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Rust Removal From TMT Rebars

January 7, 2016 By V. Sridhar

Sometimes, despite best efforts, TMT rebars get rusted due to constant exposure to humid air or water. Rusting of TMT rebars can affect its performance. Further, it can affect the rib pattern on the TMR rebars that aid in gripping them to concrete. Rusting should not be confused with scaling on the surface (usually referred

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Steel & Construction Update: December 2015

December 31, 2015 By V. Sridhar

Uttam Galva to partner Posco for steel plant South Korean giant to help Uttam Galva build a new unit in Maharashtra; construction is expected to start in 2016 http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Uttam-Galva-to-partner-Posco-for-steel-plant.html SAIL loses its competitive edge over peers as iron ore price falls When ore prices are high, SAIL has an edge over peers; when prices fall,

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Steel & Construction Update: November 2015

December 10, 2015 By V. Sridhar

Strategic restructuring option on the table at Essar Steel Creditors may consider conversion of debt into equity under the SDR route should the company not succeed in monetizing assets or bring on board a strategic investor http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Essar-Steel-bankers-pushing-to-convert-debt-to-equity.html S&P sees some Indian steel makers cutting output, slowing ramp-ups Mills with high costs may cut output and

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Plastic Formworks

November 27, 2015 By Priyanka Gupta

What are formworks? Formworks (or Forms) are an arrangement of wooden boards, bolts, etc., used to shape reinforced concrete while it is setting. They are also known as Shuttering. The conventional formworks are made of wood or metals like steel or aluminum. Functions: 1. Forms mould the concrete to desired size and shape and control

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World Architecture Festival, 2015

November 19, 2015 By V. Sridhar

World Architecture Festival is one of the leading architectural events in the world. (For more details, do visit https://www.worldarchitecturefestival.com). The 2015 festival took place in Singapore in early November. One of the key highlights of the festival is the architectural awards program, considered by many to be among the most prestigious in the world. The

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Steel & Construction Update: October 2015

November 2, 2015 By V. Sridhar

Canadian pension fund looking to invest $2 bn in affordable housing: Fadnavis Fadnavis said he expects around 3 lakh units in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region to be available by next year http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Canadian-Pension-fund-looking-to-invest-2-bn-in-affordable.html Japanese realty firm Daiwa invests in VBHC While both the parties refused to disclose the amount of investment, they said the funds raised

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Steel & Construction Update: September 2015

September 30, 2015 By V. Sridhar

IVRCL creditors pushing for strategic debt restructuring http://www.livemint.com/Companies/IVRCL-creditors-pushing-for-strategic-debt-restructuring.html NCR builders allege cartelization, boycott UltraTech, Lafarge India http://www.livemint.com/Companies/NCR-builders-allege-cartelization-boycott-UltraTech-Lafarg.html Lenders take over Visa Steel under SDR rules http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Lenders-take-over-Visa-Steel-under-SDR-rules.html Tata Steel sells Tata Motors shares worth Rs 2,500 crore http://www.livemint.com/Money/Tata-Steel-to-sell-shares-up-to-Rs1250-crore-in-Tata-Motors.html Mahindra Auto Steel opens new factory near Pune http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Mahindra-Auto-Steel-opens-new-factory-near-Pune.html India imposes 20% import duty on some steel products

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Architects: Which Twitter Handles To Follow?

September 30, 2015 By V. Sridhar

Following leading twitter handles is a good way to stay up to date with the latest information on architecture. We sifted through various Twitter handles and came up with 10 that might be useful for you. Have a look and we hope that you find something useful. 1. ArchDaily @ArchDaily ~ 262,000 followers as of

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Best Mobile/Tablet Apps for Architects & I...

September 30, 2015 By V. Sridhar

Look into a pocket or open a bag belonging to an architect or interior decorator and invariably one would find a smartphone or tablet or both (even multiples of both!). Software developers focusing on architects and interior decorators have introduced many interesting mobile applications to assist architects and interior decorators do their work better. Some

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Monsoons & TMT Rebars

September 30, 2015 By V. Sridhar

The rainy season for Tamil Nadu will begin soon. We have compiled a quick guide indicating ideal storage practices that will keep TMT rebars from deteriorating. Storage Guidelines for TMT Rebars Direct exposure of TMT rebars to water should be avoided. It is recommended that TMT rebars be stored in a covered yard. Covering with

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