In a tradition that dates back years, after analysing the universe of construction and contracting, engineering, building materials and cement, CW has identified the Top Challengers of 2016-17 from the construction and allied sectors who have able to overcome obstacles on the macro and micro fronts, in an environment fraught with economic difficulties, a changing governance canvas and lack of viability on financial closure. Also, this edition focuses on how India’s mixed geology is driving the use of diverse tunnelling equipment and the launch of new products and services; and the growth across overseas and Indian brands, components and retrofits marking the Indian elevator industry. Read about Indias longest river bridge – the 9.15-km Dhola-Sadiya Bridge connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh; along with reports on recycling construction and demolition waste, and repairing potholes in Mumbai. In the exclusive CW PROPERTY TODAY section, property consultants analyse the opportunities, trends and current rental housing market dynamics in India, while builders and realtors share their viewpoint on the current demand and expected growth; IBNII Coorg resort in Karnataka becoming Indias first hospitality project to receive IGBC Platinum certification. Also read on for how the sales of almost all the real-estate market players have taken a hit. Happy reading!