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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.

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.

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.

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.

November 15, 2020
November 15, 2020

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.

April 27, 2020
April 27, 2020

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.

March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020

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.

February 23, 2020
February 23, 2020

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.

January 26, 2020
January 26, 2020

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.

December 29, 2019
December 29, 2019

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.

November 24, 2019
November 24, 2019

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.

October 27, 2019
October 27, 2019

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.

September 29, 2019
September 29, 2019

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

September 29, 2019
September 29, 2019

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