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14 March 2022
Nitesh Panchal

Architecture is so much more than just a good-looking building. Like a person, it has layers. It is an art requiring adaptation, mathematical precision and functionality. As the needs of society . . .

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24 February 2022
Shalini John

A truly ‘smart’ building looks ‘smart’ and acts ‘smart’ too. Smart buildings feature a slew of impressive characteristics and are constantly seeking to improve building performance and occupancy comfort . . .

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24 February 2022
Shalini John

The housing sector in Australia has witnessed the effects of strong population growth and steadily increasing immigrant numbers, resulting in more people moving to urban centres. Although there . . .

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24 February 2022
Shalini John

Architects bring visions to life, and a significant portion of that process is the architectural design itself. Over the years, the architectural design process has transformed. What seems to have become an inevitable . . .

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29 October 2021
Manoj Singh

Although antique, colonial-style hotels may have a certain charm, many today prefer the comforts and conveniences of a modern hotel, one that is sufficiently and constantly upgraded. Hotel renovations must occur regularly...

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29 September 2021
Shalini John

High-rise construction began in the late 1800s in the United States, and it scaled great heights on its journey into the 2000s. The scale of high-rise construction expanded horizontally as well...

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16 August 2021
Rony Fernandes

Interlinked, interconnected and interesting, the line between drafting and design development can be fuzzy at times. Drafting, or draughting, in building design is the process of graphically representing a building and its...

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12 July 2021
Shalini John

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few decades, most design professionals are familiar with CAD, or computer-aided design. For years, CAD has been used to create 2D and 3D designs, such as layout...

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21 April 2021
Rony Fernandes

Why are we here? What is our purpose? Esoteric questions such as these are likely to be understood only by an elite group of philosophers with specialised knowledge or interest in certain concepts...

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26 February 2021
Shalini John

It may not exactly be dog eat dog, but competition is fierce in the construction industry, especially for large-scale or high-rise building projects. Efficient construction design has proven to be the very foundation . . .

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21 January 2021
Kuldeep Bwail

Just as every great building begins with a single brick or plank, designing with Revit begins with a Revit family. Revit family creation is a specialised multi-layered field of expertise in design modelling . . .

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22 December 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

Retail stores do more than just display products. They provide lifestyle experiences for consumers, persuading them to linger in the store and influencing their mood. An engaging retail store design in sync with its brand can . . .

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30 November 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

It’s kind of a Tom-and-Jerry predicament. For the cartoon to be funny, you need both Tom and Jerry, both participants. Similarly, for architectural design services to be truly effective, there is a need for both 3D modelling . . .

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23 November 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

Since homebuilding is essentially a service provided to potential owners, homebuilders are expected to get the seven ‘P’s of service marketing right. These include product, price, place, promotion, physical environment, . . .

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5 November 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

The movement has begun, and it looks unstoppable. Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology is here to stay, and there is a growing need for reliable residential BIM services as well as other BIM deliverables globally. . . .

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30 September 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

Change is not easy. Sometimes, though, change can result in making life easier. In construction, drawings are still paramount. They are critical for sound planning, smooth workflows and material and cost estimates. There used . . .

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10 August 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

Walking into a famous burger retail chain outlet or a well-known tech giant’s retail space anywhere in the world, there are always going to be familiar features and a few not-so-familiar attributes. Balancing brand characteristics...

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5 August 2020
Manoj Singh

Residential architectural rendering of attractive 3D interiors has the power to influence decisions, and one of the key features of interior scenes is the wall – its colour, its texture, its effect . . .

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13 July 2020
Shalini John

Keeping pace with technological advancements, the retail industry has decided not to be left behind on the constantly evolving juggernaut of change. Retail chains with a global presence have had to adapt . . .

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9 June 2020
Nitesh Panchal

3D MEP coordination, also known as 3D M&E coordination, is a key element of MEP design concerned with spatial configuration and the layout of building services trades (HVAC, pipe work, public health . . .

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29 May 2020
Shalini John

Towers have fascinated man since buildings were first created. They symbolised status, wealth and power. Today’s high-rise structures are more functional. Sometimes combining residential, hospitality...

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6 May 2020
Shalini John

According to industry sources, the Covid-19 lockdown in many countries, especially in the West, are seeing more visitors online, on homebuilding sites, than ever before. How could . . .

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13 January 2020

It can be a case of ‘too much of a good thing’ for firms in the construction industry. Businesses may find themselves with one or several interesting projects in hand, but completing them with the required quality . . .

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9 December 2019
Manoj Singh

There’s a great deal going on in the global AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) industry, much of which is influenced by current events, including the uncertainty regarding . . .

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14 November 2019
Shalini John

Relaxation, entertainment, wining and dining, the hotel experience includes all of these and more. Customer experience, though, is driven by the ambience, the personality and the brand characteristics . . .

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2 July 2019
Kuldeep Bwail

Bracing plans determine where to place the components of a bracing system to withstand wind loads and seismic pressure. Qualified, experienced and accurate partners are needed to provide architectural design . . .

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16 June 2019
Shalini John

Retail spaces strive to entice customers and make a sale. Clever design techniques and well researched planning help achieve these goals. To enable accurate design, the different architectural . . .

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18 March 2019
Shalini John

Many innovations have been adopted in the new world of modern construction in Western countries, but it is in the field of virtual building design that novel concepts have become virtually the norm. Virtual design . . .

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22 December 2018
Kuldeep Bwail

Besides a common language, the United Kingdom and the United States have another common trait. They include urbanised population centres that require efficient, precise home design . . .

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27 November 2018
Kuldeep Bwail

Green design is also known as sustainable development, eco-design, eco-friendly architecture, and some even throw the term ‘arcology’ around. Whatever it’s called, sustainable architecture promotes nature . . .

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25 July 2018
Manoj Singh

Increasingly, architects, artists and designers can now flesh out a design with a range of 3D architectural rendering services. Preferences in residential architectural renderings . . .

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10 May 2018
Nitesh Panchal

Popular author Dan Brown once said, ‘Knowledge is a tool, and like all tools, its impact is in the hands of the user’. Similarly, Revit-based parametric BIM (Building Information Modelling) tools have had a significant impact . . .

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12 April 2018
Shalini John

Efficient architectural design is instrumental in setting the tone and DNA of a building, defining what makes it unique. The entire design process involves detailed data and designs, changes and modifications . . .

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5 March 2018
Kuldeep Bwail

From functionality to attractiveness to technological modernity, the hospitality industry has witnessed steady progression in all areas. For some guests, the hotel bathroom is of paramount interest . . .

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23 January 2018
Kuldeep Bwail

MEP (M&E) design, or mechanical, electrical and plumbing design, arguably the most essential component of construction design for comfortable living, involves a slew of vitally important services . . .

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10 November 2017
Kuldeep Bwail

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but in the architectural environment, the ‘cover’ or final photo-realistic image needs to be both accurate in reflecting design concepts and dimensions . . .

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7 April 2014
Kuldeep Bwail

Designing and planning for mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems for healthcare facilities brings with it a set of daunting challenges for the entire MEP (M&E) fraternity. Considering the project . . .

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