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Move towards changing architecture

Solar index of site location, architectural orientation, among key factors to be planned for ensuring maximum exposure for panels towards the south. Rooftop photovoltaic solar power (RTPV) systems have been around for over a decade in India. Initially, RTPV were only operated with the help of a battery, but over the last decade, there has

Beyond aesthetics: steel solutions for green buildings

Factors like recyclability, high- grade steel structures have led to wide acceptability of steel in areas ranging from industrial applications, to retail to infrastructure. Green building began as a movement back in the 1960’s over a growing concern over the energy crisis and pollution that was developing in the US and abroad. Although the green

Hikvision fortifies commitment towards security with FSAI Bravery Awards

FSAI Bravery Awards were given to four Bravehearts at the 6th Edition of PACC in Jaipur. The award is a prestigious recognition given for acts of bravery in extraordinary circumstances that are considered worthy of honour. The award winners were felicitated on September 8, 2018, coinciding with the 6th edition of Projects heads, Architects &

Road construction: when thrust is on fuel efficiency

Equipment that saves energy as well as fuel while maintaining uptime, is the need of the hour. With the government implementing a multitude of big-ticket projects, roads and highways continue to be a strong growth driver for the construction equipment industry. However, ensuring timely completion of these projects not only entails the best quality output,

Energy efficiency driving tech innovation in HVAC

Companies like Hitachi working on cutting-edge technology in room AC, VRF, PAC, chiller, among other product categories. As the fight against climate change gains urgency, governments across the world are tightening regulations pertaining to safety of environment and energy efficiency for all kinds of equipment and appliances to check emissions. It is not surprising, then,

Expediting completion of construction projects

As India ushers into the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0, industry disruptors gaining prominence are driving the market. Precast is the industry disruptor in the construction field. With the leading construction companies ushering into precast, the competition of being one of the leading players in the market has already begun. Precast promises two of the

hansgrohe enhancing shower experience with PowderRain spray

Bathroom specialist hansgrohe has developed the new PowderRain spray which recreates the feeling of showering in nature. The innovative spray mode is featured in a new range of hansgrohe’s Raindance showers. PowderRain envelops the body in a warm protective cloak of water, a sensation achieved through its extremely fine spray of micro droplets. A single

The future lies in daylight solutions: Durlum

Metal ceilings are largely specified and used for their high specification finish and their ability to meet the performance and sustainability features of modern building structure. These are available either in plain pattern or with a variety of perforation patterns and can also be supplied in the full range RAL colours and customs finish like

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

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