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Professional Practice / COA notification on the use of the title “Architect”
« Last post by shamit on May 27, 2013, 07:10:47 PM »
Council of Architecture, India has recently taken out a public notice on use of the title "Architect"

NEWS / Book Release of Sh. B.V.Doshi’s new book “Paths Uncharted” on 29th Feb’12
« Last post by shamit on February 28, 2012, 10:44:24 AM »
Institute of Urban Designers-India, Aakar Foundation and India International Center invite you to the Book Release of Sh. B.V.Doshi's new book "Paths Uncharted" on FEBRUARY 29TH, 2012 in the main auditorium at IIC, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi from 6 pm onwards. The event will include a panel discussion and interactive session with Sh. Doshi. The new book will be available for sale and Sh. Doshi would sign the books at the venue.

Please find attached a copy of the invitation card  for the event. Since there is limited space available, we request you to confirm your participation in the event by return mail at the earliest.

With best wishes,
Arunava Dasgupta

CAD / convert a pdf to dwg?
« Last post by AlexJone on January 16, 2012, 01:14:23 PM »
I need to find some good software that will convert a pdf back into dwg. I received some pdf files and i need to convert in dwg. please help me?

www.sourceinfratech.comWhy use clc light weight  bricks or foam concrete bricks?
Clc is cellular weight blocks where we can use for load bearing structure and frame structure .its a other alternative for red brick and fly-ash bricks.Why

we use clc bricks?
1)Clc is a light weight brick  where water absorption is less compare to redbrick and fly-ash brick
2)High thermal insulation
3)Compressive strength is more than other bricks
4)environmental friendly
5)Quantity of cement is less when making a wall why because
6) clc bricks life span is more than other bricks

 Clc block size can make according to our requirements
In India generally block can make

Clc Size                      per cubic meter

4*8*24                      83 clc blocks

6*8*24                     55 clc blocks

9*8*24                     50 clc blocks  

If we take one clc block size              red bricks comes around for each clc block
4*8*24                                                7.1

6*8*24                                              10.6
How we compare clc bricks with red bricks when we meet customer ?

 If we take the size 4*8*24
market price now in India is 3500Rs per each  cubic meter

Red bricks market price now in India is  2357Rs per each cubic meter its varies city to city .
So  the first question comes from customer why i spend more money for clc bricks?

Here is the solution
Take an example:
 1 unit wall brick construction with  clc and red brick

 Clc bricks for 1 unit wall construction                     red bricks for 1 unit wall construction
Clc bricks for 1 unit wall construction    Red bricks for 1 unit wall construction
1) clc bricks for 1 unit wall around 75 bricks     1) red bricks for 1unit wall comes comes   around 560 bricks
2) quantity of cement and sand requires for motor 1unit wall  
cement : 1 bag  cement                        
sand     :  4bag sand
price : 300Rs for cement
          100 Rs for sand
 Total  400 Rs/-    
-----------------------------------                                                  2) quantity of cement and sand requires for motor 1unit wall  
cement : 2.5 bag cement
sand     :  10 bag sand
price : 625 Rs cement
          250 Rs for sand
 Total  875 Rs /-      
3)     Plastering:  
 ½ inch   plastering is  Enough
Cement : 1.5 bag cement
Sand     : 6 bag sand
Price : 450 Rs for cement
          150 Rs for sand
 Total  600 Rs/-    
-----------------------------------       3)     Plastering:  
1.5 inches plastering is needed
Cement : 3.5 bag cement
Sand     : 14 bag sand
Price : 940 Rs for cement
          350 Rs for sand
 Total  1300 Rs/-    

Total cost for plastering and motor joints For clc bricks
600 + 400 = 1000Rs

Total cost for plastering and motor  joints
For red bricks
         1300 + 875 = 2175Rs
Red bricks for 1 unit wall price is
 4 * 560 = 2240RsClc bricks for 1 unit wall price is
45*75    =3375Rs If we subtract clc price from red brick price
Now add plastering and motor joints price
Ie 2175
So  at the end of the 1 unit wall construction the price we are spending for red bricks as almost same as clc bricks apart from that contractor can construct the building less time then red brick construction. So finally customer can happy
To get good product in the market to build is home

Note : The above calculation we are giving  for construction a building with clc its varies cities and cities .
NEWS / Need some speakers
« Last post by jaya1234 on November 21, 2011, 08:41:54 PM »
My Question: I want some speakers to place outdoors for all weather conditions. Which brands carry such speakers? Where can I find them in India?
Professional Practice / Damp Proofing the Bathroom
« Last post by SK on November 06, 2011, 02:05:18 PM »
I live in an apartment and the bathroom above mine is leaking. Due to this my bathroom ceiling, and the ceilings in the bedrooms adjoining this bathrooms are damp. Even the walls have started to discolor and the paint is peeling off. I tried to talk to the neighbour above to have their bathroom checked, but they refuse to spend the money. I have casework in both the bedrooms adjoining this bathroom walls which is getting affected slowly.  

I called 2 contractors. One of them said that by damproofing the bedroom ceilings i can control this. The other contractor said we have to arrest this in the bathroom as that is the problem area. I am unable to decide which is the best way.Please advise if any work can be done on my ceiling to control the dampness. If yes, what is the best method and what products have to be used ?

Thank you for your time and help.
General Discussion / All About Me
« Last post by cellernSeep on October 18, 2011, 08:04:22 AM »
Great information guysmuch appreciated particularly at what i'm endeavoring to accomplish.                                             
Does any person have more reading? Where is a good option to get started here on this website?
Jobs / Architect need for Site plan of gated community
« Last post by David on October 15, 2011, 01:46:55 AM »
I need an architect for  the dseign of a small gated community
call Davdi +1 9176786773
General Discussion / Test, just a test
« Last post by DoorsDoors on October 14, 2011, 01:22:08 AM »
Hello. And Bye.
General Discussion / Need Help?
« Last post by peternicolson on October 11, 2011, 02:39:46 PM »
What all thing we must consider while buying apartment?
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