Embodied Carbon in Our Future Cities

Embodied Carbon
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 Read More...

A Case Study for Vertical Sustainable Urbanism

Docklands Melbourne Australia
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 Read More...

Psycho-Analysis of Tall Building Habitants in Mumbai

Kingfisher Tower Bangalore
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 Read More...

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

Rethinking the Skyscraper in the Ecological Age
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 Read More...

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

Sustainable Infrastructure Development
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 Read More...

Precast and Prestressed Concrete

Precast and Prestressed Concrete
Historically, architecture has been related to a technical and artistic duality which is a pulse among these realities which has driven this profession since its beginning. This inseparable relationship must Read More...

Precast Concrete Airport Control Towers

Barcelona Tower
Being a liquid material, concrete can be cast into any form allowing it to adapt to structural shapes, minimizing the use of material. At the same time, it can be cast into architectural shapes to resolve Read More...

Dawning of the Supertall

World Tallest Residential Tower
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 Read More...

Equipment Makers Bracing Up For High-rise Construction

Equipment Makers Up For Highrise 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 Read More...

High Rises Not A Tall Order

DDA 120 Floor Building
With 20 delivered last year and over 50 in line for completion by the next couple of years, India seems to be fully geared up for the skyscrapers as the trend of vertical development is catching up across the country Read More...

Countdown to Opening of Shanghai Tower, Second–Tallest Building in World

Shanghai Tower
The countdown is on, with only a few days left until the opening of the 632-meter (2073 feet) tall Shanghai Tower, China's tallest building and the world's second-tallest. Scheduled to open in May 2015, the Tower Read More...

Bridges in Precast Concrete with Monolithic Joints

Bridges in Precast Concrete
Concrete bridges are often simply supported structures with bearings and expansion joints. Like elsewhere in the world much of the observed distress in these bridges emanates from expansion joints Read More...

Precast Concrete Stations for Metro Projects: A Challenge to Designers & Constructors

Typical Metro Station
Usually Metro Structures are provided in the busy areas, in order to reduce traffic congestion. A very common route for Metro Viaducts is to provide it over existing roads, with piers in the median. Hence, Read More...

Production of Curved Precast Concrete Elements for Shell Structures

Timber Formwork
Free-form buildings tend to be expensive. By optimizing the production process, economical and well-performing precast concrete structures can be manufactured. In this paper, a method Read More...

Precast Technology for Low Cost Housing Schemes in India

Precast Technology for Low Cost Housing
"Huge and large Compact Dwelling Units Scattered & Spread over Thousands of sites with Speed, Efficiency High Quality and Low Price" is achieved using innovatively crafted Taylor made house Read More...

Innovative Precast Concrete Structures – An Indian Experience

Precast Concrete Structures
This paper deals with the way in which efficient concrete structures have evolved in our firm during the last fifty years. For precast concrete structures to qualify as being efficient they should be cost Read More...

Suitability of Precast Systems for Different Projects

Precast Construction
We have been hearing about the smart city in newspapers, television channels, media, etc., and it is reverberating every day. Precast construction revolution is under way in India, and soon it will be Read More...

Reflective Insulation

Reflective Insulation
The radiant heat is invisible and has no temperature, just energy. When this energy strikes another surface, it is absorbed and increases the temperature of that surface. In summer, radiation from the Sun Read More...

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering an Era of Mega Tall

Tallest 20 in 2020
Within this decade, we are likely to witness not only the world's first 1 kilometer-tall building but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters (around 2,000 feet) – that's twice Read More...

Porsche Design Tower, Miami World’s First Condominium with Glass Sky Garages

Porsche Design Tower
World has seen the launch of ultra-luxury, 60-story 'Porsche Design Tower' at Sunny Isles Beach in Miami recently which is world's first condominiums where elevators will take residents directly to their Read More...

Absolute World Towers, Toronto

Absolute World Towers
Absolute Towers is a striking example of a private/public approach to development in a city that was perhaps unaware of the extent an architectural design could impart conversation, energy, and vitality Read More...

Traditional Construction – An Energy Efficient Construction

Traditional Construction
Traditional methods of planning and construction were based on minimum energy requirement as it got evolved based on observations and experiences of many years. The concept was based on non Read More...

Utilization of Steel Slag in Construction Materials

Paver blocks and steel slag binder bricks
Steel slag, a by-product of steel making, is produced during the separation of the molten steel from impurities in steel-making furnaces. Slag whether granulated or crystalline is an important Read More...

Shell Tube Highrise Buildings Construction

Single Diagonal Bracing System
The aftermath of an earthquake manifests great devastation due to unpredicted seismic motion striking extensive damage to innumerable buildings of varying degree, i.e. either full or partial. This damage Read More...

Planning and Design of Tall Structures

Shear Truss Frame
Strictly Speaking any building having more than one floor is a Multi Storied Building and a building to which provision of lift is essential is Tall building. Various nomenclatures used for tall buildings are high Read More...

Porta Cabins: A Supporting Industry to Infrastructure

Porta Cabins
Porta cabin is a product which is meant to save time and works. A leading fabricating company, Tinny Craft, claims that a unit of 400-500 sqft. is made available in 4-5 days and a unit of 1,500-2,000 sq. ft. can be Read More...

Parametric Study for the Economical Depth of Long Span Arch Type Truss

Arch type space truss
A space frame or space structure is a truss-like, lightweight rigid structure constructed from interlocking struts in a geometric pattern. Space frames can be used to span large areas with few interior supports Read More...

A Study on Properties of Polypropylene Fibre-Mesh

Fibre Mesh
Concrete is widely used constructional material with its high compressive strength. But it has some flaws like shrinkage and cracking, low tensile and flexural strength, poor toughness Read More...

Sustainability of Construction Industry Through Green Building Concept

Green Building Concept
Green Building Concept is about optimum utilization of resources, reduction of Green House Gases (GHG) and minimum operational cost. Consumer perception, durability, energy consumption Read More...

Sustainable Roofing Solution “Energy Efficiency a Green Fuel”

Sustainable Roofing Solution
The rapidly growing energy use has already raised concerns over supply difficulties, exhaustion of energy resources and heavy environmental impacts (ozone layer depletion, global warming, climate change, etc. Read More...

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Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week

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