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Paradigm Shift – Philippe Delorme speaks on preparing buildings for power distribution’s new paradigm

The author is executive VP, building and IT business, Schneider Electric. We’ve all seen that there’s been a major shift in power distribution. The centralised model is rapidly being replaced by a decentralised distribution model. We know this transformation opens the door for building operators to take advantage of alternative energy sources and energy storage. This new paradigm, however, requires more adv ...

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Navigating Through Turbulent Times

If industry insiders are to be believed, it’s all doom and gloom for the real estate industry. Developers have been beaten by the tough market, and their wave of bad luck seems to be relentlessly chasing them down. Despite this, there are some developers who have understood what needs to be done to avoid getting stuck in this rut. One such name is the ABIL Group, our cover story for the month. The Pune-base ...

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Distinct solutions

Raj Lakhani, MD, PERI (India), has ensured that his company has solutions for every kind of construction and infrastructure project. INTERVIEWED BY Jayashree Kini Mendes You adopted the PERI UP Hanging Working platform for the finishing work at Hyderabad Metro. What are some of the unique aspects of this platform? Hyderabad Metro is one of the best examples of PERI India’s solution and engineering capabilit ...

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Making the Cut

The whirlwind construction activities across the country — be it real estate, infrastructure, metro rail, airports — are definitely contributing to India’s development. The government is most proactive and along with them are the public and private sector who are actively bidding for projects, large or small. The pace of development may be rapid, but what India also needs to keep an eye on is the quality of ...

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Financing the Future

D K Vyas, CEO, SREI Equipment Finance, speaks about what to expect from the company in 2018. Excon 2017 just wrapped up. How was the event for SREI Equipment Finance? Our focus this year had been to provide customised financing solutions, covering the entire asset lifecycle, to our customers. This year, we had participated on a much larger scale than before, and had taken an outdoor pavilion of about 17,000 ...

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Hiranandani Group inaugurates TCS Olympus Centre in Thane

‘Timely completion and handover of a project, while ensuring the highest level of quality’ – this is how Dr Niranjan Hiranandani, co-founder & MD, Hiranandani Group, described the completion of a 16-storey commercial building made to global standards in 18 months. Spanning over 14.5 acres and comprising 2 million sq-ft of space, the commercial structure – TCS Olympus Centre – is situated in Hiranandani ...

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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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Smart move

It is in MEP’s best interest to adopt IoT and data analytics sooner, say experts. MEP expertise is essential while developing Internet of Things (IoT) systems for buildings. Georges Basmaji, director of buildings and places at Aecom Middle East, says that Dubai has become a hub for smart services, and has led the way in implementing new technologies in the Middle East. He says: “The MEP industry in GCC coun ...

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Plyscrapers

Fundermax’s MD Dr Prashanth Reddy has worked methodically to make popular the concept of high pressure laminates in the Indian market. By Jayashree mendes FunderMax has completed 10 years in India. Could you tell us how the company has evolved over the years? FunderMax entered the Indian market with a clear vision of being a trendsetter in design and aesthetics for cladding industry through high quality inn ...

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A sense of equity

Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, group CEO of KBW Investments, discusses the strategy behind the company’s acquisition of Raimondi Cranes and its recent synergistic partnership with France’s Ascorel Group The last three years have seen HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, founder of KBW Investments, acquire —in short succession— an eclectic portfolio of investments in construction and technology companies from acros ...

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