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Punjab cabinet approves new building rules

The Punjab Cabinet recently made amendments for easing building rules to give the further boost to the construction industry, while facilitating better urban planning and development in the state. The cabinet also approved the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Rules-2018, providing for purchasable unlimited floor area ratio (FAR) for group housing, commercial, public office, hotel […]

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UKs Hasting Piers crowned best new building by RIBA

Hastings Pier has been crowded with the UKs best new building. The building was constructed in 1872 but was ravaged by fire in 2010 and had to close two years earlier because of storm damage. Standing tall on the East Sussex coast and overlooking the English Channel, its resurrection has been described by judges as […]

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Colombo to get the second tallest building of Asia

The developers of The World Capital Centre (WCC) have signed a $2 billion investment agreement with the Board Of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) on A?for what could be Asias second tallest building and the third tallest in the world. The 625-meter tall building which will be constructed at the commercial heart of Colombo will […]

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China building the tallest detached core building in the world

Hanking Center Tower by Morphosis Architects in Shenzhen, China recently topped out, with the 62nd floor now in place. The building, which is defined by its detached core configuration, positions its primary core nine metres outside its main body, connected by a series of sky bridges and braces, in order to increase flexibility and light […]

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Fords green roof celebrates a successful decade

A green roof is a roof of a buildingA?that is partially or completelyA?covered with vegetationA?and a growing medium,A?planted over a waterproofingA?membrane. Green roofsA?proved to be a major success,A?with more than 10,000 greenA?roofs presently existing inA?the U.S. Just a decade ago, theA?Michigan River Rouge truckA?factory of Ford Motor CompanyA?became the host of theA?largest green roof in […]

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New York to welcome its new supertall building

New York City Landmarks Commission has recently approved SHoP Architects ultra-thin, 1,350-feet tall and 100-unit luxurious apartment tower which would rise just above the One World Trade Centers roofline.A?The buildings roofline is 100 feet higher than the Empire State Building minus its iconic antenna. The super tall building which would be just two blocks south […]

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The biggest challenge for heralding a green building movement in the country is the total lack of awareness and appreciation of the green building design and construction issues and hence application. There is lot of misinformation and disinformation and myths being spread as green buildings being very costly and that it makes the housing and […]

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IGBC launches new rating system for green buildings

The IndianA?Green Building CouncilA?(IGBC) has launched the ‘IGBC Green Existing Building O&M Rating System’, which isA?first-of-its-kind rating system to address sustainability aspects in existing buildings. The rating programme was launched during the Conference on Green Cities and Townships held in Mumbai on 25 and 26 April, 2013.A?Anita Arjundas, MD & CEO Mahindra Life Space Developers […]

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