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Voyants Solutions industrialises BIM workflows to design iconic station for Indian Railways

Voyants Solutions was selected to design an iconic new Gwalior Railway Station that would complement the existing station and attract tourism. The firm used BIM models and workflows to optimise building design and incorporate existing structures. Voyants Solutions designed a structure and development plan that specifically accommodated the challenging requirement of keeping the existing station fully operat ...

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Arvind unveils India’s largest rooftop solar project at 16.2 MW

Arvind Limited has announced its plans to reduce carbon emissions by 30% with the installation of rooftop solar projects across its Ahmedabad, Santej and Bangalore facilities and by shifting from coal to renewable biomass for boilers. As company ramps up further through the three-phase installation, it plans to target 40 MW captive solar capacity over time. Arvind Limited has currently installed 16.2 MW roo ...

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Tensile and Versatile

Steel is known for its stiffness, high durability capacity and toughness which makes it a go to and safe construction material for builders. BY BINDU GOPAL RAO Developers generally prefer steel over cast iron as the characteristics of steel allow them to build taller buildings which are not only more fire resistant but also structurally more sound. Additionally, steel as a product is highly durable and also ...

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High Above the Ground

The dip in real estate is allowing tower cranes to flourish in the infrastructure segment. BY TEAM CW Tower cranes have ubiquitous across skylines in most major cities. In fact, they are a common fixture at any major construction site. They’re pretty hard to miss as they rise hundreds of feet into the air, and can reach out just as far. At construction sites, the crew uses them to lift steel, concrete, larg ...

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Long Lasting Wonder

High Pressure Laminate (HPL) are cost-effective and enhance the thermal performance of a building. BY TEAM CW High Pressure Laminate or HPL is the direct descendent of the original plastic laminate. It is considered to be one of the most durable decorative surface materials and is available with special performance properties including chemical, fire and wear resistance. Special grades of HPL can be postfor ...

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Road Runners

New rules for road construction, novel methods and maintenance responsibilities has pushed contractors to build better roads & highways. BY JAYASHREE KINI MENDES Development of roads & highways has seen a meteoric rise in the last few years in India. It has created new records hitherto unseen. According to reports, the Road Transport and Highways Ministry built 5,759km of National Highways till Nove ...

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Better Engineered

Vendors have on offer novel products made specially for high-rises. BY Team CW Apartments in high-rises in India are a tad more expensive than in a compact building. There’s the cost to building them. But high-rises are what the government will also soon insist on to curb housing shortage and maximise on available land parcels. In metros, seasoned developers who construct high-rises are well-versed with the ...

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Good times Ahead

Real estate and equipment players are approaching the new year with a sense of excitement as regulations imposed in 2018 will see results now. BY Jayashree Kini Mendes People get a sense of immense happiness when their predictions turn out right or near right. But that could be later. Asking them to look into the crystal ball and take a guess at what the future holds, alone creates a sense of thrill and app ...

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Bauma Conexpo India, Husqvarna, Armin Tavakoli, MD, MENA & India

In early 2018, Husqvarna acquired Atlas Copco’s light compaction and concrete equipment business. The products include complete ranges for concrete and compaction, such as plate compactors, tandem rollers and concrete vibrators. At that time the company had said that Atlas Copco’s light compaction and concrete product lines are logical expansions of its current product range within concrete surfaces & f ...

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Bauma Conexpo India, Wirtgen India, Ramesh Palagiri, MD & CEO

Modern road construction demands high precision, perfect quality and efficient processes – something which the Wirtgen Group represents. Apart from offering cutting-edge technologies, the company offers the most reliable and robust machinery that is aptly suited to local conditions. Little wonder then that the company has seen its market grow year-on-year, touching around 20% in 2018. Says Ramesh Palagiri, ...

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