She belongs to Himachal Pradesh, a state famous for its natural beauty. "One can breathe there without hesitation," affirms Mala Singh, while accepting with dejection that this does not apply to the whole of India.
Buildings today are complex concatenations of structures, systems and technology. Smart buildings go well beyond just using smart materials and protocols and look beyond the building equipment within their four walls.
Mumbai is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the country. Among them, located near Mumbai International Airport, is the stylish and eco-friendly JW Marriott Sahar, a five- star luxury hotel that recently received the IGBC LEED Gold rating with 66 points in the final certification review.
In any multi-storey high-rise building, many being mixed-use in nature, here is the question inevitably asked: ´Is this building correctly elevatored with adequate number and correct type of lifts?´ Amit Maitra, Managing Director, Lerch Bates, explains the planning and latest advancements in elevators for high-rise buildings
Dr Prem C Jain is a business entrepreneur who founded Spectral Services Consultants (now an AECOM company) in 1980, with a mission to provide energy-efficient, fire-safe, fully coordinated mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) services design for all varieties of planned buildings in India. A recipient of numerous awards and honours, Dr Jain is listed in Marquis Who´s Who in Asia (Marquis, USA, 2007) and Marquis Who´s Who in Science & Engineering (Marquis, USA, 2000ûpresent), as well as among T