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1.Supporting Structures

The Indian formwork and scaffolding industry continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace.


2.Hettich Forum

A building with a neutral energy balance, the Hettich Forum is a shining example of sustainable, future-proof building design.


3.DDA's housing projects for weaker section hits green hurdle

The mega plan to construct over 15,000 prefabricated dwelling units for economically weaker sections of Delhi Development Authority at Dwarka, Narela and Rohini has hit a green hurdle.


4.The High Life

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


5.Porta'ble Living

Lesser time to install or erect compared to conventional structures, has increased the demand for Satec Porta Cabins across the world.


6.Down to Earth!

Although reinforced earth has been used in various projects worldwide since 1966, the concept took some time to take root in India. Geosynthetics was introduced in India only in the late 1990s.


7.Liebherr mobile cranes erect Mexico highway

One Liebherr LTM 1500-8.1 and two Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 mobile wheeled cranes are being used to erect a 21 km elevated highway made entirely of prefabricated concrete elements in Mexico


8.A case for industrialised construction

Offsite technologies facilitating industrialised construction are immensely popular overseas. Is the adoption of these gathering momentum in India? Charu Bahri explores further. Offsite technologies present one of the biggest opportunities to the construction industry world over.


9.Green Tree Homes & Ventures takes up prefab construction

Green Tree Homes & Ventures, a Chennai-based real estate developer, is getting into manufacture of prefabricated structures for residential projects. Green Tree Homes has floated a separate company, Town & Tower Systems to offer the complete range of products and services including designing precast friendly residential structures, said Pon Ravichandran, Directore, Green Tree.


10.Tower Power

While realtors are enjoying the power of tower cranes, vendors are awaiting the revival of the infrastructure market. Elections are over. The new Government has assumed office. But construction equipment markets are yet to pick up.