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1.Concrete King

It’s rare to find a man so passionate about his work – Ganesh Kamat, Technical Advisor, Ganaka Engineers & Architects, is so seeped in construction that concrete could well be his middle name! A strong proponent of the reinforced concrete block (RCB) method of construction, he elaborates on its merits for a good 50 minutes in the span of an hour


2. A Salute to Excellence

What lies beneath is usually ignored – this is as true for construction as it is for life. While architects, buil-ders and developers receive their share of plaudits, the role of the civil engineer, who lies at the core of any project, often goes unrecognised.


3.Ennore´s Kamarajar Port plans expansion

Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL) at Ennore plans to upgrade its cargo handling capacity from the existing 30 mn tonne


4.GMR´s plant commences production

A super critical coal-based thermal power plant at Raikheda in Chhattisgarh has commenced electricity generation.


5.SLSWCA approves 2 projects

State Level Single Window Clearance Authority (SLSWCA) has approved two proposals including the GMR Kamalang Energy capacity expansion and the Maa Durga thermal power project at Tangi.


6.Cargo traffic up 4.6% in major ports

Barring New Mangalore Port Trust and Haldia Dock Complex, all other major seaports in the country registered a positive growth in traffic volume from April to October 2014.


7.Kamarajar Port to develop SEZ or FTZ

Kamarajar Port Ltd (formerly known as Ennore Port) has plans to develop a special economic zone (SEZ) or free trade zone (FTZ) on 650-acre in its vicinity.


8.Light at the end of the tunnel

With a stable government in place, the equipment industry is hopeful of a speedy revival. The slowdown in infrastructure development, a major driver for the construction equipment industry, had resulted in reduced demand in recent years.


9.7,000 km of highways to be awarded by June 2010

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, has lowered the target for awarding national highway contracts to 7,000 km by June from the earlier target of 12,000 km.


10.The Chill Factor

Growing urbanisation is fuelling the construction of retail, hospitality and commercial properties and, in turn, expanding the market for HVAC systems in India. The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE)