Cargotecture

Sustainable construction, including reuse,refurbishment, as well as recycling of materials, is highly popular and currently, dominating the real estatesector, the world over. Recycled and reclaimed material are increasingly being used in architecture to create stunning and efficient spaces. One such term is Cargotecture, which is a portmanteau of cargo containers and architecture. This innovative form […]

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Going for the right Building Certification

In the recent past we have witnessed an increase in awareness about the environmental impact of construction activities, prompting realtors to be more conscious of the materials and methods used during construction. Sustainability and the impact of built environment, as well as the health of its occupants are being a given serious consideration. Thus, building […]

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Coliving in the shared economy

Coliving, perhaps the hottest trend after co-working, is being fueled by the rise in a shared economy. Spearheaded by millennials– students and young professionals alike, the concept means different things to different people. Coliving spaces, are nothing but shared accommodations providing plug-n-play rooms with facilities & amenities such as in-house cooks, wi-fi, laundry services, security […]

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Impact of Land Constraint on Data Centres

Cloud computing and IoT have increased the amount of data that is being generated and stored, thereby driving growth of the Data Centre construction market. Today, even small and medium-sized businesses are looking to have their own data centres. This rising demand for data centres has led to a scarcity of land available for building […]

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Energy management in the CRE

Buildings account for 40% of the world’s energy usage. That being the case, focusing on sustainable practices and green energy generation in the construction industry will have a positive impact on the environment. Why the sudden rise in demand for Green buildings? The consequences of increasing carbon footprint such as scarcity of clean drinking water, […]

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Sustainable Crypto Mining

With the advent of cryptocurrency, came crypto mining, the process in which transactions for various forms of cryptocurrency are verified and added to the blockchain digital ledger. Use of cryptocurrency and the technology behind it a.k.a blockchain have disrupted businesses, including CRE processes and systems which will get more efficient, secure, transparent and decentralized. Traditionally, […]

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How Blockchain is Disrupting Project Management in CRE

  This article looks at the impact of Blockchain on project management. While we have touched upon impact of Blockchain technology on brokerage services, what is its impact on project management? The decentralized public ledger, synonymous with blockchain finds application in Project Management, where there is a possibility to establish private “Permissioned  Blockchains”. Privately held […]

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Designing for Disassembly: Sustainable Building Construction

The US alone produces over 500 million tons of construction and demolition waste that ends up in landfills annually. This is due to the fact that most of the material like gypsum wallboard, timber, and metals from demolition/ dismantling, that can be reused or recycled is not recovered. Not only does it pollute the local […]

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The rise of AI in Construction Technology

It is no secret that Artificial intelligence and other technologies have disrupted the current business scape and changed the way business is conducted. The construction industry is no exception.  Use of newer technologies has helped optimise operations including risk management, subcontractor management, schedule management, construction site environment monitoring, and security. Currently, the construction industry is beset […]

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