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Integrated Smart Building Initiatives

L&T Technology Services (LTTS), a leading global pure-play engineering services company and global technology leader Dell EMC have joined hands to enable holistic, integrated Smart Building initiatives. The joint offerings are expected to drastically reduce implementation time, save up to 40% of facility energy costs and enable up to 15% …

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Dr. Fixit Expert Solutions for Building a Healthy Society

There are more than 50,000 cooperative societies in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.  Most of these structures do not undergo structural audit although strict municipal regulations exist in this regard. Around 15,000-16,000 buildings urgently need repairs. In an effort to encourage Cooperative Housing Society members into initiating timely structural audits and …

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The Big Bend

Responding to the phenomenon tall buildings in New York, architect Ioannis Oikonomou of oiio architecture studio has proposed an alternate solution, called “The Big Bend,” that asks the question: “What if our buildings were long instead of tall?” The proposal envisions a tower that, rather than continuing skyward, bends over …

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The Green Beacon

Inspiration, a Kochi-based architectural firm headed by Jaigopal Rao and Latha Raman Jaigopal is described as a community of architects, engineers, interior designers and craftsmen who aspire to create sensitively designed living environs. Inspiration specializes in developing greener strategies for projects ranging from homes, office and resorts across urban and …

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Setting a new Benchmark for Quality Windows

Rajendra Pareek, Head, Market Development, Extrusions, Hindalco Industries Ltd, talks about the sustainability features and Eternia Windows Hindalco launched Eternia Windows a few years back. How has the market acceptance been? Eternia is India’s first aluminium branded window system which combines superior Italian design and robust Indian manufacturing capability, suiting …

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Building a bright future with Fire Rated Glass – Featuring Vetrotech Saint-Gobain

Evolution of Glass and its role in Modern Architecture Glass has evolved into a building material that can be best described as revolutionary. Today, glass plays an indispensable role in modern architecture, is as much a style statement in aesthetically crafted edifices as it is a functionally superior, essential ingredient …

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Technology to power Low Income Housing

In an era of high-end houses with pre-fab construction and sophisticated home automation technologies, Sheltrex Developers have set about making smart homes at affordable rates using smart technology. Sandeep Singh Gaur, CEO, elaborates on how technological advancements reduce operational and construction costs and enable smart homes at affordable rates. As …

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A Farm House and the vernacular twist

The quaint and vivid “Vashi farm house” featured here designed by Himanshu Patel from d6thD Design Studio has an overt principle of vernacular architecture in mind. In this time of rapid technological advancement and urbanization, there is still much to be learned from the traditional knowledge of vernacular construction. Sujatha …

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Passive exterior skin design for improved Indoor environmental control

While Functional requirements remain the main focus of Chennai based KSM Architecture, the firm’s designs give due regard to climatic parameters, especially the indoor climate, ventilation and natural light. Located on a busy stretch of Lloyds Road in Chennai, the 1800sqmt Vishranthi Office nestles itself among a line of old …

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Roca’s new Managing Director India

Roca, a leader in bathroom space has appointed K.E.Ranganathan as Managing Director (MD) for its India Business. Ranganathan joined the company in September 2016 as President– Sales & Marketing. During his earlier stint in Parryware business in Murugappa Group, from 1994 till 2008, he served as the CEO of Parryware …

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