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Practicing Green Roofing

Green Roof policies can play a very important role for sustainable urban planning and climate change adaptation.Wolfgang Ansel, Director, IGRA explains the Green Roof policies that can help to implement the environmental technology and the successful development of a Green Roof market. If you compare Green Roof Policies in the …

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Clean Energy Revolution

Addressing climate change will be challenging, for both India and U.S. in different ways, as we transition away from economies based on fossil fuels, says, David W. Cash, Ph.D., Fellow, Harvard University and Former state utility and environment commissioner of Massachusetts, USA, recounting his own experience during an interaction with …

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The Power Tools

Bosch Power Tool (PT) division in India provides a complete range of power tools for construction, woodworking and metalworking industry for professional users. Vijay Pandey, Vice President, Bosch Power Tools, India speaks to Buildotech about the company and the products. Bosch Power tools India and international presence Bosch is a …

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Pushing the boundaries of Daylighting

Modern plants are using tubular daylighting device (TDD) to push the boundaries of sustainable design, employing creativity and innovation in the application of robust and purposeful daylighting applications. Throughout the world, advanced optical daylighting systems are illuminating manufacturing, warehousing, office, and maintenance facilities. Unlike skylights, TDDs are distributed optical systems …

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New age Waterproofing

In olden days, when there was enough lime content available in the concrete, mortar etc, structures kept on achieving strength even up to 25/30 years. Hence we see 50-100 year structures still very much stable. Today with minimal or near zero floating lime molecules, the life span of the building …

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Recycling tyres for waterproofing

More than 10 million new vehicles of all types are added each year to the Indian roads leading to the increase of about 30 million discarded tyres each year pose that a serious threat to the environment. Tyres are recyclable yet significant number are added to existing tyre dumps or …

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Waterproofing Challenges

Waterproofing failures are more easily overlooked than roofing failures, but compared with a reroofing project, a below-grade or interior waterproofing rehabilitation can be far more disruptive and expensive. While prevention is the obvious first choice for waterproofing success, there are many occasions for error in design during construction and throughout …

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The Direction of the Wind

HVAC industry in India is growing in terms of the technology, product offering and awareness about energy efficiency. Air-conditioning is no longer considered a luxury product in residential segment and is more of a necessity in commercial and industry sectors. In the past few years, to address the latent issue …

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Ecological-technology Construction

DPL Homes, the real estate developers of Delhi-NCR is coming up with a green housing project incorporating the European construction technology. Sulekh Jain, Chairman, DPL Homes briefs Buildotech. Located in the heart of Dharuhera on NH 8, the contemporary residential group housing project Casa Romana is inspired by Roman design …

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New Technologies for Insulation

Armacell is a leading global manufacturer of insulation materials for commercial, residential and industrial applications as well as engineered foams for diverse applications like automotive, windmills & building shells. The company entered Indian market in 1999 and established its manufacturing plant in Pune in 2004. Keshab Chopra, MD, Armacell India …

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