Plight of Heer

Personification of her love and beauty by the artists, poets, movie makers, musicians etc. Heer is the most adored lady of sub-continent. She talked about the love in dark ages and stood against a conservative…

Automation of Building Industry—– 3D Printers

3D printer in construction industry refers to the automation of building industry i-e automatic machines where we just have to provide design and building materials and these printers will assemble/construct the building itself. It’s beginning…

PVC/UPVC Doors and Windows ——— Good Option

PVC doors and UPVC windows are getting popular across the world. These are increasingly becoming a good option in Pakistan as well due to our environmental conditions. Our Coastal belt from Karachi to Gawadar is…

5 Million House Construction Challenges and Recommendations

Challenges: High Cost of land mainly due to the investors and real estate mafias. Conversion of fertile land into Housing Societies. High import bill due to steel import as Pakistan Steel is closed. Unplanned existing…

POOR PLANNING/EXECUTION IN SMALL SCALE PUBLIC SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

A well planned and poorly executed project is much better than a poorly planned well executed Project”.   This famous quotation well describes our small scale Public Sector spending. Despite huge spending in last decade…

PORCELAIN TILES QUALITY IN PAKISTAN

Market is flooded with local and imported Tiles from different countries. People or buyer generally have more focused on the patterns or designs of the tiles rather than the quality. Most of the available tiles…

BUILDING SEEPAGES/DAMPNESS

In current construction the major cause of building decayed structures is Seepage issue. Seepage not only weakens the structures but creates an unhygienic environment in the building. There are multiple reasons for the seepage some…

USE OF INAPPROPRIATE CEMENT TYPE

More than 50% small scale construction is being done without proper design, soil investigation, Engineers and qualified Professionals. This type of construction is rampant in remote areas, city slumps, and extension/modification in existing houses/buildings. This…

ARCHITECTURAL STARVATION IN KARACHI

Despite having at least three Schools of Architecture (NED University, Indus Valley and Dawood University) Karachi’s architecture lacks vigor, diversity and creativity. Stereotype buildings, cottages and Villas are being built which seems to have an…