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S N Subrahmanyan, CEO & MD, L&T: Automation and digitalisation is the new normal

S N Subrahmanyan, CEO & MD, L&T: Automation and digitalisation is the new normal

Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) that L&T is constructing which will be the country’s longest sea bridge is one of the best examples of the extent of digital technology has been adopted. The team surveys the site using drone photogrammetry to monitor progress, and digital solutions for project monitoring, P&M & material tracking.  S N...

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Ajith Menon, CEO & MD, BIMAGE: BIM will be a game-changer

Ajith Menon, CEO & MD, BIMAGE: BIM will be a game-changer

BIM and GIS will be a game-changer in planning, designing, and executing the smart city projects. In the next three decades, the number of people living in cities will double, and this growth will require the construction of thousands of new buildings, roads, and other infrastructures. BIM fits perfectly in Smart City projects and will...

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3D Printing to Add Muscle to ‘Housing for All’ Programme’

3D Printing to Add Muscle to ‘Housing for All’ Programme’

In an exclusive interaction, MV Satish, Whole Time Director & Senior Executive Vice President Buildings, L&T Construction told INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY that the technology is likely to play an important role in delivering on the country’s ambitious target of 60 million new dwellings under the ‘Housing for All’ programme. Infrastructure companies are looking at cutting-edge technologies...

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3D Printing to Add Muscle to ‘Housing for All’ Programme

3D Printing to Add Muscle to ‘Housing for All’ Programme

The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting world’s largest lockdown last year by India have also led to infrastructure companies looking at cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing to enhance efficiencies and drive down input costs. In an exclusive interaction, MV Satish, Whole Time Director & Senior Executive Vice President Buildings, L&T Construction told INFRASTRUCTURE TODAY that the technology...

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Need to develop 700 km of metro rail lines annually to meet future growth

Need to develop 700 km of metro rail lines annually to meet future growth

With Indian cities emerging as the key drivers of economic growth, attention also needs to be paid to developing a robust public transportation system in them, observes Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs. Puri made these observations at a panel discussion moderated by Pratap Padode, Editor-in-Chief, CONSTRUCTION WORLD, and Aashish Chandorkar, Columnist,...

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The Bailout Plan

The Bailout Plan

Is the Indian Railways chugging towards a gargantuan bailout? Startling as it may sound, the question is within the realms of plausibility given the lumbering behemoth's financials.

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Private investment will fructify with structural changes

Private investment will fructify with structural changes

Our outperformance is the result of the amalgamation of high product quality, high-intensive technology, strategic flexibility and organisational responsiveness. In uncertain times there are sudden shifts in demands, making it necessary for product-cum-service providers like us to respond to the changing design and testing compliances with increasing speeds.

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PPPs Get Rolling in Railways

PPPs Get Rolling in Railways

Investment opportunity stems from efforts of making rolling stock safer, faster and more efficient. The thrust on electrification is expected to give a spurt to electric locomotives, bringing down the fuel bill significantly, even as increasing investment in higher horse power locomotives will support longer rakes.

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Making buildings energy-efficient

Making buildings energy-efficient

We all know that everything from sunlight, the wind, ambient temperature, air quality, humidity and time of sunrise/sunset to the topography of a commercial building invariably affect how we use heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) system and lighting.