Precast & Prefab Technology

Post COVID-19, the world of construction will undoubtedly undergo a transformation. Besides, skilled labour – even before the migrants labour issue due to the pandemic-led lockdown – has been a never-ending menace in India’s construction industry. The industry currently absorbs roughly 68 million people, of whom more than 90 per cent are deployed in building construction. Over 80 per cent of those employed in building and construction are minimally skilled, according to this report.

Evidently, this paucity of skills – which hits the construction industry in many ways – requires prefabricated or modular construction and precast that can help accelerate projects. Here’s why! Precast can work parallel onsite and offsite, and the developer is saved from allocating separate land area and providing material, labour and other associated activities. While there are many advantages of prefabricated and precast technologies, they mainly save time, assure better quality, and is sustainable in nature.

The concept of prefabrication is indeed gaining prominence in the industry. Its entry has paved the way for innovation with technologically-advanced construction and design methods. What’s more, this technology can be used for all kinds of construction: High-rises, low-rises, villas and mass townships. According to the Prefabricated Buildings Market Report, the industry is expected to reach US$ 135,945.6 million by 2023. The global prefabricated buildings market is expected to grow at a rapid rate, with the commercial segment dominating it at present.

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

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Resetting Real Estate in Gujarat

The Gujarat Real Estate industry has also suffered a big blow as has the rest of the country on account of the pandemic. Recently, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani unveiled a Rs 140 billion rescue plan for the industries and businesses. Some reliefs have been provided for real estate too including a Rs 1,000 crore allocation as subsidy for an estimated 160,000 affordable houses in the state including Rs 525 crore of interest subsidy on loans upto Rs 2.5 lakhs availed by shop owners and small business owners. Apart from this, Rs 350 crore allocation for 100,000 homeless tribal workers as beneficiaries of concrete houses in their native villages.

But there are multiple issues affecting the industry. To discuss the issues and bring them to the attention of the authorities, Construction World, India's largest circulated construction business magazine is hosting a webinar RESETTING REAL ESTATE IN GUJARAT on 24th June 2020.

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

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Is Indian technical textiles industry ready for a global play?

While COVID 19 posed challenges to all industries, Indian manufacturers of technical textiles, which find usage across industrial sectors, converted this crisis into opportunity by scaling up negligible production of PPE kits to over 2 lakh units per day in a short duration of time. So, can companies replicate this success in the other segments of the sector?

To answer this and other questions, The Indian Textile Journal (ITJ) is organising a webinar on technical textiles and will discuss the following points:

  • How technical textiles industry rose to the occasion amid COVID 19 pandemic
  • India’s standing in the global technical textile market
  • Key challenges faced by technical textile manufacturers
  • New opportunities before Indian technical textiles industry
  • Will COVID 19 give a fillip to the technical textiles sector beyond Protech & Meditech segments?

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr.Avinash Mayekar

MD & CEO, Suvin Advisors Pvt Ltd.

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The new Metro Life-Line

"Metro rail networks stretching over 1,500 km, including rapid rail transit system (RRTS) projects, are being proposed to be laid over the next 5 years across various cities. The proposed Rs 3-trillion expenditure on these projects comprised central and state government equity, apart from funding by other agencies. Over the past 5 years, metro projects totalling 877 km were put in the pipeline in 27 cities, of which 400 km have already been laid and the work on the remaining sections is underway. With funding for most metro projects already available, Indian cities had one project which was taking the country by storm when the pandemic hit like a speed breaker. Now metro construction has been given a green light. Experts will discuss during this webinar organised by Construction World/ Infrastructure Today, the restarting of metro projects on which billions are riding."

This webinar is supported by our Gold Partner:

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

Panelists:

Building Safety & Efficiency

Recent events have indicated that building fires have continued to devastate cities whether in Mumbai or Dubai. Safety is a prime concern due to COVID19 crisis today. Building efficiency too would play a major role especially as building maintenance, electricity and water charges are going to be under the scanner due to cost consciousness. How would real estate, building design and planning change Post-COVID19?

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

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Will PM Modi's economic package revive Indian businesses?

The country has been reeling under heavy economic stress due to the Covid-19 driven lockdown. The impact has put core sectors into a downward spiral, including Construction Projects, Construction Equipment, MSME businesses and more!

PM Modi recently announced a 20 Lakh Crore stimulus for the economy, committing as much as 10% of the GDP amount to address the financial stress. Will PM Modi's relief package rescue India?

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

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Is digitalisation cost-effective for SMEs

The current Covid-19 situation is paving way for the SME’s to garner knowledge and innovate new methods of connecting with prospects and generating business relevant leads. India’s Largest Circulated SME Magazine, Industrial Products Finder, reaches to SMEs and MSMEs across 600 cities.

What topics will be covered in the Webinar?

  • Advantage of digitalization across manufacturing, distribution, sales & marketing and etc.
  • Challenges before SMEs while adopting digital technologies
  • Tips for SMEs to cost-effective adopt digital technologies/Strategy to be adopted by SMEs while adopting digitalization
  • Will Covid-19 episode fasten the process of digitalization?

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mrs.Priyanka Padode

Digital Head, Industrial Product Finder.

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Smartening Port Conclave

Amidst all this, the revamped port community system(PCS), the National Single Window is expected to connect and provide real time information to stakeholders on a single platform. Other measures include web based e-forms and direct port delivery, installation of container scanners and radio frequency identification-based systems for gate automation, digitalisation of land records.

port services have been brought under the ‘essential services list’, some vessels which came alongside berths have encountered difficulties in carrying out cargo operations as only 20-25% of the total workforce were present. There is also a shortage of trucks, which is badly affecting cargo evacuation alongside berths and at storage yards. Huge backlogs of containers building up at key Indian gateways such as Nhava Sheva, Mundra and Chennai, forwarders warned that over the next month port congestion in some parts of the world would lead to shortages of equipment elsewhere and create significant liabilit issues for shippers globally. The National Infrastructure Pipeline has proposed Rs 1.02 trillion to be spent on this sector by 2025. Discussing the way forward Infrastructure Today/ Construction World is hosting a webinar with experts on the subject."

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

Panelists:

Construction Technologies Post Covid-19

The world of construction too will undergo a transformation with COVID19. Construction equipment will now not only have to provide for safety features that it has incorporated so far, but automation would be now an essential feature of the fleet. Precast factories would serve the needs better than traditional concrete mixes on site. Safety gear, masks, sanitisers, infra red thermometers, disinfectants would be part of the arsenal. Drone technology would become hugely necessary too. To view the scenario experts from the industry discuss on the webinar being organised by Construction World.

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

Panelists:

Restarting Manufacturing Procees Post-Lock Down on May 5th by Industrial Product Finder

The Lock Down is likely to be eased in 40% of the country soon. It is time to examine how do we get going post-Lock Down as the enemy, COVID19, is still lurking around. Experts will discuss - Precautions to be taken by companies while starting their manufacturing plant - How to tackle supply and distribution side challenges - Right strategy for logistics and warehouse management

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

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Re-inventing India’s export strategy

Covid 19 pandemic will have big impact on merchandise exports in 2020. Even before the lockdown, India’s merchandise exports declined by 1.5% between April 2019-Feb 2020 compared to the same period last year.

As Indian exporters wait for some meaningful dole-out, Industrial Products Finder (IPF) magazine will host a webinar - “Re-inventing India’s export strategy” - to discuss the following areas:

  • Impact of Covid 19 on India’s merchandise exports
  • Policies and schemes of the government to lift exports
  • Funding options available for exporters
  • Opportunities for engineering exports: Countries and products
  • Is there a silver lining for exporters due to Covid 19 (as MNCs may like to move away from China)?

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

Panelists:

Reweaving the success story of the textile industry amid Covid 19 pandemic

The webinar will highlight the effect of Covid 19 on the textile industry and growth strategies for the future. It will broadly cover following areas:

  • Impact of Covid 19 on the textile industry
  • Probable solutions before the industry to reduce the impact
  • Post Covid 19 recovery strategy (with respect to processes to be adopted for business/finance, exports, technology, supply chain, etc)
  • How to take advantage of new opportunities after Covid 19

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

Panelists:

How Asian Cities are Coping with Covid 19?

Cities drive economic growth. But with COVID19 the economic engines are in danger. Whether a government locks down a city or minimises its pace by strict rules, the outcome is 'financial disaster'. Cities need to act fast and use its resources well to stem the pandemic so that they can go back to moving the economic engine. Smart Cities Council India is organising a Webinar on 'How Asian Cities are coping with COVID19' or 'COVID19: Lessons from Asian cities'

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

Panelists:

Webinar Testimonial

I Would like to thank you for an extremely informative and well participated webinar on the road sector today. The viewpoints of all the panelists were very valid given the current situation the economy an in particular the road sector finds itself in and also with regard to the way forward for the road sector. It was good to hear from NHAI spokesperson with regard to their plans for the sector and the challenges being faced by the developers in general and due to the Covid-19 situation.

Keep up the good work and look forward to attending more webinars hosted by you. Thanks once again and stay safe.

Umang Khosla |Assistant Vice President – Business Development, Centrum Capital Limited – Infrastructure Advisory

Roads to Recovery

The National Infrastructure Pipeline released by the government has laid out a spend of Rs 102 trillion on projects over 2020-25. During the period 2008-18 a total of Rs 14 trillion has been spent on roads. While during the fiscals 2020 to 2025, sectors such as roads have been provided 19 per cent allocation amounting to a total spend of Rs 19.63 trillion.

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

Panelists:

Recovery Strategy for SMEs

The negative effect of the new coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic on businesses (globally and in India) is clearly visible as industrial activities have come to a complete standstill. Impact has been severe on SMEs, who operate on tighter credit and cash flow constrain. It is a question of survival for many. While the government has announced some measure to reduce the Covid effect, getting reliable and accurate information about these relief packages and financial support initiatives is equally important. At the same time, SMEs also will have to take steps to survive during these trying times and be ready to take a leap when situation start returning to normal.

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

Panelists:

The Real Estate Challenge

Real Estate could not have been at a worse spot. Cyclically it followed a course of booms and troughs but now the COVID19 pandemic has been a multi whammy of sorts. There is unsold inventory yet to be taken off the shelves, there is an issue of project delays, there are over leveraged balance sheets and there is a whole rising stock of affordable housing. Furthermore, the commercial real estate area is facing the worst onslaught of COVID19 with malls, theatres, offices under Lock Down and the prospects of attracting footfalls seems a pipedream.

The webinar 'The Real Estate Challenge' is powered by JSW Cement

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

Panelists:

Industrial Safety & Security

How Safe are Industrial Workplaces in India?

In India, as part of its reform process, the Union Government is planning to subsume as many as 44 central labour laws in to 4 Labour Codes - on wages, industrial relations, social security and occupational safety, health and working conditions. Critics argue that the proposed Labour Codes overlook workers’ safety as the draft code looks to reduce safety inspections for companies deploying fewer than 500 people.

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

Panelists:

The Architects Challenge

The Supreme Court on 17th March held that Architects Act, 1972 does not prohibit individuals not registered under the Act to undertake the practice of architecture and other cognate activities.The Court has now held that while Section 37 does not bar a person not registered under the Act from carrying out activities related to the profession, it prohibits an unregistered person from using the title of architect. In other words, a person carrying out architectural activities need not be registered with the Council of Architecture (the regulatory body for architects in India).

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

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National Infrastructure Pipeline: The Rs 102 Trillion Opportunity

India is aspiring to become a $5 trillion economy and adequate infrastructure spending is critical. The National Infrastructure Pipeline released by the government has laid out a spend of Rs 102 trillion on projects over 2020-25. Of these, projects worth Rs 42.7 trillion (42%) are under implementation and worth Rs 32.7 trillion (32%) are in the conceptualisation stage, while the rest are under development. During the fiscals 2020 to 2025, sectors such as energy (24%), roads (19 %), urban (16%), and railways (13%) amount to around 70% of the projected capital expenditure in infrastructure in India. With the Centre and states expected to have an equal share of capital expenditure at 39% each to be undertaken in the infrastructure sector; the private sector accounts for 22%. But there are questions on how the government will be able to pull this off. More importantly, where are the opportunities for the private sector? Construction World conducted its first Webinar on 'Infrastructure: National Infrastructure Pipeline - the Rs 102 trillion opportunity' Moderator:

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Speakers

Moderator:

Mr. Pratap Padode

Editor-in-chief, Construction World.

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About the Webinar

Tue,Mar 31,2020

With the Centre and states expected to have an equal share of capital expenditure at 39 per cent each to be undertaken in the infrastructure sector; the private sector accounts for 22 per cent.