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Solar tiles may replace clay tiles in Goa homes: Minister

The state consumes 650 mega watts of power on a daily basis. The Electricity Department has been under fire since the last few weeks for repeated unannounced power cuts, very often ranging from two to four hours.

Green building trend catching up in Indian cities

These buildings rely on renewable resources, like sun, water and wind, minimise demand on non-renewable resources and maximise use through reuse and recycling.

Concrete Mixer: What do these machines do, their types and applications in construction

Concrete mixers are devices capable of preparing concrete mixtures of varying strength precisely as well as quickly.

Road Construction Machines: Brief history of roadways and types of equipment used in modern-day road construction

India’s infrastructure dreams, be it projects undertaken by the government, builders or individuals, would require the use of best in class machinery to be accomplished.

Earthmoving Equipment: Types of machines commonly used and their applications in construction

They are used for a wide range of earthworks including laying foundations, grading soil, removing dirt and rocks, digging trenches, demolition works, etc.

Why Mumbaikars prefer small apartments

The key lever used for transformation in Mumbai real-estate was the steep recalibration of sizes, with 1BHK carpet areas being reduced by almost 175 sq.ft from average size of 450-500 sq.ft carpet area previously to as low as 325 sq.ft carpet area to match affordability of buyers.

Aluminium's role in new technologies for the building & construction industry

Due to its sustainable nature and property of being recycled and reused, aluminium has now become a preferred material for builders who are looking to implement new technologies in the building and construction sector.

Building repair: Techniques that can be used to repair buildings and restore their strength effectively

Structural strength is one of the most pivotal factors which affects the strength of any load-bearing structure and even a fine crack can reduce their resistance significantly.

Green roofs: What are the policies around green roofs, how to install one, all you need to know

Green roofs or living roofs are roofs that are covered entirely or partially with vegetation growing over a waterproof membrane. It can also include supplementary layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems.

What are pipes and pipe fittings used for and CPWD guidelines for properly stacking and storing them in construction sites

To standardize the storage, handling and stacking process for pipes and pipe fittings, CPWD publishes specifications which are followed by PWDs, PSUs, engineering departments, architects and builders across the country.

Alloy Steel: Everything you need to know about alloy steels and their role in building and construction industry

Alloy Steel: Everything you need to know about alloy steels and their role in building and construction industry

When other elements comprising metals and non-metals are added to carbon steel, alloy steel is formed. The composition and proportion of alloying elements determine the various properties of alloy steel.

Different types of steel products, their properties and applications in the building and construction industry

Different types of steel products, their properties and applications in the building and construction industry

Steel possesses properties that include durability, versatility and strength making it an ideal material for use in building and construction activities.

How did the month of June pan out for the infrastructure sector and what's in store for the future

How did the month of June pan out for the infrastructure sector and what's in store for the future

Despite a new year and the new budget, the general tone with regard to financing of projects is largely the same.

Building Smart India: How to construct buildings that can withstand natural calamities and adverse weather conditions

Building Smart India: How to construct buildings that can withstand natural calamities and adverse weather conditions

To build a structure that can survive the natural catastrophe we need to take due diligence of the extent of the calamity the locality may face such as flooding or earthquake.

GST rate on cement, steel, pipes, roofing sheets and other building materials: Implications on housing sector

GST rate on cement, steel, pipes, roofing sheets and other building materials: Implications on housing sector

A person should keep in mind the varied GST rate applicable on inputs and accordingly make a suitable decision. For example, the GST rate varies from 5% to 28% on bricks, marbles & tiles.

Will a boost to affordable housing in Budget lead to a hike in cement and steel prices?

Will a boost to affordable housing in Budget lead to a hike in cement and steel prices?

Cement has been seeing a surge in demand on the back of a slew of tailwinds such as government's focus on infrastructure, implementation of ‘Housing for All’, rising rural income and rising aspirations for proper houses in rural India are likely to boost demand for cement.

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