Earthquake in Italy kills 247, How will India fare ?

At least 247 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy Wednesday, according to Italy’s Civil Protection Department. In the small Italian towns hit hard by a magnitude-6.2 earthquake that struck in the middle of the night, rescuers feverishly dug through the rubble of downed homes and apartments looking for survivors. In one […]

Home Loans 90%

In a significant relaxation for the housing finance segment, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday increased the amount of loan banks can give against a property purchase — loan-to-value (LTV) — and also reduced the risk weights for home loans. Banks can now provide home loans up to 90 per cent for properties […]

House Loads

Civil Engineering and our Homes – The Loads that our Houses take An average roof slab of a 1200 Sqft House weighs 40 Metric Tons, i.e 40,000 Kgs, add another 60,000 Kgs for the walls so you have one floor weighing a whooping 100 Metric Tons, i.e 100,000 Kgs. The weight of the occupants is comparatively […]