Mubadala to launch US$400mn European tech fund

Mubadala to launch US$400mn European tec…

Monday, 18 June 2018 06:35

UAE-based Mubadala Investment Company has announced plans to create a US$400mn fund to invest in leading European technology companies

FILA Surface Care launches FILAMARBLE AID

FILA Surface Care launches FILAMARBLE AI…

Sunday, 17 June 2018 06:31

FILA Surface Care Solutions said its branch in the Middle East has launched FILAMARBLE AID for cleaning marble and natural stone surfaces

Deerns signs major consultancy contract for Kuwait International Airport

Deerns signs major consultancy contract …

Thursday, 14 June 2018 10:38

Deerns Group and its local partner Al-Nabhan Engineering Consultancy have signed a major consultancy agreement with Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation for the provision of management and supervision services...

Saudia Cargo to construct new cargo handling facility at Jeddah’s KAIA

Saudia Cargo to construct new cargo hand…

Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:12

Saudia Cargo has recently signed agreements with three major companies to construct a new cargo handling facility at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA)

The UAE maintains positive economic growth

The UAE maintains positive economic grow…

Thursday, 14 June 2018 04:47

The UAE’s minister of economy said that preliminary estimates issued by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) indicate growth in the economic performance of the country in general; which...

Thuraya and IEC Telecom displays new VSAT service at Posidonia 2018

Thuraya and IEC Telecom displays new VSA…

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 06:58

Thuraya Telecommunications Company and IEC Telecom have jointly showcased Thuraya’s maritime product portfolio and provided a preview of the latest Thuraya maritime VSAT service at Posidonia 2018, held in Greece...

MENA shows robust performance in energy sector amid geopolitical risks

MENA shows robust performance in energy …

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 06:51

In line with the initiatives to boost energy economy across the Middle East, the UAE and Kuwait have announced ambitious capacity targets for 2022 to invest more than US$220bn to...

ADFD grants US$10.89mn for rural electrification project in Uganda

ADFD grants US$10.89mn for rural electri…

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 06:11

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has approved a US$10.89mn concessionary loan to develop a 33kV rural electrification project at Kalongo in Uganda

Volvo Penta will switch to electric power by 2021

Volvo Penta will switch to electric powe…

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 04:30

With the aim of becoming a driving force in sustainable power solutions, Volvo Penta is going full charge into hybrid and all-electric drivelines, offering solutions in both its marine and...

Dubai FDI named UAE's top investment promotion agency

Dubai FDI named UAE's top investment pro…

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 06:37

Dubai FDI has won the first-ever ‘Top Investment Promotion Agencies Africa & Middle East – Regional’

Oman LNG to build gas engine power plant in Sur

Oman LNG to build gas engine power plant…

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 06:33

Oman LNG has signed two contracts to develop a new gas engine power plant at the company’s Qalhat facilities

Middle East Stone to host record number of stone suppliers in 2018

Middle East Stone to host record number …

Monday, 11 June 2018 11:21

Middle East Stone, which takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, 4-6 September, has almost doubled exhibitor numbers for 2018, with more than 400 global providers of stone, marble...

SNC-Lavalin signs contract for a PVC plant in Oman

SNC-Lavalin signs contract for a PVC pla…

Monday, 11 June 2018 06:50

Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin has signed an exclusive agreement with Project Development & Management International LLC (PDMI) in Oman, to design and deliver a greenfield chlor-akali PVC plant located 150km southeast of...

Masdar City’s Etihad Eco-Residence wins EmiratesGBC award

Masdar City’s Etihad Eco-Residence wins …

Monday, 11 June 2018 06:49

Masdar City’s Etihad Eco-Residence has won the Green Residential Building award at the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Green Building Awards 2018

Alstom conducts initial dynamic tests for Riyadh Metro

Alstom conducts initial dynamic tests fo…

Sunday, 10 June 2018 10:38

Alstom has, for the past few weeks, been conducting initial dynamic tests for the Riyadh Metro Project at the FAST consortium Line 4 Depot Test Track in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

ACWA Power and ENERGY CHINA sign MoU for power and water desalination cooperation

ACWA Power and ENERGY CHINA sign MoU for…

Sunday, 10 June 2018 06:23

ACWA Power, developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination plants, has signed an MoU with China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited (ENERGY CHINA), an international engineering and EPC...

Doka to showcase cost-effective formwork solutions at Big 5

DOKA Dokaflex 15 on ME sitesDokaflex 15 is in use on many sites across the region. (Image source: Doka)Dokaflex 15 is the newest cost-effective Doka solution for affordable housing construction and will be on show at this year's Big 5

 

Compared to traditional formwork, Dokaflex 15 offers a major reduction in the price of panel and slab formwork systems and speeds up construction workflows, especially since the system can be assembled by semi-skilled labourers.

Using Dokaflex 15, Doka says that contractors can expect to cut their assembly time, material weight and singular components in half. The unique features allow for more reuses, faster forming times, and minimal onsite adjustments. Dokaflex 15 boasts optimised lifespan and maximum cost savings when used for up to 25cm thick slabs.

Load-bearing Staxo 100 is extremely flexible for irregular layouts, has high abistability and rugged load capacity of more than 100kN per leg. It can safely handle transfer slabs, provide stability for shoring (including large shoring heights), and be used for applications in the industrial and petrochemical sectors.

The system features integrated access ladders, gapless assembly decks with planking units inside the towers and between frames, integrated connectors and logical colour-coded assembly.

By listening to and acting upon proactive feedback from its customers, Doka facilities in the Middle East are offering the exclusive and cost effective Ready-to-Use (RTU) preassembly service.

RTU simply means that Doka plans, designs and expertly custom builds the formwork units for specific jobsite requirements. Then, instead of delivering loose material that must be assembled by a contractors site-crew onsite, Doka send trucks prescheduled or ‘Just-in-Time’ with the pre-assembled formwork units, ready to start concrete pouring.

Brand new for clients in the Middle East, Dokadek 30 is a beamless handset system for speed and safety onsite. Its lightweight steel construction with powder-coated frames and proven Xlife sheet with built in plywood, make it excel in safety, ease of handling and high-speed for onsite use.

Spacious three sqm panels are ideally sized for forming large areas fast, plus greatly reduce the number of separate parts that need to be shifted.

Results using Dokadek are that contractors can make their entire forming operation quicker, also due to the fact that no crane is needed during setup. With the suspension clamp, infill zones can be formed quickly as Dokadek 30 merges seamlessly with the adaptable floor-slab system Dokaflex.

Safety - a topic of utmost importance - is defined in the workflow as Dokadek 30 is deployed from the floor level and erected from below with no need for anyone to step onto the slab formwork itself. For the best end result, the Xlife sheet offers immaculate concreting results for many re-use cycles.

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