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This world will never be the same

COVID-19 has shaken our confidence and has hit a big blow to our pride. We may regain our confidence over a period of time but it’s true that ...
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Are we really interested in protecting our culture?

Identity of the nation and its people are recognised by its culture. Culture plays an important role in establishing the uniqueness of a country especially in these times ...
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Construction Management as a profession gaining credence

Construction management (CM) is a specialised part of project management that involves overseeing the planning, design, and construction of a project, from its beginning to its end. Since ...
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Unbuilding the built ones

Just as man never thinks about his mortality, an architect or a civil engineer never thinks about the life span of the structure he designs or builds. It’s ...
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Will wood disrupt the way we build our homes?

Recently, France’s government declared that any new public construction projects financed by the state must contain at least 50% wood or other organic materials like hemp or straw ...
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Will Indian buildings become energy efficient in one decade?

Climate change is the price which developing nations like India have to pay for the historical excesses of the developed nations. But we have moved far away from ...
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US may start TRUMPeting over classical architecture

A draft executive order that surfaced recently in USA with the working title of “Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again” is hogging the limelight nowadays. If the draft becomes ...
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Will smart cities make any difference to your life?

Smart Cities Mission (SCM) that was launched on 25 June, 2015 for a period of 5 years for promoting cities by selecting 100 cities in four Rounds in ...
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Budget 2021  – Opportunity to put economy on growth track missed

The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman presented her second and decade’s first budget on Saturday amid high expectations from the Government to tackle the ongoing growth stress. However, the ...
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Will FM come out with a path breaking Budget?

This is not the kind of economic situation a Finance Minister would have expected while presenting the Union Budget, least of all a person who is not even ...
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