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Water Efficient Products to Combat Global Water Shortages

Consumption of water in buildings constitutes a sizeable proportion of total water demand, calling for urgent and immediate measures for conservation practices. Increasing population, high rate of urbanization and associated changes in lifestyles all contribute toward rising water demand. There is a need to look for opportunities to conserve water, …

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Workplace Maintenance Tackling Challenges, Increasing ROI

In recent times, the complexion of workplace has drastically changed. The disruption brought in by advancement in technology and the need to reduce real estate costs have steered the concept of alternate workplaces. Maintenance of such workplaces are equally challenging. Diverse forms of alternate workplaces are opted by different companies …

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A performance based specification for facility asset information delivery

Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) is a non-proprietary data format for the publication of a subset of building information models (BIM) focused on delivering assetdata rather that geometric information. It is formally defined as a subset of the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC – the international standard for sharing and …

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Building Architecture with Nature

A paper by Dr.-Ing. Ferdinand Ludwig- Institute for architectural theory (IGMA), Daniel Schönle, Architect and Urban Planner and Ute Vees, Germany Future oriented urban development concepts should maximise the quality of life for the inhabitants and at the same time minimize negative impact on the environment. A frequently used appropriate …

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Roofing Innovations

The future of infrastructure is pivoted on sustainability. To enhance sustainability in building systems, adopting sustainable building roofs technology would play a crucial role. Development Alternatives (DA) a social enterprise dedicated to sustainable development, has made tremendous progress in roof technology which integrates developing environmentally appropriate products, conserving energy, and …

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Technology and Real Estate

The continuous demand for better performing buildings has led to inclusion of new technologies and strategies by the real estate sector. Many companies now acknowledge technology’s potential to bring competitive advantage especially in a very diverse and demanding market like India. Innovations are important both in the project management processes …

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Building and Campus Automation

Smart buildings and smart campuses are gaining popularity. Smart campuses improve the quality of life for the occupants – including employees, owners, visitors, vendors and service providers, says Ashish Khare – General Manager and Business Head Systems Integration (India & ME), Wipro Limited, during a one- to one with Ravi …

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“It is not about square feet space”

Niranjan Hiranandani, Co Founder & MDHiranandani Group, speaks about the group’s upcoming projects and the current real estate scenario and What is the outlook for the real estate sector as a whole now? Coming from the positives of second half of 2015 and most of 2016, commercial real estate was …

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Design as a Strategic Tool

Soyuz Talib and Kavita Parwani Talib of STAPL is one of the most prolific yet low-profile architects in Navi Mumbai. They can easily claim to have redefined the benchmarks of fine architecture for the satellite city of Mumbai through path breaking projects. Soyuz Talib Architects Private Limited has designed some …

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The Economic Times and Saint Gobain Smart Green Summit

The second Smart Green Summit and Awards 2016 will be held in Mumbai on December 16. It will look at how sustainable practices worldwide are being integrated through evolving and innovating conventional practices and defining the path forward towards achieving world class status in environmental sustainability. Further, it forms as …

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