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Govt clears Rs. 19,000cr hydro power projects

After having remained in a dormant condition for quite some time, the environment and forests minister M Veerappa Moily in a recent move has cleared six long-stalled hydro power infrastructure projects involving a staggering investment worth Rs 19,000cr. The mega projects securing clearance included Tawang, and NHPC’s 520 MW Teesta-IV hydro-electric project in Sikkim. The […]

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Asian Development Bank giving $10-bn for Infrastructure in India

ADB injects $10-bn booster into Indian economy Asian Development Bank (ADB), Injecting a much needed booster to the Indian economy, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in a recent move, has fixed a staggering amount worth $ 10 billion for investment in various sectors including infrastructure during the on-going plan period. The multilateral lending agency will […]

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Some question quality of pontoons for Seattle’s SR 520 bridge

Two more concrete pontoons for the State Route 520 floating bridge in Seattle are slated to be floated out this week, but questions remain about their quality. Public records indicate “that not a single pontoon from the second construction cycle was leak free,” according to this article. However, “they’re well within expectations and there’s not […]

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World of Concrete India – Plan Your Visit

A Specialist event on concrete industry The premiere edition of World of Concrete India is dedicated for showcasing advanced technology, latest equipment and cost effective solutions for modernizing concrete industry in India. The concurrent conference ICI-IWC 2013, organized by Indian Concrete Institute will provide an exclusive oppor‎tunity to deliberate on challenges posed by concrete industry in […]

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Rs.17,000cr road projects in India to be awarded by India

In its attempt to award the targeted infrastructure projects in the road sector during the stipulated timelines, the government is all set to award Rs17,000cr road and highway projects very shortly. In its renewed push, it is awarding Rs. 5,784cr projects before the end of October this year on annuity basis and four toll-based projects […]

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Election 2013 Result Report ASCE India Section

The first time ever India-wide elections for ASCE India Section have been successfully conducted in the month of May 2013 for Section and the regions. The untiring efforts of Dr. Himansu Banerjee, International Governor, Region 10 and Mrs. Meggan Maughan-Brown, Director, International Relations, ASCE are deeply applauded in this regard. The following are the office […]

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143rd Annual Civil Engineering Conference

Civil Engineers – The Foundation of the Nation The Conference will held at Charlotte, North Carolene Civil Engineering Aims at improving to civil life of man by harmonizing the natural resources available on earth. Civil Engineering deals with the construction , geotechnique, transportation & traffic water supply & Sanitation, Surveying and mapping and  water resources. […]

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Green-property index offers investors new sustainability measure

A green-property index for investors. The U.S. Green Building Council, FTSE Group and NAREIT are developing a green-property index for investors. It is meant to give retail and institutional investors a new way to invest in sustainability. “We’ve been tracking the U.S. REIT space for 18 years and have recently been hearing more from our […]

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Construction industry slowly coming out of the doldrums

Construction activity is on the rise. The Architecture Billings Index is at 51.6, and construction spending has reached “a nearly three-year high,” as reported by the Associated General Contractors of America this month. Marked increases in activity were noted for the multifamily residential, power and commercial construction sectors.

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