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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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India's cement emission cuts may inspire GCC producers

India's cement emission cuts may inspire GCC producers

Cement companies are being warned against delaying investments in eco-friendly production processes
 
UAE rolls out AI to cut road project duration by 54%

UAE rolls out AI to cut road project duration by 54%

The use of AI is expected to cut equipment and manpower needs by 40%, and a ministry official said the technology is being used for numerous federal road projects
 
MENA's largest LED facility worth $16m to open in Sharjah

MENA's largest LED facility worth $16m to open in Sharjah

The manufacturing facility and laboratory, owned by Rexton Technologies, will be inaugurated at SAIF Zone on 9 April
 
Details of Riyadh district's smart revamp revealed

Details of Riyadh district's smart revamp revealed

The head of Cisco's Saudi Arabia operations said Riyadh's Olaya district has been fitted with smart parking, lighting, and cleaning systems
 

 

Video: Construction Week In Focus – Understanding the UAE's updated fire code

Video: Construction Week In Focus – Understanding the UAE's updated fire code

The latest episode of Construction Week In Focus explores how construction companies are preparing for a new chapter in the code, detailing stakeholder responsibilities
 
Raysut Cement mulls construction of 907,000t cement plant in Georgia

Raysut Cement mulls construction of 907,000t cement plant in Georgia

A decision on the project is expected by June 2018, and discussions have commenced with possible partners for equity participation and EPC operations
 
EGA 'well prepared' to mitigate Trump trade war

EGA 'well prepared' to mitigate Trump trade war

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) can manage the threat of US President Donald Trump’s tariff hike on steel and aluminium imports
 
Sharjah Cement's pre-tax profit falls 17%

Sharjah Cement's pre-tax profit falls 17%

Sharjah Cement and Industrial Development Co’s (SCIDC) 2017 pre-tax profit declined by 17% year-on-year.
 
Dubai to issue conformity certificates for gypsum board products

Dubai to issue conformity certificates for gypsum board products

Gypsum board products will be certified by Dubai Central Laboratory according to BS EN 520 and ASTM C1396 standards
 
German construction equipment sales to the Middle East grow

German construction equipment sales to the Middle East grow

Construction machinery exports to the Middle East from Germany increased last year
 
UAE firm supplies fire-retardant coating to Saudi Hajj authority

UAE firm supplies fire-retardant coating to Saudi Hajj authority

MVL Firestop's fire-retardant coating was used on Hajj tents by the Hajj authority in Saudi Arabia
 
Google parent company launches Nest Thermostat in UAE

Google parent company launches Nest Thermostat in UAE

Alphabet has launched the Nest Learning Thermostat in the UAE with the same product features that it offers in the US and Canada
 
Dubai, Denmark eye investment in sustainable construction

Dubai, Denmark eye investment in sustainable construction

Danish government officials have met with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to discuss “investment opportunities” in sustainable construction projects
 
Video: AESG expert outlines UAE fire code updates

Video: AESG expert outlines UAE fire code updates

Peter van Gorp, director of fire and life safety at AESG, explains how the structure of the fire code has been updated for ease-of-understanding
 
UAE's Tecon wins $6.7m contract for Saudi's Riyadh Metro

UAE's Tecon wins $6.7m contract for Saudi's Riyadh Metro

Naveed Ansari, chief executive officer of TSES, has revealed additional details of the contract to Construction Week
 



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