Phase I of the footings is complete. The site is busy like a beehive at the moment. While concreting takes place two to three times a week on some footings, the carpenters and steel fixers work simultaneously on the other footings.
The Shilyanas pooja was help on 15th March 2013. Being on a tight schedule to get out of the basement before the monsoons get here, work was not stopped even during the ceremony; so there was a bit of a cacophony with the sounds of the pooja bells ringing and the rhythmic hammering of the carpenters putting together the shuttering for the footings at the same time!
The first phase of PCC is complete. Those of you who are our existing clients will have received a newsletter with further details. Here’s some pics:
Finally, the South West monsoons have receded and we have begun with the excavation! It’s very sad to see some of our old trees go. But we’ve actually designed the building to minimize the damage. Off course we’ll replant as many as we have to cut down. Some young coconut trees are also being relocated to our farm in Rivona.
Arjuntree One’s external walls are designed to act as thermal insulators and sound barriers. On the outside will be bricks with cavities in them and on the inside will be laterite blocks. The combination has multiple benefits in reducing energy costs, reducing maintenance as the outer bricks do not require painting and isolating the areas inside from the sounds of the city.
The following was recently published in the Times of India under the heading “Builders suffer blow at Carambolim meet” on the 31st of July 2012.
“OLD GOA: Carambolim locals have decided to act tough against builders who undertake projects of five flats and more in the jurisdiction of Carambolim panchayat in the future. Read more >>
We got this question from a number of people. So here’s how you do it, going by the order in which the layers are laid.
First of all, the slab has to be properly waterproofed. In case any of the water does come in contact with the slab there shouldn’t be any leakages. Read more >>
There are a number of good India-centric rating systems such as TERI’s GRIHA and IGBC’s LEED. While these rating systems are good to benchmark a project they do have a administrative and financial overhead that they place on the project. With all the little details that we patiently work with in order to make our project truly ‘Green’, this becomes an unnecessary burden on our resources. We are passionately committed to being environmentally friendly and creating a sustainable community during and after the design and construction phases. By putting green design methods into practice, we intend that our customers themselves will be our best rating system. We will also be disseminating information on both our blog on this site and through our social page at www.facebook.com/arjuntree and do hope that more of the Real Estate Development community adopts these methods. Constructive criticism to improve our methods is always welcome. Please drop us a line or comment on our blog or facebook page.