Saturday, November 16, 2013

ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS MODEL FOR CUSHMAN AND WAKEFIELD TO BE FOLLOWED

Everyday in the newspapers we read about unscrupulous builders fleecing innocent tenants and taking them for a ride. We can tap this market for business by promoting ourselves as their saviors.

C & W can tap the redevelopment market that exists in the city

Advantages:
  1. Can enjoy decision making powers with regard to the technical aspects of the project. In other words all decisions relating to engineering, procurement and construction. Presently there are many clients who do not involve the PMC in the procurement for the project, but is asked to just monitor the construction. There is no point in monitoring vendors who are already empanelled with the clients.

  1. Can give the common people an alternative which is transparent and at the same time professional.


  1. Word of mouth publicity can get us more jobs of the same nature.

  1. New opportunity for the capital market division to get investors for such projects.


  1. An opportunity to serve the common people.

  1. An opportunity for the transaction division to broker the sale of the excess flats that are constructed due to granting of extra FSI for the project.


  1. An opportunity for C & W to enter the residential market for transaction services.

  1. Entry to the residential market by the transaction division can be leveraged to cater to the corporate that have requirements for residential apartments for their staff.


  1. Employment opportunities for many people.

  1. If we manage one such project successfully then we will get the first mover advantage in this market.

  1. Moreover, this will help us move up the value chain and work as an EPC contractor for clients.

Disadvantages:
  1. Decision making on procurement matters by the Project Manager may lead to corruption and give rise to integrity issues.

  1. It will be very difficult to recover our payments from the cooperative housing societies.


Players in the model:

Financer
PMC
Cooperative Society




The modus operandi is as under:

PMC approaches cooperative societies who want to go in for redevelopment.
The Cooperative Society appoints the PMC.

PMC takes approval from the tenants and applying the 70:30 rule takes up the project for redevelopment

Capital Markets division (a sister concern of the PMC division) hunts for finance for the project under redevelopment.

PMC appoints a liaison consultant to deal with the BMC, landowner and other govt. authorities.

PMC appoints an architect in collision with the secretary of the cooperative society to prepare the design scheme in keeping with BMC byelaws and restrictions for open spaces, etc.

PMC appoints the services consultant (if required)

PMC conducts the preconstruction stage in the project.

PMC participates in the construction stage for the project.

PMC carries out the project closeout and handover.

The extra FSI obtained for the redevelopment project as a result of housing slum dwellers can be sold in the open market by the Transaction Services Division(a sister concern of the PMC) acting as the broking agency for the financer.

The financer obtains his construction cost and profits for investment from the sale of the extra space created.

Payments to the various project participants will be certified by the PMC and they will be made from the escrow account created in a bank in the joint name of the secretary of the society and the financer. The cheques have to be signed by both of them.

Our present endeavor to tap builders may not be very successful because builders generally prefer handling projects themselves by taking on staff on their rolls as it is their core competency.
Moreover, if at all they do take us on board, it will only be for monitoring the vendors that they have appointed. Thus we have no control on procurement.







Thursday, November 14, 2013

TEAM ONE ARCHITECTS PVT LTD VIACOM 18 KITCHEN EQUIPMENTS COMPARATIVE

VIACOM 18 KITCHEN EQUIPMENTS
SUMMARY
Sr. No. Vendors  Basic Amount
1  LL Equipments & Machines Pvt. Ltd.               2,020,270.00
2  Kamalakshi Marketing Pvt. Ltd.               1,874,060.00
3  Utensteels                2,213,945.00
4  Sai Shraddha Hospitality               1,453,500.00
Note : 
All Taxes extra as per aplicable

TEAM ONE ARCHITECTS PVT LTD VIACOM 18 MEASUREMENT SHEET

       Site - Viacome Andheri
Sr no Discripation Unit No Length width Qty
1 7th Floor
Stair case side Sft 1 8.00 8.00 64.00
Clm to Clm Sft 1 29.00 25.66 744.14
Sft 2 29.00 2.50 145.00
Sft 1 44.50 10.75 478.38
Sft 1 44.50 2.50 111.25
Toilet side Sft 1 11.00 40.25 442.75
Sft 1 27.00 2.50 67.50
Toilet Area Sft 2 15.83 27.50 870.65
Lift back Sft 1 49.00 17.25 845.25
Sft 1 26.50 11.00 291.50
Sft 1 11.00 2.50 27.50
Sft 1 11.00 10.75 118.25
Sft 2 10.75 2.50 53.75
Sft 1 29.00 2.50 72.50
Sft 1 29.00 10.75 311.75
Sft 1 10.75 2.50 26.88
Sft 2 25.66 2.50 128.30
Sft 1 25.66 29.00 744.14
Lift lobby area Sft 1 35.75 8.75 312.81
Lift lobby front area Sft 1 22.42 34.75 779.10
AC Room 1 10.00 9.42 94.2
6729.59
2 6th Floor
Part A Sft 1 64.00 46.00 2944.00
Less cl Sft -4 2.50 2.50 -25.00
Part B Sft 1 40.00 13.50 540.00
Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Toilet Area Sft 2 15.83 27.50 870.65
Sft 1 39.83 13.50 537.71
less cl Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Part D Sft 1 60.50 37.25 2253.63
less cl Sft -4 2.50 2.50 -25.00
Sft 1 60.50 10.83 655.215
Lift back Sft 1 49.00 17.50 857.5
Lobbby Sft 1 35.75 8.83 315.67
Lobby front area Sft 1 24.50 34.66 849.17
AC Room 1 10.00 9.42 94.20
9855.24
3 5th Floor
Part A Sft 1 64.00 46.00 2944.00
Less cl Sft -4 2.50 2.50 -25.00
Part B Sft 1 40.00 13.50 540.00
Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Toilet Area Sft 2 15.83 27.50 870.65
Sft 1 39.83 13.50 537.71
less cl Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Part D Sft 1 60.50 37.25 2253.63
less cl Sft -4 2.50 2.50 -25
Sft 1 60.50 10.83 655.22
Lift back Sft 1 49.00 17.50 857.5
Lobbby Sft 1 35.75 8.83 315.67
8911.87
4 4th Floor
Part A Sft 1 64.75 48.75 3156.56
Sft -4 2.50 2.50 -25.00
Part B Sft 1 40.08 13.50 541.08
Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Toilet Area Sft 2 15.83 27.50 870.65
Part C Sft 1 49.00 17.25 845.25
Part D Sft 1 39.25 13.50 529.88
Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Part E Sft 1 65.75 37.50 2465.63
Sft -2 2.50 2.50 -12.50
Lift lobby Sft 1 35.75 8.83 315.67
Lift lobby front area Sft 1 23.16 25.00 579.00
Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
AC Room 1 10.00 9.42 94.20
9341.67
5 3rd Floor (2nd Floor Mezz.)
Part A Sft 1 33.00 35.50 1171.50
Less cl Sft -3 2.50 2.50 -18.75
Part B Sft 1 10.50 33.00 346.50
Pantry Sft 1 11.00 10.00 110.00
Part C Sft 1 51.08 17.25 881.13
Less cl Sft -2 2.50 2.50 -12.50
Part D Sft 1 37.50 44.50 1668.75
Less cl Sft -4 2.50 2.50 -25.00
4121.63
6 2nd Floor
Part A Sft 1 62.50 33.00 2062.50
Less cl Sft -4 2.50 2.50 -25.00
Part B Sft 1 28.75 17.75 510.31
Less cl Sft -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Toilet Area Sft 2 15.83 27.50 870.65
Part C Sft 1 49.25 17.25 849.56
Part D 1 36.75 13.75 505.31
Less cl -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Part E 1 63.00 43.25 2724.75
Less cl -2 2.50 2.50 -12.5
Lift lobby Area 1 35.75 8.83 315.67
Lift lobby front area 1 25.00 23.16 579.00
Less cl -1 2.50 2.50 -6.25
Fire exit stair case side 1 42.00 11.25 472.50
1 25.50 11.25 286.88
1 2.50 11.25 28.13
AC Room 1 10.00 9.42 94.20
9243.21

Monday, November 11, 2013

DISCOVER CUTTING-EDGE APPS FOR ANDROID GAME DEVELOPMENT

Keywords: android finance apps, android game development, medical apps for android
Gaming applications have been one of the most prominent apps that are developed for the Android phone. Android apps for gaming have lured a number of people to buy android phones. With the increasing success that the industry of mobile game development enjoys today thanks to the streamlining of its processes of conceptualizing, developing and releasing video games, mobile gaming today has become the top revenue earner among mobile applications. Another aspect that has fuelled the popularity of the android app market is the fact that the upfront fee required for submitting an application is negligible and therefore the cost to bring out an application becomes negligible too.
Apart from this, the fact that mobile gaming applications for android phones are developed on Java platform, which is the favorite programming language for all mobile application developers, has also helped popularize the mobile gaming industry. Another important fact is that of two android mobile phones being different when we talk of features and hardware specifications. This is because the manufacture of android mobile phones is not restricted to one company alone as is the case with the iPad which rests with Apple only. The use of Java in android phones reduces the time for gaming project development.
When we talk of medical apps for android, we cannot ignore the iPhone from Apple. Although, the latter is offering more flexibility as mobile application developers have to deal with only one platform, it is better than the android phone in medical application development. Android phones are made by a number of different manufacturers and therefore no two mobile phones will behave in a similar manner. Therefore, they will require different apps too. Thus making medical apps for android phones is more difficult that for the Apple phones. Apple phones by the virtue of their being manufactured by one manufacturer rule the roost in medical application development.
Apart from gaming, another field where developing apps for android phones has gained momentum is the finance field. Although, android phones are bought primarily for entertainment and leisure, they are now increasing proving useful in the financial world too. Therefore, a lot of android finance apps are being developed in the market. Finance apps like tax computations, listening to the latest news from the financial world, making monetary computations, you name it and there will be an android finance app for that purpose. Therefore, this is another field where android phones have stolen a march over its competitors. Off course this has to do with cutting edge applications that are developed for them.




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Web hosting hub provides free trials of some great software including Mozy backup solutions and Constant Contact email marketing tools along with its unmistakable 90-day full money back guarantee. This is what separates it from its competition. This is a reliable and robust option for all the web hosting requirements of small businesses and individuals. This web hosting service has left no stone unturned to make it easy and affordable to set up and manage a website. It comes with a number of free templates for your website design requirements, and a premium website builder; which will make your website up and running in no time.
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TAKE YOUR PICK FROM SAMSUNG GALAXY Y AND MICROMAX NINJA 3.5

Introduction
The Samsung Galaxy Y is a powerful Android Gingerbread OS based Smart phone which offers features which are close to the Micromax phone but for the dual SIM tag given to the latter. The Micromax phone is
 
Endowed with 1GHz processor as opposed to the 832 MHz processor provided in the Samsung phone. While Micromax Ninja phone is merely Java enabled, the Samsung phone has MIDP version 2.1 along with the Java features. While the Micromax phone has a browser which supports WAP features, the Samsung phone browser supports HTML features. Talking of extra features, the Samsung Galaxy Y has an accelerometer and a compass as two of its features which are not there in the Micromax phone. While the Micromax phone supports an ordinary GPS facility, the Samsung phone comes with A-GPS support. When talking about the keyboard of the individual phones, the Micromax Ninja is blessed with one touch navigation feature on its Touch screen QWERT keyboard with a white back light to illuminate the keypad in the darkness, while the Samsung phone is provided with a similar keyboard having one touch navigation using the Touch wiz 3.0 UI feature for easy navigation and a multi-touch input facility with touch sensitive controls.
Design, Build and Display
When we talk of design features, the Samsung Galaxy Y remains faithful to the Candybar form factor and allows the use of only one SIM through its handset. The Micromax Ninja 3.5 on the other hand allows the user to use two services simultaneously.  In terms of the OS the Micromax Ninja 3.5 is blessed with the Android OS of version 2.3.5, whereas the Samsung Galaxy has the OS Android version 2.3. The Micromax Ninja gives us a faster processor experience as it has a faster CPU as compared to the Samsung Galaxy Y. It has an OS that is 20% faster than the latter. Both the phones have a TFT colour screen with 256 colours with the Micromax phone having an ordinary capacitive touch screen compared to the Samsung’s capacitive multi-touch screen. Although the Samsung phone weights 97gms, it is lighter as compared to the Micromax dual SIM phone. While the Micromax phone is endowed with a 3.5 inches colour TFT screen with better screen resolution which enables it to show sharper and crisper screen images, the Samsung phone has a multi-touch screen of size 3 inches. Thus, we see that the former has a larger display screen size and therefore can be easily used to view videos, images, etc. A primary difference between the two phones is that the Samsung Galaxy Y is a Smart phone with all the features of a Smart phone while the Micromax Ninja 3.5 is a dual SIM phone.  
Memory
With an unlimited phonebook capacity, both the phones have an in-built memory and a RAM along with an external card slot. While Samsung phone has 180MB in-built memory with 290MB of RAM, the Micromax phone is blessed with only 130MB of in-built memory along with 256MB RAM and additionally has 512MB of ROM.
Camera
Both the phones do not have a front facing camera but do have a back camera. The Samsung phone has a 2MP back camera while the Micromax Ninja phone is blessed with a sturdy 3MP back camera with 50% better camera resolution. While both the phones have a video recording facility, the Samsung Galaxy Y phone has a camera which can record images of sizes 320 x 240 pixels @ 15 fps. Thus, the Micromax phone provides better picture quality as compared to the Samsung phone.  
Connectivity
In terms of connectivity, both the phones have GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an external USB port, with the Samsung phone having a microUSB slot of version 2.0 while it has a wifi hotspot along with its Wi-Fi facility which enables it to allow the use of the internet connection on the Wi-Fi enabled laptop. While the Bluetooth in the Micromax phone is of version 2.1, the Samsung phone has a Bluetooth version 3.0. Both the phones have multi-media MMS facility with the Samsung Galaxy Y having an additional voice recording feature, along with push mail, and a document reading facility. While the Samsung Smart phone does not have any social networking applications embedded in it, the Micromax phone has Face book, Twitter and YouTube facilities. Both the phones have FM radio feature.
Battery
Talking of battery for both the phones, the Samsung Galaxy Y possesses a 1200mAH, Li-ion battery which has 850 hours of standby time in ordinary circumstances and 540 hours on the 3G networks, it has 380 minutes of talk time both in the ordinary condition and on 3G networks. As opposed to that, the Micromax phone has 145 hours of stand by time with 270 minutes of talk time on its 1400mAH Li-ion battery.

All said and done, the Samsung phone has all the features that are present in any ordinary Smart phone including document editing, scheduler, calendar and the push mail features, while the Micromax phone would be more useful for social networking as it is Face book, You tube and Twitter enabled. But with its 20% faster CPU, the Micromax phone ensures a smoother experience when using the phone, and with its dual SIM tag, it allows the user use two services at the same time, the Smart phone tag given to the Samsung phone provides tough competition to the Micromax phone. With its 16% bigger screen size, the Micromax phone would allow the user to view images and videos better. The 3.5 mm headphone jack present in both the phones allows external headphones to be connected to them. Truly, it is difficult to choose a phone from among the two without knowing the objective of the buyer for owning a phone. A person who would want to do social networking would go for the Micromax Ninja phone while a person who wants to edit documents would opt for the Samsung phone.