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nZEB – a baby step towards energy efficiency

Buildings account for 35-40% of the energy consumption and this ratio is bound to remain at the elevated level with urbanisation around the world taking place at a ...
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More needs to be done on ICAP to make it successful

India recently prepared and released a comprehensive Cooling Action Plan for the country and in the course became one of the first countries in the world to do ...
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Back to the future on the building front

A group of architects have taken to older construction techniques for the future of sustainable housing in the country. They meld techniques, modern science and natural materials for ...
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Is development a foul word in heritage dictionary? 

Heritage sites include buildings, monuments, gardens, cemeteries, landscapes and archaeological sites and each one of these places has a story of their own to tell. The story may ...
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Menace of fake architects

Whenever we speak about the architects the first thing and perhaps the only thing that occurs to our mind is that of design. No doubt an architect is ...
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Realty sector sops – more action needed

Last week Union Cabinet announced another set of measures, this time specifically for real estate sector, that too for the Affordable and Middle-Income Housing sector. This follows the ...
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Will AI kill architecture profession?

It is said that almost half of all the work done by humans can eventually be taken over by a high intelligence computer. No doubt, Artificial Intelligence (AI) ...
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2030 Buildings – Innovation for Sustainable Development

By 2030, the will be roughly 8.5 billion people living on our planet with over 60 per cent inhabiting towns and cities.  As of 2018, India has a ...
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MES – India’s military construction agency

The Military Engineer Services (MES) is lesser known but the only construction agency in the country which carries out all construction related tasks of defence ministry like construction ...
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DDN will be Aadhar of your household

This might not have created same kind of euphoria or debate that Aadhar number was able to create when it was launched, a few years ago. But be ...
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