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Concrete from Wood

Houses can be made of wood, as they were in the past — or of concrete, as they are today. To build for tomorrow, the two building methods are being combined: these hybrid structures, which contain both wood and concrete elements, are becoming increasingly popular in contemporary architecture. In the …

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Duville Estates new project

Duville Estates has launched residential township project ‘Riverdale’, its first project in Kharadi, Pune spread over 31 acres of land along the banks of Mula- Mutha River. The project has three offerings: Riverdale Heights, Riverdale Grand, and Riverdale Residences. The main contractor for Riverdale Heights is Shapoorji Pallonji, Master Planning …

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IIID’s design yatra in Pune

Design Yatra, a nationwide initiative by Institute of Indian Interior Designers (IIID), touring 29 cities of India, covering 15,000 kms in four Nano cars, visited Pune in January 2017.The convoy of designers and architects visited India’s one of the largest design institute, MIT Institute of Design with an aim to …

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State-of-the-Art Oncology Radiation Chambers in Gujarat

Agilia™, a self-compacting, self-levelling concrete, was recommended by Nuvoco Vistas Corp. Ltd (formerly Lafarge India Limited) for constructing a state-of-the-art Oncology Radiation Chamber in Kiran Multi Speciality Hospital in Surat; making it the first-of-its kind in Gujarat. This was made possible by Nuvoco’s Construction Development and Innovation Centre (CDIC), which …

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A New Smart Home

The rebuilt residence of Gautam Dutta, CEO, PVR Cinemas in Gurgaon is designed for a luxurious yet an earthy feel with the balance of all five natural elements: air, wind, earth, light and sky. Moreover, the home consists of every element that is available in the name of eco living …

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Panchshil Realty Pioneers Dry Construction

Panchshil Towers, a project by Panchshil Realty, among the tallest in Pune at 350 feet and 35 floors, has employed Dry Construction Technique (DCT) for the first time in India.  DCT helps reduce the use of water and the project’s impact on the environment. For instance, in a large-scale application such as …

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House of Hiranandani bags awards in Malaysia

House of Hiranandani, has won awards for two of its projects: the ‘Integrated Township of the Year’ for the Chennai Egattur – OMR township and the “Residential Property of the Year” for the Devanahalli Township in Bengaluru at The Golden Globe Tigers Awards 2017 held in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia recently. …

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Honeywell launches Outcome Based Service

Honeywell has introduced a new cloud-enabled building management service that prioritizes the most impactful maintenance activities to optimize building performance. Combining advanced automation and data analytics, Outcome Based Service enables Honeywell service engineers to watch building assets around the clock, identifying anomalies faster than traditional maintenance, saving them time and …

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India to steer forward Green Building movement in Asia Pacific Region

In a major acknowledgment and appreciation to India’s efforts in spearheading global green building movement, Sundaresan Raghupathy, Deputy Director General of CII and in-charge of Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) has been elected as Regional Chair of the Asia Pacific Regional Network – a group of 15 Green Building Councils currently working …

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CBRE, Media partner for NATCON

Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India has announced the appointment of CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd. the world’s largest real estate consulting firm, as its strategic partner for the 17th edition of NATCON. To be held from August 10-12 in London. The convention is expected to see participation from over 1000 …

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