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1.Tall Buildings: An Overseas Perspective

Going up’ is the buzzword for realty firms in land-starved Mumbai, which is witnessing increasing demand for high-end residential and niche mixed-use properties.


2.Building Code of India to be ready by March

Chairman of CII Indian Green Building Council Prem C Jain has said that the approach to sustainability document for the National Building Code of India will be ready for release by March.


3.To your health!

With India running short of hospital beds, developers are pulling out all the stops to bridge the gap. But constructing a first-class hospital comes with its own unique set of challenges,


4.For me, practicing green is more than a profession, it is worship

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.


5.Review and revise

The purpose of the National Building Code (NBC) 2005 is to regulate the commercial and residential activities of building and construction in comprehensive and wholesome manners.


6.High Success

CW looks into the role of a high-rise committee and code in building tall buildings in India, along with case studies that lay emphasis on measures to ensure speedier construction.


7.Sm@rt Buildings Summit 2015

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.


8.Eco-Star

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.


9.Vertical Transportation equipment being the lifeline of any tall building

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


10.We hope to achieve a green footprint of 10 billion sq ft in the next eight years

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