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  • 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.

  • 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

  • National Budget 2019-20

    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

  • 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.

  • What you should know about corrosion

    Corrosion is degradation of the properties of materials due to interactions with their environment. It results in loss of function of the component or system. Most metals are susceptible to corrosion.

  • Chawkbazar Fire in Dhaka


    The human race advanced from the Stone Age when it found a way to control and use fire. Control means the ability to ignite and

  • Precast and Place-Cast Concrete

    Concrete is the second most consumed material in the world after water. It is estimated that every year 21 billion tonnes of concrete are consumed globally by 7 billion people. This large volume of concrete is used for making buildings, bridges, tunnels, roads, ports, and other infrastructures. Based on the place of casting, concrete is divided into place-cast or cast-in-place or cast-in-situ concrete and precast concrete.

  • Construction sector looks to thrive on higher demand

    The construction sector passed a good year in 2018 and looks to perform even better this year on the back of speeding up of implementation of major infrastructure projects.

  • How to overcome the infrastructure deficit in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh is making rapid progress in terms of building infrastructure. As we are on the way to becoming a middle-income country, I am hopeful that we will see a lot of development work in the next couple of years.

  • Cement industry posts record sales in 2018 amid challenges

    Despite various internal and external challenges, cement manufacturers posted the highest ever single-year sales in 2018, on the back of rising consumption of the key construction material in rural areas and development projects, said industry people.

  • Housing solutions for coastal areas of Bangladesh

    Housing is one's fundamental right as per our constitution. The scenario of housing in Bangladesh in general is not good. And the state of coastal housing is even worse. The extreme poor in particular are in an especially grave condition.

  • Efficient logistics key to boosting local trade, global competitiveness

    Bangladesh should put in place efficient transport and trade logistics not only to ensure smooth transportation of goods but also to boost the country's competitiveness globally, analysts said.


    Bricks are rectangular blocks of baked topsoil from agricultural land and are used mainly for building walls and roads. They are also used for making coarse aggregate for concrete in civil engineering structures of some countries including Bangladesh.

  • Fire safety: improving capacities, but a long way to go yet

    Fire-safety has been a lingering concern for the citizens of Dhaka for decades. Of all the major hazards facing Dhaka today, fires pose the greatest risk—congested roads, closely packed buildings, narrow lanes and a general lack of awareness of fire hazards make Dhakaites more at risk of death and injury by fire than any other.

  • Not just an apartment

    Bangladesh's real estate companies are increasingly incorporating new features and solutions to their apartments to cater to the demands of clients who want not just a flat, but a place they can call home.

  • Construction site safety: progress made or more of the same?

    With a rapidly burgeoning urban landscape despite a slew of issues like lack of planning, congestion and astronomical land prices,

  • Local construction firms grow from strength to strength

    Local contractors in Bangladesh are increasingly coming of age as they show strengths in terms of timely-delivery of projects as well

  • Prioritising safety in construction

    Occupational risks differ depending on the field of one's work. For example, the risk of getting physically injured or being in an

  • Transport infrastructure must be improved to support growth

    Bangladesh's transport network has little scope to meet the demand of the country's rising population without becoming efficient,

  • Sustainable development demands durable concrete

    Durability of concrete may be defined as "the ability of concrete to resist weathering action, chemical attack, and abrasion while

  • Rod prices still high: Real estate sector worried

    Rod prices have remained at a high level since April this year—a scenario that steel-makers describe as very stable. But construction

  • The cost of convenience

    For any high rise building, lifts are essential tools that save time and effort. But the reality is that very little thought goes into maintaining them on a regular basis. There are multiple recorded incidents of lifts in continued states of disrepair, ultimately leading to injury and death.

  • Budget offers little for construction sector

    The proposed budget for FY2018–19 has not come up with incentives and measures that can give a boost to the construction sector. Professionals in the industry say that they have not seen any measure that can help reduce prices of key construction raw materials.

  • 'Safe housing should be part of education'

    As the development of the

  • Cement consumption to grow steadily

    The future of Bangladesh's cement sector looks strong as the country is urbanising fast on the back of people's improved living standard and increasing purchasing power.