Impact of GST & RERA on Construction Industry in India

Impact of GST & RERA on Façade & Fenestration Industry Most of the players in the façade & fenestration sector agree that the GST will be a favourable breakthrough for the organised players in the industry going forward. This taxation structure will bring consolidation in the supply c

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RERA & GST: The Game Changers for Real Estate

The real estate industry is suddenly faced with two big events, Real Estate Regulation & Development Act (RERA) and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), both of which are forcing it to become more transparent and process driven. RERA aims to regulate the unregulated sector and bring some discipline

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Architectural Glass: Potential for Future Development as a Structural Element

Glass in architecture has been used in façades and as a construction material for many years. The invention of steel and plate glass in the late nineteenth century made possible an imaginative leap - the transparent steel framed enclosure - which underpinned the development of architecture in the t

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Skylight Systems

Skylights in India Traditionally, skylights have been a European concept, where natural light is a scarcity. India is a country full of natural light. With more than 300 bright sunny days a year, why would we need a skylight anyway? However, in the recent past, the design trends have changed. The l

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Skylights & Roofing

Glass roofs are a vital source of daylight, reducing the need for artificial lighting. In recent years, installation of a skylight has become one of the most common choices for home and office lighting. A skylight provides daylight, ventilation and a view of the night & day sky. When properly se

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Facade & Fenestration Industry in India

Indian façade and fenestration industry is directly linked to the construction and real-estate industry’s performance. The Indian window and door (all material) market was around Rs.10,000 crore in the year 2012 and Rs.13, 000 crore in year 2013-14. As per report by Ken Research, Indian doors and

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Curtain Wall Systems

Curtain Wall Systems With urbanization inclined perpetually towards fostering construction of multi-storeyed buildings in metropolitan and developing cities, façade selection emerges as a critical component. Modern façades have to incorporate functionality, durability, aesthetics and energy con

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Architectural Hardware ‘Less is More’ is the Latest Trend

Right choice of architectural hardware is one of the key elements to success of a project. Knobs, hinges, latches, levers and locks are gadgets which allow us to navigate through buildings. Use of high end technologies has increased many fold, enabling improved hardware design and production with re

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Smart Facades Responsive Designs for Optimal Day Lighting & Energy Conservation

Façade & Fenestration is often considered the biggest hurdle in achieving higher levels of energy efficiency in buildings. Buildings have evolved from being predominantly passive systems to having high levels of internal control due to addition of man-made materials. With increase in artificial

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Facade Design & Technology for Fire Safety in Buildings

Innovative facade design has improved greatly in the recent past. However, facade design does not cater for active fie protection except for the recent inclusion of the automatic smoke vent for all glass buildings. Appropriate testing of facade materials and the fie stopping systems are critical to

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