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The Metal with Mettle

Despite being tagged element number 13, aluminium is proving to be lucky for the construction industry, given its multiple uses. BY Mitalee Kurdekar Look at the fast changing skyline of our cities and one clearly notices the contribution made by aluminium, be it small structures or tall skyscrapers. Whether it is glass facades or internal skeletons, most of them rest on aluminium frameworks, right from door ...

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Made to Batch

RMC mixers and batching plants are taking on customised roles to suit varied and ever-changing industry needs. BY Mitalee Kurdekar Concrete is omnipresent in our built environment – be it in buildings, roads, bridges, railways, or dams. Well-mixed, cohesive concrete having a high strength and durability are key requirements for the construction sector and something that users are always looking for. Yet, us ...

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On the fast track

Mangu Singh, MD, DMRC, has changed the concept of public transport with sheer determination and an absolute sense of mission. BY Bibhor Srivastava & Jayashree Kini-Mendes Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible, so said Tony Robbins, a self-made man and self-help coach. It is this pithy saying that comes to mind when one meets Mangu Singh, managing director, Delhi Metro ...

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INFRASTRUCTURE, Gammon India, Abhijit Rajan, CMD, Gammon India

The Jadukata Bridge, the longest span cantilever bridge in India, with a central span of 140m, stretches naturally from one shore to the other, such that it seems to grow out of the rich vegetation itself. The Indian Jadukata Bridge is located in Ranikor in the West Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya, 130km from its capital, Shillong. This bridge over the Jadukata river is close to the Indo-Bangladesh border ...

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REAL ESTATE, maar MGF Land, Ashish Jerath, VP, sales, Emaar MGF

The Palm Drive is a luxury group-housing community providing contemporary living within tranquil green spaces. The project is spread over 37.8 acres with 13 high-rise towers and low-rise housing units. The Palm Drive has 1,460 residential units. These include Sky Terraces, Premier Terraces, Palm Studio, Villas, Garden Terraces, Palm Terraces, etc. with the unit area ranging from 2,000-4,500 sq-ft. The desig ...

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Steady as she goes

Jumbo Engineering general manager Masood Raza explains how the MEP contractor is maintaining a path of steady growth General manager Masood Raza describes UAE-based Jumbo Engineering as a medium-sized MEP contractor. The company employs around 350 people and generally bids for contracts in the region of AED50-70. Raza says there is plenty of scope for it to growth at this end of the market. He adds that rev ...

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Truss worthy

Bridges & flyovers have become impressive marvels with technology advancements and man gets creative and competitive BY Jayashree Mendes The Britishers may not have been the best thing to have happened to India, but they did attempt to unite us. No, we are not talking about unity in the nationalist sense of the word; their attempts at unity was through building bridges that continue to stand the test of ...

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Green belt

The construction industry is not content with existing green materials. They are doing their own research for better ones by TEAM CW Way back in 1979, Germany introduced its first law regarding insulation of buildings when its energy consumption was about 146 kilowatt hour (KWh) per square metre. By introducing different regulations and finally the Energy Saving Ordinance, Germany has been able to reduce it ...

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Shining moments

The 6th Annual Construction Week India Awards was a celebration of the industry’s best performances in infrastructure and real estate BY MITALEE KURDEKAR Everyone craves a pat on the back. Especially after a gruelling year in business. When industry players have risen to stiff challenges, yet delivered quality projects and taken the Indian construction industry to greater heights, it is only fair that they ...

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When green is groovy

On a plant visit to Nippon Paint India, Mahesh Anand, president, decorative, explains the lean and green manufacturing process it has adopted BY INDRAJEET SAOJI & JAYASHREE MENDES When the president of a company that has been operating in India for exactly a decade tells you of his ambitions for the local market and adds that they are not pursuing to expand aggressively, you begin to wonder at what exac ...

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