As an immediate response to COVID-19, several smart cities leveraged smart solutions and facilities that were implemented as part of the 100 smart cities programme. Deloitte, in its recent report, “India Smart Cities’ COVID-19 Response”, highlights that the tactical use of Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCCs), coupled with data analysis seen to have enabled effective governance and administration to control COVID-19 and put in place a disaster response and recovery strategy.
Global construction technology leader Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) has recently announced a strategic partnership between Tekla Structures - Trimble’s flagship product and Metal Building Software (MBS), the globally leading software for the Metal Building Industry. Under this alliance, the two companies have built an exclusive link between MBS and Tekla Structures that delivers a full Building Information Modeling (BIM) process for all metal buildings.
Amidst controlled new housing launches, the residential sales-to-supply ratio has improved to 1.36 currently, as against 0.63 in 2014, reveals the FICCI-ANAROCK report Indian Housing Sector: Disrupted, Transformed & Recovering released at the 14th Annual FICCI Real Estate Summit 2020 on September 18, 2020. The improvement in this critical ratio is indicative of sustained future growth for the housing sector.
On this 74th Independence Day, economies world over seem to be in the throes of a crisis. Britain has announced that it has slipped into a deep recession. All global economies are set to contract into negative territories.