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GEN, SET, GO!

BY MITALEE KURDEKAR Gensets have always been a necessity in India, but with urbanisation and economic development, they are proving to be even more relevant today Long before ‘Make in India’ became the talk of the town, India was an established manufacturer of generators. The country has witnessed tremendous development since then, but generators continue to sell like hot cakes. Even as the government is ma ...

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Digging for victory

They are not machines that could excite an onlooker; technology wise they have come a long way - BY JAYASHREE MENDES Last month, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) awarded roads and highways projects amounting to Rs 34,800 crore totalling 2,819km for the year FY16. Yes, we heard the huge sigh of relief that went out from road equipment makers who have been struggling for some time hoping for a ...

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The lightness of being

Facade and fenestration are bringing in international standards to India, while introducing new materials and designs BY JAYASHREE KINI MENDES Ever since one can remember, mankind has been enamoured with wood. Out of all the dispositions of timber, one of the most visible and notable is fenestration (doors and windows). So wanton we have been in churning out wooden doors and windows that this necessity is n ...

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Women With Verve

More women in India are stepping into top positions in real estate. Besides the fresh perspective they bring in, innovations and people management skills are their hallmark By JAYASHREE MENDES India is not too far behind when it comes to women taking charge in the real estate space. Of course, we might not have a liberal dosage of women leading from the front in the Indian real estate arena. But one thing i ...

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Sky is the limit

Sushil Mantri, CMD, Mantri Developers, reveals the strategy that has helped his company grow by leaps Selling properties has become increasingly challenging for real estate developers. Buyers are spoilt for choice as newer inventory comes into the market and there are chances that some of the older inventory might not find willing customers. In such cases, a developer needs to constantly innovate to do thin ...

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Breaking Point

The equipment available for demolition and breaking has undergone several changes over the last couple of years It is hard to imagine that an attachment to a giant machine can see so many innovations and novelties. And this is true of the demolition and breaking equipment. And more often than not, the new models that come into the market instantly replace the old ones. Yet these machines have remained incon ...

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Driving Forces

Dilip Suryavanshi, CMD, and Devendra Jain, CEO & ED, Dilip Buildcon, build roads that show the way By Jayashree Mendes Speaking to the team of Dilip Buildcon at their plush office in Bhopal, one is often reminded of the pithy saying, Where here is a will, there’s a way. How else would you explain the company’s consistent track record of completing every project it has undertaken much before the stipulat ...

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Demand meet supply

Even the rains could not play dampener, as visitors ensured brisk business for vendors By JAYASHREE MENDES & MITALEE KURDEKAR Bracing up for a mega event, and one that will mainly be held outdoors under the sun implies that all factors coordinate and remain merciful, including the weather. Excon 2015, the mega expo for the construction equipment industry, did not see any such thing. The inclement weathe ...

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Window Dressing

Passers-by may admire aluminium systems on windows. But few know about its energy efficiency, and acoustics performance By JAYASHREE MENDES A primary challenge that architects in building design face is ensuring that windows and doors maintain the integrity of the interior environment by meeting the established national standards for energy efficiency and acoustic performance. Yes, there are stipulations an ...

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Hoping for the best

The industry is hopeful that Excon 2015 trade fair will be a game-changer. BY TEAM CW   The biggest trade fair for the construction and infrastructure industry is round the corner. From November 25-29, every company playing in this sector will gather at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) which is expected to attract over 800 exhibitors and 32,000 visitors from across the globe. With the e ...

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