Intelligent Fire Alarm Systems for New Age Smart Buildings

Intelligent Fire Alarm Systems for New Age Smart Buildings

Fire alarm systems are only effective if they can generate reliable and fast fire alerts with exact location of fire. There is a direct correlation between the amount of damage caused by fire and interventions
Future of Thermal Power Plants

Future of Thermal Power Plants

In India, the major source of power generation is thermal energy. Over 65% of electric power is made by thermal plants in India. The country has a huge store of coal (about 170 billion tons) – the fifth largest in the world
Future of Thermal Power Plants

Future of Thermal Power Plants

In India, the major source of power generation is thermal energy. Over 65% of electric power is made by thermal plants in India. The country has a huge store of coal (about 170 billion tons) – the fifth largest in the world
Implications of the Proposed Shear Design Provisions in the Indian Code IS 456

Implications of the Proposed Shear Design Provisions in the Indian Code IS 456

Most of the provisions in the Indian code, IS 456:2000, are based on the experimental investigations on concrete with strengths less than M40. Hence, recently, new equations for the shear strength of RC beams have been
Revision of Indian Standard Codes of Civil Engineering – Prospects and Necessity

Revision of Indian Standard Codes of Civil Engineering – Prospects and Necessity

It is not only necessary but rather indispensable for civil engineers and professionals engaged in civil engineering practices to have a practical understanding of the modification and changes in the Indian standard
Era of Nanotechnology

Era of Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is a revolutionary step in the field of construction which deals with the synthesis, characterization, utilization and analysis of materials at the nano scale. These can be utilized to improve the mechanical properties
Digital Solutions for Sanitation Related Infrastructure

Digital Solutions for Sanitation Related Infrastructure

Clean India Campaign/Initiative launched in 2014 to end open defecation with a focused approach on strengthening sanitation-related infrastructure is set to change the public sanitation scenario in the country. Strengthening
New and Emerging Technologies in Construction Industry

New and Emerging Technologies in Construction Industry

The Construction Industry has undergone revolutionising changes in the last decade by embracing technological advancements. New-age construction methods have become highly efficient to ensure faster delivery time and cost
Experimental analysis for evaluation of shear properties of High Strength SFRC beams

Experimental analysis for evaluation of shear properties of High Strength SFRC beams

The configuration of bond of high strength concrete is rather unlike to normal concrete and is a prime concern in this context. The behavior of sudden failure of high strength concrete under shear force is perhaps due to the aggregate
Emerging Alternative Cements for Construction Industry

Emerging Alternative Cements for Construction Industry

Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) has been ruling the cement-based construction industry since 18th century i.e. start of its commercial production. In last two decades, the manufacturing rate has grown from 1.5 billion metric tonnes
CPWD Installs Solar Trees for Net Energy Plus Campus

CPWD Installs Solar Trees for Net Energy Plus Campus

Government of India launched solar mission in 2010 with the target of deploying 20,000 MW of grid connected solar power by 2022 which was revised to 1,00,000 MW in 2015. Revised target comprises of 40 GW Rooftop and 60 GW through
Sustainable Construction at No Extra Cost

Sustainable Construction at No Extra Cost

The Paper is about the Sustainable Construction which doesn’t cost anything extra infact it has overall saving and less costlier with many Eco-friendly Benefits. The Paper revolve about the Cost associated with the Sustainable
Effect of Load Obliquity on Pullout Capacity of Granular Anchor Pile in Cohesionless Soil

Effect of Load Obliquity on Pullout Capacity of Granular Anchor Pile in Cohesionless Soil

In the present study, the experimental investigations were carried out to compare the vertical and oblique behavior of Granular Anchor Pile (GAP) and Group Piles of 2 & 4 GAP in cohesionless soil. A model testing program was designed
Fire Safety and its Management

Fire Safety and its Management

FIRE SAFETY is defined as the set of practices which are intended to decrease the destruction caused by fire. It also refers to planning and infrastructure design aimed at reducing the risk of fire or impeding the spread of a fire
Brick Kilns and their Effect on Environment

Brick Kilns and their Effect on Environment

Bricks are traditional building materials which hold a lot of importance in Indian architecture. Brick manufacture in India and also in some parts of the world still use the traditional firing technique. After China, India is the second
Building Materials, Testing & Sustainability

Building Materials, Testing & Sustainability

This comprehensive textbook by well-known and award-winning author, design consultant, and researcher, Dr, N Subramanian, is an invaluable source of knowledge for engineering students, architects, consultants, researchers, teachers, and all those
Turning Plastic Waste into Eco-friendly Building Materials & Products

Turning Plastic Waste into Eco-friendly Building Materials & Products

Since the past 65 years, about 8.3 billion tons of plastics have been produced worldwide, which is equivalent to 10,000 Eiffel Towers or 35,000 Empire State Buildings. But only 9 percent of all plastics gets recycled, while the rest ends up as trash
Lessons from Warfare to Manage Complex Marketing Projects

Lessons from Warfare to Manage Complex Marketing Projects

The fundamental definition of warfare is to compete and win over enemies with limited resources. Interestingly, it is fundamental to running a marketing function in a corporate company. My fellow marketing heads will agree that it is imperative
Lightweight Fiber-Reinforced Houses

Lightweight Fiber-Reinforced Houses

lex Liew Chung Meng, an innovator of Lightweight Concrete Methodology (LCM) for low-cost housing, has been approached by a Kolkata-based construction company, which has secured an order to build 18,000 low-cost housing units. To
Water Management in High-Rise Buildings

Water Management in High-Rise Buildings

According to a recent report by Niti Aayog, India is suffering from the worst water crisis in its history, with around 600 million people facing severe water shortage. If this continues, there will be a 6% loss in the country's GDP
A Revolution in Concrete Floors-Free Movement (FM) and its Importance

A Revolution in Concrete Floors-Free Movement (FM) and its Importance

With growth and Industrialization, the demand of industries has been increasing, especially for the fast-track projects. Consequently, the importance of flooring (mainly concrete flooring) in the operation of the industries is
National Institute of Securities Markets

National Institute of Securities Markets

National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) is an educational initiative of SEBI (Securities Exchange Board of India). In securities markets, NISM is already recognised all over the world. NISM entrusted the work
Attivo signs MoU with Telangana Govt to set up infrastructure equipment manufacturing park

Attivo signs MoU with Telangana Govt to set up infrastructure equipment manufacturing park

Attivo Economic Zones Private Limited, an initiative of Kanoria Foundation entity Srei, and the Government of Telangana has announced a 50:50 JV to accelerate industrial growth and socio
 Importance of a Clean Cement Plant

Importance of a Clean Cement Plant

In any process industry, cleaning and removal of process-based spillages, due to which fugitive dust gets generated, is a major industrial issue. A Cement Plant is no exception. In fact, keeping
'Aadeem' Initiative for Skilled Workforce Development

'Aadeem' Initiative for Skilled Workforce Development

Aadeem is an emerging HR consultancy providing services like recruitment, policy finalization, training and development. We have come up with a training program which will involve technical