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25Dec2013

Despatch from the Trenches – XI – RCC Slab Cycle Time

One of the things Nadhi is not-so-proud of is its marketing and communication efforts. We have had several false starts on this and have not hit a nice patch yet. One of those is chronicling our experiences doing lean construction consulting services in India. While we have had a steady stream of work on it, our efforts at chronicling them to solicit feedback as well as share experiences has been poor. Well, no point crying over…

  • 25 Dec, 2013
  • Kalyan
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16Dec2013

If You Die, Who Will Cry

Recently, we did a pilot of the nPulse meetings module with a developer based in Bengaluru. The pilot was at two of their sites and was meant to be for four weeks. At the end of four weeks, if they liked it, they would buy it for the duration of the project, but if they did not we had an agreement to gracefully exit. For the duration of the four weeks, one of our consultants made sure that they…

  • 16 Dec, 2013
  • Kalyan
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29Nov2013

Buses, Trains and Legs

(Post title credit: Train, Planes & Automobiles)

I just completed a two week trip to the US. The core purpose was to meet with Cloudnician who will be a reseller to take nPulse to the US market. The two weeks was for each of us to get to know each other and have a roadshow showcasing nPulse to a few prospects.

The two weeks has been one of learning, unlearning, and relearning to say the…

  • 29 Nov, 2013
  • Kalyan
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20Sep2013

+ve Attitude

One of the things that plagues the construction industry is apathy and negative attitude. At the risk of getting brickbats, it seems like the more experience someone has, the bigger the apathy and negative attitude. And herein what we particularly mean is the acceptance of status quo, the acceptance that the system cannot be changed, and the acceptance that delays are inevitable and inordinate in the industry.

Apathy

But it is also true that every now and…

  • 20 Sep, 2013
  • srikanths
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04Sep2013

Despatch from the Trenches – X – Butterfly Effect

This post is inspired by an article in the Mumbai Mirror that came out about a week or so ago on the butterfly effect and its impact on traffic in mumbai. The article talks about how seemingly small issues in people’s behavior (jay walking, double parking), road (pot holes) cause large impacts on traffic jams.
This got us thinking about the same in construction, but before that a little more about the butterfly effect itself.

The

  • 4 Sep, 2013
  • Kalyan
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04Mar2013

Cloud Based IT Solutions for Better Construction Management

The Institute for Research, Development and Training of Construction Trades and Management (INSTRUCT) organized a two day national conference on Project Management in Construction Sector on the 1st and 2nd of March, 2013 in Bengaluru. Details can be gotten here. Latest trends and technologies to enhance control, clarity, and transparency in construction project management was one of sessions. I got to present a point of view paper on that. The paper is titled…

  • 4 Mar, 2013
  • Kalyan
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02Feb2013

Despatch from the Benches – II

Issues with managing the supply chain:

One question that comes to mind when thinking about the CSC is, “Well, what are the issues with the CSC?” What is it that we are looking to manage? The one that stands out is – Information. “Information?”, you ask. Yes, information is the thread that cuts and connects across all the stakeholders.

  • At the design stage, the owner and the design consultants (architect, engineers) exchange information on…
  • 2 Feb, 2013
  • Kalyan
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07Jan2013

Despatch from the Benches – I

As the new year dawned on us, I was taking stock of our situation. Nadhi had, along with others, just survived, the end-of-the-world as predicted by the Mayans. This means we had out clocks reset and got atleast 365 days if not 2500 years?

So, I put my thinking hat on – time for new year resolutions. Mine for this year is to talk about our practical experiences on implementing technologies and processes for Construction Supply Chain Management. My goal…

  • 7 Jan, 2013
  • Kalyan
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22Nov2012

Come See Us

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is holding a one-day conference on the energy sector on 28th November at the Taj Vivanta in Chennai. Thanks to our friends at EDAC, we will be having a booth at this event. Do drop by if you’re in Chennai. Write tnsc com or call at +91 98841 22696 for details on registration, schedule etc.

SAP will be hosting TechEd 2012 in Bangalore from…

  • 22 Nov, 2012
  • Ravi M
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04Nov2012

¿Qué pasa?

A trip to Madrid is pasa, that’s what!

Several weeks back, we came across a post somewhere on the internets requesting applications for entry into a programme for startups, run by a global technology giant. It said that they’d invented a new database technology and were interested in getting startups to build/port their products on/to this new platform, and were running a proof-of-concept “contest” of sorts to choose which of the startups would get to showcase their wares at their…

  • 4 Nov, 2012
  • Ravi M
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