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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 unveils online fire system application platform

UAE unveils online fire system application platform

Applications to install fire alarm systems in residences, and to link them with Civil Defence operation rooms, can now be made through the ministry's website
 
Indian giant to buy majority stake in UAE's Union Cement for $305m

Indian giant to buy majority stake in UAE's Union Cement for $305m

Shree Cement announced that it would acquire at least 92.83% of Union Cement's equity in a transaction that would take nine months to complete
 
Masdar fits solar systems in 19,400 Morocco homes

Masdar fits solar systems in 19,400 Morocco homes

The announcement was made on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, where Masdar also revealed the project's 10-year operations and maintenance programme
 
Kingspan begins manufacturing of Thermaroof in UAE

Kingspan begins manufacturing of Thermaroof in UAE

New insulation line introduced in Kingspan’s UAE manufacturing facility
 

 

3D modelling is reshaping the Gulf's prefabrication sector

3D modelling is reshaping the Gulf's prefabrication sector

3D-modelling is the backbone of the prefabrication business, Off-Site Engineering's Patrick O'Callaghan tells Construction Week
 
Abu Dhabi aluminium, copper trade grows by nearly 30% in 10M

Abu Dhabi aluminium, copper trade grows by nearly 30% in 10M

Aluminium and copper trade in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi reached $3.5bn (AED12.8bn) in the first 10 months of 2017
 
Saudi-held firm to deliver 1,700 pods for UAE's Masdar City homes

Saudi-held firm to deliver 1,700 pods for UAE's Masdar City homes

Unipods, a part of Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group, has also announced plans to open a new production facility in Yanbu
 
Steel structure contract awarded for Saudi's 12.5ha King Avenue Mall

Steel structure contract awarded for Saudi's 12.5ha King Avenue Mall

Mabani Steel's contract win will see it deliver more than 13,000MT of main structural components for the King Avenue Mall project
 
Well Building Certification finding takers in Dubai

Well Building Certification finding takers in Dubai

The growing uptake sustainability guidelines points to changing design trends and the success of local government efforts, AESG's Dalia Wagdi told Construction Week
 
Dubai's RTA unveils MENA's first BIM centre

Dubai's RTA unveils MENA's first BIM centre

Specialist workshops about BIM, aimed at the employees of RTA's agencies and sectors, are currently being designed by the new centre
 
Al Rajhi firm wins façade deal for Saudi's 60-storey Sail Tower

Al Rajhi firm wins façade deal for Saudi's 60-storey Sail Tower

Cladtech International, part of Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group, will manufacture and install curtain wall façades for the Jeddah project
 
Restrata receives license for GPS tracking work in Iraq

Restrata receives license for GPS tracking work in Iraq

The CMC License for GPS Tracking is part of an Iraqi government mandate enforced locally through inspection teams that run two-pronged compliance checks
 
GE turbine picked for Alba's 1.8GW power station in Bahrain

GE turbine picked for Alba's 1.8GW power station in Bahrain

The GE 9HA GT system is expected to support "sustainable power generation" at Power Station 5, being developed by GE and Gama, as part of Alba's Line 6 Expansion Project
 
Expert: Oversizing a common issue in the use of precast concrete

Expert: Oversizing a common issue in the use of precast concrete

The problem of overdesign arises from the incorrect assumption that precast concrete is weaker than site-cast concrete, expert says
 
Oman's Raysut Cement names new CEO

Oman's Raysut Cement names new CEO

Joey Ghose's appointment at Raysut Cement will take effect this December, the listed manufacturer's board chairman confirmed
 



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