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IIT-Roorkee, Dehradun Smart City sign MoU for city's makeover

The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R), has signed a MoU with Dehradun Smart City to improve public transport, traffic management and drainage system design in the Uttarakhand capital


Why are contractors exiting highway projects?

Five construction companies recently exited eight highway projects


HOW SAFE ARE OUR BUILDINGS?

With countless buildings on the verge of collapse across the country, CW speaks to industry experts to find what it takes to keep our structures stronger, and safer.


Why are buildings not protected from fire outbreaks?

Recently, 20 students were killed after a major fire broke out in Surat


Are buildings designed for seismic performance?

Observed performance of RC buildings is highly unsatisfactory


Tips for India to build safe buildings

CW records a few suggestions from the industry on changes required


How safe are our buildings?

Building collapses are often related to planning, design and material


Why are Buildings not Protected from Fire Outbreaks?

Among the most recent reports, 20 students were killed and several injured after a major fire broke out – triggered by a short circuit – at a coaching centre in Sarthana area of Surat.


Are Buildings Designed for Seismic Performance?

A survey reported by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has found that in the past 25 years, over 25,000 human fatalities were caused primarily by the collapse of buildings during earthquakes (2015).


Signature Move!

India’s first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge, the 575-m-long Signature Bridge worth `8.88 billion will reduce commuting time and serve as a tourist hotspot.


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