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Homes for globally conscious consumer

“I don’t believe that the buildings have to be very high and luxurious but they need to have their own lifestyle and give a quality of life”, says, Manju Yagnik – Vice Chairperson, Nahar Group. She shares with Buildotech, her views on the industry trends and the need of having …

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Hotel Sahara Star: A 3600 Transformation

Mumbai, has experienced seasons of rapid growth over a period of time. With the changing times, the skyline of the city has  changed, so also the structures in terms of design and construction.  Transforming a hotel from the 70’s into an inspiring customer experience for the 21st century required vision …

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Role of a Green Building Consultant

Sustainability Consultant is empowered to focus holistically on a project, with an intention of doing less harm to the environment and aim for a profitable business case with lesser CAPEX and OPEX rather than just setting target on a certificate. Architect Lokesh B, Manager -Sustainability Projects-Conserve Consultants explains why Sustainability …

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Happy Home Project with VEKA high end sliding system with laminated glass

VEKA India, 100% owned subsidiary of Veka AG, Germany, has recently executed and handed over Jade Ganesh Project  for Developer Happy Home. Over the last 30 years, Happy Home Group has delivered more than 15 lakh square feet of residential and commercial projects, redefining lives and enriching lifestyles of the …

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A perforated composite membrane with multiple uses

Carving a beautiful story on a lone structure, is like creating a vision on a blank canvas. But what makes it more interesting is when Soltis FT 381 beautifies it and creates a view to be captured. Soltis FT 381, is an innovative product of Serge Ferrari which offers great …

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World map on Walls

Smart Organisations have figured out a way to increase employee motivation & satisfaction, creativity through artistic experience at work place. The artistic positive environment helps optimise productivity and individual development. Companies like Google are turning office spaces into happy zones for their employees. Colourful settings at meeting rooms, murals on …

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Cement Grinding with Roller Press Technology

The existing trend of finish grinding technology in cement manufacturing shows 50% market share of ball mills, 40% market share of VRMs and 10% of others like roller presses.  Finish grinding consumes 35-40% of total electrical energy required for cement production. This is one of the areas where huge energy …

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Net Zero Energy Building design

Net Zero Energy building, also called Net Zero Carbon building is an attempt to reduce the electrical bill to zero cost every year. There are about four definitions of Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA. •Net Zero Energy Cost Building: The electric bill …

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Thermal imaging camera for damp diagnosis

While invasive testing methods may sometimes be necessary to determine the source and extent of damp problems in buildings, there is a variety of frontline tools to assist in the initial diagnosis. Electronic moisture meters, surface thermometers, hygrometers and data loggers all have their part to play. For experts like …

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Architecture for Modern India

The Balgandharva Rang Mandir in Pune was full. Amidst the buzz of the many budding architect students, professors and well wishers, Ram Akkisetti, Author of the book and Managing Director of CCBA took to the stage to introduce a phenomenal book – a monograph with a difference, ‘‘Christopher Benninger- Architecture …

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