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JCB India Ltd

JCB India Ltd


Tac System Formwork Sdn Bhd

Tac System Formwork Sdn Bhd

Vimtech corporation

JSW Serverfield Structures Ltd

Metecno India Pvt.Ltd

Hyundai Construction Equipment India Pvt.Ltd

Fayat India

Gandhi Automations Pvt.Ltd

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In Carnival Modehe global construction industry's output is all set to reach a phenomenal US$ 12 trillion by 2020, a 70% increase from this year's figure of US$ 7.2 trillion, according to a recent report by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics. It comes as no surprise to many to find India amongst the big boys of global economy vis--vis China and the US to be partly responsible for half of the US$ 4.8 trillion increase in output. Not in awe for the reason that it is perceptible to the world that the Indian Infrastructure sector is passing through one of its most exciting periods in history. The need for world class infrastructure, which is so crucial for growth and development has never been felt so strongly before by policy makers. Infrastructure projects such as nuclear plants, mass public transport systems, expressways, highways, flyovers, and world class airports that will empower our dreams are being envisioned keeping in mind the long term perspectives. Expansion in areas of rural infrastructure, irrigation, water resource management and environmental engineering is expected to get top priority in the 12th five year plan, as the UPA realigns itself to make growth truly inclusive by reaching out to rural areas. India's water market is one of the largest in the world with an annual growth rate nearing 20%. The PPP model will be critical to accelerate growth and increase output and efficiencies in this sector. In addition, significant steps to foster infrastructure growth in our country are innovative measures like long term contractual partnership between private and public sector agencies, specifically financing, designing, implementing, and operating infrastructure facilities. Similarly, the road network across the country aggregating over 33 lakh km, with 70,548 km of National Highways, 1, 31,899 km of state highways, 4, 67,763 km of major district roads and 26,50,000 km of rural and other roads that needs expansion and overhauling throws open immense opportunities. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), after experiencing a period of lull last year, also saw a change at the helm of affairs in the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, and is targeting 100 road projects during the fiscal. Along with urbanization, steps need to be taken to ensure environmental protection too. We need to step up the projects pertaining to renewable energy and water conservation to ensure a sustainable development. The Union Budget 2011 has sent the right signals to the infrastructure industry and this should provide the necessary fillip to enhance the overall growth and development in the country. On the whole, it looks certain that the country's infrastructure sector is in carnival mode and is bound to witness good times ahead.


K.P Pradeep, Editor-in-Chiefeditor@masterbuilder.co.in

H & K Rolling Mill Engineers Pvt.Ltd


Editor's Comment.......................14 News & Events............................20CE: Road ConstructionM.K. Prabhakar

Extreme Utility Machines In Large Earthmoving Projects

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E-Scape.....................................228 Classifieds.................................207

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Building Information ModelingEmma Stewart, Ph.D.

The Battle to Bring Buildings Back to Basics

Infrastructure: Nuclear Plants

Dr. Prabhat Kumar,Distinguised Scientist & Project Director, Bhavini L. Swamy Raju, Additional Chief Engineer (Civil), Bhavini V. Manoharan, Additional Chief Engineer (Civil), Bhavini

India's Ambitious Plan Electricity Production By Nuclear Reactors

Seismic Retrofit: Case Study

Kit Miyamoto, M.S., S.E., President & CEO, Lon M. Determan, S.E., Project Manager Amir Gilani, PhD, P.E., Project Engineer, Marr Shaffer & Miyamoto, Inc. West Sacramento, CA, Robert D. Hansen, PhD, P.E., Professor Emeritus University of Michigan Walnut Creek, CA

Seismic Rehabilitation of Historic Concrete Structure with Fluid Visco-Elastic Dampers

Infrastructure: Nuclear Power PlantsSadagopan Seshadri, Chief - Content Development, CE - Infrastructure - Environment

Opting for Nuclear Power ? Be Clear & Design Smart

CE: Events


Corrosion Resistance: Marine Structures

Design Considerations for Durability of Reinforced Concrete Structures in Marine Environments

CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show Lifts the Spirits of US Construction IndustryAmith Indurthi, Resident Correspondent, USA

Atef Cheaitani,Chief Technology Officer Savcor Group Ltd, Sydney, Australia M N Ramesh,Chief Executive Officer Savcor India Private Limited, Bangalore, India

Road Construction Equipment: Industry AnalysisBhavani Balakrishna

Road Construction Equipment Sector Ready for the Bull Run

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Repair : Polymer Modification

Flexible Polymer-Cement Repair Materials and their Applications

In Conversation

Ivan Razl, Ph.D., P.Eng. Gemite Products Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Executive Briefing' A Chat with JCB's Chief Alchemist Vipin Sondhi

Corrosion Control: Technologies

New Roll Out

Emerging Corrosion Control Technologies for Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures*

JCB Rolls Out New Diesel Engine for Off-Highway Vehicles

Dr. Qiu Jianhai, BEng PhD CEng MIMMM FICorr, NACE Certified Corrosion Specialist (#5047) WebCorr Corrosion Consulting Services

CE: Road ConstructionM.K. Prabhakar

Extreme Utility Machines in Large Earthmoving Projects


Post Event Analysis

2nd International Conference on Construction Chemicals Speakers Highlight Role of Construction Chemicals for a Sustainable Tomorrow

CE: TechnologySpecial Correspondent

High-tech Road Building Intelligent Compaction Shows the Way

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PNP Polytex Pvt.Ltd


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Earth Moving Equipment: New TechnologySpecial Correspondent

Automatic Navigation Control Systems in Earthmoving Equipment Breaking New Ground

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CE: Company Focus

Mobile Crushing, Screening and Washing Equipment from Powerscreen

Infrastructure: HighwaysM.K. Prabhakar


Paving the Way to the Future

Gmmco-Caterpillar Celebrate 25 Years of Partnership

CE: Finance

Heavy EngineeringBhavani Balakrishna

Analysing Asphalt Plants' A Key Ingredient to SuccessBlesson Varghese, Director, Marini in India

Hoover Dam Bypass An Engineering Marvel


Modular Building: RatingSpecial Correspondent

Liugong India Eyes US$ 175 Million Annual Revenue by 2012

Modular Building and the USGBC's LEED

TIL Introduces Double Barrel Technology to India

Industry Interaction

Design of Place Lalla Yeddouna in Fez - Competition Winners Announced


R Nandagopal, Vice President Equipment & Project Solutions, TIL Limited [A part of material handling solutions division]


STAXO 40 The Lightweight, Economical, Safe and Efficient Shoring System

Profile: Shoring System

One Day Flooring

Subash Cipy, Managing Director, Cipy Polyurethanes Pvt. Ltd

Construcion Chemicals: Company FocusDon Construction Chemicals India Ltd now Part of DCP International

Face to Face

Mr. Ajay Mohta, General Manager Construction Accessori