Dr SHARAD MHAISKAR, Dean, Faculty of Technology, MPSTME, NMIMS, elaborates upon the design and construction of reinforced soil walls. Since the beginning of civilisation, man has been attempting to reinforce materials to construct efficient and economic structures.
The tallest free-standing tower at 634 m, the Tokyo Skytree sets new standards in construction in a seismic zone. Japan´s Tokyo Skytree is an aptly named structure that houses an aquarium, planetarium, and 312 stores and restaurants.
The Rapidwall technique comprises a superstructure of glass fibre-reinforced gypsum construction that is entirely based on prefabricated panels. IIT-Madras is playing host to a house on campus made with Rapidwall technology. Such panel-made houses have been adopted by many countries
Growth and infrastructure have an almost symbiotic relationship. And India being the growth driver, along with China, in recent times, the country's infrastructure is expected to grow manifold in the coming two decades.
Wirtgen India recently launched two new products to its ever growing gamut of equipment. Wirtgen India, known for its wide range of paving equipment presents the latest SP 15 and SP 25 in its collection of pavers.