RMC articles

High-rise pumping of concrete is a challenge

High-rise pumping requires proper understanding of concrete

High-rise pumping requires proper understanding of concrete

As urbanization increases, the usage of concrete rises. But it also faces huge challenges especially with regards to high-rise pumping of concrete.

‘Cement roads are better & have longer shelf life’

JSW Cement is one of the leading players in across the Indian cement industry. The company produces three varieties of products: Portland Slag Cement (PSC), Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag cement (GGBFS). Anil Kumar Pillai, Director & CEO – JSW Cement Limited told Sandeep Menezes that the infrastructure growth coupled

‘AAC blocks: Eco-friendly substitute to bricks’

AAC blocks are a certified green building material while also being porous, non-toxic, reusable, renewable and recyclable; therefore Sitaram Saboo feels that it can be used for commercial, industrial and residential construction.   Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Blocks is manufactured using fly ash mixed with cement, lime, water and an aerating agent. The resultant building

‘Growing acceptance of eco-friendly construction materials nationwide.’

Prashant Pitti explains that many companies today are more concerned with the materials used in their buildings – and using green items not only makes the building more sustainable, but will actually save company money on energy costs.   Global warming has led to a rise in demand for innovative industry products in architecture and

‘Investment in infrastructure, housing determines cement consumption’

Wonder Cement, part of the RK Marble Group, is a green field project at Chittorgarh, Rajasthan with present plant capacity of 3.25 million tonnes per annum. The company has around 2500 dealers in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Punjab.     S.M. Joshi – President (Plant), Wonder Cement told Sandeep Menezes

Construction materials market: Future growth & demand drivers

Ans Hariharasudhan states that Indian construction majors are producing materials such as cement, steel and glass that have shown strong growth of around 10% per annum – this is indicating sustained demand. Construction Industry in India is the second largest economic activity after agriculture. India’s Construction industry has grown at 11.1 per cent Compounded Annual

Eco-friendly construction across India

Puneet Arora explains that construction and construction material are major areas where man has been dependent on natural resources – but there is a clear need to be more efficient in using our natural resources.   For an engineer, the best, most efficient and cost effective solutions come from nature. Since ages, traditional Indian construction

Project cost index eases in July

-Dr. M.S.Kapadia   ERIL Index of Cost of Project Inputs declined nominally during July, probably reflecting some lull in projects investment due to intensification of monsoon rains. The final estimates of consolidated project outlay indices, made available after two months of provisional estimates, have tended to be higher (relative to provisional numbers). The y-o-y increase