Monthly Archives: September 2014

Seismic Zones In India And Need Of Earthquake Resistant Buildings

India is divided into 4 seismic zones, namely Zone 2, 3, 4 & 5, ranging from very high risk damage zones to low risk damage zones. Alarmingly 38 cities in India fall into moderate to high risk damage zones and cities such as Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Greater Mumbai, Kochi, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Patna, Ahmedabad and Dehradun come under the vulnerability zone. Continue reading Seismic Zones In India And Need Of Earthquake Resistant Buildings

Going Green is affordable

For most of us Green buildings and affordable buildings can never be related to each other or at least these two terms cannot be used for the same building. While the ‘green building’ generally stands for sustainable or environmentally responsible building the term ‘affordable building’ is often used for low-income building or attainable housing. Continue reading Going Green is affordable

Safeguarding Against Time And Cost Overruns With AAC Blocks

Delay in completing construction projects is disadvantageous for everyone. While, builders’ profit margin reduces because of the rise in the prices of construction materials and labor cost, buyers don’t get the possession of premises on time, resulting in inconveniences and monetary losses. The general public also has to undergo a series of Continue reading Safeguarding Against Time And Cost Overruns With AAC Blocks

Ensuring Better Protection from Fire with AAC Blocks

With increased use of electrical and gas-based appliances in commercial as well as personal premises, the threat of fire is growing gradually despite better technology, enhanced safety awareness and implementation of fire safety laws. Mushrooming of high-rises, large commercial complexes and malls in both big and small cities has further Continue reading Ensuring Better Protection from Fire with AAC Blocks

Magicrete For A Sound Sleep Every Night

Life in big, crowded cities is getting tougher with each passing year owing to long working hours, high commute time, traffic jams and pollution. In such a scenario, a good night sleep is a must for every individual for a healthy and productive life. Unfortunately, people in large cities don’t get to enjoy this luxury because of sound pollution. From barking dogs Continue reading Magicrete For A Sound Sleep Every Night