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New building code for energy efficiency in Andhra Pradesh The state government will soon come out with new building code for energy efficiency. Andhra Pradesh was the first...

According to officials, the new code will help reduce pollution and save power. Chief secretary Anil Chandra Punetha on Sunday reviewed the proposed energy conservation guidelines with senior officials. Punetha has directed the officials to focus on energy security and help achieve 20 to 22% energy savings through energy conservation building code-complied buildings. “All commercial buildings in the capital region...

Control room opened for ‘sand crisis’ in Dakshina Kannada gets no calls The control room opened to solve the issue of a shortage of sand in Dakshina Kannada...

The Dakshina Kannada district administration opened a control room to help people who faced difficulties in procuring sand for construction of houses and other buildings in the district, a month ago. The control room was opened at the deputy commissioner’s office building to arrange sand for construction work, in case people complain about a shortage of sand. The initiative was...

GujaratRERA has approved 4,691 projects since May 2017: Amarjit Singh, Chairman Since May 2017, the Gujarat Real Estate Regulatory Authority (GRERA) has approved a total of 4,691 real...

These approvals constitute 85% of the projects that have reached the GRERA office, according to RERA chairman Amarjit Singh. He added that 75% of projects are on track. Singh was speaking at a seminar on ‘Mobility-led Urban Development’ at the Vibrant Gujarat summit in Gandhinagar. Nearly 50% of GRERA approved projects, which is 2,326 projects, are residential, while 1,542 are in...

Lenders can move insolvency plea against guarantor without initiating CIRP for defaulting companies: NCLAT The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has held that the lenders of defaulting companies...

A three member bench of the appellate tribunal in a judgement said that corporate guarantors are also financial creditors. “We hold that it is not necessary to initiate Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process against the principal borrower before initiating ‘Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process’ against the corporate guarantors. “Without initiating any CIRP against the principal borrower, it is always open to the financial...

Sahara Group’s 500-acre plot in Mumbai may open-up for development with diluted CRZ norms The Sahara Groupcould be the biggest beneficiary of the Centre’s new, diluted Coastal Regulation...

The 106-acre sprawl at Pahadi in Goregaon (West) controlled by the Lucknow-based conglomerate is part of a 500-acre parcel which belongs to the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Group. Construction industry sources said almost one-third of Sahara’s portion near the creek fell under CRZ, where no construction is permitted. However, the new CRZ rules, which have still to be notified by the state...

Disaster Management at Upper Anicut in Cauvery River Basin Near Thiruchirapalli – A Unique Experience in Tamil Nadu

Dr. R. Ilangovan M.E., PhD., VICE CHAIRMAN, Tamil Nadu Water Resources Development Cell PWD Chennai-600005IntroductionOn 22nd August night around 8.30 pm few Tamil Television news channels scrolled the news “ Eight shutters of Upper Anicut collapsed at Mukkombu (Called as Melanai in Tamil) in Tamil Nadu and water is flowing waste to Sea via River Coleroon (Flood Carrier River) without use...

Caterpillar Launches Its Next Generation 20-Ton Excavator Portfolio with Improved Productivity

Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, announced the launch of its Next Generation Excavators Cat 320D3 and Cat 323D3 from its Thiruvallur manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu, India. After a successful launch of four products in December 2017, Caterpillar India today announced the launch of its Next Generation 20-ton size class excavators, Cat 320D3 and Cat...

Case Range of Machines

CASE 752EX Vibratory Tandem Compactor The CASE 752EX is equipped with a fuel-efficient FPT engine that deliver76 HP at 2200 rpm and torque of 332 Nm at 1300 rpm. This new-generation engine – developed by CNH Industrial subsidiary FPT Industrial, the world-leading manufacturer of engines, transmissions and powertrains – provides outstanding performance, fast response times, and best-in-class fuel economy. The...

BKT to Display Its High Performance Off The Road (OTR) and Industrial Tires at Bauma Conexpo India Show

Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), India’s leading manufacturer of off-highway tires will participate in the upcoming Bauma Conexpo India Show, an influential trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles between December 11 and 14. The key products on display will include BKT’s line up of Industrial and Construction tires, Forklift tires, Loader tires, and...

Rough weather in Malaysia hits import of river sand to Chennai for 45 days Rough weather conditions in Malaysia have hit supply of imported river sand in Chennai....

Sources at Kamarajar Port in Ennore said that import of river sand has been delayed due to monsoon and cyclonic conditions in Malaysia. “Vessels carrying river sand must ferry from river to the harbour. The movement has been affected because of heavy rain in the country,” a port official said. Sources said that only 30,000 tonnes of sand could...

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Tensile and Versatile

Steel is known for its stiffness, high durability capacity and toughness which makes it a go to and safe construction material for builders. BY BINDU...

High Above the Ground

The dip in real estate is allowing tower cranes to flourish in the infrastructure segment. BY TEAM CW Tower cranes have ubiquitous across skylines in most...

Long Lasting Wonder

High Pressure Laminate (HPL) are cost-effective and enhance the thermal performance of a building. BY TEAM CW High Pressure Laminate or HPL is the direct descendent...

Road Runners

New rules for road construction, novel methods and maintenance responsibilities has pushed contractors to build better roads & highways. BY JAYASHREE KINI MENDES Development of roads...

Regular checks on under construction high-rises in Chennai High-rise buildings with a height...

This is a key feature of the Tamil Nadu Combined Development and Building Rules, 2019, five years after an 11-storeyed tower under construction collapsed...