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Living the High Life

Developers and suppliers have become increasingly conscience of the materials used in construction of high-rises. BY Jayashree Kini Mendes The complexities of constructing high-rises are never-ending. While real estate developers are well-versed with building tall structures, there are several aspects that need careful consideration. Right from soil test to structural analysis to wind load, not to forget ch ...

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Himalayan Wonder

The Chenani-Nashri tunnel is an engineering marvel, but it has not come up without a battle against odds. BY Jayashree kini mendes Piercing through the foot of the Himalayan mountains at an altitude of 1,200 metres (3,937 feet), the Chenani-Nashri tunnel, also known as Patnitop tunnel, is an engineering marvel that connects Jammu to Srinagar. This vital artery is touted as Asia’s longest and has significant ...

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Rising Storey

Uday Kulkarni, president, Schindler – India & South Asia, highlights the company’s plans to capitalise on the growing demand for elevators & escalators in India. Interviewed by: Mitalee Kurdekar A recent report suggests that the market for elevators is expected to cross $1.6 billion by 2020. How are you planning to capitalise on this in terms of your product portfolio and marketing plan? India is th ...

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Rental power

PMV Middle East delves deeper into the the product specifications making rental operater in the power and on-site plant equipment, where fierce competition is driving innovation and creativity If we want to understand the most recent trends in on-site equipment and plant product in the region, a good place to start is the recent order history. A major order in March was the purchase by Dubai’s Rental Soluti ...

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A Renewed Focus

With the growing realisation of the high cost and and scarcity of fossil fuels and the potential of renewable energy, Qatar is expanding its renewable energy infrastructure and investing heavily in related projects. With a renewed and committed focus on available alternative sources of energy, Qatar, with abundant sunlight all year round, is already looking at solar energy as a viable option. Qatar has alre ...

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The ear underground

New types of plumbing products that are sustainable and long-lasting are entering the Indian market. If developers follow the building code, most of them will likely opt for these new materials. A recently constructed posh building in South Mumbai, so I am told, has wastewater flowng out from the few flats that have just been occupied. No one is complaining so far because the neighbouring area is a squalid ...

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Digging up Demand

With the demand for excavators & motor graders surging, vendors are introducing new technological features to deliver value and stay ahead of the competition. Even as India readies itself for rapid infrastructural development, a move by the Government that has been met with wide-spread approval all around, any development in our vicinity is still met with the standard response reflecting frustration abo ...

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Cheque Mate!

Takema Sakamoto, chief representative, JICA India, continues to support economic growth, ease poverty and conserve environment in India through massive loans. By Jayashree kini mendes The announcement of Takema Sakamoto taking over as chief representative of JICA India exactly two years ago may have made it to the first page of business newspapers. That is because only a few people would have perceived the ...

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Watermarked!

Ranganath N K, MD, Grundfos India and R. Rangarajan, Regional Business Director (India & Bangladesh), Grundfos Lifelink, have many solutions to solve the water woes in the country. BY Jayashree KINI-mendes Although you have sold millions of pumps across the globe, how do you look at replacements and refurbishment of pumps? Ranganath: Refurbishment of pumps does exist. But, are we refurbishing our pumps ...

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Winning the Present

Since joining Ozone Group in 2014, could you tell us your initiatives in innovations, charting the growth path and how you execute projects? Since joining Ozone Group, my primary focus has been to deliver innovative and state-of-the-art townships, keeping the buyers requirements on a pedestal. Excellence, ground-breaking construction know-how and visual appeal are a few significant features we follow while ...

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