Experts’ Column Archive

Are your doors and windows ready for winter?

Making the right choices at the right time can make a huge difference in solving your winter woes. So are you ready for winter now? Welcome winter with a smile and let the cold not bother you. Winter is a time when we all want to snuggle up and stay indoors. But what if the

Deceuninck opens its 1st experiential store in Delhi

With its first experiential store, Belgium-based brand Deceuninck, dealing in UPVC doors and window systems, is eyeing to expand its footprint in the Indian renovation and individual home owners market. The company will be inaugurating the showroom this month located in Saket, New Delhi. Deceuninck products are used worldwide in varied climatic conditions i.e., tropical

Rethinking Urban Mobility in India

Under investment and inadequate long term planning has led to a chaotic urban mobility scenario across Indian cities, points out Bharat Vishnani, Managing Director, Thyssenkrupp Elevator (India) According to the World Bank, nearly 33 per cent of India’s population already lived in cities as of 2015 and by 2025 this number is expected to reach

High-rise building safety

Every high-rise building built in India today must mandatorily adhere to prescribed structural standards. With several property developers in our metros developing skyscrapers of 150-250 metres and more, an increasingly pressing question being asked by property buyers is whether they safe. This is an obvious and natural concern, given the increasing incidence of fires, earthquakes

A ‘crash’ course on building collapses

Over the last few years, there have been continuous incidents of collapsing old constructions in India. As per data shared by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), more than 14,000 people have died from 2010 to 2015 due to dilapidated building collapses. At an average, 2,700 people lose their lives in different structural breakdowns every

High-power pumps for high-rise buildings

Given the climatic variations that we are facing, the need of the hour is to make companies and builders compliant with strict sustainability standards in order to keep energy consumption low and flexibility high. High performance pump is an essential requirement for commercial buildings. But pumps are only part of the story. It is an

70 lakh jobs in project management likely

India to be the fastest growing market for project managers: Global PMI Study The project management profession will outperform total global job growth over the next decade, creating millions of new positions in India that pay highly-competitive wages, predicts a new Anderson Economic Group (AEG) analysis commissioned by the Project Management Institute (PMI). According to

India’s first longest white topped road gets Recron Reinforcement

This article explains benefits of Recron3s fibre-reinforced concrete pavements with a case study of NICE Road, Bengaluru – India’s longest white-topped road using Recron3S fibres. In a developing country like India, road networks form the arteries of the nation. A pavement is the layered structure on which vehicles travel. It serves two purposes, namely, to

India well poised to consolidate leadership position in green buildings

S Raghupathy, Deputy Director General, CII outlines the spread and growth of IGBC green building movement in India and potential growth opportunities Spearheading the 21st century modern green building movement in India is Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of CII. The council with the support of all the stakeholders was established in the year

Smart cities are creation of smart citizens

Mala Singh, Chairperson & MD, PEC Greening India explains how smart citizens can create smart cities. Smart city for the developing country like India is an engine of growth for the economy. According to census 2011 data nearly 31 per cent of India’s current population lives in urban areas and contributes 63 per cent of