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Man for all seasons

Boman Irani, CMD, Rustomjee Group, believes in building communities, while keeping a keen eye out for changing trends and details. BY Jayashree kini mendes He was crowned Real Estate Person of the Year at the 7th Construction Week India Awards in September. In November, his company was Ranked 14 in the Top 50 real estate and infrastructure companies in an extensive survey conducted by this magazine. With su ...

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Responses on behalf of Rohit Harjani, Country Manager Indian Sub-continent, Hochiki

What is the level of adoption of fire safety equipment in India? To start with, Fire safety does not even come to mind during planning stages to an individual. It is used only by professional builders who hire Architects and various consultants and the MEP consultants who plan for minute details in a building project. Independent Residential units come in unorganised sector hence the adoption is very low. I ...

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The Wadhwa Group & Hubtown launch 25 South

25 South: Bespoke Homes by the Bay, a joint development project by The Wadhwa Group and Hubtown, was launched at a ‘by invite only’ elite channel partner meet. The event witnessed an exemplary attendance by unique and select brokers. The channel partners were given an exclusive preview of the project’s sales gallery located in the south wing of the project. The development is set to be one of the marquee ic ...

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Rank1 – Larsen & Toubro

SN Subrahmanyan, MD & CEO Few can contend the juggernaut of what is now India’s largest infrastructure company. Larsen & Toubro has played a significant role in most ambitious projects that the government has announced. In June this year, L&T’s order book stood at a whopping Rs 2.62 lakh crore! In April, L&T named SN Subrahmanyan as MD & CEO, bringing in a change of guard after 18 years. ...

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Steely Resolve

Despite the initial cost disadvantage, steel structures demonstrate numerous benefits, and are leading real estate developers to opt for steel construction. BY Mitalee Kurdekar Over the past few years, the construction industry has been experimenting with new ideas. There are numerous drivers for such trials; be it for employing alternative methods of construction, using newly invented materials with superi ...

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Mobility, Measured

Elevator & escalator makers are putting in a lot of thought in designing products so as to make them safe, and fast. By Jayashree Mendes Over the last few years in India, development of infrastructure and real estate development has also meant seeking out modern technologies and products. Simultaneously, the continuous construction of high-rises and growing government expenditure on infrastructure devel ...

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Changes in the air

Few work at surprising customers with novel and innovative products, says Ramesh Jain, chairman, GM Modular. Interviewed by: Jayashree Mendes As chairman, could you share your vision for the company and some set goals? Since inception, GM has grown from a regional switch manufacturer to one of the leading international providers of switches and accessories, and intelligent home automation system solutions. ...

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A claes act

Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, discusses the state of play for the commercial vehicle manufacturer in the Middle East. It has been a decade since Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, was last in the Middle East — and that decade has seen significant challenges and opportunities, both globally and within the regional heavy commercial vehicles segment. Volvo Truck is the largest business area ...

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Greener Pastures

Far from being a passing fad, green construction continues to attract developers who want to create value with a premium product that offers a low life cycle cost. By Mitalee Kurdekar 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 struc ...

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Power Punch

Industrialisation is boosting demand for diesel and gas generators. Manufacturers are pushing the envelope to offer environmentally-safe generators. By Bindu Gopal Rao Diesel backup generators offer a lifeline in times of crisis. The regular power outages in India bring critical services to an operational halt. Blackouts in industrial areas can increase the risks to business operations, which may result in ...

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