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Revolutionizing the Construction Industry: Top Asia Pacific Construction Estimating Software Solutions

The construction industry, a cornerstone of the Asia Pacific economy, is undergoing a significant transformation. This change is driven by the adoption of innovative technologies, particularly construction estimating software solutions. These digital tools are revolutionizing the industry, enhancing efficiency, reducing costs, and improving project outcomes. Construction estimating software solutions are designed to automate the process of cost estimation for construction projects. They provide accurate, real-time data, enabling construction companies to make informed decisions, manage risks, and optimize resources. The Asia Pacific region, known for its rapid technological advancement, is at the forefront of this digital revolution in the construction industry. One of the leading

How Heat Pump Technologies Are Reshaping New Home Construction

As we strive for more sustainable and energy-efficient living, the construction industry is undergoing a significant transformation. One of the key driving forces behind this change is the adoption of heat pump technologies in residential buildings. Heat pumps offer an innovative solution for heating, cooling, and

DMCC Appoints Mace to Uptown Tower Project

Mace has been appointed by Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) as the building operations management entity for its soon-to-be-launched Uptown Tower. The 340m-tall skyscraper will boast a 188-key five-star luxury hotel – ‘SO/ Uptown Dubai’, SO/ branded residences and commercial office spaces, as well as exclusive F&B
Building Equipment & Products

Construction continues across Carthage ISD

Progress continues to be made on major construction projects across Carthage ISD, Superintendent Jarrod Bitter noted at Monday’s school board meeting. At the softball-baseball complex, Bitter reported crews had placed 1,300 blocks at the site on Monday. Most of the time, Bitter said they have between 20 and 30 people on the construction crew at that job site working to get it finished. In addition to working on the concessions, restrooms and locker room building, Bitter noted they were also getting ready for new grandstands to be put in place. Renovation work at Baker-Koonce Intermediate School is also progressing, Bitter noted. “Really, a lot of that stuff in the hallways has been completed, we are waiting on some of the the wall stuff — the tank board, dry erase boards, different things

The Shimmering Mirrored Building That Vanishes Into The Desert

Maraya is the largest mirror-covered building in the world, and at certain times of day the structure seems to evaporate into the surrounding desert. The building – whose name means “mirror” or “reflecting” in Arabic – is a 500-seat concert hall, community center, and event space that has hosted performances from
Digital Construction

Collaboration of Geospatial Technology and BIM

The construction industry is rapidly evolving, driven by advancements in innovative solutions in technology. The BIM integration with GIS in the operation and maintenance stages is paving the way towards advancement in digital twin is the most transformative development of infrastructure development. Combining geospatial technology in construction can revolutionize the way projects are planned, designed, and executed. In line with this innovative approach, the upcoming Geosmart Infrastructure Conference 2023 aims to promote Construction 4.0: Building a Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure. Set to take place on the 22nd and 23rd August at Vivanta, Dwarka, Delhi, and the conference promises to be a hub of knowledge exchange and networking opportunities. The GeoSmart Infrastructure

AI, 3D Printing, Robotics Likely to Help Construction Industry Face Challenges Effectively

The emergence of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), 3D Printing, and Robotics, would transform the construction industry, one of the oldest and largest industries in the world and help it address its multiple challenges effectively, according to a White Paper on ‘Artificial Intelligence: The Future of Smart Construction.’ As per this White Paper, released at the World of Concrete India 2023 exhibition in Mumbai, the construction industry contributing 13% to the global GDP, is poised for significant growth in the coming years, with an estimated CAGR of 11% from $8.2 trillion to $17 trillion by 2029. But it has to address many challenges. This growth is driven by certain factors such as government initiatives, lower interest rates in a few developed economies, demand for

WSP Global Sells Acquired Louis Berger Unit to Engineer Versar

WSP Global Inc. has announced the divestiture of a subsidiary, Louis Berger Services Inc. (LBS), as part of its strategic realignment efforts. LBS, which was initially acquired in WSP's $400-million takeover of Berger Group Holdings Inc. in 2018, specializes in a range of services, including military operations and

Breaking boundaries: How to embrace GenAI to sustain a successful business

AI has certainly been hitting the headlines in 2023. We’ve had warnings of its potential to bring about the extinction of humanity, claims that it poses a national security threat, calls for all training of AIs above a certain capacity to be halted for at least six months and a resignation by the ‘Godfather’ of AI.
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What Is Masonry Veneer?

Masonry veneer is a construction material used on the exterior walls of homes and commercial buildings. It is comprised of thin pieces of brick or stone, and gives the appearance of solid masonry without the associated weight and cost. The masonry veneer is attached to the building's structure, but is self-supporting, and places no additional loads on the building's structural components. Because it is primarily used for its appearance, and is non-load bearing, masonry veneer walls are often referred to as “curtain walls. There are two basic methods of constructing walls using masonry veneer. The first is known as an anchored system, and relies on brick ties and angle brackets to anchor the veneer wall to the building's structural framing. The second type of masonry wall construction is an

Firestone EPDM Rubber Roofing System

The waterproofing market has been changing during the past few decades, with single-ply roofing membranes steadily gaining market share. Product durability, ease of application and ability to optimize the energy efficiency of buildings while minimizing their environmental impact are key factors behind this trend.

The Best Roof Underlayments Of 2022

From the ground, a roof looks like a simple set of inclined planes meant to shed water. However, roofs are actually complex systems of shingles, plywood, different types of flashing, membranes, vents, sealant, and more. Underneath it all sits one of the most important components of the system: the roofing underlayment.
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China's Buildings Sector Needs a $1.33 Trillion Makeover to Keep Emissions in Check: World Bank

A report by the IFC points out that construction value chains account for about 40 percent of energy and industrial-related CO2 emissions worldwide. Separately, India's commercial capital Mumbai cracked down on unbarricaded construction after air quality showed it was the world's second most polluted city. Emerging markets will require $1.5 trillion by 2035 to remake existing buildings environmentally friendly and build new ones properly if the world wants to curb emissions, the World Bank says. In an early indication of what the report is talking about, India's commercial capital asked construction sites to set up barricades to combat poor air quality. Mumbai's air quality index touched 160 on Monday, making it the world's most polluted city after Beijing. A report from the International

Construction Sector Likely to Rise 9.5% by Decade-End

Doha, Qatar: The country’s construction sector shows upbeat signs of growing significantly between 2023 and 2030, as per a recent Qatar Market Intelligence Autumn Q3 report by Turner & Townsend. The data states that the market is expected to grow by 9.5 percent by the end of this decade, despite witnessing a slowdown

PERI live 3D printing with COBOD printer was the highlight at Bauma, the world’s largest construction exhibition

In an unprecedented showcase PERI took it upon themselves to live 3D print the walls of a small house each day for 7 days at the Bauma exhibition last week in Munich, Germany the largest construction exhibition in the world More than 600,000 visitors from 200 countries attended the exhibition, with over 300,000 coming to the PERI stand Spectators crowded to see the live 3D printing, which constantly had an audience from around 50 to over 300 The printing occurred outside without the use of a tent and continued even during periods of rain During the huge, international Bauma construction exhibition in Munch with over 600,000 visitors from more than 200 countries PERI demonstrated the incredible productivity of the BOD2 3D construction printer from COBOD by live 3D printing the walls of a