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Use of quality materials, compliance with building codes could ensure sustainable construction

The use of quality materials, appropriate site selection and compliance with the national building codes could ensure quality construction and sustainable buildings in Bangladesh, according to experts.

The usefulness of ready-mix concrete in building infrastructures

Ready-mix concrete (RMC) is produced at batching plants as per specifications of concrete and then transferred to the project sites.

Construction sector staring at an uncertain future due to coronavirus pandemic

Bangladesh’s construction sector is set to face challenging times because of the coronavirus pandemic as it would slow down the economy, disrupt development activities and put workers out of jobs.

How concerned are we about building maintenance?

Nearly 20 years ago, Rabiul Islam had constructed a four-storey building on his ancestral land in the capital’s Tejgaon area. Just a couple of years ago, he had extended the building to another floor with a tin-shed roof. And in 2018, he had installed tiles on the floors to be able to get higher rent from tenants.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and construction industries

Construction industries are responsible for 30 percent of the total global resources, 40 percent of the global energy consumption as well as 30 percent of the total greenhouse gas emission.

2019: A good year for construction sector

Bangladesh’s construction industry passed a relatively good year in 2019 riding on increased development activities and mega projects buoyed by a stable economy and rising government expenditure, sector people said.

Making rural infrastructure resilient

Bangladesh should make its rural infrastructures such as roads, bridges, schools, hospitals as well as houses resilient to make them durable and safe so that they can help sustain economic growth.

Construction Materials and Safe Construction Practice in Corrosion-Prone Areas

Corrosion-prone areas can be defined as the areas where chloride ions are available around a structure from seawater or other sources, such as de-icing salt which is used for melting of ice from the road surface to facilitate vehicle movement.

Fire protection in buildings: The state of our (un)preparedness

Fire incidents, in the last few years, seem to have been a common phenomenon in Bangladesh. A society becomes more vulnerable to

Understanding the concept and rating system of ‘Green Buildings’

According to World Green Building Council, a green building is a building that in its design, construction or operation, reduces or

Major realtors widen footprint

Real estate companies, which are known for catering to customers in Dhaka city, are also developing housing projects in many parts of

High-Strength Concrete: Key Parameters and Challenges

High-strength concrete (HSC) is a type of concrete with high compressive strength compared to normal-strength concrete (NSC).

What’s new in the upcoming Bangladesh National Building Code?

A building code is a set of rules that specify minimum standards for the construction of buildings. Buildings must conform to the code to obtain permission from the regulatory authority, usually from a local government body.

Permeable concrete for sustainable construction

Permeable concrete, also known as pervious concrete, is a special type of concrete which is high in porosity, thus making the infiltration of water into the ground easier. While regular concrete contains an admixture of coarse aggregate, sand and water, permeable concrete contains little or no sand in order to make it porous.

Realtors happy, cement, steel-makers not

The proposed budget for the next fiscal year has drawn mixed reactions from the construction sector with realtors set to see a cut in registration cost and no VAT rise whereas cement and steel manufacturers have expressed disappointment.

Construction sector against any tax, VAT hike

The upcoming budget should not impose any new tax, duty or value-added tax on the construction sector and rather explore ways to

Recycling demolished concrete waste

Worldwide consumption of concrete is estimated at 20 billion tonnes. To produce such a huge volume of concrete, we need 14 billion

Durability of Concrete: Health and Safety Related Issues

Concrete is a widely used construction material all over the world. Buildings, bridges, tunnels and all of our infrastructures are mostly made of concrete. We may plan a structure for a 50 to 100-year service life.