Construction

Sustaining sustainability: Buildings on autopilot might be the answer

prabhu facilioStatistics indicate that buildings account for nearly 40 per cent of the world’s energy use, 70 per cent of electrical consumption, about 40 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. Closer home in the UAE, the numbers are equally significant. While piecemeal efforts matter, a software-driven approach could leapfrog the built environment to an era of sustainable sustainability

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Retrofitting to play key role in reducing Dubai’s energy demand

Ali Al Jassim CEO of Etihad ESCORetrofitting of residential and industrial buildings is said to play a critical role in Dubai’s drive to reduce its energy production

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Saudi Arabian firm adds ten Demag and Terex cranes

demagSaudi Arabian crane rental company Arabian Consolidated Trading (ACT Crane & Heavy Equipment) is expanding its crane fleet through a recent order for four Demag® AC 160-5, two AC 300-6 all terrain cranes and four Terex® RT 90 rough terrain cranes

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JCB to sell first electric digger by year end

Master 2 2 MJCB said it would begin selling its first electric digger at the end of this year as an increasing number of heavy equipment makers look to cut their dependence on fossil-fuel-powered equipment in response to cities cracking down with tougher regulations

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Dubai's RTA gets BSI certification in Building Information Modelling

Dubai RTAThe Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai said it obtained the certification of the British Standards Institute (BSI) in Building Information Modelling (BIM) – Maintenance and Operation Phase

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