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CHENNAI'S BUILDING BOOM
Use of fly ash made compulsory
The Ministry of Environment and Forests issued a draft notification in April 2007. This notice makes use of fly ash in building materials mandatory. Any person engaged in building construction should henceforth use materials that are either ...
Grand vision could become a pipe dream
The draft contains a grand vision for making Chennai a world class metropolis. It encompasses several good themes on environment, livelihood issues, with focus towards growth oriented development and infrastructure building to cater to the future ...
Cities are the greatest of human inventions
Where is nature? Most urbanites may answer, “Beyond the city limits sign.” But it need not be that way, argue Christopher G. Bonne and Ali Modarres in ‘City and Environment’ ( Is consumer really the king?
In the light of the recent judgments of certain courts in property matters and the litigations being initiated by some buyers, let us have a look into the need for more stringent regulatory framework and its implementation to protect th
Conserving energy in buildings
The use of energy efficient materials, avoidance of wastage of water and use of energy efficient sub-systems in the building matter,writes A.R. Santhakumar
NHB relaxes age restriction for reserve mortgage
Housing finance regulator National Housing Bank (NHB) has relaxed the age restriction for taking loan by senior citizens under the Reserve Mortgage Loan (RML) scheme.
“The restriction on married couples being eligible as joint ...
Guard property against encroachers
Forged documents, matters involving fraud, fraudulent transactions and even forcible takeover of properties are frequently in the news
Old wine in new bottle
Except for the increase in reduction in side setback and rear set back spaces and certain concessions with regard to exclusions in FSI, there are no major changes, writes Suresh Kuppuswamy
Valuation of property for mortgage
There are alternative methods and parametesr to consider before deciding on the value of a property, says C.H.Gopinatha Rao
A unique model of rainwater harvesting
None of the enterprises in the Film and Video Park of Kinfra has taken a water connection from the Kerala Water Authority. They depend on an artificial lake on the park premises that collects and stores rainwater, writes T. NANDAKUMAR
Turn a part of your home into a gymnasium and keep fit
A large number of people have started working out at home, putting up a mini gymnasium or finding some space for domestic fitness equipment, finds S. Kaththasami
First Indian Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), recently hosted First American corporate executives Parker S. Kennedy, chairman and chief executive officer and Dennis Gilmore, chief operating ...
Tiles for house exteriors
Tiles add charm and aesthetic look to houses and are fast becoming an indispensable part of constructions in and around Coimbatore, write M. Sindhu Radhika and V.P. Mythraye
Your vehicle needs its space too
How lucrative is automated parking for Bangalore? Take a look at the Brigade Road example, says RANJANI GOVIND
Big plans for the little one
Let there be a stamp of their identity in the children’s room. And yes, be lavish with colours!, writes T. LALITH SINGH
Using rain water, stored underground
As we have just seen the first few showers this season, it is indeed the right time to look into the nitty-gritty of harvesting the precious drops in the underground sump tanks in this issue.
High voltage area, tread carefully
Causes that could trigger risks in electrical matters include lack of understanding of proper safety procedures, unsafe conditions and disregard for safety, writes N.S.R.H.V. Subbarao
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