Interview Archive

Balancing function and design: durlum

Innovation in the lighting industry would be mainly focused on improving efficiency of lighting thereby increasing the importance of lighting control systems in future. Deependra Singh, Director, Durlum India Pvt Ltd How has durlum utilised the market opportunities? durlum India Pvt Ltd is a member of the German based durlum group of companies, internationally known

Adorn your space with Action Tesa’s laminated flooring

Flooring is one of the most important aspects of home decor. It adds to the charm and beauty of your living or office space. Currently, laminated flooring has become the hottest choice of individual customer, preference over stone, marble or carpeting has given a lucrative and sustainable platform. Action TESA is the forefront of this

Fenestration industry has no dearth of growth: LGF Sysmac

With the recent influx of façade and window consultants growing in the country, we are positive that the industry will mature, and quality will prevail over cheap stick run of the mill products. Ashim Chugh, Director, LGF Sysmac India Pvt Ltd What’s your take on the performance of fenestration industry in India? As of now

“Building smart has become a necessity”

A well-designed building along the philosophy of green building design can be constructed at no or minor incremental cost. Dr. Sanjay Seth, Senior Director, Sustainable Habitat Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Energy efficiency is one of the important components of building design. What are the parameters to be considered for sustainable building design?

Riding the Wave of Smart Cities

Mala Singh, CMD, PEC Solutions Green Designs Pvt Ltd Feasible economic incentives, realistic and not idealistic planning schemes, visionary determination and leadership are the key drivers for development of Smart Cities in India. Mala Singh, a renowned green entrepreneur, has recently been appointed by the government bodies like CIDCO and Thane Municipal Corporation as an

Elevator technologies must for creating sustainable smart cities

Wolfgang Marzin, CEO, Messe Frankfurt GmbH Elevator technologies are key in ensuring sustainability in smart cities of the future. India is the second largest elevator market with expected growth of 16 per cent CAGR. How do you see this market growing? India is one of the biggest markets in the world. It is a market

IGBC: Committed to Green, Healthier India

IGBC has facilitated over 4.79 billion sq ft of registered green building footprint, thereby enabling India to have world’s second largest registered green building footprint. It also estimates the market potential for green materials & technologies to grow by $ 300 billion by 2025. Dr Prem C Jain, Chairman, Indian Green Building Council As per

Use of renewable energy: Way to energy efficient buildings

An efficient building is one which conserves energy, reduces unnecessary energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and demand for non-renewable resources. Mala Singh, CMD,PEC Greening India The policy making authorities have recognised that demand side actions such as energy conservation and energy efficiency are imperative for India’s energy policy. Implementing a comprehensive approach in the direction

“Price will play a smaller role in decision making”

Going forward, it is essential for the industry to come and work together to create a fairer marketplace where products are evaluated in honesty on basis of their technological advancement. Anandita Kakkar, Deputy General Manager, Kryton Buildmat Co. Pvt. Ltd. The Indian construction chemical market is projected to reach $1,890 million by 2020. What opportunities

HIL redefining building materials industry

With Charminar Fortune, we are offering an alternate option to the customers for durable roofing solution, superior to metal sheets in every manner. Dhirup Roy Choudhary, Managing Director and CEO, HIL Limited HIL Limited, a CK Birla Group company, was established in 1946 and is one of the oldest building material companies in India. Today,