Technology Archive

Metro Escalators: lifting security

Features like sensors, LED lights and weight-bearing capacity provide safer escalator experience in addition to enhancing aesthetic appeal of stations. Escalators form the mainstay of operations in all types buildings and metro stations are no exception. Metro stations across the country undertaking measures to upgrade technology thereby enhancing escalator usage. According to reports, Delhi metro

Structural engineers add value with constructible BIM

Indian construction market is the third largest in Asia and is further forecasted to overtake Japan’s in nominal value terms by 2023, according to a BIM Research report. As the market grows, structural engineers face unprecedented challenges and need innovative tools and resources at their disposal to execute the complex and demanding building designs. The

PEB: transforming building construction

Benefits like cost efficiency, ROI, low carbon emission, etc., have contributed to increasing popularity of the construction technology. Pre-engineered buildings (PEBs) or prefabricated structure is a better fit for the metro rail space owing to factory controlled quality, ready-to-construct bolted structure, cost effective, faster ROI, lesser reliance on labour, flexibility in design, green building compliance,

Precast: expedite construction of transport projects

Alleviating woes of traffic congestion, delays and interruptions, the technology has emerged as industry’s preferred choice for construction. With faster completion of civil engineering mega projects, precast concrete technology has drawn greater interest from the Indian construction industry over the past decade. The precast concrete technology is now visible in almost all areas such as

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

IoT: towards smarter construction

New technologies can help identify glitches that hamper construction efficiency. New smart building solutions have arrived in the form of economical, easy-to-install Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, switches, and gateways. The technology existing today allows buildings to essentially learn from itself. A modern building automation system will monitor the various facilities it controls to understand

Graebert’s CAD software: easing design

CAD software has changed the way the world works, particularly in the architectural segment. It has replaced traditional drafting and design methods like pen and paper, allowing industries to plan, simulate and produce their new ideas in a single program. One should go through the role of CAD in the architecture industry, highlighting how CAD

Beckhoff expands EtherCAT Terminals with TwinSAFE SC technology

The EtherCAT Terminals in the ELX series have been expanded by the addition of analog input terminals with TwinSAFE SC (single channel) technology. These highly compact I/O terminals can be used to support applications in hazardous areas that require both intrinsically safe signal transmission and functional safety capabilities. The highly compact ELX series terminals, which

Will my project benefit from control flow concrete?

A new type of highly flowable concrete bridges the gap between conventional and self-consolidating concrete. Conventional concrete has been used as a building material since 1824. It works just fine for many building projects since it’s easy to produce and to deliver to the jobsite. However, it’s not exactly an easy material to work with.

WorldBuild India brings building and construction industry under one roof

The 2nd edition of India’s premier exhibition on construction and infrastructure industry – WorldBuild India, concluded on a high note. Held at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, on April 19th-21st, the state-of-the-art expo brought together some of the finest global brands, government bodies, engineers, construction companies, developers, architects, and designers, under one platform to display Building