With the smart city mission moving towards implementation, projects across various sectors are gaining traction, spelling a new dawn of opportunity for consultants, manufacturers and construction companies. In its March edition, CW connects with the SPV chiefs of 14 smart cities to track the ongoing and upcoming tendering opportunities in these cities. Further, the edition focuses on how construction chemicals are expanding their market by enabling modern structural design features, and the piping industry is posting high double-digit growth amid a plumbing industry slowdown. This, along with a snapshot of the Union Budget 2019. Also look out for how bamboo can serve as a promising construction material in earthquake-prone areas; and what drove the revamp of Mahaprasthanam, a modern crematorium in Hyderabad. Read on for exclusive interviews with Kishor Viramgama, Chairman & Managing Director, Iron Triangle (formerly Backbone Enterprises); Dr SY Mhasikar, Pro Vice Chancellor of NMIMS; and Sandeep Singh, Managing Director, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company Additionally, the exclusive CW PROPERTY TODAY section within the magazine features a story on Progressive Workplaces, in which a panel of 11 experts discuss the future of the workplace in terms of planning and design. The section also features the surge in M&As; in real-estate broking services after the amendment of 100 per cent FDI under the automatic route; and an interview with P Ravindra Pai, Managing Director, Century Real Estate, on the companys new foray and big investments by the company. Enjoy the read!