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Digital twinning: Keeping structural designs alive in perpetuity

Digital twinning: Keeping structural designs alive in perpetuity

Digital twin: data-driven design for real-time models. Bentley Systems is working on raising the significance of structural design formats, so that engineering data does not remain locked inaccessibly in files and drawers. With this, operation and maintenance of structures moves from calculated guesswork to managed design systems over the lifecycle of the project. As India...

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Innovative technologies to construct green resilient roads

Innovative technologies to construct green resilient roads

Incorporating technology and innovation to build green resilient roads In India, around 60 per cent of rural roads are in poor condition affecting the safety and mobility of goods and people. To overcome the issues, India is progressively adopting new technologies to develop road infrastructure. It is a need of the hour to adopt innovative...

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Delhi to hold FCC’s India Roads Conference on 12th Oct

Delhi to hold FCC’s India Roads Conference on 12th Oct

To be hosted at Hotel Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi, the conference will witness more than 25 experts, policymakers, and industry leaders discussing innovative technologies, sustainable practices, and funding opportunities that promise to revolutionise the road construction landscape in India. Mumbai (India) FIRST Construction Council (FCC) – an infrastructure think tank – will be hosting the...

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Why India’s Roads are racing into Global Infra Asset Plans

Why India’s Roads are racing into Global Infra Asset Plans

India’s road network is ahead of China’s & second only to the USA! India’s road network is second to the USA in the whole world. It is way ahead of China’s road network! No wonder several road asset funds are looking towards the National Highways Authority of India’s Asset Monetisation Plan. India’s road network is over...

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Will the Road construction target be achieved in 2023-24?

Will the Road construction target be achieved in 2023-24?

The road sector is suffering from immobility! Surprised? The road sector is suffering from immobility! Surprised? Let us say that it has landed in a standstill spot. Its ability to construct beyond 40 km per day is probably 15% as the rate at which we have seen the construction get executed has always been between...

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PM GatiShakti’s NPG recommends six infrastructure projects

PM GatiShakti’s NPG recommends six infrastructure projects

Six infrastructure projects have been suggested by the Network Planning Group (NPG) under PM GatiShakti. The six projects, one from MNRE, three from the Ministry of Railways, and two from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, were assessed by NPG during a meeting, which then recommended them. The comprehensive development of these projects would...

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Technologies Empowering the Right Pace of Road Construction

Technologies Empowering the Right Pace of Road Construction

Road sector is adopting and implementing innovative technologies. The road sector is seeing adoption and implementation of innovative technologies with durable roads being a priority. In order to bear the increasing traffic load, and overcome various challenges, the sector will have to develop new materials, processes and technologies to set the right pace of construction....

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Early completion of package-2 is a vindication of our engineering capabilities

Early completion of package-2 is a vindication of our engineering capabilities

–         R Anantakumar, Director (Ops) & Urban Infra BU Head, Afcons Maharashtra Samruddhi Mahamarg or Nagpur-Mumbai Super Communication Expressway Project is a major step towards realising the Prime Minister’s vision of improved connectivity and infrastructure across the country. The 701 km expressway being built at a cost of about INR 55,000 crore...

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Today the road sector is much more mature and robust

Today the road sector is much more mature and robust

A candid interview with experienced financier PR Jaishankar, MD, IIFCL PR Jaishankar, MD, India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd. (IIFCL), an experienced financier helming the infrastructure financing affairs, shares his deep thoughts on the latest progress, the pace of road development, new strategies carried out by IIFCL to speed up the infra projects, and much more from...

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Where are the orders?

Where are the orders?

Data from the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) showed that only 4,766 km of the targeted 12,000 km of highways for FY23 had been built from April to November. Pratap Padode, Editor-in-Chief, Construction World worries as we step into 2023… Highway construction this year is even slower than 2020 – the first year of the...