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1.Bonded Beauty

Chemicals such as epoxy and mastics enhance the strength - and aesthetic appeal - of natural stone. Natural stones in India have been used in heritage structures since time immemorial. The Taj Mahal in Agra


2.Making it with Marble

Used best as a finishing material, the number of projects executed using marble purely as a construction material are minimal.


3.The Building Doctor

"I believe that in repairs and renovation, we civil engineers are being given a second chance to set things right, to rectify errors committed earlier in buildings that have not been constructed properly wholly or partly for whatever reason," asserts Imran Merchant.


4.Checking in

With demand and supply both increasing at a steady clip, Janaki Krishnamoorthi looks at the changing game of hospitality construction. Atithi devo bhava is an Indian truism we are all too familiar with – the guest is god. For the Indian tourism industry, god truly lies in the details!


5.BPTP, Fairmont sign pact to run upcoming hotel in Noida

In Noida, domestic and international hotel brands vie to grab a share of the traffic going to the Taj Mahal on the Yamuna Expressway. Real estate developer BPTP has roped in Fairmont to run upcoming hotel in Noida. Fairmont is a Canadian luxury hotel operator, which has signed a hotel management contract with BPTP.


6.Bitumen roads around Taj may harm its foundations: ASI

Building bitumen-based roads around the Taj Mahal will harm the foundation of the beautiful monument, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has cautioned on July 15. ASI cautioned the Uttar Pradesh government against carrying out any such infrastructure development project around Taj Mahal. It contended that raising bitumen roads around the 17th century structure could lead to stagnation of water, affecting its foundation.


7.We need someone who will build monuments in our cities as an endeavour of their love for India

Devika Devaiah, author of Orbit Shifting Innovation "Innovation has really obsessed us. Why is it that every time you pick up a global or western reference point? This inspired us to start looking for Indian examples of innovation.


8.Branded Technocrat

Vivek Naik, Managing Director of Apple Chemie India Pvt Ltd, is also the Group Managing Director of Black Cat Enterprises and Asian Grid Consultants.


9.Agra Smart City has an envisaged outlay of Rs 16.99 billion under ABD

Focused on not only preserving the traditional and historic traits of Agra, but also improving those with the help of technology, is one motto being aggressively pursued by Agra Smart City (ASCL), says Arun Prakash, Municipal Commissioner, Agra Municipal Corporation and CEO, Agra Smart City