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1.Filling the Void

Geofoam is a rigid, engineered, lightweight fill material typically made of expanded polystyrene (EPS). For fills, an advantage of EPS geofoam is its low weight: 1-2 per cent of the weight of the soil.


2.KITCHEN DÉCOR

KOHLER has launched a range of kitchen faucets in India. While a high-arch spout can accommodate large cookware, a pull-out or pull-down model can serve as an all-in-one faucet perfect for filling water, cleaning large utensils while keeping the counter-top clear.


3.PepsiCo inaugurates manufacturing in Andhra Pradesh

PepsiCo inaugurated its new manufacturing facility at Sri City industrial park in Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh.


4.Green Goes Gold

Tishman Speyer adds the Gold-certified Waverock Phase-II in Hyderabad to its green oeuvre. Te LEED-certified building space in India covers an astonishing 833 million sq ft.


5.Waste Not

How is waste treated? Waste Management is a tedious process: Garbage is collected all over the city using hundreds of trucks and transported thousands of kilometres to an intermediate station. The intermediate station is also known as a transfer station. At the transfer station, an initial screening and segregation of garbage takes place.


6.Modular solution

With 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Suroj Modular Housing cited the need for a hygienic solution for labour housing and project offices at sites. The need is a quick to procure and easy-to-install technology at affordable cost.


7.A case for industrialised construction

Offsite technologies facilitating industrialised construction are immensely popular overseas. Is the adoption of these gathering momentum in India? Charu Bahri explores further. Offsite technologies present one of the biggest opportunities to the construction industry world over.


8.Vizhinjam Deepsea Container Terminal by 2015

Scheduled to be operati-onal by 2015, the Vizhinjam International Deepsea Container Terminal project will be completed in three phases.


9.Will the Industry Bottom Out?

The June-September 2010 has been the worst quarter for construction industry. Prolonged monsoon and heavy precipitation have impacted operations of infrastructure projects while governments, both at Centre and states, were slow in awarding new contracts, analyses.