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1.GFRG to speed up affordable housing

GFRG offers better resistance to earthquake and flood-like situations


2.Tenders should mandate at least 30-40% use of precast or prefab components

With the aim to construct 1.2 crore homes to ensure Housing for All by 2022


3.Tenders should mandate 30-40% use of precast, prefab structural components

With the aim to construct 1.2 crore homes to ensure Housing for All by 2022


4.Quality Standards to Uphold Sustainable Infra

Make In Steel 2019 discuss the key innovations of steel in construction


5.Technologies for faster construction of affordable homes

Here are already available technologies as well as those being developed


6.Ensuring good quality steel in infrastructure

FIRST Construction Council, Ministry of Steel organises roundtable


7.Here's how corrosion inhibitors can be used to revive concrete structures!

Patching, overlaying and rehabilitating chloride-contaminated and corrosion-damaged concrete structures have become a major part of state construction and maintenance programmes.


8.Building Trust in the Changing Market Place

The recent cyclone and rains in Chennai has certainly brought to the fore the imperatives of constructing buildings that can effectively withstand the furry of natural disasters. Despite being an integral part of our building code, the implementation of disaster-related components has often been compromised by the industry due to multiple reasons.


9.323 cement samples not conforming to BIS norms in three years

The government recently announced that 323 cement samples were found not conforming to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) norms in the last three years.


10.Novel Constructor

Sunil Desai, Managing Director, Dextra India, is a Civil Engineer with Post Graduate diploma in construction management from NICMAR and MBA.