Consultants On Stage End-to-End

The project management service focuses on managing a project from inception to completion across various phases – Preconstruction, Construction and Handover. The PMC focuses on the delivery process which is planning, managing and monitoring construction. PMC manages and integrates the various stakeholders on a project impartially and works for the …

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