High Rises Not A Tall Order

Highrise Construtcion

India is steadily approaching towards new altitude. But, unlike traditional low-rise buildings, high-rises present several unique challenges of maintaining quality & durability, besides setting higher accountability, reports Syed E. Hasan.

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 especially around the metros and their suburbs. Cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bangalore, Noida, Greater Noida, etc. are scoring high on this front. Reason being the factors and circumstances – ranging from relaxed norms to consumer preference to the shortage of land and rising land prices – all are tilting in its favour on the back of rapidly expanding urban population due to massive migration.

Moreover, the advent of modern construction technology, availability of high performance building materials, and accessibility of advanced equipment, have together made it possible to construct safer, higher buildings. No wonder that some select developers/builders like Lodha, Raheja, Brys, Supertech, DLF, Parsvanath, Ansal, DDA, etc., are furthering the concept to various other cities lying in the vicinity of metros, which are supposed to accommodate the intended huge population shift in near future.

Anshuman Magazine
"Till quite recently, Mumbai was the only city to boast of high-rise buildings exceeding 150m in height, with the globally accepted standard of construction. Currently, however, the leading cities of the country are also in line to witness skyscrapers that are mostly under construction. These are largely residential projects, with a few mixed-use residential-cum-commercial constructions," said Mr. Anshuman Magazine, CMD, CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd.

However, prior to projecting such sky-rocketing feats, let's take a look at the ground realities to know if India is ready to deliver safe & sustainable tall/super tall buildings (above 150 meters). Are we fully equipped to touch new heights despite the fact that in most of the instances our builders fail to deliver good-quality low-rise houses owing to the use of poor-quality materials? They neither shy away from flouting safety norms, nor do they care for the building bye-laws or real estate regulations for setting up right construction practices. Besides, safety and well-being of the occupants are hardly of any concern. Adding to all this is the lack of technical knowhow, which is a must for keeping up pace with the contemporary global development.

NBM&CW April 2015

Click Here
To Know More / Contact The Manufacturer
Please provide your details we will contact you as soon as possible
Please let us know your name.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your Designation.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your City.
Please let us know your State.
Please let us know your Country.
Please let us know your Contact Number.
Please let us know your email address.
Please brief your query.

LEED Certification and Sustainable Buildings

The LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. Its purpose is to recognize buildings that have made attempts to create environmentally friendly building and provides a framework to create healthy Read More ...

ITC Colombo One Towers in Sri Lanka

Welcom Hotels Lanka is currently setting up the ITC Colombo One Project at Colombo in Sri Lanka. The proposed project is located on the coast of Colombo, having the oceanfront on the west side and Beira Lake on the east. Gensler of Los Angeles Read More ...

MVRDV completes first project in India, Future Towers, in Pune

Though "context-sensitive", "diverse", and "community-focused" may not be the first terms that come to mind when imagining a building that houses over 5,000 people, MVRDV's Future Towers is an attempt to upend those Read More ...

Smart Cities: Planning & Implementation

Rudrabhishek Enterprises Limited (REPL), an Integrated Urban Development & Infrastructure consultant, has the assignment of preparing a detailed project report (DPR) and related Read More ...

Unpacking Composite Construction: Global Trends

The construction of tall buildings has had a marked shift away from a North American dominance that has lasted from the first steel skyscrapers in New York and Chicago in the early 1900s until the emergence of a new Read More ...

2017 Sets Records for Geographical Diversity, Number, and Height of Skyscrapers

The 2017 Tall Building Year in Review / Tall Buildings in Numbers data analysis report shows that more buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed in 2017 than in any other year, with a total Read More ...

Vertical Construction Equipment - Concrete Pumps, Tower Cranes, Man-n-Materials Hoist

To arrest cost and time overruns for project delivery to end-customers as per the new regulations in the real estate sector, and faced with a paucity of funds by developers, contracting companies are striving to meet their Read More ...


In this present paper the comparative study of G+30 steel concrete composite, steel and RCC building is done using dynamic analysis i.e. time history analysis. Etabs structural package is used for the analysis Read More ...

Torre Reforma: An Eye-catching Addition to the Skyline of Mexico City

Designed by Mexican architect L. Benjamin Romano Arquitects (LBRA) and engineered by Arup, ‘Torre Reforma,’ an iconic triangle-shaped tower, the tallest in Mexico, is not only striking in appearance, but also Read More ...

India’s Towering Aspirations - A Reality Now

Sky City
Sky City by Oberoi Realty located at Borivali (E) is a masterpiece par excellence, with thoughtfully chosen amenities, grand design aesthetics, beautifully carved out landscapes and acres of open spaces Read More ...

Challenges and Opportunity in Vertical Hospital Design

Vertical Hospital Design
Vertical healthcare design is an emerging field with its own particular set of benefits and challenges. This building type will become more desirable and popular for reasons including the location of health Read More ...

An Ambitious Project in Mumbai

Bhendi Bazaar Planned Redevelopment
Realizing the need for a more holistic approach to redevelopment, the Government of Maharashtra established new regulations in 2009. These norms laid the foundations of Cluster Redevelopment in the city Read More ...

GYS Vision- Interweaves Open Social and Closed Workspaces

GYS Vision
With the rapid increase of urban density in our cities and land being a major constraint, we need to look for solutions that allow the city to expand. High-rise is a response to the paucity of land, with a direct Read More ...

Sustainable Techniques and Technologies in High-Rise Buildings

Highrise Buildings
Industrialization and Urbanization has triggered the movement of population shift from rural areas to urban areas. Thus, one can easily estimate the humongous pressure on the urban areas in terms Read More ...

Smart Cities Development - Importance of Project Management

Smart Cities Development
The Smart Cities Mission is a laudable initiative by the Government of India (GoI) to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local development and harnessing technology as Read More ...

Unraveling the Smart Conundrum

Smart Conundrum
Urban planning and urban development is a thoroughly engrained discipline in India, irrespective of its success or failure. Every state in India has a 'Town Planning Act' or its equivalent at Read More ...

New Building Material & Construction World

New Building Material & Construction World
MGS Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture

Modern Green Structures & Architecture

Lifting & Specialized Transport

Lifting & Specialized Transport

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week

Indian Infrastructure & Tenders Week