Uniform policy needed for sand mining

Construction is the second largest employment provider in the country, after agriculture. Just as human beings cannot survive without oxygen, modern construction too cannot be carried out without ...
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Here are 18 questions for which you may get answers in 2018; Harish Rao

Harish Rao, Director, sawdust In many respects year 2018 may prove to be a turning point for Indian economy in general and building materials and realty sector in ...
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When fire engulfs everything except the corrupt!

Recent fire in a restaurant in Mumbai wrote a sad obituary for 14 innocent people, most of them were youngsters. Enquiry is going on to find out the ...
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Its ‘Home, Sweet Home’ for leading home textile makers

Leading exporters of home textiles and furnishing from India are reworking their strategies to expand their market and insulate themselves from global shocks. Looking inward, that is, domestic ...
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Some facts you should know about RERA

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act is a piece of statute aimed at establishing an oversight mechanism to enforce accountability of the Real Estate Sector and providing ...
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Clay plastering of walls can improve indoor air quality

So, we have to go back to stone-age to improve our indoor air quality? Not really. We may have to just revisit some of our conventional building techniques ...
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10 Simple Steps to a Safer Home

Is your home fire safe? Have you practiced what to do if ever there is a fire in your home? Do you have smoke detectors? Are they working? ...
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Dehumidify Homes

Here are some simple and natural ways to dehumidify your home in rains Arrival of Monsoon is greeted joyfully by one and all as it gives much needed ...
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Dying art of brick bat coba

Brick bat coba is a method to provide insulation for thermal comfort and waterproofing treatment to prevent leakage of water in case of RCC roofs. This is one ...
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It is time to go back to your Charpai to beat the summer heat

Charpai (Charpoy) placed before the house with an elderly person lying lazily on it (often smoking hookah) is a common sight in rural northern India. Recently, in UP ...
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