• Posted On Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    p style="text-align: justify"span style="font-size: x-small"span style="font-family: Verdana"The Indian construction industry has been growing at a phenomenal pace, especially with the boost from demand in infrastructure segment. The industry rests on the shoulders of engineers, architects, planners as well as skilled and unskilled labour. Forklift Academy of India (FAI) is the premier safety trai....

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  • Posted On Monday, November 14, 2011

    p style="text-align: justify"span style="font-size: x-small"span style="font-family: Verdana"Stairways are an integral component of any structures layout, and contribute tremendously towards enhancing the aesthetics of their surrounding environment, when backed by the correct layout and utilisation of materials. The design of staircases has been tweaked and experimented with on several occasions, ....

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  • Posted On Monday, November 14, 2011

    p style="text-align: justify"span style="font-family: Verdana"span style="font-size: x-small"When a 100-year-old pulp and paper mill in Brewer, Maine closed down, Brewers economic prospects looked bleak. While some saw a blighted brownfield and economic hardship, Cianbro Constructorsin partnership with South Brewer Development, LLCsaw a community revitalisation opportunity and redeveloped the aban....

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  • Posted On Thursday, June 10, 2010

    Prominent among the western innovations making a mark in Indian construction is drywall technology. Venkat Subramanian discusses the changing winds in this sector
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    he Indian real estate sector has always used traditional resources and materials for the construction and development of various commercial projects. However, over the past decade, there has been a visible shift in the quality of co....

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  • Posted On Thursday, June 10, 2010

    Power tools pioneer Bosch announcedthe launch of its Health and SafetyCampaign to coincide with the annualWorld Day for Safety and Health atWork on April 28. The theme for 2010 was'Emerging risks and new patterns of preventionin a changing world of work' and it aimed atraising awareness about occupational healthand safety (OHS), and reducing the numberof injuries and diseases associated withworkp....

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  • Posted On Thursday, June 10, 2010

    Though India has a huge population, itsrate of urbanisation has been relativelylow. This is a matter of some concern,considering that India has three of the20 biggest cities in the world, i.e., Mumbai,Kolkata and Delhi. It also has 23 cities thathouse above one million citizens each. Going byestablished and ongoing patterns, it can be safelysaid that true urbanisation has been limited toIndias we....

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  • Posted On Thursday, June 10, 2010

    At the heart of the idea of India is theIndian City. While the popular imageof India outside the country comesfrom the villages, it is the Indian citythat generally captures the collectiveimagination as a symbol of hope and a better life.More and more people arrive in cities every day.Few ever return to their non-urban originspermanently, making this strange and unfamiliarlandscape their home.Urb....

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  • Posted On Monday, March 08, 2010

    The structural adjustment programme ofthe early 1990s initiated the liberalisationof the Indian economy. The roots of thehigh appreciation rates witnessed in Indiasproperty market during the boom period lie inthe reduction in interest rates that the NDAgovernment instituted after 2001. Home loanrates sank to a record low of 7.5 per cent in early2004. This paved the way for an alarming rise inthe ....

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  • Posted On Monday, March 08, 2010

    The paradigm of business is constantlyundergoing substantial transformationin the way deals are made, interactionsconducted and accounts closed. Theagility to adapt to the prevailing businessenvironment enhances productivity and therebyreturns from inputs. The success gained will bethe measure by which the winners are separatedfrom the also-rans. With emphasis on speed ofthought, decision and del....

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  • Posted On Monday, March 08, 2010

    The success of online game Farmville has demonstrated how much city-dwellers crave a return to the days of ploughing, sowing and harvesting; a means of escaping their busy urban schedules. This is rarely, if ever, possible. However, a new initiative could give some jaded city-dwellers a glimpse into the rural idyll. The appropriately named Nirvana Farms is a first-of-its-kind community farming in....

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  • Posted On Friday, January 08, 2010

    Many forces are reshaping theworld of architecture, construction,manufacturing and civilengineering in India today. Theneed for designing new products, services andeven entire business models to cater to theseunique needs is necessitating innovations thatcan serve as cutting-edge tools of competitiveadvantage not only within India but across otheremerging economies and indeed, the developedworld.....

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  • Posted On Friday, January 08, 2010

    For the past year and a half, the recessionhas played havoc with almost everyindustry. In India, the real estate,infrastructure and ancillary marketswere severely affected. The Index of IndustrialProduction (IIP) was at an all-time lowand inflation was still negative. Supply stockexceeded demand and developers weredesperately trying to hold on to their margins.Real estate companies saw their sale....

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  • Posted On Saturday, December 05, 2009

    At present, there are many large-scalehousing projects being developed bybuilders, most of these beinghigh-end, luxury homes which caterto a specific and niche clientele. For people whobuy luxury homes, owning a house is not anecessity, but a status symbol. What about themass of population whose needs of owning adecent house can never be fulfilled because ofthe soaring real estate prices? On the ....

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