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CW Awards 2018 – Real Estate Person – Sanjay Chhabria MD, Radius Developers

Radius is a modern take on Mumbai’s real estate. With a blend of professional flair and entrepreneurial passion, it is one of the trusted developers of Mumbai. What really sets it apart from other developers is that the company has taken bold bets by doing joint developments (JDs) with some stressed real estate companies. Radius stems from a work culture that fuels its success on innovation and state-of-the ...

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CW Awards 2018 – Lifetime Achievement – Adi Godrej Chairman, The Godrej Group

Adi Godrej is Chairman of The Godrej Group, which is mainly privately held, over a 100 year-old family conglomerate, with operations in India and several other countries. He has been President of several Indian Trade and Industrial Bodies and associations. He is the Past Chairman of the Board of the ISB, and Past President of CII. He has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the MIT Sloan School o ...

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Hitting the Right Notes – Construction Week India Awards 2018

The 8th Construction Week India Awards had elements of style, charm, and wit, all rolled in one. By Jayashree Kini Mendes With each passing year, the Construction Week India Awards keeps getting bigger and better. In its 8th year held on September 28 at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai, the Awards evening had real estate and infrastructure tycoons turn out in full strength to commemorate the gala function. An awar ...

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Bite the Bullet

India’s need for a high-speed rail network is apparent, and the Government is spearheading the initiative, despite the many challenges that stand in the way of implementation. BY Mitalee Kurdekar Considering the huge capital commitment that High-speed Rail (HSR) projects call for, it is natural for anyone to question the need for such a high-cost mode of travel in a developing economy like India. In fact, s ...

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Tunnel Tactics

Besides tunnel engineering, there are myriad kinds of systems created only for these marvels. Ventilation systems are just one. By Bindu Gopal Rao Tunnel ventilation is critical across various verticals. Infrastructure players who build tunnels are required to ensure an adequate air quality, control the spread of smoke in case of fire, or reduce temperatures to acceptable limits. The function of the ventila ...

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The Right Load

With a view to improve operational efficiency & safety, modern wheel & backhoe loaders come equipped with technological advances that are further aiding their popularity and numbers. By Mitalee Kurdekar The market for wheel & backhoe loaders is seeing a spurt in its growth rates. Being a common construction equipment for many decades, the market in India for these products is increasing to meet ...

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Building Ecotopia

Most developers understand that green buildings are the way forward. They have a checklist of what constitutes a green building and ways to make one. By Jayashree Kini Mendes There’s a general tendency among Indian companies to remind everyone about the green building they live or work in. The reason. Green buildings, though popular as an idea, are not actually constructed by the book in its totality. Howev ...

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New sense of pride

Makers of sanitaryware have several novelties to offer considering the rise in hygiene factors. BY Jayashree Kini Mendes Sanitaryware for bathrooms has become so contemporary and stylish that customers have begun to set up a large chunk of budgets for bathrooms and kitchens alone. It is even further worth the money if they can get a guest to gasp with admiration on seeing their bathroom. Today colour matchi ...

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Playing by the rules

Often criticised for its alleged adverse ecological impact, generators are essential tools in today’s electricity starved conditions. India presents a story of dichotomy in ways more than one. The country is the world’s third largest consumer of electricity but troubled with a serious power deficit. There are more than 50 power distribution companies employing lakhs of people in India. Yet, a large part of ...

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The Road to Recovery – An overview

Excon 2017 proved that the construction equipment industry is bouncing back, after a bad slump, and in answer to the Government’s ambitious plans. <strong> By Mitalee kurdekar &amp; Jayashree Mendes</strong> The sun was out and shining bright. Those who attended the last edition of Excon will know that this is no small blessing. While Excon 2015 was a bit of a wash-out, both in terms of the ...

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