Sadara and Harcros-ARA to establish facility in Saudi Arabia’s PlasChem Park

Sadara and Harcros-ARA to establish faci…

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:45

Sadara Chemical Company has signed a supply agreement with Harcros-ARA, a new venture being established by international manufacturer and distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals Harcros Chemicals Inc and Riyadh-based...

Ducab begins construction of its new headquarter in Jebel Ali

Ducab begins construction of its new hea…

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:12

Ducab, global manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products, has broken ground on its new global headquarter building in Jebel Ali

Caterpillar and Al-Bahar ready to commission its first solar project installation for Caterpillar Dubai District Office in UAE

Caterpillar and Al-Bahar ready to commis…

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:08

Al-Bahar has completed its first solar photovoltaic (PV) project with Caterpillar Middle East, which includes design, installation and commissioning of a grid-tied solar PV plant for their regional facility. Assuring...

Grundfos Dubai updates ISO certification to the latest quality management standard

Grundfos Dubai updates ISO certification…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 15:04

Grundfos, the market leader in advanced pump and water application systems, has recently updated its certification to ISO 9001.2015 – ISO’s latest flagship quality management standard, now globally recognised as...

Saudi Arabia joins TIR, eyes regional trade boost

Saudi Arabia joins TIR, eyes regional tr…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:06

Saudi Arabia has become the 74th country to ratify the TIR Convention that will help improve and develop its transport sector, as outlined in its 2030 Vision and 2020 National...

Atlas Copco’s oil-injected screw compressor reduces energy consumption

Atlas Copco’s oil-injected screw compres…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:58

Atlas Copco has launched the new air compressor, the GA 90+-160 (VSD+) oil-injected screw compressor range, aiming to achieve reduced energy consumption and ease of installation and service

Etisalat launches first commercial 5G network for MENA

Etisalat launches first commercial 5G ne…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:48

Telecom company Etisalat has launched its first commercial 5G wireless network in the UAE, the first by any operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

SAMENA Summit 2018 focuses on building Middle East's digital economy

SAMENA Summit 2018 focuses on building M…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:46

The South Asia-Middle East-North Africa (SAMENA) region’s annual leadership event, the SAMENA Telecommunications Council's Leaders' Summit 2018, has discussed the importance of enabling telecom operators and regulatory authorities to collaborate...

Abu Dhabi to better construction license approval procedures

Abu Dhabi to better construction license…

Monday, 21 May 2018 09:23

Abu Dhabi department of urban planning and municipalities and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence have signed an MoU to further bolster their efforts aimed at providing integrated services in the construction...

UAE changes visa rules to attract global investors

UAE changes visa rules to attract global…

Monday, 21 May 2018 07:59

In line with the UAE’s position as a primary destination for international investors and a global talents, the UAE Cabinet, chaired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President...

Abu Dhabi Airport reduces waiting time and quicker check-in with smart IoT technology

Abu Dhabi Airport reduces waiting time a…

Monday, 21 May 2018 06:46

Dubai Technology Partners LLC (DTP), systems integrator firm for the aviation industry, has partnered with Xovis, provider of people flow monitoring solutions, to help improve operations at Abu Dhabi International...

Safest MAN coaches arrive in the UAE

Safest MAN coaches arrive in the UAE

Monday, 21 May 2018 05:00

In keeping with the UAE’s efforts to make its roads safer, MAN Truck & Bus has delivered the safest coaches to the Sharjah Road Transport Authority (RTA)

Saudi Cement plant to get upgrade boost from GE Power

Saudi Cement plant to get upgrade boost …

Sunday, 20 May 2018 11:21

Saudi Cement has signed an agreement with GE Power for the upgrade of three GE 6B gas turbines at its Hofuf plant to increase power output and efficiency

Eaton’s updated Tofino security solution adds fibre optic capabilities, simplifies set up

Eaton’s updated Tofino security solution…

Sunday, 20 May 2018 07:16

Power management company Eaton has released updated versions of its Tofino industrial Ethernet security solution

GE Power to upgrade Jebel Ali power stations

GE Power to upgrade Jebel Ali power stat…

Sunday, 20 May 2018 06:53

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an agreement worth about US$52.5mn with GE Power to upgrade gas turbines at the Jebel Ali Power & Desalination E Station

TechnipFMC gets Pakistan refinery contract

TechnipFMC gets Pakistan refinery contra…

Sunday, 20 May 2018 06:38

Pak-Arab Refinery Ltd (PARCO) has awarded oilfield services company TechnipFMC an engineering contract for a refinery at Hub near Karachi, Pakistan

Cast in concrete for a better future

MEC-MiddleEast-Concrete-Big5-2014Precast concrete is in heavy demand in the Middle East, as it can save costs and time, as well as providing environmental benefits to builders and developers.Middle East Concrete (MEC) 2014 is poised to provide a platform for builders and developers to see what is going on within the concrete industry within the Middle East

The demand for precast concrete in the construction sector is growing, as builders realise that it can reduce the time taken to complete major projects.

Nathan Waugh, event director for MEC and PMW Live, said, “The precast concrete market offers enormous opportunities to local producers and developers here in the region. We are keen to address this rising demand and offer our visitors access to high-level experts, international exhibitors and top-of-the-range products in line with their needs.”

According to Ventures Onsite, precast concrete is gaining popularity in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. In the UAE, Expo 2020 is considered a major project for which this material will be in high demand.

In Qatar, the World Cup to be held in 2022 and the development of labour cities has spiked a demand for precast concrete. Saudi Arabia is keen to use the material to build 500,000 new homes. The use and benefits of, and latest innovations pertaining to precast concrete will be discussed at MEC 2014 in two technical seminars.

Bashar Abou Mayaleh, managing director at Hard Precast Building Systems, said, “Developers are attracted to precast concrete as it can greatly reduce the duration of a project as well as the cost. It provides cost and time savings to developers and governments, as well as offering significant environmental benefits.”

Hard Precast Building Systems will be at MEC 2014. In addition, Austria’s ABR Tools, Turkey’s Akar Makina, Germany’s All Gaier Process Technology, BASF Construction Chemicals UAE, Bauer Maschinen, Blastrac Middle East and California Scaffolding and Formwork will all be among the companies present at the show.

The exhibition will be supported by free-to-attend workshops and technical seminars that will offer visitors the chance to find out about the latest industry advancements from fellow construction professionals.

MEC will be held from 17-20 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre in conjunction with PMV Live

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