Aparna Venster introduces two new Series “A” grade sliding doors

Aug 29, 2017

Aparna Venster introduces two new Series “A” grade sliding doors - 4 track 8-panel door with 10-meter wide opening and 2 track 2-panel door with the 4-meter wide opening. Aparna Venster has come up for the first time with the 10 ft high door for their customers who are looking at bringing more natural light into their house. The doors are fitted with bigger corridor windows which look aesthetically appealing and allow more light to penetrate into the house, making it energy efficient while benefiting from natural light. Aparna Venster’s uPVC doors and windows have best quality lead-free profiles which make them environmentally friendly and are wider, stronger, thicker and stable even against high wind loads for high rise buildings. The Aparna Venster uPVC Series “A” Grade profiles have the highest wall thickness of 2.8 mm making them stronger, and higher levels of TiO(Titanium dioxide) making the profiles resistant to UV rays, and lower presence of CaCO(Calcium Carbonate) giving the profiles a higher life cycle. The glass used has a thickness of 8 mm to 12 mm and is reinforced for better strength and toughness. Aparna Venster provides custom made windows and doors to any specifications. 

Presenting an updated book and new robotic printed sculptural screen at 'Design in the Digital Age'

Aug 28, 2017

Furniture generated by algorithms, a fully functional 3-D printed steel bridge and chairs that can be downloaded from the Internet. These are but a few examples of the ingenious oeuvre of designer/inventor/artist Joris Laarman. From Sept. 27 through Jan. 15, 2018, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present the exhibition Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age. Organized by the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands, the acclaimed exhibition will make its U.S. debut at Cooper Hewitt and travel to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Design in the Digital Age shows work from Joris Laarman Lab from 2004 onwards, including achievements like the iconic Bone furniture, Maker chairs,  Dragon bench and the MX3D bridge project. New to the exhibition is his latest work: Gradient screen, an object generated with the same algorithm and scale as the bridge which explores the current boundaries of robotic digital fabrication. 

Technology and design support washing instead of wiping for revolutionary toilets

Aug 28, 2017

Shower toilets are regarded as much more comfortable and hygienic than conventional toilets. After using the toilet, small spray arms with a range of adjustable jet types provide thorough cleaning using warm water. Odour extraction and warm air-drying functions ensure maximum personal comfort. Advanced technologies provide a much fresher, cleaner and more pleasant feeling than the use of toilet paper or wet wipes, making for a better, cleaner experience. The type, intensity, temperature and position of the water stream, as well as the jet types and cleaning method, can be individually adjusted. The GROHE shower toilet can even be adjusted via a smartphone app – smart settings that users appreciate. In addition, shower toilets are not only more pleasant to use; they are also more environmentally friendly, as toilet paper is no longer needed: a clear case of washing instead of wiping!

Godrej Appliances carried out a survey on India’s fridge relations that reveals fascinating facts about Indian consumers

Aug 28, 2017

Over half Indian consumers (53%) claim to know the precise contents of their household fridge at any moment, nearly one-in-five (19%) would succumb to ‘sleepless nights’ if the contents were not renewed every day, and a third clean the fridge with ‘military precision’ at least once a week. Other respondents to the study also revealed a form of ‘fridge negligence’; over a quarter admitted to having no idea of the contents beyond bottled water, with 5% describing it as a ‘complete mystery’, while 8% can’t even recall the last time they changed the contents. Other profiles were also revealed through the study. Over a quarter (27%) of respondents admit to regularly raiding the fridge after midnight, while India’s ‘fridge Spartans’ pride themselves on abstinence and self-control. For around a quarter (27%) of such respondents, over 80% of their fridge’s contents are fresh (as opposed to packaged) foods, while a third of them (32%) never leave left-overs in the fridge for more than a couple of days. The survey also revealed Indian’s hedonistic streak when it comes to the contents of their fridge. 

Industry awaits Renewable Energy India Expo (REI) 2017

Aug 24, 2017

After completing a successful decade of existence, the Renewable Energy India 2017 Expo (REI), hosted by UBM India, India’s leading exhibitions organiser is set to take place from 20th to 22nd September 2017 at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida. A flagship event, REI is the most reputed global platform where India’s green economy community including overseas participants will congregate to discuss industry trends, challenges and market insights including the Indian regulatory framework. The event aims to further upscale and mainstream the applications of renewable energy resources, showcase product launches, innovations and augment the forethought through the international exhibitions and conference platform. In its 11th edition, REI will see active participation from countries such as Japan, Germany, France, Poland, USA, Korea, China and Taiwan amongst host of other countries. It is supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA), NEDO Japan, Indo German Energy Forum ( IGEF ), Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Mercom Capital to name a few.


MahaRERA database reflects longer wait for home buyers: Knight Frank India analysis

Aug 24, 2017

Hundreds of residential projects promised to be handed over to home buyers this year have suddenly witnessed a leap in delivery timelines in the wake of the Real Estate Regulation and Development (RERA) Act, 2016 becoming a reality, found a Knight Frank India analysis. The report took a close look at residential units registered with the Maharashtra RERA regulator or the MahaRERA in the Mumbai suburbs until August 16, 2017. According to the report timelines for almost six out of ten under construction units (57%) were revised for more than a year. For nearly one-fourth (24%) of the 1, 07,875 registered units the completion deadline was pushed by 12 to 18 months. The report further found that 19% of construction homes were delayed by 24 to 48 months and 10% of these properties would not get completed before four years.

Just about one-third of the units listed with the MahaRERA is set to be completed on time, the report added.

Source: https://maharera.mahaonline.gov.in/, Knight Frank Research

Unlocking African markets for South African stakeholders

Aug 24, 2017

Despite Africa’s market and political challenges, local property developers, contractors and investors are still delivering projects successfully throughout the continent. How South African companies manage to do this will be one of the topics in the spotlight at the 8th annual Africa Property Investment (API) Summit & Expo, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre this week (Thursday 24th and Friday 25th August 2017). One of the core focus discussions will be on managing project delivery risk in Africa. While emerging African markets are filled with long-term growth and investment opportunities, conventional insurers and financiers remain hesitant about covering local property stakeholders wanting to do business in African markets. As the African property landscape shifts and investors and developers increase their focus on delivering projects on time and within budget, Nkuhlu believes there is a growing need for proper planning around managing in-country and Africa specific risk.

Africa Property Investment (API) Summit & Expo

Morphy Richards brings its global range of products to India

Aug 23, 2017

Morphy Richards, a kitchen and home appliances brand today launched its global range of products namely Redefine, Prism and Total Control. With the launch of this product line, Morphy Richards aims to capture the interest of the Indian audience through smart technology and innovative designs. Redefine is the new premium, highly innovative product group by Morphy Richards. The USP of the range is the Intelligent ThermoGlass technology that allows you to clearly see your bread being toasted/water being boiled to perfection. Prism collection is a leading iconic design piece for those who do not worry about going against the crowd. The USP of the range is the most striking design with a textured finish and vibrant colours and design which is sure to make a statement in your kitchen. The smartest amongst the lot the Total Control Collection has a range of products enabling you to prepare food just the way you like it. The uses Smart Response Technology which intelligently controls the motor in a variety of ways, providing the right level of power regardless of the mixture. Priced at Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 30,000 these products will be made available in the Indian market starting the first week of September. 

Grundfos launches dewatering pumps

Aug 23, 2017

Grundfos India, the leading manufacturer of intelligent & efficient pumping technologies, has the ideal solutions for the monsoons. Grundfos’ reliable dewatering pumps, DPK and DWK, aimed at easing the way of life while restricting the economic losses. These compact submersible pumps can dewater effectively. DPK & DWK can be used not only in homes, offices, gated-communities but also at construction sites, excavations, tunnels, underground parking, industrial drainage pits, and more, hence making it a perfect solution for all the water logging and drainage related issues during the monsoons. Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India) is a solely owned subsidiary of Grundfos Holdings was established on March 13, 1998. Grundfos India is responsible for sales of Grundfos products in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal. 

Sophus elevators aim to solve city parking issues

Aug 23, 2017

Sophus introduces world-class tower parking system by globally recognized brand Fuji-Nippon. Sophus Elevators is the only distributor for Fuji-Nippon Parking Systems in India. Tower Parking Systems are the most common answer to the parking problems of a country bringing in a plethora of advantages like optimal utilization of space, lower maintenance and operational costs, centralized operation and management, computerized tracking of cars, lower construction costs for builders by saving height and depth and comfortable for drivers. Sophus Elevators is the only Parking Company in India that uses Original Japanese Motor & parts for manufacture of Parking Systems. It has the largest variety of Tower parking Models to suit the space availability and car parking requirements, presenting 3 models, namely Sky Park, Sky Lift and Sky Port, accommodating 2 cars horizontally, 2 cars vertically and more than 2 cars per level, as per the model respectively.