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Connecting IT with Operational and Engineering Technology

As operations technology (OT) leverages the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with sensors on operating equipment and assets producing an enormous volume of big data, there is a need for improved security, information sharing and data management. This, in turn, is driving an unprecedented convergence with IT. However, organizations are …

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An abodethe ‘Vastu’ way

Originating in vedic times, vastu shastra, the traditional Hindu system of architecture, prescribes principles of design, layout, measurements, ground preparation, space arrangement and spatial geometry. The designs are intended to integrate architecture with the cosmos, the relative functions of various parts of the structure, and ancient beliefs – utilising geometric …

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Stepwells inspired landscape design

Based in Beijing and Vienna, Penda is an international design firm founded by Chris Precht and Dayong Sun. Drawing perspectives from Western and Eastern history, they have designed an invigorating landscape in Hyderabad, India. Called Magic Breeze, the project is backed by Indian property developer Pooja Crafted Homes. The residential …

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Cooling Needs & Sustainability

Of the many different methods to reduce the cooling load, passive cooling of buildings is the most suitable and sustainable method. Passive systems use non mechanical methods to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature and are a key factor in mitigating the impact of buildings on the environment. According to the …

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Role of technology in FM for best practices

“Technology used in isolation, is bound to fail,” said Sreedhar Saraswathi, Business Head – South Asia, ARCHIBUS during his presentation at the IFM Summit organized by Buildotech in Mumbai. According to him, the emphasis should be on 5-Cs: Continuity, Consolidation, Control, Collaboration, and Citizenship. Disruptive technologies can be utilized to …

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Pipeline to Progress

Globally, the growth in the construction market is playing a significant role in the rising demand for plumbing products. Nitin Kulkarni, President, Finolex Industries Ltd, India’s largest rigid PVC pipes and fittings manufacturer in conversation with Buildotech speaks about the concerns and potential of the Indian plumbing sector. The current …

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The Sunshine Workplace

Alok Shetty started his practice – Bhumiputra Architecture at the age of 19 while still in architecture school. For the headquarter of a technology startup firm Lookup in Koramangala, Bangalore, he strived to combine the artistic endeavor, environmental responsibility, functional pragmatics and financial considerations. The design for Lookup’s new offices …

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New Wind Tunnel Facility in India

RWDI Consulting Engineers (India) Pvt Ltd has opened a new wind tunnel facility and office in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Asia being an important area for growth for RWDI, this marks the expansion of their wind tunnel facilities in Asia, adding to the existing four facilities in Canada and United Kingdom

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Architecture for Infrastructure

Prof. Charanjit Shah spent his childhood with his family in the refugee camps of Purana Qila in Delhi fighting the odds to rehabilitate themselves. He had never imagined himself as an architect. It was only during the course of his education at School of Planning and Architecture, that he was …

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Journey towards Sustainable communities

Good Earth has evolved from an NGO to a design, build & development group. It is now developing propertiesin Bangalore, Kochi and Calicut thatare socially, environmentally and architecturally responsible. Based on the work and philosophy of late Laurie Baker, Good Earth was started by a group of architects and engineers …

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