Map entire buildings in 3D with mobile devices soon

Swiss scientists have developed a unique software that can map the entire building in 3D with a tablet and other mobile devices - that too in sunlight.

Teenager killed, buildings damaged in Indonesian quake

Teenager killed, buildings damaged in Indonesian quake

A powerful earthquake rocked remote eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, damaging several buildings and leaving a teenage boy missing after he fell into a river. 

Goa govt to conduct audit of buildings over 3-decade old

In a move which could have an impact on Portuguese-era mansions in the state, the Goa government on Friday decided to conduct audit of buildings that are more than 30 years old and make it mandatory for these structures to provide stability certificate every five years.

Using waste tyres to minimise quake impact on buildings!

Using waste tyres to minimise quake impact on buildings!

Waste tyres can be a great environmental concern but a professor at a Japanese university hailing from Assam has developed earthquake resistant techniques using them which he says can be effective and affordable means to minimise impact on buildings.

Body found at site of collapsed New York buildings

New York police recovered on Sunday a body from the Manhattan site where four buildings were destroyed or damaged earlier this week in a massive gas explosion.

New ultra-sensitive sensor for improved fire safety

A new ultra-violet light detector which is 10,000 times more sensitive to UV light than a traditional zinc oxide detector could enhance fire safety in buildings, researchers report.

MCD working on upgrading list of heritage buildings in Delhi

The MCD has set the ball rolling to upgrade its list of heritage buildings, including age-old havelis, and is "in the process" of working out incentives like house tax exemption.

Thai police bars entry to certain Bangkok buildings, roads

Thai police Friday issued its first notice under the Emergency decree prohibiting individuals or groups of people from entering 13 building compounds and 25 roads unless authorised to do so.

No two-storey buildings near Corbett National Park

The Uttarakhand government has decided not to give permission for construction of buildings with two storeys or more near the Corbett National Park until a decision on the proposed eco-sensitive zone is taken.

Syria evacuates Army buildings in Damascus ahead of possible strike

The Syrian government has evacuated most personnel from army and security command headquarters in central Damascus in preparation for a Western military strike.

52 buildings gutted in J&K fire

At least fifty-two buildings, including houses and granaries, were gutted in an overnight blaze in Jammu and Kashmir`s Anantnag district, police said here Sunday. No loss of life was reported.

Maha minister promises buildings for "pathetic" Ashram schools

Maharashtra Minister of State for Tribal Development Rajendra Gavit promised that Ashram school would get a new building in the next three years.

DDA to set up separate unit for quake-prone buildings

Delhi Lt Governor and DDA Chairman Tejendra Khanna suggested that the DDA should address the issues of unsafe buildings.

Israel orders three settler buildings destroyed

Israel only considers those settlements built without
government approval to be illegal.

Security forces vacate 1,225 buildings in J&K

Committed to decreasing the footprint
of security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government
has ensured that the forces have been vacated from 1,225
buildings in the state till date.

Qaeda magazine gives tips on how to blow up buildings

The 67-page magazine uses sophisticated graphics to detail a method for blowing up buildings with natural gas.

Buildings with more than prescribed height under MCD scanner

Buildings having more than the prescribed height in approved, unauthorised and unauthorised regularised residential colonies in the capital will come under scanner of MCD.

MCD sat on proposal on engineers panel to detect unsafe houses

After a house collapse killed 6
people in east Delhi in July, MCD had announced that it will
form a panel of structural engineers for inspecting buildings
but sat on the proposal for months, shows an RTI reply.

MCD asked to carry survey of all East Delhi buildings

Delhi Government on Tuesday ordered MCD to carry out an emergency survey of all buildings in East Delhi and check their structural deficiencies to prevent recurrence of such
incidents.

Airship that can shift buildings

An Australian firm is developing a piloted airship that will carry up to 150 tonnes, for about 2,000 km.