The National Bank of Kuwait Tower An Iconic Engineering Marvel

The National Bank of Kuwait Tower An Iconic Engineering Marvel

Located on a prominent site in Kuwait City, the 300-meter-high, 60-floor tower, headquarters of the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) is set to have a distinctive presence amongst other high-rise buildings in Sharq
LEED Certification and Sustainable Buildings

LEED Certification and Sustainable Buildings

The LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. Its purpose is to recognize buildings that have made attempts to create environmentally friendly building and provides a framework to create healthy
ITC Colombo One Towers in Sri Lanka

ITC Colombo One Towers in Sri Lanka

Welcom Hotels Lanka is currently setting up the ITC Colombo One Project at Colombo in Sri Lanka. The proposed project is located on the coast of Colombo, having the oceanfront on the west side and Beira Lake on the east. Gensler of Los Angeles
MVRDV completes first project in India, Future Towers, in Pune

MVRDV completes first project in India, Future Towers, in Pune

Though "context-sensitive", "diverse", and "community-focused" may not be the first terms that come to mind when imagining a building that houses over 5,000 people, MVRDV's Future Towers is an attempt to upend those
Smart Cities: Planning & Implementation

Smart Cities: Planning & Implementation

Rudrabhishek Enterprises Limited (REPL), an Integrated Urban Development & Infrastructure consultant, has the assignment of preparing a detailed project report (DPR) and related
Unpacking Composite Construction: Global Trends

Unpacking Composite Construction: Global Trends

The construction of tall buildings has had a marked shift away from a North American dominance that has lasted from the first steel skyscrapers in New York and Chicago in the early 1900s until the emergence of a new
2017 Sets Records for Geographical Diversity, Number, and Height of Skyscrapers

2017 Sets Records for Geographical Diversity, Number, and Height of Skyscrapers

The 2017 Tall Building Year in Review / Tall Buildings in Numbers data analysis report shows that more buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed in 2017 than in any other year, with a total
Vertical Construction Equipment - Concrete Pumps, Tower Cranes, Man-n-Materials Hoist

Vertical Construction Equipment - Concrete Pumps, Tower Cranes, Man-n-Materials Hoist

To arrest cost and time overruns for project delivery to end-customers as per the new regulations in the real estate sector, and faced with a paucity of funds by developers, contracting companies are striving to meet their
COMPARITIVE STUDY OF G+30 MULTISTOREYED STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITE, RCC AND STEEL BUILDING USING TIME HISTORY ANALYSIS

COMPARITIVE STUDY OF G+30 MULTISTOREYED STEEL-CONCRETE COMPOSITE, RCC AND STEEL BUILDING USING TIME HISTORY ANALYSIS

In this present paper the comparative study of G+30 steel concrete composite, steel and RCC building is done using dynamic analysis i.e. time history analysis. Etabs structural package is used for the analysis
Torre Reforma: An Eye-catching Addition to the Skyline of Mexico City

Torre Reforma: An Eye-catching Addition to the Skyline of Mexico City

Designed by Mexican architect L. Benjamin Romano Arquitects (LBRA) and engineered by Arup, ‘Torre Reforma,’ an iconic triangle-shaped tower, the tallest in Mexico, is not only striking in appearance, but also
Sky City

India’s Towering Aspirations - A Reality Now

Sky City by Oberoi Realty located at Borivali (E) is a masterpiece par excellence, with thoughtfully chosen amenities, grand design aesthetics, beautifully carved out landscapes and acres of open spaces
Vertical Hospital Design

Challenges and Opportunity in Vertical Hospital Design

Vertical healthcare design is an emerging field with its own particular set of benefits and challenges. This building type will become more desirable and popular for reasons including the location of health
Bhendi Bazaar Planned Redevelopment

An Ambitious Project in Mumbai

Realizing the need for a more holistic approach to redevelopment, the Government of Maharashtra established new regulations in 2009. These norms laid the foundations of Cluster Redevelopment in the city
GYS Vision

GYS Vision- Interweaves Open Social and Closed Workspaces

With the rapid increase of urban density in our cities and land being a major constraint, we need to look for solutions that allow the city to expand. High-rise is a response to the paucity of land, with a direct
Highrise Buildings

Sustainable Techniques and Technologies in High-Rise Buildings

Industrialization and Urbanization has triggered the movement of population shift from rural areas to urban areas. Thus, one can easily estimate the humongous pressure on the urban areas in terms
Smart Cities Development

Smart Cities Development - Importance of Project Management

The Smart Cities Mission is a laudable initiative by the Government of India (GoI) to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local development and harnessing technology as
Smart Conundrum

Unraveling the Smart Conundrum

Urban planning and urban development is a thoroughly engrained discipline in India, irrespective of its success or failure. Every state in India has a 'Town Planning Act' or its equivalent at
Urban Issues

Urban Issues and Architectural Interventions

Creating planned cities according to human requirements is a trend that started with these civilizations. A well-planned street grid at the time when there were no vehicles and an elaborate drainage system hint
Tall Steel Buildings

Developments in Tall Steel Buildings

World's first tall, steel framed building is the 10-storey, 42 m tall The Home Insurance Building, which was built in Chicago (Fig.1), Illinois, USA during 1884. It was designed by engineer William Le Baron Jenney
Smart Cities Environment

Smart Cities – A Critical Appraisal

A 'smart city' is an urban region that is highly advanced in terms of overall infrastructure, sustainable real estate, communications and market viability. It is a city where information technology is the principal
Smart Cities Business Hub

Smart Cities as Business Hubs

As per the Ministry of Urban Development report, it is estimated that at present 31% i.e. 377 million people are living in urban areas of the country. In the next 15 years, this will increase by another 157 million
Smart Building Components

Smart Building Components for Smart Cities

In 2009, in a report titled "Buildings & Climate Change: A Summary for Decision-makers", Sylvie Lemmet, the then Director, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, UNEP observes, "The building sector
Smart Home

How to build a Smart Home with Internet of Things?

In the last two decades it has been noticed that computers, cell phones, cars, HAVC systems and numerous other devices have developed into smarter and more resourceful but our buildings are more or less
Embodied Carbon

Embodied Carbon in Our Future Cities

Innovative planning for cities of the future is essential. Cities are the solution to responsible habitation as issues of the environment gain increasing importance. Even early at planning stages, cities, districts
Docklands Melbourne Australia

A Case Study for Vertical Sustainable Urbanism

This paper explores a range of design principles for achieving a socially sustainable residential community in a very tall environmentally responsive building. The goal of this study is the exploration of possibilities
Kingfisher Tower Bangalore

Psycho-Analysis of Tall Building Habitants in Mumbai

India is poised to embrace high-rise buildings as it leaves behind traditional low-rises to make room the growing population. Due to the re-development boom, a substantial part of Mumbai's population
Rethinking the Skyscraper in the Ecological Age

Rethinking the Skyscraper in the Ecological Age: Design Principles for a New High-Rise Vernacular

This paper investigates tall buildings from an aesthetic and social, as well as commercial and environmental viewpoints; as contributing elements in the fabric of a city. Against a backdrop of the large-scale
Sustainable Infrastructure Development

Sustainable Infrastructure Development, Based on Low-cost, Eco-friendly Cement and Bricks Technology, Must to Take Forward ‘Make in India’ Initiative

As economy, particularly the manufacturing sector, is getting ready for a major push under "Make in India" initiative of the government, the need for sustainable infrastructure development
World Tallest Residential Tower

Dawning of the Supertall

A Potain MR 415 helped build the world's tallest residential tower in New York City, reports Damian Joseph. When lifting at heights up to nearly 427 m (1,400 ft), it's all about line speed. Such was the
Equipment Makers Up For Highrise Construction

Equipment Makers Bracing Up For High-rise Construction

The restricted and limited availability of construction area in metro, non-metro cities and peripheral areas is resulting in increased proliferation of vertical constructions. P.P. Basistha takes a look