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Facility Management faces critical talent shortfall: RICS, IFMA

US $1 trillion profession “desperately needs influx of new blood”; Career paths in FM undergoing ‘significant change’ Facility Management is facing a critical shortage of professionals and urgently needs to attract new talent. This emerged from a new research report by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Duravit design in Hamburg’s new landmark building

A project that stands between heaven and earth, harbour and city. A house of music set against the backdrop of Hamburg’s harbour that uplifts and transports those that visit it. On 11th January, 2017 the Elbphilharmonie celebrated its official inauguration with two large concerts by the NDR Symphony Orchestra. In the public bathrooms, the Scola

AECOM designs Dholera smart city using BIM

Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) is being developed as part of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor. This initiative is being undertaken to create a major greenfield industrial hub in the Gujarat region. The total area is 920-square-kilometres and will be developed over a period of 30 years. The government selected AECOM as the program manager responsible for

Safe living with fire retardant coatings

The objective of a flame retardant is to increase the resistance of a product to ignition and to reduce flame spread. Nowadays people plan in detail for their life, health and medical insurances and spend huge amounts on the same, the reason being fear of uncertainty. People also buy fire insurance for their properties for

Positive Tension

The use of post-tensioned slab has reduced construction time by 30 per cent as opposed to conventional system of construction. Breakthrough technology of 2016 Construction technology wise, post-tensioned concrete is permeating to other building typologies like hospitals and hotels and bringing more flexibility in interior design. In the design of such buildings flexibility is key

Ushering net-positive buildings

Earlier many architects were talking of net-zero energy buildings, but now there is trend to design net-positive buildings. As per Surinder Bahga, Architect, Saakaar Foundation, it is difficult to spell out which particular technology was introduced in 2016. However, but surely to make buildings energy-efficient; solar panels and wind turbines are being integrated in the

3D Printing set to revolutionise construction industry

Future building materials will take their cue from current scientific technologies. Drone Surveying and 3D Concrete Printing The act of building is a basic component of human activity. For centuries, humans have created structures, beginning with the simplest of huts to the most modern of skyscrapers. As per Vibhor Mukul Singh, Principal Architect & Proprietor,

Constructinfotech: A boon for Metro design professionals

Construction Information Technology has certainly helped Metro design professionals. In a country like India where infrastructure needs to be developed at a faster pace, it is necessary that new technological developments are incorporated into construction. R&D in the field of construction safety, health and environmental considerations of construction impacts, construction chemicals, equipment, real time design

Glass brings endless possibilities

AIS Swytchglas is really the cutting edge in glass technology which has the power to control transparency making it the smartest glass around. With AIS Swytchglas, one can turn the glass from transparent to translucent, with the click of a button Due to its fragile nature, the use of glass to bring natural light into

5 tips to know to buy your window glass

Windows and doors are the first thing someone sees when they enter your home. It gives the first impression about your home and your taste for superior quality products. Glass plays a vital role in making the windows look complete and beautiful. Here are the 5 key points to remember: Solar control Solar energy can