False ceilings are also known as dropped ceilings. They have basically suspended ceilings below the main ceiling and are being increasingly touted as a symbol of sophistication. The new-age homes are increasingly being adorned with this glamorous feature which makes the home’s interiors look more elegant.
In India, the real estate industry holds a lot of significance as it’s the second largest employer of manpower – with the agriculture sector being the first. This sector comprises of four divisions – residential, commercial, hospitality and retail. It is estimated that the sector will grow by around 30% in the next decade. This will be amply supported by the expected growth in the corporate environment with increased demand for office spaces. Rapid growth in the IT/ITes, BFSI, and telecom sectors as well as office space demand from Tier 2 cities is expected to support this estimated growth.
With advancements and improvements in building materials, the construction industry has been forging ahead at rapid speeds. However, it is time to pause and think about the effect of this construction boom on the environment. This is due to the negative effect on the environment as well as the well-being of humans.
The era of the traditional incandescent bulbs is drawing to a close thankfully. With emerging technology, we now have energy saving bulbs like the CFL (compact fluorescent lights) and LED (light emitting diode) to replace them. The traditional filament-burning light bulbs were energy guzzlers that gave off 90% of the energy consumed in the form of heat. And who needs more heat with global warming looming!