Sustainable development

All you need to know about Prefabricated houses

November 23, 2021

Over the last few years, the term 'prefabrication' has become a buzz in the building industry. There are several compelling reasons for this, as Graana.com will explain. If you're wondering whether jumping on the bandwagon is a good idea, the quick answer is yes. Job Sites are generally crowded, busy,[...]

Rehabilitation of Sector I-12 to begin in Jan 2022

November 23, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) to initiate rehabilitation work in Sector I-12 in January 2022. In this regard, the civic agency will float tenders next month. The decision was announced after a delegation of the allottees of sector I-12 headed by Aftab Ujjain, President of I-12 Action Committee, met[...]

Balochistan govt. to initiate fresh water supply, treatment projects Gwadar

November 17, 2021

QUETTA: The Balochistan government has announced to launch of several projects worth Rs130 million for the provision of freshwater supply and water treatment projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor CPEC) initiative in Gwadar. The projects to be set up include sewage disposal systems, implementing water supply, distribution system, desalination[...]

Importance of smart buildings for a sustainable city

November 15, 2021

This year has been pivotal in the battle against climate change. Many countries globally are setting up targets for carbon reduction and creating environmentally-friendly spaces for their residents. In contrast, urbanisation keeps growing and cities are getting more and more occupied in Pakistan. We also need to devise and employ[...]
Micro Apartments in Pakistan

Micro Houses in Pakistan: Rising Trend

November 9, 2021

What are Micro-Apartments? Micro-apartments are smaller housing units that aim to blend necessity with utility. These apartments give all of the essential facilities in the smallest possible space. Also known as compact homes, they are self-contained, one-bedroom residential apartments typically selected for single occupancy at low costs. The rise of[...]

The Nexus between Luxury and Sustainability

November 5, 2021

Taking a first glance at - luxury and sustainability, both appear to be contrasting concepts.  Derived from the Latin term ‘luxus’ - Luxury is always centered on an idea of exclusivity, evoked through perceptions of quality, comfort, and elegance. Whereas, ‘Sustainability’ represents economical and equity. The two may appear to[...]

Circular Economy and Construction Waste

October 29, 2021

Introduction In a world that is constantly being driven by increased consumption of materials and extraction of earth’s natural resources, conscious efforts must be made towards reducing waste, recycling materials, and re-using items to ease the strain on planetary resources. The “take-make-dispose” approach to production and consumption is being challenged[...]

Construction Waste and its Impact on the Environment

October 27, 2021

Introduction As the world adopts greater sustainability standards to tackle climate change, the issue of construction and demolition waste becomes an essential topic in the real estate sector. Construction waste’s socio-economic and environmental impacts can have significant considerations for human health, safety, and quality of life. Despite having precise calculations[...]

Common Real Estate Use Cases for Computer Vision

October 25, 2021

Introduction The role of computer vision in the real estate sector is vast, and applications of the technology can bring considerable value to clients and businesses. From helping in content search and discovery to generating recommendations, metadata, content moderation, and damage analysis, computer vision can disrupt the real estate sector.[...]

Augmented Reality Changing the Landscape of Real Estate Industry

October 25, 2021

Technological breakthroughs are revolutionising every sector, and real estate is no exception. The latest advancements in Augmented Reality (AR) technology transform property to meet their needs in the future, successfully expenditures property design, acquisition, sale, and management. Users can engage with a digital environment using AR immersive technology. It improves[...]