Costonomical Construction

A few points have been suggested based on experiences to reduce the construction cost of any structure in general and building in particular. A new word 'Costonomical' construction clubbing words cost and economical has been suggested. It is expected that engineers and architects will accept and appreciate this word giving a new definition to cost Read More...

CIDC's HRD Initiatives

Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), New Delhi, has been set up in March, 1996 by the Planning Commission, Government of India along with the constituents of Indian Construction Industry as the apex organization with the twin objectives of professionalizing the functioning and providing systemic institutional structure to various construction Read More...

Safety Management System

Safety Management System
When the relevance of human resource component from the point of 'safe' or unsafe outcomes' is examined critically, the following statistics (of course, not collated in the recent past) brings up certain important issues. Read More...

Effective Contract Management: Some Important Issues and Suggestions

Compared to the manufacturing sector, the construction industry is almost unique where the "Project is sold before it is made." Instead it can be said that each individual contract is different from the other & contains a degree of distinctiveness even though the contracts may be on standardized forms. The reasons are not far to seek. This is because Read More...

Time and Cost Overruns in Implementation of Infrastructure Projects

Time and Cost Overruns in Implementation of Infrastructure Projects
Implementation of infrastructure projects in India has improved substantially. Although the complexity of infrastructure projects have increased but capacity to handle them efficiently is inadequate on many fronts that is why, time Read More...

bC India 2011 : Marching Towards Spectacular Success

bC India 2011 : Marching Towards Spectacular Success
The first edition of bauma-Conexpo show-bC India, an International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles - is taking place from 8 to 11 Feb Read More...

Dispute Resolution vis-a vis Project Governance

Project governance holds the key for many issues that arise in the construction field. Primarily, the delay that is caused to the project completion and the cost overrun has always been the concern of project participants and if it is a project of National importance, even the public interest is put at stake. The dispute resolution mechanism has also contributed for the further Read More...

Legalities of Construction Contracts

India has achieved a GDP growth of about 10% and desires to maintain/ accelerate it during the ongoing Five Year Plan. The main issues which need to be addressed are: (1) political will at state and central governments level, (2) evolving an equitable contract document to enable the executing authority to resolve disputes during the pendency of the contract. If this is Read More...

Database Management Software for Resource Control at Site

Site Control is a software for coordination and to control a project to meet  client's requirements in order to get the project completed on time satisfactorily and financially  meeting world-class quality standards. In fact, the software is a perfect solution for builders and construction groups to efficiently manage construction projects. Site Control has integrated Read More...

Efficacy of GFRP Wraps on Rehabilitation of HSC Columns

Efficacy of GFRP Wraps on Rehabilitation of HSC Columns
Corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete is considered to be the major cause of deterioration in civil infrastructure facilities. This article presents the results of a comprehensive experimental investigation carried out to study the effect of Glass Read More...

Impact Strength of Fibrous Ferrocement Using Round Steel Fibers

Impact Strength of Fibrous Ferrocement Using Round Steel Fibers
Water retaining and marine structures are invariably subjected to alternate drying and wetting phenomenon. Ferrocement is considered as versatile construction material and is highly suitable for a variety of Read More...

Global Warming: Causes and Effects

Global Warming: Causes and Effects
Recent news in papers gave out Agricultural Minister's statement that since farming is not economical; the farmers should do some other work also. "We have adequate foreign exchange and if required, we Read More...

Effect of Alternate Wetting and Drying on SIFCON

In production of SIFCON steel, fibres are Prepacked in the form or in the mould to its full capacity, rather than being mixed and then cast or sprayed along with concrete. After placement of fibres, fine-grained cement based slurry is poured or pumped into the fibre network, infiltrating the air space between the fibres while conforming to the shape of the form or Read More...

Programmes for Energy Conservation in Buildings

In developing countries like India, the issues related to energy supply and efficiency has been brought in sharp focus during last decade. In this paper, the scope of energy conservation in buildings is discussed in details and how the short-term and long-term measures can be implemented has also been given. In addition, the pattern of energy consumption, energy Read More...

IMME 2010 : Showcasing Total Equipment Solutions

IMME 2010 : Showcasing Total Equipment Solutions
At the 10th International Mining and Machinery Exhibition (IMME) Kolkata, exhibitors showcased assorted products by displaying their existing and new launches. Not to mention, heightened business confidence Read More...

Strata SE1–First Residential Building with Wind Turbines

Strata SE1–First Residential Building with Wind Turbines
Designed by London based architects practice BFLS, Strata SE is the world’s first skyscraper to integrate wind turbines into the fabric of a building that contribute 8% of Strata’s estimated total energy Read More...

Aerogenerator X-World’s biggest offshore Wind Turbines Unveils

Aerogenerator X-World’s biggest offshore Wind Turbines Unveils
British company Wind Power Limited has unveiled the latest embodiment of its Aerogenerator project, visualized by architects Grimshaw and designed by Arup, a British engineering firm. Arup’s design for 10 MW Wind Read More...

Shear Lag Effect

Shear Lag Effect
Plane Beam theory assumes plane section before the bending remains plane after the bending which implies structure should have infinite lateral stiffness or there is no shear force acting at the beam section Read More...

Super Civil CD: A Novel Concept

Super Civil CD is a unique civil, structural and architectural engineering handbook-cum- design software on CD-ROM is exactly like a mini encyclopedia of civil engineering. It has been aimed at providing varieties of information and tools for the construction industry in a single CD. It is extremely beneficial and useful to professionals including Architects, Builders Read More...

Claims and Counter Claims in all Construction Contracts

Claims and Counter Claims in all Construction Contracts play an important role in the Contractual relation ship between employer and contractor. Generally Claim is reckoned in practice as “an assertion for additional monies due to a party or for extension of time for completion. This interpretation is construed from a wording of the Contractual Read More...

Economic Recovery Signifies positive Sign for WOC 2011

Economic Recovery Signifies positive Sign for WOC 2011
World of Concrete (WOC) 2011 to be held in Las Vegas from 17-21 January, is booking exhibit space at a brisk pace. With over 1000 exhibitors covering over 500,000 net sqft of exhibite space, WOC 2011 will Read More...

Countdown bauma China 2010

Countdown bauma China 2010
bauma China 2010, the 5thInternational Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles, and Equipment is being held at the Shanghai New International Read More...

Precast Ferrocement Structurals in Lieu of Rolled Steel Structurals

Precast Ferrocement Structurals in Lieu of Rolled Steel Structurals
There has been practically no change in the constituents of Ferrocement right from the day it was patented by Mr. Lambot. Ferrocement consists of cement sand mortar, wire mesh and skeletal steel. With the Read More...

The Nano Revolution in Architectural World

The Nano Revolution in Architectural World
Nanotechnology is about the manipulation of matter at the nanoscale. Few technologies have created so much hype and attracted so much funding globally as nanotechnology has over the last 5–10 years. There is a Read More...

JCB launches Safety and Lifestyle Shoes

JCB Safety Footwear
JCB India Ltd., India's largest manufacturer of Earthmoving and Construction Equipment, proudly announced the launch of top of the line, rugged, reliable and durable shoes. During the event, JCB Read More...

Dividends Through Lean Manufacturing Systems

Dividends Through Lean Manufacturing Systems
Adoption of lean manufacturing systems both on a macro and a micro level can largely help construction equipment manufacturers in cutting down production cost and in turn provide customers value for Read More...

Liquefaction of Sand and its Counter measures

Liquefaction of Sand and its Counter measures
The liquefaction of sand is one of the primary factors leading to the damage of the structures during earthquakes. The liquefaction normally occurs due to the generation of excess pore pressure under undrained loading Read More...

State-of-art Techniques for Soil Improvement

State-of-art Techniques for  Soil Improvement
The paper presents the state-of-the-art report on soil improvement techniques. Soil improvement (treatment) is the controlled alteration of the state, nature or mass behavior of ground materials in order to achieve an intended satisfactory response to Read More...

Development of Masonry Cement from Waste Chalk and Phosphogypsum

Development of Masonry Cement from Waste Chalk and Phosphogypsum
This paper reports on the production of masonry cement from waste chalk, Portland cement and a small quantity of phosphogypsum. It possesses good workability, water retention and greater resistance to volume Read More...

Dr Fixit Institute: A hi-tech Centre for Healthy Concrete Construction

Dr Fixit Institute: A hi-tech Centre for Healthy Concrete Construction
Revolutionizing concrete construction by bringing in hi-tech technology and new materials in the infrastructure and housing sector, Dr Fixit Institute has drawn a detailed roadmap for healthy construction and Read More...
NBM&CW

New Building Material & Construction World

New Building Material & Construction World
MGS Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture
L&ST

Lifting & Specialized Transport

Lifting & Specialized Transport
II&TW

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week