Saudi Building Code compulsory for large construction projects in the kingdom

Saudi Building Code compulsory for large…

Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:11

It is compulsory to follow the Saudi Building Code for the large construction projects in the country, as recommended by the National Committee for the Saudi Building Code committee

HyperloopTT to build first commercial Hyperloop System in the UAE

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:02

The US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has signed an agreement with Aldar Properties PJSC, one of the leading real estate developers in Abu Dhabi, to build a Hyperloop system, Hyperloop...

MENA truck market to register CAGR of 3.4 per cent by 2027

MENA truck market to register CAGR of 3.…

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:01

A report published by Future Market Insights titled ‘Commercial Vehicles (Trucks) Market: Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Industry Analysis 2012 – 2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027’ estimates a revenue...

Rockwell Automation to host Automation University event in Abu Dhabi

Rockwell Automation to host Automation U…

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 11:54

Rockwell Automation said it would host Automation University, its event focussed on automation and integrated information technologies in Abu Dhabi between 8-9 May at Etihad Towers

MENA needs US$260bn investment to meet power demand over next five years

MENA needs US$260bn investment to meet p…

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 06:55

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will require US$260bn of investment to meet rising and suppressed electricity demand, said Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) in its latest research...

Siemens and Dubai Airports sign agreements to enhance passenger experience

Siemens and Dubai Airports sign agreemen…

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 06:37

Siemens Postal, Parcel and Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has signed a MoU with Dubai Airports to enhance passenger experience and throughput, cost optimisation and energy efficiency at Dubai International Airport (DXB)...

Zayed Future Energy Prize rebranded Zayed Sustainability Prize

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:52

The Zayed Future Energy Prize is now the Zayed Sustainability Prize as part of a strategic move to refocus its mandate

Royal HaskoningDHV to undertake market study for Haramain project in Saudi Arabia

Royal HaskoningDHV to undertake market s…

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:00

Royal HaskoningDHV has been appointed to carry out a detailed market study for the Haramain High Speed Railway in Saudi Arabia

JinkoSolar signs 2.7 GW solar panel deal with NextEra Energy

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 06:31

Chinese manufacturer of photovoltaics and a developer of solar projects JinkoSolar has signed 2.7 GW solar panel supply deal with the US-based NextEra Energy, making it the largest single solar...

International launch of Volvo rigid hauler range

International launch of Volvo rigid haul…

Monday, 16 April 2018 06:40

Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled its new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers to customers and dealers

Oman-based Raysut Cement Company plans to build new plant in Georgia

Oman-based Raysut Cement Company plans t…

Monday, 16 April 2018 06:01

One of Oman’s largest cement producers Raysut Cement Company has announced to approve an initial study to consider building a one metric tonne per year cement plant in Georgia

Cisco comes on board as Expo 2020 digital partner

Cisco comes on board as Expo 2020 digita…

Sunday, 15 April 2018 07:02

Network device maker Cisco said it would provide IT services for the Expo 2020 Dubai, the event which is expected to have 25mn visitors

BIM innovation in water network analysis with Benley’s WaterGEMS

BIM innovation in water network analysis…

Sunday, 15 April 2018 06:35

Bentley’s WaterGEMS – a water distribution analysis and design software – aims to analyse water distribution system and build a comprehensive water distribution network, and has been optimised in a...

Cat articulated trucks undergo redesign for better operator safety and convenience

Cat articulated trucks undergo redesign …

Thursday, 12 April 2018 08:41

Three new Cat® articulated trucks – 730, 730 EJ (Ejector) and 735 – have been extensively redesigned, enhancing the field-proven features and performance of their C-Series predecessors (730C2, 730C2 EJ,...

Tunisia set to launch 1 GW renewable energy auction

Tunisia set to launch 1 GW renewable ene…

Thursday, 12 April 2018 06:19

Tunisia is set to launch an international tender for the procurement of 1,000MW of wind and solar power, a project that is estimated to be worth US$1.04bn

New efficiency targets set by Etihad ESCO in Dubai

New efficiency targets set by Etihad ESC…

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 07:42

More than one million tonnes of carbon dioxide will be reduced by 2030 and 1.7 TWh of electricity will be saved by the same year in Dubai, according to the...

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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