Planning and Design

Planning and Design

Planning and Design

Feb 17

House Construction In India

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Today, with the easy availability of housing loans, with better and competitive professional services, with innumerable building materials and products in the market and with ample information on the net, house construction in India seems like a walk in the park!... Read more
Feb 17

Vaastu Plan

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Once the Project Brief has been prepared and you have a rough idea of your preferences in the Choice of materials, the Interiors and the Exteriors, it is time to turn your thoughts to the plan of the House. Many people are unsure as to how the rooms should be laid out (the Plan).So, an easy way to start in this direction is to refer to the Vaastu Plan called the Vaastu Purusha Mandala.... Read more
Feb 17

Summary of an Architect work

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An Architect is a person trained and licensed to plan, design and oversee (supervise) the construction of a house or a building. The word "architect" comes from Latin architectus, which in turn is derived from the Greek arkhitekton (arkhi, chief + tekton, builder"). In its broadest sense, an Architect is a person who translates a user's requirements into a built environment.... Read more
Feb 17

Advantages That Only An Architect Has

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In this post you can read about the special advantages that you will have by selecting an Architect for the design and construction of your house.... Read more
Feb 17

Architect's Services

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This post will give you, the client, an idea of the responsibilities, the scope of work and services that you can expect from the Architect, as prescribed by the Council of Architecture (CoA) in the Conditions of Engagement of Architects.... Read more
Feb 17

Selecting The Right Architect

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Choosing your Architect should be done with care.Your relationship will be a lengthy one involving big sums of money and for most people, possibly the biggest investment they will ever make. So it is important that you choose the right Architect, one you can trust. Here are some points to consider when choosing an Architect.... Read more
Feb 17

Briefing the Architect

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Once you have zeroed in on the right Architect, the next step is to brief the Architect with your requirements. It is advisable to be well prepared as it will enable the Architect to understand your ideas better.... Read more
Feb 17

Tips to keep your repair & maintenance costs to a minimum

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Defrost your freezer if the ice is 5mm thick. Keep the temperature towards the higher side in order to avoid over frosting of the food in winters. Get refrigerator services once in a year it would keep its condenser coil dust free by vacuuming it. Servicing will ensure the magnetic door seal on the refrigerator doesn’t leak also that on/off cycle of the refrigerator works properly. This will also give a longer life to your refrigerator.... Read more
Feb 17

Civil Engineering Tips for construction of house

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Finalise the Rate of Construction with the Contractor at the onset. It can be settled either on Labour Rates or on With Material Basis. It is better to settle the rates as per Labour Rates provided you can yourself manage supply of good quality materials at competive rates.... Read more
Feb 17

Gaps between Buildings for earthquake related movement

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When a building experiences earthquake vibrations its foundation will move back and forth with the ground. These vibrations can be quite intense, creating stresses and deformation throughout the structure making the upper edges of the building swing from a few mm to many inches dependent on their height size and mass. ... Read more
Feb 17

Rise in use of toxic and flammable thermal insulations in buildings: Is there a alternative

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There has been a rise in the use of thermal insulation materials inside commercial, public, residential buildings. In India more than 80% of the buildings are made of RCC and bricks thus this insulation is provided at various locations inside or outside the building for the following purposes.... Read more
Feb 17

Green Buildings, Energy Efficient Construction Technologies

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To design the building components so that a normal modern house of say 3500 sft can be centrally air-conditioned to provide very efficient airconditioned cooling during summers and heating during winters at an average running energy costs of Rs 3500/- to Rs 5000/- a month.... Read more
Feb 17

Effect of sanitory systems on strength of structures

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Where ever proper planning is done during construction sanitary vertical stakes are fixed on outer faces of walls. But in the recent years a trend has started to embedd these pipes with in walls in smaller housing. ... Read more
Feb 17

Earthquake Resistant Construction

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When a building experiences earthquake vibrations its foundation will move back and forth with the ground. These vibrations can be quite intense, creating stresses and deformation throughout the structure.... Read more
Feb 17

Role of contractor and tips for construction and precautions

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Construction with the help of Labour Contractor Its generally observed that more than 90% of the construction of residences, commercial buildings and Industries at the small scale level are done directly by the Owner with the help of Labour Contractor and a Architect / Engineer... Read more
Feb 17

List of Drawings and type of supervision expected from a Architect

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For a Layman its tough to know what to expect of his Architect and what type of drawings should be expected of him.At times he is also not aware regarding what all he should discuss with his architect. ... Read more
Feb 17

Tips on Vastu for a Living Room

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The Vastu for Living Room has a set of basic rules which when followed can let you and your family have a problem free-living in the Living Room. Firstly, it is very important to know that living room should always face the East or the North direction.... Read more
Feb 17

How to Calculate your Monthly Electrical Expenses/Cost

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If your Electrical Bill is running sky high monthly, knowing how they add up might give you a rough idea on where you can save up. In every household, the biggest culprits that can send your Bill sky rocking are:... Read more
Feb 04

New House Buying Checklist

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Location- connectivity to Main road/office/major entertainment places Are there any Hospital/temples/Malls etc nearby?... Read more
Feb 04

Cost of Construction (CoC) of a building

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Most asked and yet the least understood question in this industry When you plan to construct a house, one question that always plagues you is “what will be the cost of constructing it?”... Read more
Feb 04

Thumb Rules-Construction

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I recently made a house for myself - oh it was not an easy task. Getting land and managing finances was one of the most challenging tasks but getting the entire construction done seemed Herculean effort for someone not initiated or new to this industry. ... Read more
Feb 04

HOUSE CONSTRUCTION AT DELHI

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Following important points to know while planning a house at Delhi :- 1. Road level in front of plot is taken as zero level for all levels in the building.Plinth level is kept at least one ft. higher ie.at level 1.0 or higher.Total height of the building allowed is 15.0 meters or 49.21 ft. In case of Gurgaon,Total height allowed is 11.00 mts.ie 36.00 ft. & besides basement, GF, Ist &IInd floor are allowed.... Read more
Jan 23

Practical Renovation Tips for Small Bathrooms

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If your new bathroom does not look like much and a makeover is in order, several things an be done to improve the look and feel of a small bathroom. If you are faced with the challenge of doing up a small bathroom, check out these easy tricks to get started.... Read more
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