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National Building Code of INDIA 2016 (Fire & Life Safety)

With the recent release of BIS -SP 7:2016 titled ‘National Building Code of India (NBC 2016)’ a comprehensive building code providing guidelines for regulating the building construction activities across the country. A technical discussion was organised by VMS Mechanical team on FIRE & LIFE SAFETY on 9th June 2017 and it was centered on the […]


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Stadiums: How to reduce cost overruns – part 6

Conclusion: Typical construction costs and measures to reduce cost overruns As stadiums are increasingly becoming more integrated within the centre of cities, there is a need for them to become multi-purpose. It is vital for clients seeking strategic advice, or aiming to develop a solution which optimises value- addition and accommodates the requirements of the […]


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Stadiums: How to reduce cost overruns – part 5

Stakeholder 4: Administrators Facilities for the media are an integral part of stadium design, and mostly because of the large sums of money which is earned from the media rights for sporting events. These facilities involve the three main categories of public information and entertainment services – the press (including news-papers and magazines), radio, and […]


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Stadiums: How to reduce cost overruns – part 4

Stakeholder 3: Media and Broadcasting Facilities for the media are an integral part of stadium design, and mostly because of the large sums of money which is earned from the media rights for sporting events. These facilities involve the three main categories of public information and entertainment services – the press (including news-papers and magazines), […]


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Stadiums: How to reduce cost overruns – part 3

Stakeholder 2: Players Every stadium, however small, must provide suitable facilities for the participants in the events held at the venue. The amount and type of accommodation which is required varies for every sport. While few sports might need conveniences for individual players or multi-team players, a cricket match will need facilities for two teams […]


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Stadiums: How to reduce cost overruns – part 2

Stakeholder 1: Audience For all of the sports, stand design begins and ends with the spectator, and therefore is an important feature that the designing and planning team must consider before anything else. While generally spectators are motivated by the quality of the event experience; it is also important that stadiums provide safe and satisfactory […]


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Stadiums: How to reduce cost overruns

Introduction While planning a new facility, the design should be informed by several factors including the context, climate, culture and project deadline. A project’s deliverability is also based on having a realistic view of what type and how many events the facility will attract, as well as the project’s budget plans. As revenues are rather […]


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Multidisciplinary Collaboration in Design Services

There are multiple type of approaches which involve collaborating with each other, working together and drawing appropriately from multiple disciplines to redefine difficulties. Such collaborations help reach solutions based on new understanding of the complex situation. Billups (1987) suggests that the outcomes of inter-professional team efforts can be considerably greater in scope and value than […]


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VMS authors & publishes the latest version of its PEB Inquiry Document

As the industrial and building construction in India advances towards more and more cost and time saving technologies, overall share of pre-fabricated structural steel construction has increased manifold in last several years. Ubiquitous “PEB” is now part of day to day parlance of companies and individuals involved with construction of manufacturing facilities and industrial plants. […]


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New Engagement Announcement: Processing Unit & Service Centre For Ranka Steels

VMS is pleased to announce its appointment to design of a processing unit and service centre for Ranka Steel. High precision slitting, cutting-to- length, levelling, etc. will be undertaken by this unit. The project is located at Vitthlapur- Detroj Road, Gujarat. Ranka Steels possess expertise in processing several types of cold rolled steel into customised […]