New Range. New Rules - Al-Bahar at The Big 5 Heavy 2018

New Range. New Rules - Al-Bahar at The B…

Sunday, 18 March 2018 07:20

Al-Bahar, exclusive dealers of Cat® products, will participate in The Big 5 Heavy 2018, dedicated to the heavy construction industry, at Dubai World Trade Centre on from 26-28 March 2018

‘Pay as you throw’ waste fee for Dubai building owners soon

‘Pay as you throw’ waste fee for Dubai b…

Sunday, 18 March 2018 06:52

All buildings in the emirate will soon be charged a new fee of US$21.78 per tonne for general waste disposal, which is proposed to go up by US$2.72 per annum...

Dubai’s RTA processes more than 500,000 online vehicle licensing transactions in 2017

Dubai’s RTA processes more than 500,000 …

Sunday, 18 March 2018 06:52

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has processed more than half a million transactions relating to vehicle licensing in 2017 amidst a major push to digitise government services

Digitalisation and clean energy integration help ABB attain growth in UAE

Digitalisation and clean energy integrat…

Friday, 16 March 2018 10:55

ABB has recorded a steady and sustained growth in the UAE in 2017

MEFMA steps up efforts to strengthen corporate sectors’ role in regional facilities management

MEFMA steps up efforts to strengthen cor…

Thursday, 15 March 2018 11:20

The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) has formed a new category for its members – the Strategic Corporate Members – and established the Strategic Corporate Members Committee, which would...

Panel on construction prioritises latest modeling technique adoption

Panel on construction prioritises latest…

Thursday, 15 March 2018 10:56

At a panel discussion hosted by construction consultancy Faithful+Gould, participants spoke about challenges in adopting latest modeling practices and how technology could help drive efficiencies in project delivery

Egypt’s digital forensic lab to improve IPR’s protection and enforcement

Egypt’s digital forensic lab to improve …

Thursday, 15 March 2018 06:24

The government of Egypt has announced to set up a specialised digital forensic lab for intellectual property as part of its enforcement schemes of combating software piracy

The Business Year and Investors Group Iran collaborate in research on Iran’s national economies

The Business Year and Investors Group Ir…

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 06:25

The Business Year (TBY) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Investors Group Iran (IGI) to help IGI’s annual research on Iran’s economy

Abu Dhabi’s Taweelah A2 CCP plant to be managed by Emiratis for one month

Abu Dhabi’s Taweelah A2 CCP plant to be …

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 06:13

Abu Dhabi-based Emirates CMS Power Company (ECPC) has launched a new initiative to manage and operate Taweelah A2 combined cycle power and desalination plant by the UAE nationals for one...

Tunnel drilling for Dubai Metro extension 50 per cent complete

Tunnel drilling for Dubai Metro extensio…

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 10:53

Tunnel drilling works for the Dubai Metro extension, dubbed as the Route 2020 Project, is now 50 per cent complete, Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of...

EGA to save about US$1.36mn in energy costs each year

EGA to save about US$1.36mn in energy co…

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 06:24

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has announced to save around US$1.36mn in energy costs each year by implementing energy conservation ideas from shop floor staff

MaK Middle East opens workshop in Dubai

MaK Middle East opens workshop in Dubai

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 06:12

MaK Middle East LLC has opened its workshop in Dubai Maritime City to provide after-sales support in the region

LED light fittings maker Switch Made partners with boarding school on green initiative

LED light fittings maker Switch Made par…

Monday, 12 March 2018 07:42

France-based Switch Made said it had provided Swiss International Scientific School, a Dubai-based boarding school, with LED lights, making it the "first low-energy building" in the Middle East

ACWA Power inaugurates US$465mn Salalah 2 IPP plant in Oman

ACWA Power inaugurates US$465mn Salalah …

Monday, 12 March 2018 06:33

The Greenfield Salalah 2 IPP project, with an aggregate capacity of 445MW, and an investment of US$465mn, was inaugurated by ACWA Power in Oman recently

Law firm Winston & Strawn advises on Turkish motorway project financings

Law firm Winston & Strawn advises on…

Monday, 12 March 2018 06:04

Law firm Winston & Strawn LLP said that it had advised on project financings for the North Marmara Motorway project in Turkey, which is aimed at improving transport connectivity between...

Mercedes-Benz launches the all-new Actros and Arocs for Middle East and Africa

Mercedes-Benz launches the all-new Actro…

Sunday, 11 March 2018 10:02

Mercedes-Benz is opening up a new chapter in the heavy-duty truck segment with this two all-new model series – Actros and Arocs – for the Middle East and Africa markets

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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