Caterpillar launches two new ultra-class trucks for mining

Caterpillar launches two new ultra-class…

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 11:22

Following the successful introduction of the 794 AC 291-tonne capacity truck in 2016 and investments to further advance the 797F 363-tonne mechanical-drive truck, Caterpillar is now introducing the 798 AC...

Airbus wins HOTBIRD satellites replacement order from Eutelsat

Airbus wins HOTBIRD satellites replaceme…

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 06:38

France’s Eutelsat Communications has ordered two new satellites from Airbus Defence and Space to replace the three existing HOTBIRD satellites at its 13° East flagship neighbourhood

Dubai RTA opens marine station for Waterfront Market customers

Dubai RTA opens marine station for Water…

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 06:26

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened a marine transit station at Deira Waterfront Market, aiming to broaden the maritime transport network in several vital areas of Dubai

Construction companies to convene in Dubai for The Big 5

Construction companies to convene in Dub…

Monday, 19 November 2018 16:49

The Big 5, one of the largest construction events, returns with a brand new look and mission to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 26-29 November

US-Libya renew science and technology cooperation agreement

US-Libya renew science and technology co…

Monday, 19 November 2018 06:45

The US State Department held a signing ceremony in the Treaty Room on 15 November 2018 to recognise the ten-year renewal of the US-Libya Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement

Ejadah and Idama deploy drone technology and digitised FM solutions

Ejadah and Idama deploy drone technology…

Monday, 19 November 2018 06:28

Ejadah, Dubai-based total community solutions provider, and Idama, the facilities management solutions provider, have deployed new drone technology and digitised cost-saving solutions in their operation

COMANSA upgrades 21LC660 and 21LC750 flat-top tower cranes

COMANSA upgrades 21LC660 and 21LC750 fla…

Monday, 19 November 2018 06:15

COMANSA, global manufacturer of tower cranes for construction, has upgraded the models 21LC660 and 21LC750, mainly for large industrial projects, energy, mining and PPVC construction, with an aim to significantly...

Bentley Systems signs digital twins deal with Atos

Bentley Systems signs digital twins deal…

Sunday, 18 November 2018 04:37

Atos, one of the leading global digital transformation solution providers, and Bentley Systems have announced a strategic partnership to create and operate digital twins on behalf of industry and infrastructure...

MAN Truck & Bus Jordan supplies 100 new vehicles to Greater Amman Municipality

MAN Truck & Bus Jordan supplies 100 …

Sunday, 18 November 2018 04:34

MAN Truck & Bus Jordan has supplied 101 MAN trucks at Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), in an initiative to make the city of Amman cleaner and greener for residents and...

Clear Blue Technologies lists on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Clear Blue Technologies lists on Frankfu…

Thursday, 15 November 2018 10:00

Clear Blue Technologies, which provides smart off-grid power, technology, and services, has listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

ENEC achieves major progress in construction of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

ENEC achieves major progress in construc…

Thursday, 15 November 2018 06:21

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has completed all main concrete works and heavy equipment lifting for the four nuclear reactor units of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, being built...

DP World Kigali’s logistics platform

DP World Kigali’s logistics platform

Thursday, 15 November 2018 05:30

DP World and the government of Rwanda have established a logistics hub located 20 km from the capital, Kigali, near the international airport

GCC to speed up solar conversion

GCC to speed up solar conversion

Thursday, 15 November 2018 03:48

The GCC is likely to speed up its solar energy conversion movement, reaching its 2030 target of a collective 4.6 GW photovoltaic (PV) in power generation to emerge as a...

ADIPEC 2018: Al Masaood shares global energy solutions

ADIPEC 2018: Al Masaood shares global en…

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 06:10

Al Masaood’s Projects & Engineering Services Division (PESD) has appeared at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) to share comprehensive energy and petrochemical services in cooperation...

Glasspoint and Occidental of Oman cooperate on solar EOR project

Glasspoint and Occidental of Oman cooper…

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 04:14

GlassPoint Solar and Occidental of Oman have signed a MoU agreement aiming to lead to a large solar thermal energy plant, exceeding two gigawatts, at the Mukhaizna oilfield in Oman

Alstom’s first metro trainset comes on time in Dubai

Alstom’s first metro trainset comes on t…

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:28

Alstom, French multinational company operating worldwide in rail transport markets, has delivered to the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) the first of the 50 Metropolis trainsets that will...

Newforma acquires mobile platform developer SmartUse

Newforma-smartuse-big5-DubaiThe SmartUse app operates on Apple iPad tablets. (Image source: Apple Inc.)US project information management software company Newforma recently acquired SmartUse, a Canadian developer of an innovative, touch-friendly mobile platform for construction project collaboration

“The SmartUse app is the most advanced mobile solution for viewing, marking up, auto-linking and sharing project plans,” said Newforma chief executive officer Ian Howell. “It allows contractors and owners to easily review plans on computers in their offices or on tablets on the job site. Because it also operates on a large, 55-inch touch screen, SmartUse enables an entire project team to interact with a set of documents as they collaborate in real time in a project office or job trailer. We are excited to add this new product to help contractors and owners better manage the thousands of plans they keep and reference for all of their projects.”

SmartUse founder and chief executive officer Francois Tanguay has joined Newforma as vice president of business development.

“SmartUse strengthens Newforma’s already strong product line-up by meeting the mobility needs of contractors and owners, not only in the construction industry, but in other industries where project plans need to be reviewed, marked up and shared,” Tanguay said. “By combining forces with Newforma, we will be able to continue advancing our mobile collaboration solution, transforming how contractors and owners manage project information.”

The product will continue to be sold under the SmartUse name and it will be marketed and supported by Newforma internationally, including at the Big 5 2014 in Dubai. The SmartUse app operates on Apple iPad tablets and Macintosh computers, Windows 7 PCs, and Windows 8 devices, including a 55-inch (A0 size) workstation. Smart Use can be downloaded as a free viewer for unlimited users or as a fully functional 30-day free trial.

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