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US firm unveils robots that can 3D-print entire homes Cazza’s robotic builders use 3D-printing technology to create structures of up to three storeys.

US firm unveils robots that can 3D-print entire homes

Cazza, a US-headquartered construction automation company, has launched a line of automated machines that are capable of 3D-printing entire buildings


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Abu Dhabi to standardise solar PV systems

Abu Dhabi to standardise solar PV systems

The scheme ensure the compliance of solar PV systems to the Regulatory and Supervision Bureau's (RSB) electricity wiring, and small-scale solar PV energy-netting regulations
 
UAE's first 3D printing factory opens

UAE's first 3D printing factory opens

The facility, launched by Immensa Technology Labs, features eight 3D printing systems, and offers more than 30 materials for production
 
Abu Dhabi insulation material price rises 3% in May

Abu Dhabi insulation material price rises 3% in May

The figure was announced as part of Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi's monthly analysis of building material prices, which found YoY and MoM declines of 16 items in May
 
Hormann launches door system for hospitals and offices

Hormann launches door system for hospitals and offices

Hormann's new automatic hinged doors with operator HDO 200 are suitable for quiet operations and applications, including hospitals and offices
 

 

London tower fire: reports of fire alarm failings and flammable cladding

London tower fire: reports of fire alarm failings and flammable cladding

Victims of tragic fire at 24-storey Grenfell Tower in London report failure of the building’s fire alarm system and, as with recent fires in the UAE, the rapid spread of the fire up the curtain wall cladding
 
Sustainability regulation to drive GCC formwork sector

Sustainability regulation to drive GCC formwork sector

Demand for sustainability and shorter construction cycles has driven innovation in the GCC's formwork sector, an industry expert told ConstructionWeekOnline
 
'Stainless steel not made for construction'

'Stainless steel not made for construction'

Its high cost in construction projects, and intended functionality for sensitive areas, makes stainless steel an unsuitable building material, an expert told CWO
 
Araco founder: precast concrete can reduce construction waste

Araco founder: precast concrete can reduce construction waste

Precast concrete produces less waste than traditional construction materials, and yet it remains underutilised in the country, says Rahim Banizaman Lari of Araco
 
Bahrain body tests 2,763 building material samples

Bahrain body tests 2,763 building material samples

Materials inspected by ministry authorities in Bahrain included all types of concrete materials, asphalt and its components, construction sand, and tiles and paints
 
Fila Surface Care expands geographic scope of UAE office

Fila Surface Care expands geographic scope of UAE office

Fila Surface Care Solutions has announced that its UAE office is now being used to manage the firm’s operations in the wider GCC, South Asia, and South Pacific Asia markets
 
Mapei launches Mapestone System and Flexcolor 4 LVT in UAE

Mapei launches Mapestone System and Flexcolor 4 LVT in UAE

Mapei has used Middle East Stone 2017 as a platform to launch its Mapestone System and Flexcolor 4 LVT products
 
Dubai imported hardware and tools worth $980m in 2016

Dubai imported hardware and tools worth $980m in 2016

The emirate's hardware and tools trade was valued at $1.38bn (AED5.07bn) in 2016, Dubai Customs revealed
 
RTA and Philips ink lighting technology MoU

RTA and Philips ink lighting technology MoU

The partnership will see both entities collaborate in the field of lighting technology and power saving
 
HID Global unveils Cloud-based asset management tech

HID Global unveils Cloud-based asset management tech

The Cloud-based model of HID Location Services for Item Management and HID Condition Monitoring Services can help reduce the total cost of ownership
 
Japan’s Kansai Paint reveals GCC expansion plans

Japan’s Kansai Paint reveals GCC expansion plans

Kansai Paint aims to open as many as 50 new distribution centres across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar in the coming year
 



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