Guest Column Archive

Why sureties critical to on time project execution

Construction is a risky business and even capable and well-established contractors can potentially fail. Vikash Khandelwal, CEO of Srei-CBL Guarantees Joint Venture explains why sureties is a wise idea in providing financial security. As per the recent economic survey released in January’2018, India will require US $4.5 trillion till 2040 in the infrastructure sector. This

Employee Productivity & The Smart Building

“Employees have to be at the heart of how a building operates, and a healthy, productive workplace is one that is consistently monitored, managed and controlled.” Every day we talk with facility heads and facility managers from different companies. We talk about their plans and aspirations for their facilities. We talk about bottlenecks in achieving

Prefabrication: The Future of Construction in India

“Prefabrication will be a key enabler in mission “Digital India” and play a vital role in all infrastructural development.” ‘Building it brick by brick’ to ‘build it before you build it’, transformative technologies being led primarily by Prefabrication are now beginning to blur lines between the construction and manufacturing sectors in India. Slated to have

High-Rises committing towards greener tomorrow with LEED

LEED certified buildings are proven to produce 34 per cent lower CO2 emissions, consume 25 per cent less energy and use 11 per cent less water than conventional buildings. LEED buildings are healthy and resource-efficient The mission of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Green Business Certification Institute (GBCI) is market transformation of

Why Build Green?

Highlighting the tangible as well as intangible benefits of green buildings Green buildings are steadily gaining popularity amongst building owners, tenants and developers, owing to their environmental, economic and social benefits. By their very definition, green buildings are designed to be healthier, energy efficient, water efficient and are constructed using environmental friendly materials. Green buildings

Plumbing Codes

The aim of this article is to develop a conceptual framework on importance of Plumbing Codes within the construction industry Five major groups of independent variables, namely project-related factors, project procedures, project management actions, human-related factors, and external environment are identified as crucial to project success. Putting it differently, 4 Ms play a crucial role