Sustainable leap towards airport design

Airports provide room for urban planners and architects to explore sustainable designs for optimum use. The government has recently rolled out its worth $60-billion plan on doubling the number of airports it operates as it races to convene growing demand in its aviation market. The airport infrastructure development plan brings the aspect of sustainable and

HVAC: energy efficient systems for airports

Given the pace and scale of infrastructure growth, energy management is an aspect that needs to be addressed for lowering both costs and carbon footprints. Today, buildings account for 35 per cent of total energy consumed and the consumption is growing at 8 per cent annually. Construction of other infrastructure such as development of city-side

Garware Club House: facility with design overhaul

With the metropolitan population in Mumbai exceeding almost 18 million people, every working citizen of Mumbai is struggling to find a balance between work, play and social interaction. Private “members only” club houses, many of which have been in existence since several decades, offer this solution to its members. Garware Club House is one such

Elevators: airports need an upgrade

Quality manpower is one of the biggest challenges during installation of elevators besides safety. Elevators are a key part of buildings and require to function safely and efficiently. However, the design aesthetics of the elevators should aesthetically complement the design of buildings as well. Experts are of the view that ensuring elevators are safe to

IoT: towards smarter construction

New technologies can help identify glitches that hamper construction efficiency. New smart building solutions have arrived in the form of economical, easy-to-install Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, switches, and gateways. The technology existing today allows buildings to essentially learn from itself. A modern building automation system will monitor the various facilities it controls to understand

Roofing ideas for airport design

Enhancing visual appeal, roofing helps to maintain the sustainable features in the external appearance of buildings. Roofing enhances the visual appeal of a building therefore plays a significant role in any structure. Manufacturers of roofing products and architects are trying to convey innovative designs and as also hold on to sustainable features when it comes

Access Equipment for maintenance and operations

Construction equipment sector in India is growing and maturing along the way. Over the past two decades, the nature of work execution has moved increasingly from manual labour towards greater mechanisation in India. With urbanisation, the city skylines are changing to accommodate vertical growth including high-rise residential complexes, commercial spaces and multiplexes. The construction equipment

VitrA: breathe inspiration into bathroom designs

VitrA envisions bathrooms as the embodiment of flawless design- a living space with refined aesthetics, inspiring design, complementary and compact furniture and fixtures that will deliver a graceful ambience. The in-house design studio collaborates with an array of industrial designers to introduce original yet complementary theme-based designs, where every element from washbasins and toilets to

Beckhoff TwinCAT 3 building automation

With the new TwinCAT 3 Building Automation software, Beckhoff is directly integrating building controls into the company’s PC-based control platform. As a modular engineering tool for all PC hardware platforms, TwinCAT Building Automation covers all systems in a building. It significantly reduces the engineering effort for planners and system integrators while delivering improved results. With

K-LITE Polar Lighting Poles: embellishing urban spaces

‘K-LITE’ surface mounted Polar Lighting Pole integrated with LED lighting module is an exclusive choice by designers for city beautification lighting blended with architectural appeal. It is designed for a complete range of contemporary designs with single arm, double arm, L-arm, V-Arm, square arm and parallel arm. The pole is engineered to meet the adverse