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Ceiling systems: Vital component of interior finishes

How should a ceiling system be chosen for indoor use? Ceiling for indoor uses is primarily chosen based on its function for acoustical requirement. Be it noise absorption to mitigate echo or sound insulation to preserve speech privacy, Knauf AMF has complete system solutions to meet these initial objectives and …

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Redefining Chinese Interior Landscape

A booming economy, modernization, massive infrastructure programs, private real estate boom – all these factors have changed the face of architecture in China. The blend of old traditions and new technology is ever present in cities – older buildings are torn down and newer ones are built without compromising the …

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Lightweight Aluminium Formwork

System Formwork is an improvised version from the earlier one, which was carried out by the carpenter using wood and nail. Aluminum formwork is a boon to the construction industry. The increase in concrete construction necessitated to use large form assemblies to be handled by mechanical means and this led …

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Maintenance planning strategies for Buildings & Assets

By some estimates the cost of runnning building operations could be 5 times more than the cost of construction cost. In this context, building’s overall lifecycle cost becomes much more important than the construction cost alone. Hence optimal building designs and effective maintenance strategy go a long way to minimize …

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An Architectural Science: Evolutionary aspects of practiceembedded architectural research

The last five centuries of Modern Science, from Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin to the big science of the Large Hadron Collider and the Human Genome Project, has provided remarkable insights into two of the fundamental questions of human inquiry – the origins of the universe and that of life. …

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Bearys Global Research Triangle (BGRT) Honours Veterans

BGRT India’s first LEED India Platinum Research Park in Whitefield, Bangalore, is an acclaimed benchmark project of ingenious design and an epitome of Sustainable development. It offers seamless connectivity, a creative work place and contemporary business life style for great minds to meet. BGRT is the winner of over 10 …

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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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Ramesh Nair to lead JLL India

After Anuj Puri, Chairman &Country Head of JLL India,departs from JLL by the end of February 2017, Ramesh Nair will takeover as CEO and Country Head and will report to JLL’s Asia Pacific CEO Anthony Couse. As CEO and Country Head, Ramesh will be responsible foroverall direction, strategy and growth …

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Good Practice Guide

British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has released a newly revised Guide entitled “Good Practice Guide to Recycling and Waste Management “that identifies the motivations and principles behind recycling and waste management best practices. In the face of consumer demand, climate change and the depletion of natural resources all pushing …

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Composite Constructions

Composite constructions have contributed significantly to the construction industry and becoming popular with their structural efficiency, technical and constructional advantages writes N Venkatesh, Head QA/QC &ISO Internanl Auditor, BL Kashyap &Sons Ltd. Composite Constructions are slowly replacing the Structural Steel today used in the used in commercial, Industrial, Residential, School, …

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