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Bulletproofing homes against nature’s perils

Bulletproofing homes against nature’s perils

Gaius Plinius Secundus, better known as Pliny the Elder – a legendary Roman author, naturalist and natural philosopher once said, “Home is where the heart is.” Irrespective of it being big, small or even ramshackle, one will always find peace only when they are within the confines of their own home. Hence, there is utmost

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EdEn: Promoting sustainable design goals

Rishika Shroff is one such young sustainable environmental design expert who is passionate about creating a holistic environment that promotes sustainable living. A Master of Architecture from the University of Nottingham, UK, Rishika presently works as an associate at Educated Environments (EdEn), a holistic green solutions provider. In an exclusive conversation with Dibyendu RoyChowdhury, she



K.N. Rao writes on the importance of waste heat recovery (WHR) plants in energy conservation and why they will become a feature in this fast expanding cement market Waste heat recovery plants offer a reliable supplement to captive power generation in an energy-intensive industry like cement, particularly in an energy-deficient country like India. In 2014,



Maersk is not only a global conglomerate, owning one of the world’s largest container shipping companies but also a corporate phenomenon that has revolutionised the logistics and forwarding solutions. In an exclusive interaction with Dibyendu RoyChowdhury, Julian Michael Bevis, Senior Director – Group Relations (Asia), A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, shares Maersk legacy and how logistics infrastructure


Elematic: smart matches for precast production

Elematic is the granddaddy in the precast concrete technology. With more than 450 patents, Elematic has every smart solution for precast production. In an email interaction, Chander Dutta, Managing Director, Elematic India, talks about the evolution of precast technology and how Elematic has been playing its pioneering role. About 40 per cent of the world’s

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Grand success for Gandhi Automations at Big 5

Big 5 Dubai is the biggest event in Asia related to building and construction. It’s a global platform for presentation of innovative building and construction equipment. A platform for innovative designs and world-class products, this event is one not be missed. This year Big 5 Dubai had 2000 exhibitors from more than 150 countries and

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TEMA: boosting India’s process equipment industry

TEMA India, the first to computerize designs and drawings of shell and tube heat exchangers, is one of the leading manufacturers of shell and tube heat exchangers not only in India but also in the rapidly growing globally conglomerate in the engineering sector. The company has invented the “shrink fit” technology on channel barrel and


ISHRAE: promoting sustainable India

The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) is an international associate of ASHRAE to promote heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry in India. Today, ISHRAE has more than 10,500 members, spread all over India and also in Middle East. Ramachandran, National President, ISHRAE, talks about energy efficiency and the future of