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1.Clean, Green Glass!

'Extreme' seems to be the only constant as far as temperature is concerned. And in the construction field, temperature swings have deeper implications than choosing the right outfit for the weather: a warmer exterior demands that the cooler interior be intensified and vice versa.

2.Airports Design And Build

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3.30 firms to participate at construction expo in Kuwait

About 30 leading Indian companies will be participating at ´The Big 5 Kuwait´ to be held in Kuwait.

4.Bind it!

Used in construction, dispersible polymer powders are binders that determine the essential performance and processing properties of building materials. In the past, many materials have been introduced in the market to ease the construction process.

5.Equipment Rally

Reports suggest that India´s construction sector will grow at 7-8 per cent each year over the next decade following the election of a new government. According to Wilfried Theissen, Managing Director, Putzmeister Concrete Machines Pvt Ltd,

6.The High Life

Building vertical is no game - it requires the right materials, equipment, technology and design and engineering expertise to get it right.

7.Filling the Voids

In the first of CW’s series of features dedicated to showcasing experiences with building materials, Cyrus K Pithawala, Director, Hiranandani Group of Companies, tells us about his own pioneering use of fly ash.

8.ACC February sales up 17 per cent

Cement maker ACC reported a 17 per cent increase in sales for the month of February to 2 mn tonne.

9.The Cost Crunch

Suddenly and silently, the price of construction has gone up dramatically in India. Construction World speaks to contractors, developers and building material majors to find out why and assess the implications for the industry and end-users.

10.Lafarge to set up research centre

French cement major Lafarge Group's research arm and the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) will soon join hands to conduct research programmes on concrete.