A Deep Dive into India's Mega Infrastructure Construction Projects

A Deep Dive into India's Mega Infrastructure Construction Projects

The year 2024 is set to see some key mega construction projects in India with several projects having achieved significant milestones or advancing rapidly towards completion. These projects are also redefining the norms of engineering

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Skilling Workers in India’s Infrastructure Construction Sector

Skilling Workers in India’s Infrastructure Construction Sector

The lack of skilled workers in the field of construction threatens to disrupt India's ambitious infrastructure development plans with projects stalling or becoming delayed, leading to cost overruns, and raising concerns on their

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The Infrastructure Development & Connectivity Poll Push

The Infrastructure Development & Connectivity Poll Push

Infrastructure development and connectivity - the buzzwords of the current Government during the 2024 General Elections - have been put on fast track, with the Government unlocking an infra blitz that spans national highways, railways

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Women At Work : Breaking Barriers

Women At Work : Breaking Barriers

This feature highlights the important role women employees are playing in male dominated industries like civil engineering, and the contributions they are making towards their company’s progress with their professional approach and skill

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Minimol Korulla - Head - Strategic Projects and Initiatives, Maccaferri ISEAP

Minimol Korulla - Head - Strategic Projects and Initiatives, Maccaferri ISEAP

I was born in a village in Kerala which was surrounded by a river and every monsoon the roads would become flooded. Better bridges began to be built from the 1970s, connecting us to the outside world. My encounter with the subject

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Dola Roychowdhury - Founding Director, G-Cube Consulting Engineers

Dola Roychowdhury - Founding Director, G-Cube Consulting Engineers

The Construction Industry is one of the most male-dominated amongst all the STEM fields, though women have contributed significantly to it by continuing to crash barriers, break ceilings, and sometimes shifting their goal

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Rubee Kongbrailatpam - Superintending Engineer, PWD, Manipur

Rubee Kongbrailatpam - Superintending Engineer, PWD, Manipur

After completing my B.Tech, I joined as a lecturer in an Engineering College, but after a year into it, I joined the State Engineering Services as an Assistant Engineer. After subsequent promotions, I’m currently serving as a Superintending

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Sujatha Manoj - Technical Director & Geotechnical Services Leader, Australia, Beca

Sujatha Manoj - Technical Director & Geotechnical Services Leader, Australia, Beca

After graduating as a Civil Engineer from TKM Engineering College, my first challenge was to find a good job. In a city like Mumbai this was tough especially considering the fact that I had no previous work experience and had no one

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Annapoorni Iyer - Chartered Engineer, Founder of Engosym Consultants for Infrastructure development projects

Annapoorni Iyer - Chartered Engineer, Founder of Engosym Consultants for Infrastructure development projects

I have done my B.E.(Civil) from DMCOE (2001 batch) and MBA (Infra and Contracts) from MIT, Pune. DMCOE gave me a clear vision about my career choice and I began to study each subject of civil engineering in depth. I found that my

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Dr Barnali Ghosh - FICE, Mott MacDonald, London, UK

Dr Barnali Ghosh - FICE, Mott MacDonald, London, UK

I was first introduced to Geotechnical Engineering during my undergraduate days. What fascinated me most about this field of engineering was that soil was so unpredictable! Unlike concrete, you could not assign a set strength to it, and

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Dr. Yogini Deshpande - Renuka Consultants

Dr. Yogini Deshpande - Renuka Consultants

I hold a PhD in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, USA (2006), a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, and a Master’s in Geotechnical Engineering from Mumbai University. Prior to pursuing a PhD, I worked as a Senior

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Dr. Ambika Behl - Senior Principal Scientist at CSIR-CRRI, New Delhi

Dr. Ambika Behl - Senior Principal Scientist at CSIR-CRRI, New Delhi

My journey in the construction sector started in 2005 as a technical executive in a private construction chemical company and then as a scientist in the Central Road Research Institute in the year 2007. It has been an experiential journey

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Dr. Naveet Kaur - Senior Scientist, Indian Structural Health Monitoring Society (ISHMS)

Dr. Naveet Kaur - Senior Scientist, Indian Structural Health Monitoring Society (ISHMS)

I completed B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from Thapar University, Punjab in 2007 and M.Tech. in Structural Engineering from IIT Delhi in 2011, where I topped the 2011 batch and was awarded the NBCC Award of Excellence. I later completed

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Atasi Das - GR Infraprojects Limited

Atasi Das - GR Infraprojects Limited

After completing my post-graduate studies in the US, I went on to have a successful career in the country, where my child was born as well. I resumed my duties at the private consultancy in the US within 6 weeks leaving my child under

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Dr. Madhavi Latha Gali - Geotechnical Engineer, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Dr. Madhavi Latha Gali - Geotechnical Engineer, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

My major interest lies in developing resilient geotechnical systems through various innovative reinforcing techniques. I did my Ph.D. at IIT Madras and joined IISc after working for a year at IIT Guwahati. My 20-year tenure at IISc

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Natalia Rucinska - Environmental Director, Menard Group

Natalia Rucinska - Environmental Director, Menard Group

At the age of 24, as a young graduate with the title of MSc in Geotechnical Engineering, I dreamt big. I wanted to see what the world had to offer, and I was open to exploring the adventures that came my way. I had the itch to live a full

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Ishita Manjrekar - Director, Sunanda Global and Board of American Concrete Institute

Ishita Manjrekar - Director, Sunanda Global and Board of American Concrete Institute

I am a Chemical Engineer with a bachelor’s degree from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (erstwhile UDCT) and I hold a post-graduate degree from RPI, New York. My professional career began in the USA where I worked as Vertical

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Sangeen Desai - Keller Ground Engineering India

Sangeen Desai - Keller Ground Engineering India

My initial years of learning were very crucial, and though challenging, they provided me with opportunities to learn and develop new skills. With strong determination and a positive attitude, I learned to work through all the challenges

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Saranya Subramanian - Merlin Automation Solutions

Saranya Subramanian - Merlin Automation Solutions

Hailing from a humble village background, I pursued my B.E. in Mechanical Engineering at Trichy, Tamil Nadu. Driven by my career aspirations, I enrolled in an Advanced Manufacturing course at PSG College. This course, conducted on

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Building a New India - By Fortifying the Construction Industry

Building a New India - By Fortifying the Construction Industry

In the backdrop of India's current dynamism and ambitious goals in infrastructure development, the book sheds light on the nation's journey. The construction industry's share, constituting 13% of the global GDP, is a crucial aspect

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Robust Realty & Infra Growth to Boost Construction Sector

Robust Realty & Infra Growth to Boost Construction Sector

Spurred by the supporting economy and favourable policy initiatives by the current government, the rejuvenated real estate and infrastructure sector bodes well for the construction business, especially as the government will provide an extra

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Realty Year-Ender: A Year of Residential & Retail Resurgence

Realty Year-Ender: A Year of Residential & Retail Resurgence

Riding high on the positive policies, and notwithstanding global headwinds, India’s resilient real estate made a mark with its impressive performance. While the residential segment saw robust demand, supply, and sales, and was on

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Colliers leads AI revolution in construction with remote monitoring tool CoGence

Colliers leads AI revolution in construction with remote monitoring tool CoGence

Real estate advisor, Colliers, has been carving a niche in the tech space with its AI-enabled platform CoGence. Designed to detect anomalies at construction sites and generate a high precision quality report, the tool is widely being applied at several of the

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Cement volumes to expand by 9-10% in FY 2024 despite moderation in growth in H2: operating margins to improve by 260-310 bps to 16.0-16.5%: ICRA

Cement volumes to expand by 9-10% in FY 2024 despite moderation in growth in H2: operating margins to improve by 260-310 bps to 16.0-16.5%: ICRA

ICRA expects cement volumes to rise by a healthy 9-10% in FY2024 supported by demand from infrastructure and urban housing sectors. In H1 FY2024, the volumes increased by 11-12% YoY. Nevertheless, the below normal monsoons could impact the

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Polls Perk Up Realty & Infra Projects And Vice Versa

Polls Perk Up Realty & Infra Projects And Vice Versa

The ruling government is pushing speedier completion of real estate, housing, and infrastructure projects to win the confidence of voters in the upcoming elections in five states and the General elections in 2024. In turn, the polls are providing a renewed

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Critical Considerations for Effectively Digitalizing the Engineering & Construction Industry

Critical Considerations for Effectively Digitalizing the Engineering & Construction Industry

The Engineering & Construction (E&C) industry has typically lagged behind its peers in adopting cutting-edge technology. However, E&C companies have now begun to witness the humungous benefits that digitalization can reap. From increased productivity

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IMEC:  A Big Booster for India’s Infra Construction Sector

IMEC: A Big Booster for India’s Infra Construction Sector

The 8000 km multimodal transport corridor known as the India Middle-East Europe Corridor (IMEC) initiated at the recent G20 Conclave in New Delhi, is set to open up a multi-billion dollar opportunity for the growth of India’s infrastructure and construction companies

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Considerations for Site Selection for Engineering Plant Projects

Considerations for Site Selection for Engineering Plant Projects

Site selection is the first and most important factor for location of any Engineering Plant Project as they involve huge construction costs. An unsuitable or wrong project site can result in great loss and may also lead to delays or failure of the project. Anil Kumar Nanda

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Construction Mishaps - A Question Mark on Quality & Safety

Construction Mishaps - A Question Mark on Quality & Safety

Zainab Faridi compiles a series of recent construction mishaps that not only underscore the perils faced by Indian construction workers but also expose the urgent need for stricter quality check parameters, a skilled workforce, accountable project management

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Decarbonizing Construction Industry for a Greener Future

Decarbonizing Construction Industry for a Greener Future

A recent report by Deliotte - Shell indicates that the construction sector accounts for 37% of global CO2 emissions, of which 16% represent embodied carbon, that is carbon dioxide coming from material sourcing and manufacturing, logistics, and construction

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