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Editors Page January 2017

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With the January 2017 edition, Buildotech has completed a decade of being part of one of the most important segments: the built environment. In 2007, when we launched the magazine, it was the word“ sustainability”, that was most talked about, discussed and to some extent less understood. As we went along, we tried very clearly to focus on technology and design that would ultimately result in sustainable and comfortable buildings. It has been a wonderful educational and enjoyable journey interacting with India’s design & technology experts and real estate developers.

During the decade gone by, Buildotech observed the challenges and opportunities posed by technological innovation and the integration of design and construction. Buildings today have to be smart, should perform intelligently, save energy and socially responsible too. The interpretation of intelligent structure varies from architects to architects, but the message underscored is that today the need to connect technology with social interaction is very clearly felt by all. Buildotech is proud to present 10 versatile and experienced architects (from Sri Lanka and Amsterdam too) in this 10th anniversary issue. The projects selected by them range from a luxury a high-rise, a passive product development centre, Rail transfer terminal, industrial building and a Corporate headquarter to IT& educational campuses, museum, housing complex, and yoga studio! The process of bringing them together has been exciting and sure this exercise will continue.

Buildotech wishes its readers a very happy 2017. For the real estate sector, the experts say, the year is going to be a period of structural changes.

Enterprises are expected to streamline business processes to adjust to the impact of demonetization and implementation of policy reforms. The recent announcement of easy housing loans to new income categories of home buyers will help the housing for all program of the government. It is still a wait and watch scenario, at least till the budget.


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