Delhi’s First Green Home

Delhi has now the distinction of having its first green home at CR Park in the heart of south Delhi. The house is the result of a joint effort by two childhood friends and has received top ranking from the Svaggriha project of Teri. The overall design of the building is made with fenestrations to reduce heat. The staggering and stacking form provides shades and also maximizes diffused

Tall Building Council for Delhi

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has come up with a proposal to set up the Delhi Tall Building Council (DTBC) on the lines of Mumbai Tall Buildings Committee, as Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon, are in the high-risk seismic zone 4, with buildings getting ready to reach at 80 floors. Surprisingly, the city does not have a tall buildings code to ensure safety

Concerns Over Residential Stock

There is a country wide concern over delays in housing projects as over 25% of the projects are not as per time target. Delayed delivery of residential stock is today a significant issue in the real estate market, says property consultant Jones Lang La Salla (JLL) report. Elaborating this, Kumar, CEO operations, JLL, cited a number of reasons behind delays,

Hettich Investing Heavily in India

Germany-based global furniture fitting brand–Hettich- recently announced its plans to invest Rs.500cr in India over the next 4-5 years. We are also looking at India as a manufacturing destination with a huge talent pool to manage complex engineering and production processes, said company's global CEO Andreas Hettich. The company has set up a manufacturing plant in Gujarat,

World’s Thinnest Glass

World's thinnest sheet of glass ever, just one molecule thick is now added in Guinness Book of world record. The sheet of glass discovered by scientists at Cornell and German's university, has pane of glass, so impossibly thin that its individual silicon and oxygen atoms are clearly visible via electron microscopy, said Prof. David Muller associated with the project.

Young Architects Festival 2014 in God’s Own Country ‘Kerala’

The Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) is organising its annual festival Young Architects Festival (YAF 14) in Kerala on 21st-22nd February. Hosted by the Cochin Centre of the Kerala Chapter of IIA, the theme of the festival is 'Be The Change'. IIA, the 97 years old national body of architects in India with a present count of 15,000 members has relentlessly worked over these decades
fensterbau/frontale india 2014

fensterbau/frontale india 2014

The fourth edition of fensterbau/frontale india, an International Exhibition & Conference on Window, Door and Façade Technology will take place from 27th Feb to 1 March 2014 at Pragati Maindan, New Delhi. Since the inception of the show in 2011, the exhibition

Avant Aggressive on Expanding Flooring Panel

The Germany-based interior furnishing giant, Avant, in a recent move has launched its flooring panel in the northern markets via its joint venture partner NCC Urban, which is a subsidiary of Nagarjuna Construction Company Limited. In its aggressive schemes of things, the company aims to capture 30% of the Rs.550cr wooden flooring markets in the next two years,
Demand for Long Steel to Grow

Demand for Long Steel to Grow

Driven by the requirement of the construction and infrastructure sectors, the annual demand for long steel product in India is expected to grow at 7.6% to reach 63 million tones by 2020-21, said a report by Frost & Sullivan. The steel rebar market in India is maturing
Green Building Materials

Green Building Materials

Autoclave Aerated Concrete (ACC) Blocks are fast emerging as one of the most viable green building materials. Though the industry manufacturing the product is currently at a nascent stage in India. It has significant growth potential. Its manufacturing is a revolutionary
New Building for the Federation of Korean Industries Opens in Seoul

New Building for the Federation of Korean Industries Opens in Seoul

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) has recently announced the public opening of the new head offices for the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) in Seoul Korea. "FKI Headquarters represents a new exterior wall typology that both integrates sign
Kajaria Unveils New Stylish Ceramic Wall Tile Concepts

Kajaria Unveils New Stylish Ceramic Wall Tile Concepts

Resilience, strength, dynamism and longevity merged with innate style is what encapsulates the Ceramic Wall tiles with matching Highlighters, newly launched by Kajaria Ceramics Limited. Every piece is an epitome of timeless class and magnetic charm. And it is not just beauty
Berger’s AP Facility

Berger’s AP Facility

Berger Paints India is expected to begin commercial production at its manufacturing facility in Andhra Pradesh. The Rs. 230cr project will enhance Berger's capacity by nearly 30%, manufacturing water-based decorative paint products to cater to southern
Greenply Focusing on High-end Offerings

Greenply Focusing on High-end Offerings

While Greenply Industries plans to expand its capacities, its focus would be on high–end offerings, said its chief financial officer. "We will use our existing manufacturing facilities for high-end offerings under the Greenply brand, with equal emphasis on outsourcing

Saint–Gobain Betting on Construction Sector

Due to lack of demand from the auto sector, French multinational Saint-Gobain India has started pitching some of its glass products as substitute for marble and granite. In its IT special Economic Zone in Chennai, it has sold a new advanced, lacquered glass as a granite / marble replacement. The company has started supplying electro-chromic glass to a domestic buyer
MGS Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture
NBM&CW

New Building Material & Construction World

New Building Material & Construction World
L&ST

Lifting & Specialized Transport

Lifting & Specialized Transport
II&TW

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week