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Building with Ever Changing ideas

Professor Krishnarao Jaisim has enjoyed the practice of architecture for over four decades now. During this period the firm Jaisim Fountainhead has undertaken and executed scores of projects in almost every aspect of building industry. Building on a philosophy that is committed to the earth and dedicated to the client, …

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Affordable and aesthetic housing

An affordable house that is designed well is not an oxymoron. Today, the best social housing being designed and built, incorporates a combination of a creative plan, state of the art strategies that involve sustainable techniques and aesthetics that will place the projects well in the market alongside their competitors. …

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Bus Ports that improve quality of life

The concept of developing a transit oriented design in India is a fairly new one. Architect Parin Shah has been appointed to design a transit oriented development (TOD) master plan in four major cities of Gujarat Transit oriented design is a new upcoming sustainable approach to planning large spaces. The …

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Fluid Dynamics

The new Navi Mumbai office of Clariant Chemicals by Mumbai-based Planet 3 Studios reflects the company’s vision of an open collaborative and flexible work environment to break down boundaries. A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the …

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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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Aesthetics & Functionality

JUNG, is a German conglomerate offering designer switches & lighting controls automation based on KNX. The product portfolio caters to the HN1 segment for luxury residences and 5 & 7-star hotels. Nishchal Saxena, Director of Yung Energy efficiency & Controls Pvt. Ltd (EE&C) briefs on the company’s product profile and …

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The Hospital Design: Importance of Consultants

The conceptualization, design, construction and commissioning of a healthcare facility project requires the services of various specialized consultants. In the second part of the series on hospital design, healthcare architect Hussain Varawalla explains  the fields of expertise and scope of services of consultants constituting the design team. There are approximately …

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Skill development for construction workers

Construction industry has been one of the largest contributors to India’s GDP. Despite this, this rapidly growing industry faces a grave challenge of unskilled workforce. Jitendra Thakker, Chairman of the Committee for Skill Development at CREDAI briefs on the organization’s Skills Training Program for construction workers across the country in …

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Waterproofing Your Bathroom

In modern buildings, bathrooms are visualized as personal spaces to get refreshed and rejuvenated and as a matter of fact, a substantial amount of time and investment is put in to make-over or build bathrooms as per individual’s choice. But, the failure to correctl waterproof bathrooms hampers the look of …

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Cost-effective RCC Wall Structures

Formwork is one of the important components due to its cost factor and plays a major role in deciding the construction method especially when it comes to residential structures. The emerging trends in concrete and construction technologies have resulted in tremendous advancements in Form work technology. Given that the Formwork …

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