The large-scale movement towards digital information has fuelled the growth of data centres in India, which in turn has opened new opportunities for the construction industry. Data centres can be over 40 times as energy-intensive as conventional office buildings
While the Indian construction sector has moved from the bullock cart to the bullet train era, skilled workers remain an elusive commodity, writes Niranjan Hiranandani. As construction and other infrastructure building activities in the country flourish, there is a growing need to mobilise and train
´Cautiously optimistic´ is the best way to describe the outlook for the paints and coatings sector for the near term while the overall, long-term outlook is positive. Globally, the paint industry is equally made up of decorative products and industrial coatings.
From an international viewpoint, among the major global markets for construction equipment, the demand for construction equipment in China suffered a steep decline after peaking in 2011. While this trend is expected to continue in 2014, future demand is forecasted to be stable.
The sentiment on Indian real estate among both domestic and international investors has improved in recent times following the election of a new government and upturn in consumer demand, says the Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2015