Future of Real Estate Investing

Future of Real Estate Investing

Investors are looking to hedge their risks by diversifying their portfolios with Alternative Investments such as Commercial Real Estate. An alternative investment is one which is outside the traditional
India’s Smart Cities Mission Hits & Misses

India’s Smart Cities Mission Hits & Misses

Notwithstanding some bright spots, the flagship Smart Cities Mission (SCM), which marked its 6th anniversary on June 25, is yet to live up to its tall promises. Their sub-optimal performance, precipitated by
Need to Look Beyond Boundaries

Need to Look Beyond Boundaries

Indian construction companies and equipment manufacturers should explore opportunities outside the country as India has the potential to become a global manufacturing hub. Reports Saeeduddin Faridi
Transferable Development Rights - Challenges & Prospects for Urban Infra Transition

Transferable Development Rights - Challenges & Prospects for Urban Infra Transition

TDR policy faces many constraints and challenges and several reformative steps are needed at the policy level to bring momentum to it. Though the concept of TDR (Transferable Development Rights), largely aimed
Futuristic Construction - A tectonic shift needed in the way Indian construction industry thinks and acts.

Futuristic Construction - A tectonic shift needed in the way Indian construction industry thinks and acts.

With the launch of Digital Roof 4.0 (DR4.0), a new day has dawned in the Indian construction sector. Digital Roof 4.0 is a multi-faceted engineering and management company set up with the avowed intention
Unlocking PSU Assets for Infrastructure Financing

Unlocking PSU Assets for Infrastructure Financing

Focusing on infrastructure as a key driver of economic growth, the government is embarking on a massive PSEs asset monetisation programme as part of Infrastructure Vision 2025. This ambitious programme is meant
PMRDA - Ensuing Planned, Sustainable Growth In and Around Pune

PMRDA - Ensuing Planned, Sustainable Growth In and Around Pune

Cities all over the world are rapidly changing and expanding, and proper urban planning is now more important than ever before. Singapore 'urban model' is a classic example of highly targeted urban planning which has transformed Singapore's
Where is the Construction Industry headed?

Where is the Construction Industry headed?

In terms of its contribution to the global economy, the construction industry is at the forefront with a staggering annual share of 11- 12 trillion dollars. It is a large employer with more than 300 million people
AI: Construction’s new frontier of digital enablement

AI: Construction’s new frontier of digital enablement

For years, construction has lagged behind other industries regarding technological advancement, disruption and digital automation. Finally, this is starting to change. The reducing cost of digital enablement
Transformative Technologies Boosting Real Estate & Construction

Transformative Technologies Boosting Real Estate & Construction

At a time when India is undergoing rapid urbanisation, integrating technologies like AI and IoT will help in faster and better planning and designing of smart, tech-enabled cities. Technology is transforming the real
How Technology Changed Civil Engineering for The Better

How Technology Changed Civil Engineering for The Better

The rapid pace of technological advancement is changing every single aspect of our lives — and all of the industries and sectors in which we work. Consequently, civil engineering is not an exception here. For instance
Luxury Homes Staging A Comeback

Luxury Homes Staging A Comeback

Ease of purchase, increasing affordability, growing importance of spacious and safe environs of one’s own home due to increased health consciousness, and the trend of homeownership over renting, have all led to the revival
Foundation Stability of Existing Buildings near Upcoming Structures

Foundation Stability of Existing Buildings near Upcoming Structures

There are several failures of buildings and bridges and other constructed facilities; it is important to learn from these failures so that such catastrophes do not occur in the future (Feld and Carper
Fractional Ownership - New Investment Opportunity for Retail Investors

Fractional Ownership - New Investment Opportunity for Retail Investors

The unique and fast growing real estate marketing concept of ‘Fractional Ownership’ has opened a new, safe, and profitable avenue of investment for retail investors in expensive A-grade office real estate
Infrastructure Sector Growth Challenges & Prospects in 2021

Infrastructure Sector Growth Challenges & Prospects in 2021

Infrastructure, together with real estate and housing, which are key to economic development, were severely hit due to the Corona pandemic; however, there have been many bright spots, especially the progressive policy
Real Estate Revival

Real Estate Revival

Various stakeholders such as the government, industry bodies and developers need to come together and think out-of-the-box to lay a roadmap for long-term growth of the real estate sector
Survival Challenges for Construction Companies

Survival Challenges for Construction Companies

Though the construction industry, the second largest contributor to GDP, plays a significant role in the country’s economic growth, yet it faces several challenges in realizing its full potential. The Covid-19 pandemic
Will it be Springtime for the CE Sector?

Will it be Springtime for the CE Sector?

As we bid adieu to 2020, the current demand for CE products and services is in a sweet spot; but the sector’s firming up will be critical for ushering in sustainable growth. A lot will depend on the marketing activities
Real Estate Year End 2020 Review & Outlook 2021

Real Estate Year End 2020 Review & Outlook 2021

While 2020 has been an unprecedented year globally, it has been able to create certain unique opportunities for the Real Estate sector that are likely to usher in a new era of innovation and digital transformation
Emerging Segments & Trends

Emerging Segments & Trends

From affordable homes to neighbourhood convenience stores, from owning a house to living in gated communities, and to emerging segments like warehousing and logistics, a spate of new trends are gaining traction which
Sustainable Building Design for Affordable Housing in Warm-Humid Climate Region of India

Sustainable Building Design for Affordable Housing in Warm-Humid Climate Region of India

Passive strategies enhance the usage of renewable sources of energy, which in turn make the build cost efficient. Different passive design techniques include building’s orientation, window placement, sizes, shading devices
India’s Resilient Realty

India’s Resilient Realty

India’s real estate sector, which had been facing rough weather for the past 2-3 years, was dealt a crippling blow by the Corona pandemic. However, despite the onslaught, the sector has shown great resilience
Water Infrastructure Growth Driver of Construction Sector

Water Infrastructure Growth Driver of Construction Sector

The Government is keen to accelerate the country’s economic growth momentum through construction projects that provide the much-needed thrust to the beleaguered economy. Through the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP)
Boosting Border Road Infrastructure

Boosting Border Road Infrastructure

Currently, developing and strengthening the country’s border roads is the topmost priority of the government and the speed of construction is seeing a big leap forward. The Atal Tunnel in Rohtang, which opened recently
Need to Reorient Smart Cities Mission to Tackle COVID Challenge

Need to Reorient Smart Cities Mission to Tackle COVID Challenge

The National Smart City Mission - aimed at upgrading core infrastructure of 100 selected cities through sustainable smart solutions for providing quality life to citizens - is at a critical juncture in the wake of the
Technological advancements disrupting the global construction industry

Technological advancements disrupting the global construction industry

The world’s rapid transformation from manual processes to digital technologies is empowering the construction industry. Construction companies are now provided with unprecedented levels of transparency, choice and convenience
KPMG report: Catalysing the National Infrastructure Pipeline – Project India

KPMG report: Catalysing the National Infrastructure Pipeline – Project India

KPMG releases a report titled, ‘Catalysing the National Infrastructure Pipeline – Project India’, which highlights how India can achieve the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) task force’s investment target. The report
Technology Adoption to drive Construction Industry

Technology Adoption to drive Construction Industry

The construction industry has the potential to adopt high-tech methods and solutions which could lead to a win-win situation for all the stakeholders - customers, contractors, architects, and even the workforce
How Equipment and Machine Health Impact Worker’s Safety

How Equipment and Machine Health Impact Worker’s Safety

Equipment reliability is defined as the probability that the equipment will successfully perform its intended function without failure, under specified operating environment and operating conditions, for a specified
Construction Industry - Economic Disruptions, Growth Prospects, and the Way Forward

Construction Industry - Economic Disruptions, Growth Prospects, and the Way Forward

Industry stalwarts from the Construction industry – developers, contractors, consultants, manufacturers, service providers, etc. share their views on the challenges that their businesses are facing due to the nation-wide lockdown