Salini Impregilo signs US$1.3bn construction contract in Saudi Arabia

Salini Impregilo signs US$1.3bn construc…

Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:30

Italian firm Salini Impregilo has signed a construction contract worth US$1.3bn with Saudi Arabia

Kobelco launches new hydraulic crawler cranes

Kobelco launches new hydraulic crawler c…

Thursday, 22 February 2018 06:42

Kobelco Construction Machinery has launched new hydraulic crawler cranes with a maximum lifting capacity of 300MT for standard crane and 350MT with an SHL specification

Bee’ah’s MRF becomes world-leading producer of recovered plastics

Bee’ah’s MRF becomes world-leading produ…

Thursday, 22 February 2018 06:28

Bee’ah, the Middle East’s award-winning environmental management company, has announced that its Material Recovery Facility (MRF) has become one of the world’s largest producers of recovered plastics, following the installation...

Hormann launches emergency lift barriers to increase security

Hormann launches emergency lift barriers…

Thursday, 22 February 2018 06:04

Hormann, provider of doors, gates, frames and operators in the Middle East and Africa, has introduced new lift barriers equipped with Emergency Fast Operation (EFO) emergency function to secure passages...

Tecnoware introduces new UPS EVO DSP PLUS TT 100-200KVA

Tecnoware introduces new UPS EVO DSP PLU…

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:46

Tecnoware has introduced new UPS EVO DSP PLUS TT 100-200KVA, aiming to protect computer from any irregularities in the AC line

Iran plans to build small-scale power plants in the north

Iran plans to build small-scale power pl…

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 06:23

Iran’s Energy Ministry has launched plans to establish 40 small-scale power plants with distributed generation systems in the Northern provinces of Mazandaran and Golestan with the help of the private...

Oman names advisors for privatising five power firms

Oman names advisors for privatising five…

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 06:16

Oman’s state-owned electricity holding firm, Nama Holding, has appointed a consortium of advisors, jointly led by London Economics and Lazard Freres, to privatise its five subsidiary power distribution and transmission...

Coperion Middle East opens new service centre in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Coperion Middle East opens new service c…

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 06:00

Coperion Middle East Co, Ltd has opened a new facility in the Jubail 2 district with a two day customer event in early February 2018

JinkoSolar and Marubeni’s Sweihan project wins MESIA award

JinkoSolar and Marubeni’s Sweihan projec…

Monday, 19 February 2018 06:27

The record-breaking 1,177MW Sweihan project, co-developed by JinkoSolar, Marubeni, and the Abu Dhabi Electricity and Water Authority (ADEWA), won ‘Large Scale Solar Project of the Year’ by the Middle East...

Abu Dhabi Ports opens ME’s first Port Digital Innovation Lab

Abu Dhabi Ports opens ME’s first Port Di…

Monday, 19 February 2018 06:21

Abu Dhabi Ports has launched the first Port Digital Innovation Lab, as part of its commitment to innovation, through providing a platform for creative minds in the UAE to develop...

Volvo CE’s electric compact excavator prototype wins INTERMAT Innovation Award

Volvo CE’s electric compact excavator pr…

Sunday, 18 February 2018 06:36

Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) electric compact excavator prototype, the EX2, has won equipment and machinery award at the INTERMAT Innovation Awards in the earthmoving and demolition category

Iraq receives US$30bn aid to rebuild economy

Iraq receives US$30bn aid to rebuild eco…

Sunday, 18 February 2018 06:33

International donors and investors have pledged US$30bn to help Iraq rebuild its economy after its massive war against the Islamic State group

Voltalia to build two hydropower plants in Morocco

Voltalia to build two hydropower plants …

Sunday, 18 February 2018 06:02

Voltalia, a renewable energy producer and service provider, has obtained permits to develop two hydropower plants of 9.8MW and 7.2MW in Morocco’s Middle-Atlas region

Konecranes receives first CXT Explorer order from Johnson Arabia LLC

Konecranes receives first CXT Explorer o…

Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:44

Konecranes has received the first CXT Explorer order from Johnson Arabia LLC in Dubai to deliver one unit with two containers

Dubai launches 26 government projects under ‘Dubai 10X’ initiative

Dubai launches 26 government projects un…

Thursday, 15 February 2018 06:16

Dubai has launched 26 projects to be undertaken by 24 Dubai government entities under ‘Dubai 10X’ initiative, aiming to transform government operations and enhance their flexibility

Siemens signs MoU with Kuwait to push digital transformation

Siemens signs MoU with Kuwait to push di…

Thursday, 15 February 2018 06:00

Siemens will provide technical education for local workforce in Kuwait through Siemens Power Academy and Siemens Training for Industry Siemens has taken its knowledge-sharing commitment to Kuwait up a notch and...

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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