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Self-healing Concrete

Self-healing Concrete

September 16, 2017 By V. Sridhar

Cracks can develop in concrete immediately after curing or after a long period of time. Minor cracks do not impact structural stability. However, larger and deeper cracks expose the concrete as well as the reinforcement steel to atmospheric elements. Over a period of time, it can lead to deterioration of the structure to an extent

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Steel & Construction Update: August 2017

September 2, 2017 By V. Sridhar

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana look plans to digitise land deals with blockchain Andhra Pradesh, Telangana are exploring a switch to blockchain technology to record land deals digitally, bring transparency to a system that is rife with fraud http://www.livemint.com/Technology/saOfWBuUAjvV7lMScGz74J/Andhra-Pradesh-Telangana-look-plans-to-digitise-land-deals.html Developers fear restrictions under RERA could impact sales From 1 August, developers of commercial and residential properties can

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Impact of Real Estate Regulation and Development Act (RERA) on Building Sector

Impact of Real Estate Regulation and Developmen...

August 12, 2017 By V. Sridhar

Here is the latest collection of best reports and articles on the subject. Grant Thornton & FICCI Report http://www.grantthornton.in/globalassets/1.-member firms/india/assets/pdfs/real_estate_regulation-act.pdf KPMG Report https://assets.kpmg.com/content/dam/kpmg/pdf/2016/04/real-estate-construction.pdf CARE Ratings Report http://www.careratings.com/upload/NewsFiles/SplAnalysis/CARE%20on%20RERA.pdf RERA effect: Builders rush to restructure realty projects, business model http://www.livemint.com/Companies/5eLvdDpm9KSQlTT64hdmcL/RERA-effect-Builders-rush-to-restructure-realty-projects-b.html RERA impact: Small developers look to partner larger firms to revive stalled projects http://www.livemint.com/Politics/2izLBw3qr7BSZzujQA9YaP/RERA-impact-Small-developers-look-to-partner-with-larger-fi.html RERA effect: Builders

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Steel & Construction Update: July 2017

August 1, 2017 By V. Sridhar

GST to make steel sector more organized Steel industry says with the goods and services tax (GST) rollout unorganized players in the sector will have to move to organized form of doing business http://www.livemint.com/Industry/W5WkXu6ihF9Hgy7oLfWeFJ/GST-to-make-steel-sector-more-organized.html  RERA likely to impact performance of developers in FY18: ICRA ICRA says RERA in the short-term may pose challenges for developers,

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Are Commercial Buildings In India At Risk From Fire?

Are Commercial Buildings In India At Risk From ...

July 22, 2017 By V. Sridhar

The recent fire at the Grenfell Tower in London which caused the death of over 75 people has once again put fire safety in the spotlight. What was the cause of the fire? Given the cause, are other buildings all around the world safe? Are buildings in India safe from a similar incident? These are

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Steel & Construction Update: June 2017

July 1, 2017 By V. Sridhar

GST rate on construction sector hiked to 18% The government hikes the GST rate for the construction sector to 18% from 12%, but removed land value from computation of tax liability http://www.livemint.com/Politics/qXjXUYlfdySJkjcY0K02KI/GST-rate-on-construction-sector-hiked-to-18.html India ‘bright spot’ for global steel output growth: report India is seen as a ‘bright spot’ for the global steel production growth on

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Steel & Construction Update: May 2017

June 7, 2017 By V. Sridhar

First Private InvIT aims to raise $400 million by July IL&FS is seeking to raise as much as $400 million within the next six weeks through a private sale of units in an infrastructure investment trust to pare debt and fund new projects. http://www.livemint.com/Money/sCb925pkImFabAGgiEvTbJ/First-Private-InvIT-aims-to-raise-400-million-by-July.html 15 firms in fray to set up cement units near NTPC’s

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3D Printed Skyscraper: The Dream May Soon Be a ...

May 27, 2017 By V. Sridhar

In one of the earlier posts of Horizon, we had discussed how 3D printing is being used to develop scale models of projects, across the world and in India. You can read more about the article here: http://horizonforum.in/3d-printing-technology-in-construction. The same article had highlighted that 3D printing is now being seriously considered for other applications such

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3D Printed Skyscraper: The Dream May Soon Be a Reality
Transparent Aluminum: Possible Replacement for Bulletproof Glass?

Transparent Aluminum: Possible Replacement for ...

May 20, 2017 By V. Sridhar

ALON® or Aluminum Oxynitride or Transparent Aluminum is an advanced ceramic. Despite being transparent, it is extremely hard and durable. One of the most popular references of this advanced material was in the Star Trek series, where it is called as Transparent Aluminum. The current usage of ALON is mainly in the defense sector, for

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Steel & Construction Update: April 2017

May 5, 2017 By V. Sridhar

Architecture firm Morphogenesis blends the traditional with the modern With a new monograph to celebrate 20 years of their practice, Manit and Sonali Rastogi of leading architectural firm Morphogenesis look forward to breaking new ground http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/XOIpDqpAX1ZwI71iS8jD3H/In-kinship-with-the-past.html RIL partners with Germany’s Resysta for natural fiber polymer The partnership with Resysta International will provide RIL with exclusive

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