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1.The High Life

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

2.Tall Buildings: An Overseas Perspective

Going up’ is the buzzword for realty firms in land-starved Mumbai, which is witnessing increasing demand for high-end residential and niche mixed-use properties.

3.We need in India both the hardware and software of development

Dr Shashi Tharoor straddles several worlds of experience. Chief Guest at the 9th Construction World Annual Awards 2011, he reflects on the challenges and reforms needed in the industry.

4.Tall Buildings Summit

The summit touched upon various technologies, best practices and issue of sustainability in tall buildings across the world. Tall buildings have taken the country and the world by storm – an ideal example being Burj Khalifa in the UAE and Lodha World One coming up in Mumbai,

5.It is all about planning cities and not just codes

Kevin Brass, Public Affairs Manager & Journal Editor, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. He is an advocate of quality development. Whether it is tall or small structures, Kevin Brass believes in high-quality, sustainable, smart and efficient projects. Public Affairs Manager and Journal Editor of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), he has spent more than a decade chronicling the development of tall buildings and urban centres world over.

6.Scaling New Heights

Located in Frankfurt, Germany, and designed by Sauerbruch Hutton architects, KfW Westarkade was recently awarded the 2011 Overall 'Best Tall Building Worldwide' by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

7.Higher FSI norms and requirement of open spaces by MoEF....

The high-rise committee has defined a tall building as any building with a height of 70 m or above. Indeed, going vertical seems to be the new mantra for developers in mega cities. Dinesh Dubey, General Manager - Projects, SD Corporation speaks to CW about his views on developing tall structures along with the diverse construction aspects of the landmark tall structure in Mumbai, The Imperial.

8.High time

This is perhaps one of the earliest references to man's ambition to build tall. However, at the risk of sounding blasphemous, getting to the top of the aforementioned Tower of Babel would have proved to be impractical till 1853

9.ThyssenKrupp's TWIN elevator

With the continuing construction boom in India, buildings are getting taller and owners are placing greater demands on their elevators to provide increasing passenger transportation capacity.

10.We expect the market for tall buildings to expand rapidly

Capacit´e Infraprojects Ltd is an ISO-9001:2008, ISO-14001:2004 and OHSAS-18001:2007 certified company. Rahul Katyal, Managing Director, Capacit´e Infraprojects Ltd, shares his view on the tall building scenario in the country.

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