7 best tall buildings in the World

CTBUH announced 7 winners in 4 categories that recognised tall buildings, urban habitats, decade-long excellence, and performance T he Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards. This year saw some of the most forward-looking entries yet, with 132 submissions vying for recognition.

4 innovations in tall building design

Pin-Fuse, a dual-element structural solution composed of Pin-Fuse Joints and Pin-Fuse Frames, named 2016 Innovation Award winner by the CTBUH The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has named the winner and three finalists of its 2016 Innovation Award. This award recognises a specific area of recent innovation in a tall building project

Protecting buildings from cyber attacks

Protecting buildings from cyber attacks With the advent of information technology, the buildings are becoming increasingly intelligent. The ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Big Data’ have become the new buzzwords even for our building spaces. Sensors are connecting each and every component of our building blocks. However, as the buildings become increasingly connected, they become susceptible

Samarth betting big on Smart City project

Having successfully executed two safe city video surveillance projects in India with OFC as a backbone, many MNC companies have approached us for sub-contracting their projects. Yashwant Patil, Managing Director, Samarth Security Systems (India) Being a pioneer in the management and application of security and safety projects, Samarth is betting big on the Smart City

Much needs to be done to increase private sector collaboration in smart city initiatives: WEF-PwC report

In the recent past business environment in India has improved. However, much more needs to be done across dimensions such as land acquisition, dispute resolution, permitting process, information availability and procurement process to propel India’s global standing, says a report. The recently published World Economic Forum-PwC report identifies the key challenges limiting private sector participation

Investing in India’s growing infrastructure ‘golden opportunity’: Gadkari

The pace of road construction has accelerated to an all-time high of 20 km per day and next year we plan to increase it to 41 km per day. Making a strong pitch to American firms to invest in India’s growing road infrastructure, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said, it is a golden opportunity

From bricks to bytes

How IT solutions are enabling smart construction? With the passage of time, construction industry has passed through much advancement. One of the key advancements is the emphasis on designing and defining every aspect of building construction virtually, before work actually starts at the site. This is often referred to as a ‘constructable3D model’ and is

An advanced app for road and infra

Bentley Systems announced OpenRoads Navigator app, a new innovative app that provides civil and transportation professionals an easy-to-use, dynamic app for quick access to civil design information in the field. Key capabilities include: • View, analyse, and enhance a wide variety of project information, including terrain, 3D models, and 2D topographies. • Use linear referencing

Why does construction industry need ERP solution?

For an organisation it is very tough to manage systematically the daily business activities, collecting data, manufacturing or service delivery, account maintenance, product planning, payments, marketing and sales. Similarly construction industry too has challenges its own challenges, so to manage the challenges implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (EPR) solution is a top priority. On this

The Future of Urban Mobility

An exclusive analysis on elevators that will shape cities of the future Smart elevators are advanced systems that are designed to transform the act of vertical transportation of goods or passengers. Smart elevators offer many conveniences and advantages not available with traditional elevators. They can improve energy efficiency, reduce wait times, integrate access control features,