Oct 31, 2014 08:45 PM
Five years after the CMDA allowed buildings to go above 60 metres, Chennai’s skyline finally begins to look up, finds Vishal Menon Chennai was once home to the tallest building in India — the 15-storied LIC building in 1959. But this record
Oct 31, 2014 08:30 PM
Session on MRTS stresses need to plan transport infrastructure not only for the present needs but also for the future For a city that has a population density of 10,052 per sq. km (according to the 2011 census) and growing industrial activity, it is ess
Oct 31, 2014 08:25 PM
IIM-B plans to expand the Housing Sentiment Index to cover more cities in the country early next year, writes K.A. Martin The Housing Sentiment Index (HSI), an Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B) and Magic Bricks initiative, will be expande
Oct 31, 2014 08:19 PM
We appreciate alternative construction ideas but never implement them in our constructions. What stops the widespread application of eco-friendly designs? Why do we see green technologies far and few? Why do the alternative ideas always stay as the alter
Oct 31, 2014 08:00 PM
Sewage entry through storm-water drain inlet and large-scale presence of solid and liquid waste have to be tackled. The catchment of a lake or a reservoir is the area from which it collects the water that it eventually stores. Across the country many ci
Oct 31, 2014 07:57 PM
Bamboo is not merely a green building material, but is also flexible enough to be moulded into objects of art. Bamboo is emerging as an ideal material for fashioning objects of art and home decoration. Nearly 230 different types of bamboo are found growi
Oct 31, 2014 07:55 PM
* Vidyashankar Hoskere, former secretary general of ACCE(I), says, “On the unfortunate day, Dr. CSV woke up as usual, did his puja, had his breakfast and candidly noticed his own heartbeat turning feeble and even remarked, ‘Maybe I have 15 minu
Oct 31, 2014 07:53 PM
One should be a student for ever, said C.S. Viswanatha, the doyen of civil engineering. Structural wizard Dr. C.S. Viswanatha, the absolute guru to the world of structural and civil engineering, will indeed be missed by the fraternity as the professional
Oct 31, 2014 07:50 PM
Overall growth in the sector will depend on passing the rate reduction to the ultimate buyer. Like the time immemorial debate as to which is first, ‘egg or chicken’, the never ending debate on ‘interest rate leverage’ for economi
Oct 31, 2014 07:46 PM
Get creative accessories from the Garden Store If you are looking at revamping your garden with fun accessories, head to the Garden Store, Alwarpet, and you won’t be disappointed.The store, which is just over a year old, has an array of quirky pots
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