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Jeddah's $3.2 Billion Renaissance: Landmarks, Museums, and Urban Revitalization

Construction contracts worth SR12 billion ($3.2 billion) have been inked, bringing Jeddah closer to realizing its vision of a dynamic entertainment and cultural destination. The Jeddah Central Development Co., backed by the Public Investment Fund, is spearheading the development of three iconic landmarks – a stadium, an opera house, and an oceanarium – alongside crucial infrastructure for the initial phase of the Jeddah Central project. During a ceremony held on February 5th, CEO Ahmed Al-Saleem announced the imminent commencement of construction on these architectural marvels. The project aims to transform Jeddah into a premier entertainment hub, offering diverse attractions such as a sandy beach, a pier, a seafront promenade, and a marina. Scheduled to welcome visitors by the end of

Saint-Gobain Boosts Sustainability with Glass Service Acquisition

Saint-Gobain, the French sustainable construction company, has officially agreed to acquire Glass Service, a prominent provider of digital solutions for glass furnaces, encompassing advanced control systems and simulation software. This acquisition aims to enable customers to enhance energy efficiency and reduce their

Caterpillar and CRH Partner for Electric Construction Equipment Advancements

Caterpillar, the world's largest construction equipment manufacturer, is making strides towards an electric future through a strategic collaboration with CRH, an Ireland-based provider of building materials. This marks a significant milestone, as CRH becomes the first company in the quarry and aggregates sector to
Construction Machines & Vehicles

Introducing the Latest Cat PM300 Series Cold Planers

Introducing the latest advancements in the Cat PM300 Series, engineered to meet the demands of small to medium applications requiring high production capabilities and maneuverability. Today's Cat PM310, PM312, and PM313 Cold Planers come with a host of enhancements aimed at boosting machine performance, operator comfort, and milling power. At the heart of these enhancements lies the integration of the Cat C9.3B engine, delivering heightened gross power and increased torque, as evidenced by rigorous standard performance testing. With a robust gross power rating of 256 kW (343 hp), the Cat C9.3B engine offers configurations compliant with various emission standards, including U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, EU Stage V, Korea Stage V, or Brazil MAR-1, equivalent to U.S. EPA Tier 3 and EU Stage IIIA.
Building Equipment & Products

Chalmers University's Breakthrough in Eco-Friendly Textile-Reinforced Concrete Structures

In a groundbreaking development aimed at revolutionizing the construction industry, pioneering researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have unveiled an innovative method for producing environmentally sustainable textile-reinforced concrete structures. With global cement production exceeding 4.5 billion tonnes annually and accounting for 8 percent of worldwide CO₂ emissions, the need for eco-friendly building practices has never been more pressing. Catharina Björk and Mia Halleröd Palmgren, in their published work on innovation, stress the importance of replacing steel reinforcements with textiles in concrete. This switch allows for the construction of sleek, lightweight structures using less material, resulting in a significantly reduced environmental footprint. While

Metso Launches New Crusher Wear Products Boosting Customers’ Crusher Economy

Metso continues to innovate crushing chamber solutions to improve aggregate customers’ crusher economy. At the AGG1 2024 event, the company introduces several new wear part products that are designed to improve uptime and crushing performance and make aggregate producers’ operations more sustainable and profitable.
Digital Construction

Sany Partners with Ambarella for Next-Gen Self-Driving Commercial Vehicles

Sany, a prominent Chinese commercial vehicle developer, is poised to revolutionize the construction industry by integrating cutting-edge 5nm AI chips from Ambarella, a leading technology company based in the US. This strategic collaboration aims to introduce state-of-the-art self-driving capabilities to Sany's next-generation commercial and special-purpose vehicles, encompassing trucks, excavators, cranes, and mining vehicles. The partnership will center on leveraging Ambarella's CV3-AD automotive AI domain controller systems-on-chip (SoCs) to power autonomous driving systems tailored for the global market. These advanced solutions promise enhanced performance and integration, marking a significant step forward in the realm of automated driving technology. Furthermore, both Sany and

Lamda Development Progresses Construction Across The Ellinikon

The Ellinikon is delivering on key milestones amid residential sales, global investment, and commercial leasing velocity Lamda Development is pleased to announce that works are rapidly progressing at The Ellinikon, Europe's largest urban regeneration project and a 15-minute, smart, green coastline city being built from the ground up in Athens. With views of the blue of the Aegean Sea and breathtaking sunsets, this new world-class destination is expected to attract at least one million new tourists. As Phase I advances well into its construction and development stage, significant progress has been made this year amid global demand from more than 50 countries. The projects due for Phase I completion include the largest part of the commercial developments, the regeneration of the Coastal

Home Depot Expands Professional Reach with SRS Distribution Acquisition

Home Depot aims to broaden its professional customer base engaged in larger-scale projects through its acquisition of SRS Distribution, a supplier catering to roofers and other contractors. "Home Depot announced Thursday it is acquiring a roofing distributor in a significant $18 billion deal, signaling the retailer's

Brian Bieller Named President of BOMAG Americas

In a recent development, BOMAG Americas has appointed Brian Bieller as the new President of its North American division, effective March 10, 2023. Bieller brings a wealth of experience to his new role, with a background deeply rooted in road construction dating back to his early days at a dealership during high school.
Security & Fire Protection

BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems Unveils Updated Orange Book on CPVC Fire Safety

BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems, a renowned provider of CPVC fire sprinkler systems, has recently unveiled the revised edition of its groundbreaking CPVC fire safety guide, The Orange Book. This comprehensive resource offers invaluable design, technical, and specification guidance tailored for construction professionals worldwide. BlazeMaster Fire Protection Systems, a division of Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, boasts a rich legacy of 60 years in pioneering CPVC thermoplastic product development. As a leading manufacturer, Lubrizol is committed to ensuring residential and commercial properties are equipped with top-tier fire safety solutions. Adam Hessel, Market Development Manager at BlazeMaster® Fire Protection System, emphasized the importance of ensuring safe housing and

Fast Guard Service Introduces Enhanced Fire Watch Security Guard Services

Fast Guard Service, a well-known leader in security solutions, is thrilled to announce the launch of its enhanced Fire Watch Security Guard Services. This specialized service aims to offer businesses, construction sites, and residential properties expert fire prevention and safety measures. Recognizing the paramount
Product Focus

Zeiss Unveils Smart Glass Revolution at CES 2024: Transparent Holography Takes Center Stage

German optics powerhouse Zeiss is gearing up for its appearance at CES, where it will unveil its groundbreaking Multifunctional Smart Glass technology. This cutting-edge innovation has the capability to project "holographic" and augmented-reality content onto transparent surfaces, finding applications in head-up displays for cars, 3D control elements in smart homes, and even incorporating a transparent videocam within glass panels. Having initially disclosed the development in 2019, Zeiss demonstrated its maturity last year through augmented-reality head-up displays in aircraft cockpits. Now, the company is aggressively expanding into the automotive sector, with plans outlined during IAA Mobility 2023. Zeiss is currently striving for mass production, with VP Roman Kleindienst deeming it a

Autonomous Robot Builds Stable, Recyclable Stone Walls

Construction provides the backbone for industries including manufacturing, transportation, civil engineering and agriculture. Yet, it lacks enough resources to meet continuously growing needs for infrastructure. Now, a 12-ton autonomous robot offers a sustainable blueprint for moving forward. The excavating machine can

Electric Dreams: When Is the Best Time to Switch to An Electric Machine?

With manufacturers set to ramp up production of battery-powered construction equipment over the next two years, does it make economic sense yet to make the switch from diesel? Lucy Barnard finds out. “It’s a lot of money – there’s no two ways about it,” says Mark Ashdown, transport manager at fencing and installation
Country Reports

Spain and Morocco Forge Ahead with Transcontinental Infrastructure Initiative

In the late 1970s, Spain and Morocco embarked on discussions surrounding a visionary infrastructure project aimed at uniting the two countries. Fast forward to the present, and the long-awaited Fixed Link Project for the Strait of Gibraltar is edging closer to reality, igniting optimism for stakeholders on both sides. Under the leadership of Spain's Transport Minister, Óscar Puente, there's a renewed sense of urgency to see this transformative project materialize within the coming years. Building upon the groundwork laid by his predecessor, Raquel Sánchez, who fervently championed the initiative, Puente is fostering collaboration between the Spanish and Moroccan governments to advance the project to fruition. Key to this momentum is the recent allocation of £1.96 million (€2.3m) of

Saudi Infrastructure Expo | 11 - 13 September 2023

Experience the pinnacle of infrastructure excellence at the Saudi Infrastructure Expo, the leading infrastructure event in Saudi Arabia. Showcasing the very best in planning, engineering, transportation systems, communication networks, smart technologies and utilities, this three-day event is essential for 21st-century development. It will support the realization of Saudi Vision 2030. Renowned global brands and qualified professionals come together to network, learn and do business, making it the focal point for Saudi Arabia's infrastructure industry. Don't miss this unparalleled opportunity to acquire services, solutions and cutting-edge technology for ongoing and future project requirements. Join us and be part of shaping the future of Saudi Arabia's infrastructure sector.