Addressing underground water challenges

Custom constructions in areas with high water table require careful evaluation as compared to the areas with a low water table, especially for the basement. At a commercial site in Bhopal, a key constructional challenge of groundwater pressure being too high was experienced, which lead to submerging of land. To protect their site from underground…

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Why are Geophysical Site Investigation Techniques consequential?

In developing countries where the rate of constructing new bridges is comparatively higher, it is essential to adopt feasible yet high-level site exploration techniques. Moreover, the technique used in the construction of a bridge plays a vital role in deciding the cost-effectiveness and design optimisation of the entire project. Among many techniques, Engineering geophysics is…

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ACC paving seamless experience for the passengers at GMR – RGI Airport, Hyderabad

Introduction People often equate the grandiose of a project to the quantum of work involved, when they should equate that to how project strategies have contributed towards enhancing customer experience & convenience. At ACC, we have always opted for a solution-oriented approach that benefits the end-user. Therefore, we joined arms to resolve the walkway issues…

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Constructing a remarkable tunnel to ensure all-weather connectivity

When a country like India that is constantly transitioning from developing to a developed belt, there are a lot of infrastructural developments that happen in the background. One such engineering marvel, Rohtang Tunnel is a highway tunnel being built under the Rohtang Pass in the eastern Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali…

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Quality of concrete plays a vital role in building stronger foundation

India is in a developing phase – from mass housing to mass rapid transport system, every sector is booming at the best of its capabilities. That said, with every passing year, the demands are increasing, which are turning smaller towns into tier-I, tier-2. Mass Rapid Transport System plays a vital role in increasing connectivity and…

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Adopting efficient building practices for a better tomorrow

Beautifully designed structures and buildings accentuate the aura of metropolitan cities. With advancing construction technology, we are building a better future for all. However, our accomplishment has a lot to do with adopting effective constructional practices.

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Rejuvenation of Howard Plaza – The Fern, Agra, India

Rejuvenation Project such as the Howard Plaza is perhaps a glimpse into the fate of many buildings in the near future. (fig 1) As countries develop, new builds seem to pop up everywhere, but once this brown field development starts to saturate and the economic growth stagnates, these buildings need to be revitalised. This is…

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Architects Parekh Collaborative

The 720 sq.mt. Villa is set within a precinct where various houses are built belonging to the extended family set. The dwelling built with an ecological vision where the climate and client’s brief are translated into a ‘House’ authentic both in terms of context and workmanship. The material palette of sandstone and M.P. Teak offer sensual experiences.

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The Green Revolution

Sustainable architecture has become one of the most commonly used words in our dictionary today due to the world slowly acclimatizing itself to climate change and what it means. Nowadays, the term is so commonly used that a definition is important to first understand what the concept is all about.

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Dilli Kali Badi, Mandir Marg, New Delhi

A lady in a pink saree and a mauve shawl was seated in front of a large sculpted wall, soaking the winter sun with her head bowed. Strangely enough, she chose a spot that was not intentionally designed for seating. As architects we design spaces for use, yet there are uses such as this which is hard to comprehend but it exists as a result of something else. In this particular case it happens to be the Rejuvenation project of the oldest Kali Badi Complex at Mandir Marg, New Delhi

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