Fire-safety glass

Vetrotech Saint-Gobain India, a division of Saint Gobain Glass India, has launched a new range of fire-safety-glasses. These fire resistant ranges of glasses are made through an advanced tempering / multi-lamination process so as to provide fire resistance up to 120 minutes.

This range of glasses can be used for doors, partitions, building facades, fire exits, server rooms, compartmentalisation in malls, corridors, fire exit stairway enclosures etc. These glasses also provide a very high light transmission thereby enabling visibility of the entrapped people. The National Building Code laid out in 2005 has categorically emphasised the use of fire and life safety rules and regulations. It has now become imperative for commercial/ large format buildings to get a No-Objection-Certificate (NOC) for its buildings prior to its operation. This increases the relevance of Saint Gobain’s fire-safety products among its consumers.

Other than fire alarms, fire exit plan, smoke detectors, fire sprinklers, installation of fire resistant glass in critical areas of any building will ensure an enhanced precautionary set up against fire accidents. Statistically, the maximum numbers of deaths in a fire breakout occur within the first hour and mostly due to the heat generated by the fire. Some of these glasses will also protect against the radiant heat generated during a fire:

Transparency will make the fire visible from the adjoining rooms Resistance of the fire for almost two hours will allow enough time for either stopping or escapingCutting off the heat generated by the fire will avoid casualties caused by heat

New integrated township
Ireo, the first and the largest private equity fund dedicated to the Indian real estate sector recently announced the launch of its new integrated township project ‘IREO – Fiveriver.’ Spread over a sprawling 200 acres, the project is located in Panchkula, on the outskirts of Chandigarh. Strategically located with fast access route to NH22, Ireo Fiveriver is a 15-minute drive from Chandigarh.

It’s carefully planned internal road networks and innovative city planning is designed to provide easy pedestrian connectivity, as well as to shield the neighbourhood from noise, outside traffic and unwanted visitors. Gated access roads separate the township from the sector road and neighbouring developments. Ireo Fiveriver has a unique mix of recreational and wellness facilities catering to multiple ages and tastes.

Commenting on the launch of Ireo Fiveriver, Madhukar Tulsi, President, Ireo said, “Ireo Fiveriver will offer a unique combination of a stunningly picturesque location, excellent internal township infrastructure and a plethora of recreational facilities, that together create its resort–like appeal.”

At Ireo Fiverivers there are exclusive residential options to suit varying tastes and lifestyle choices. These range from posh 3-4 bedroom apartment complexes and penthouse duplexes clustered around the dynamic main Central Plaza, to the exclusive 250 to 1000 square yard villa neighbourhoods.

Loan utsav
Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance Limited conducted Sundaram Home & Loan Utsav at Jayanagar in Bangalore recently. Leading builders and developers across the City participated in the exhibition. The exhibition was inaugurated by K Vasu, Area Head, Karnataka. Spot sanctions worth more than Rs three crore were made to more than 20 customers. Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance is a joint venture between Sundaram Finance Ltd and BNP Paribas Personal Finance of France.

The company combines its expertise in home finance with the service-orientation of its promoter Sundaram Finance. During the last year (April-March 2011), Sundaram BNP Paribas home finance recorded disbursements of over Rs 1,200 crore, a growth of over 63 per cent compared to the same period last year.

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