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Tech and digitisation not optional for Middle East rail projects RTA, which developed and manages the Dubai Metro, is among the early adopters of technology for railway projects [representational image].

Tech and digitisation not optional for Middle East rail projects

Adopting technology such as BIM remains a challenge for the global rail industry, but some Middle East stakeholders are paving the way for greater digitisation in the sector


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UAE's first 3D printing patent filed for construction moulds

UAE's first 3D printing patent filed for construction moulds

Immensa has submitted the patent for the production process of its reusable moulds, which can be used to cast concrete, cement, and gypsum
 
CSCEC ME awards Kuwait University admin hub contract to Eaton

CSCEC ME awards Kuwait University admin hub contract to Eaton

Eaton is in a "multi-million dollar" with CSCEC ME and Al Ghanim to work on the admin facilities of Kuwait University's Sabah Al-Salem University City
 
Cyclone Mekunu forces Raysut Cement production shutdown

Cyclone Mekunu forces Raysut Cement production shutdown

Damage caused by Cyclone Mekunu has forced the Omani cement manufacturer to halt production for up to 10 days
 
Price of UAE electric wires for apartments sees 23% hike in 2018

Price of UAE electric wires for apartments sees 23% hike in 2018

The cost of buying electric cables used to wire up newly-built properties has increased by more than a fifth, a report by Statistics Centre – Abu Dhabi
 

 

UAE’s first coloured solar panel façade installed in Dubai

UAE’s first coloured solar panel façade installed in Dubai

The Dubai kindergarten's solar façade is made up of 800 colourful photovoltaic panels
 
Video: Construction Week In Focus | 3D printing in the Middle East

Video: Construction Week In Focus | 3D printing in the Middle East

S02E02 of Construction Week In Focus explores what CCC's collaboration with Immensa Tech Labs says about the scope of 3D printing in Middle East construction
 
UAE giant hits aluminium production record worth '60 Burj Khalifas'

UAE giant hits aluminium production record worth '60 Burj Khalifas'

Emirates Global Aluminium has produced 30 million tonnes of cast metal to date, which is the equivalent of 60 times Burj Khalifa's weight
 
Middle East construction giant CCC to create digital warehouse

Middle East construction giant CCC to create digital warehouse

Contracting giant Consolidated Contractors Co (CCC) has joined Dubai's Immensa Technology Labs to create a digital inventory of its spare parts and components
 
First Gulf-made 400kV cable fitted for UAE power project

First Gulf-made 400kV cable fitted for UAE power project

Ducab's 400kV cable circuit, used for the Taweelah B Power Station in Abu Dhabi, can power four buildings the size of Burj Khalifa
 
Case study: 360km steel tubes create Saudi Aramco cultural centre's façade

Case study: 360km steel tubes create Saudi Aramco cultural centre's façade

Details have been revealed of King Abzulaziz Center for World Culture's façade, which comprises 70,000 steel tubes that were tested and installed using a customised C#-language programme
 
Middle East construction supply chains must unite for fire safety

Middle East construction supply chains must unite for fire safety

Inefficient supply chain management can cause fire safety details about steelworks and stakeholder responsibility to "get lost, be misunderstood, or not be addressed at all", a regional expert says
 
Construction of UAE's first alumina refinery 82% complete

Construction of UAE's first alumina refinery 82% complete

Emirates Global Aluminium is developing the $3.3bn Al Taweelah refinery close to its smelter in KIZAD
 
IT operations at UAE's Al Naboodah Group Enterprises 99.8% virtualised

IT operations at UAE's Al Naboodah Group Enterprises 99.8% virtualised

The construction giant's work with Swiss technology provider, Veeam, has resulted in benefits such as capital expense savings worth $180,000, group chief information officer, Mario Foster, reveals
 
Forklift tyre to mitigate static build-up set for Cemat 2018 launch

Forklift tyre to mitigate static build-up set for Cemat 2018 launch

Camso's Solideal PON 775 NMAS has been developed to help warehouse managers and operators manage the risk of static electricity and heat that is generated by non-marking tyres
 
Empower's DIFC district cooling plant in Dubai set for $16m upgrade

Empower's DIFC district cooling plant in Dubai set for $16m upgrade

The expansion will see the DIFC facility fitted with six units of Trane's EcoWise Centrifugal Chillers, eventually raising its capacity by 19,000 TR
 



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