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High Hoisting

The Indian crane industry is capitalising on growth opportunities provided by the fresh spurt in infrastructure development BY MITALEE KURDEKAR A good measure of the health of any budding economy is often the velocity of growth witnessed by industries that support the major sectors. The industrial, crawler and telescopic cranes industry is no exception. So far as investments in the industrial and infrastruc ...

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Long Green Strides

As the concept of ‘green’ permeates our lives, property developers to product manufacturers are scrambling to comply with sustainability norms By MITALEE KURDEKAR We are well passed the time when one was required to explain the idea of ‘green’. What was once a buzzword has now evolved to become a necessity of our time. The realisation that we can no longer ignore the dire consequences of not conserving and ...

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Cityzen

Guy Perry, president, cities & strategy, Essel Infraprojects, has definitive ideas on what makes a Smart City By JAYASHREE MENDES To do good, and do it right. More importantly, to do right by the people. That is Guy Perry’s motivation. As president (cities and strategy) at Essel Infraprojects (EIL), Perry believes that a good action must go somewhere and it is with this thought he moved to India early t ...

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The big flight

With passenger traffic constantly surging, airport construction and upkeep means technology upswings and innovation, alongside big bucks for vendor companies BY MITALEE KURDEKAR It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the Indian Civil Aviation sector is on a flourishing streak. India plans to invest over $120 billion in the development of airport infrastructure as well as aviation navigation s ...

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Rise to the top

Advancements in technology and new infrastructure projects can only take the elevator & escalator industry to greater heights BY MITALEE KURDEKAR The rise of skyscrapers and urbanisation projects signals the rise of the elevator and escalator industry. It’s as simple as that. However, what it also signals is a challenge, one of transporting a greater number of people to their destinations, faster yet sa ...

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The road ahead

The Indian road building equipment industry is undergoing a metamorphosis,given a surging demand for its products and challenging business specifications BY MITALEE KURDEKAR As the government of India builds a new roadmap in terms of the current Five Year Plan, it is increasingly evident that spending in the infrastructure sector is going to hit a new high in terms of GDP allocation. With the 2012-2017 Five ...

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Prudent Pursuits

How Sandeep Runwal, director, Runwal Group, has followed a discreet path in the volatile real estate business - BY JAYASHREE MENDES When you have taken over the mantle of running the family business that’s been around for more than three decades, you have not only settled in but may well have a clear run for the next decade or so. Then there’s the additional task at hand: You must make the business better a ...

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A boom too far?

Concrete boom pumps need to be lighter and have the ability to pump the appropriate volumes of concrete at right pressure BY JAYASHREE KINI-MENDES There’s an array of concrete placement solutions on offer for high-rise projects. New solutions and applications are always emerging, but what stands out in all these is the boom concrete pump. Irrespective of height, the boom placers are well engineered to pump ...

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Better by design

Advancements in software applications is helping suppliers and project managers to do business online and complete projects smoothly BY JAYASHREE MENDES Now that technology has penetrated so much into a construction company’s life and projects, one wonders how any job ever got done fast and efficiently earlier. Today, reputed and reliable construction companies have drastically increased project efficiency ...

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Smooth operators

Innovations in building automation are aimed at optimising easy implementation and operation, safety and flexibility BY JAYASHREE MENDES The demands on the intelligence of buildings have increased constantly in recent years, and so much so that even buildings must have now show a good ‘return on investment’. Of course, the returns here don’t mean in terms of resale value, but in terms of the systems that ha ...

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