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Wirtgen Group Technologies Impress Industry Professionals

They were the eye-catchers on the Wirtgen Group exhibition area: the latest innovations from Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann und Benninghoven. Visitors at the trade show seized the chance to talk with experienced applications experts from the Group and get up to speed on the leading technologies for the entire road construction cycle while learning more about Wirtgen Group's extensive range of services at the same time. In Paris, Wirtgen – a specialist for cold milling, concrete paving, cold recycling and soil stabilization – presented a cross-section of its comprehensive range of solutions for road construction and rehabilitation. The highlight was the world premiere of the W 150 CFi with its new 1800-mm milling drum assembly. The compact milling machine packs a punch with its immense

MB-R500: The All-Round Cutter Head

MB Crusher launches the new mini excavator cutter head at Intermat. Turn mini excavators and mini loaders into real milling machines. It is the brand new MB-R500, the latest addition to the MB Crusher range and launched as a world premiere at Intermat in Paris. It is easy to use and makes work on different sites easy,

Manitowoc Showcases Two Potain Self-Erecting Cranes

Manitowoc has displayed a Potain Igo 32 and Igo M 14 at Intermasz 2018, a construction trade show that took place in Poznań, Poland. The Igo 32 was exhibited outdoors in the Manitowoc area, and the smaller and world-renowned Igo M 14 was shown indoors. The Igo 32 is one of Potain’s largest self-erecting cranes. It has
Digital Construction Techs

Tekla Structures BIM Software Used to Construct 2018 World Cup Stadiums

Eight of the twelve stadiums that will host the 2018 World Cup in Russia have been constructed using Trimble's Tekla Structures software. They are now ready to welcome football fans in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Saransk, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Sochi, and Kazan. Tekla Structures is an advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) tool, which allows the designers, contractors, and construction organizations behind the stadiums to complete high quality work. Each stadium constructed for the World Cup has its own unique, spectacular structural details. Moscow’s Spartak Stadium will seat up to 45 000 spectators during the 2018 World Cup. Thick-walled pipes were used in the construction, which made it possible to reduce metal consumption by 1.3 -- as a result, the roof weighs a

The European Construction Industry Manifesto for Digitalization

CECE and most of the major European construction industry associations have joined forces to draft and agree on “The European Construction Industry Manifesto for Digitalization”. The Manifesto calls for strong political leadership from the EU, an appropriate regulatory framework on data policy and budgetary focus on

In The Network of Success

Every industry has its own special considerations when it comes to packaging, and each defines its own specific requirements. To meet these requirements, BEUMER Group delivers and installs complete packaging lines from a single source and tailors them individually its customers’ products and local conditions. To ensure
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Al-Bashek Establishment for Trading and Fairs.

On the basis of our success in last editions Al-Bashek for trading and fairs has the honor to invite you to participate in Re-Build Syria Exhibition 2018, 4th edition will be from 2 to 6.oct 2018 in Damascus International Fairgrounds City. Re-build Syria 2018 4th edition is specialized exhibition in building and construction , electricity , water and sanitation , bridges and railroads , insurance and banking , telecommunication , oils & gas , agriculture , education , health , information technology , renewable energy , machinery and vehicles. Syria now is in its process of reconstruction and rehabilitation, Re-build Syria 2018 exhibition comes in response to the local real estate market requirements which witnessed a qualitative stage in recent year. What distinguishes us is the big
Contruction Machines & Equipment

The Crane Market Continues to Climb the Global Equipment Ranking

The growing European construction industry, along with the booming construction industry in the rapidly-growing economies of China and India, is driving the global crane market at a CAGR of 6%. The European construction industry, which tumbled post-recession, has been recovering over the past few years. This recovery is driving the crane and other construction machinery and equipment markets in the region, and also globally. Though the region has not seen pre-recession standards, the growth rate in the region is higher than the growth rate in many other countries. Europe is the second fastest-growing region, in terms of the sales of crane and construction machinery, only falling behind the booming Asia-Pacific region. The immense growth of equipment in Asia-Pacific is majorly lead by China

Forklift Market Is the Logistics Choice

According to Markets&Markets, the global forklift market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 1.93%, from USD16 billion in 2016 to USD17.6 billion by 2021. The global market is driven by the less than 5 ton capacity forklifts which accounts for a major market share in terms of volume. The less than 5 ton capacity majorly
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Floors and Ceilings Sectors Hitting the Roof

According to Research Nester, ceiling lights are commonly utilized for offering general illumination and are highly popular and feasible in major populated areas and in rooms with lower ceilings. Over the past few years, advanced lighting systems established importance in numerous sectors such as healthcare, corporate, and residential, etc. owing to its enhanced design and technology. Global ceiling lights market is projected to register a CAGR of 11.6% over the forecast period 2016-2023.

PVs Low Solar Tariffs A Hot Topic in MENA

Countries are at war with greenhouse gases caused by high energy consumption especially in industry intensive locales and so the search is on for more sustainable and cost effective energy solutions. Globally, over 178 GW of power was installed in 2015 and is estimated to reach more than 600 GW by 2023, including both
Industry Spotlight

Investments in Construction Projects Hold up the Scaffolding Market

The global construction scaffolding rental market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.32% during the period 2017-2021, according to Research and Markets. A booming construction industry is one of the significant factors driving the growth of the construction scaffolding rental market. Simultaneously, the construction ventures in developing countries are expected to keep growing at a much quicker rate than advanced economies. It is anticipated that the developing economies will contribute to 56% of the world's construction market share.

Paint and Coatings Global Takeover

The coatings industry is considered one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world which amid the past 40 years, producers have been forced to adopt low-solvent and solventless technologies and will continue to do so. In fact, the number of coating producers is large but most are regional producers with only

Marble Trends Are Booming in MENA

Stone is one of the oldest and most widely used building material in human history. As a material, stone has always played an important role in the construction and architecture. Stones used for building are naturally occurring rocks of igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic origin, which are sufficiently consolidated to
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Sweden's Economy Paving the Way to Strong Construction Growth

During the past decade, Sweden's economic growth was among the highest in Western Europe. Over the last three years, the Swedish economy consistently ranked first among Nordic countries, thanks to strong domestic demand. The mass arrival of migrants played a crucial role, as it prompted government spending, and further stimulated consumption and job creation. Nonetheless, the Swedish economy is set to normalize, as consumer and public spending growths are decelerating, according to Euler Hermes. GDP growth is expected to slow down to +2.2% in 2017 and +2.1% in 2018. This is well below the +3.2% average for 2014-16. 2016 was an eventful year with uncertainties such as the Brexit referendum result and the US presidential election.

New Emirati Projects Expand the Infrastructure Growth

Coming to infrastructure investments, the Middle East region is one of the fastest growing region globally headed by 2 main countries, Qatar- hosting FIFA 2022, and UAE - hosting 2020 Dubai expo event. In fact, the UAE infrastructure is the most advanced in the GCC region with well integrated transport systems and
Building Products & Equipment

Touchless Bathrooms Flush Out Previously Energy Wasteful Systems

The global smart bathroom market will grow impressively at a CAGR of more than 10 percent over the period 2016-2020, research carried out by the analysts at Technavio shows. Wider adoption of smart bathrooms in urban areas is a critical factor driving the growth of this market over the predicted period. According to UN estimates, nearly 53 percent of the global population resides in urban areas, and this is likely to increase to 58 percent by the end of 2019. To overcome the increasing stress on infrastructure and utilities encountered in rural to urban migration, construction companies are increasingly focusing on developing smart buildings with features like smart bathrooms to promote sustainable development and efficient energy management.

Air Pressure: More Powerful Than You Think

Creating openings in concrete walls presents a very real danger-and it is probably not a danger that comes to the mind of most operators. Most often, operators are thinking about making precise openings. The danger is with air pressure and the weight of the concrete piece that is going to be removed to make the

Marble Market Thrives in the Mena Region

Stone has played an important role in construction and architecture throughout history. The main types of stones consist of marble, granite and other natural stones. A report published by Ventures Middle East states that marble, a metamorphosed limestone, is a naturally green material and is suitable for applications
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Forklift Trucks as a Vital Safety Component in Industrial Installations

Nowadays, explosion protection has an absolute priority in many areas of the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food and petrochemical offshore industries. This is anything but surprising, because its neglect always bears the risk of severe damage to products, equipment and the loss of human life. In order to equip ex-areas of any company, competent specialists are needed on the buyer side as well as on the supplier side, leaving nothing to chance in terms of product safety and quality. Sichelschmidt material handling is one of these specialists on the supplier side, who internationally contribute to plant safety with the development and production of state-of-the-art explosion-proof forklift trucks. This challenge can only be met by constant innovation and high product reliability.

Saudi Construction Firms to Digitally Transform in 2018

Saudi construction firms aim for 2018 to be the "tipping point" for digital transformation, ensuring the SAR 178 billion worth of projects can be completed on-time and on-budget, experts announced today ahead of Saudi Build. Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020 are advancing complex projects,