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1.Reuse Plastic, Repair Potholes

Build stronger, better quality roads at a cheaper cost


2.State of the roof coatings market in India

Which roof coatings are doing best and why?


3.PRIME COATING

TechnoNICOL India has launched Bitumen Prime Coating, a combination of oil bitumen and specially selected organic solvents. It has high penetration ability and short drying time.


4.Take a look at advanced techniques for highway construction launched by GRT

Global Road Technology India’s operation has announced it has commenced road works on NH-2 using its advanced recycling technology with Foamed Bitumen. GRT is working with lead contractor Soma Enterprises under their concessionaire subsidiary, Soma-Isolux to rehabilitate approximately 74 km of damaged pavement in the state of Bihar.


5.The ideal solution to Prevent water ingress

Swapnil Deshmukh, Manager-Marketing, Chembond Chemicals, shares solutions to prevent ingress of water in a building during the monsoons.


6.The tide is turning

Projects commissioned in the country reached a record high of Rs 4.6 lakh crore in FY2016, according to CMIE.


7.Long-term deals with cement companies

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is looking at entering into long-term contracts with cement majors across the country to purchase the construction material at a lower cost and shift to concrete roads, which are seen to be more durable although they cost more than those made using bitumen.


8.Nanotech roads

A report by the Planning Commission says that the Indian Government is spending Rs 21,700 crore on maintaining roads every year. This includes 3.5 lakh km of roads under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) and non PMGSY of 25.2 lakh km.


9.Rugged pavers

PK JAIN and ABHISHEK MITTAL elaborate on the growing use of bitumen emulsion technologies for the construction and maintenance of roads. Flexible pavements constitute over 90 per cent of the total road network in India. Hot mix asphalt (HMA) is generally used for the construction of the base


10.Industry wishlist

Downward pressure on margins, availability of funds and slow moving order books - these summarise the performance of the construction and building sector in 2013. Going forward, faster execution of projects and seamless flow of funds into the sector hold the key to a positive outlook of this sector.