Industry Report Archive

Fundamentals of Facility Management

Rushabh Vora, Co-Founder and Director, SILA elucidates the benefits of choosing a professional to manage an asset. He also talks about various criteria for choosing the right PMC or a FM. Facility management (FM) companies play a key role in enhancing and sustaining the value of real estate asset. The term Facility or Property Management

Halonix strengthens the spirit of ‘Make in India’ in LED manufacturing

Adding wings to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Make in India’ programme, Halonix Technologies, one of the country’s most progressive and environment friendly lighting companies, has embarked on its mission to create a robust ecosystem in LED lighting manufacturing sector. With a turnover of more than ` 350 crore, Halonix has earned a notable

Emerson sets up hub of cold chain solutions in India

In an effort to instil best practices and promote the usage of green energy efficient technologies in the cold chain sector, Emerson has developed a state-of-the-art, 25,000-square-metre Cold Chain Centre of Excellence at Chakan near Pune. Recognising that a strong cold chain infrastructure is vital to make the step change required to reduce the amount

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,