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Talbert Manufacturing’s 55-Ton Traveling Axle Trailer Offers Optimum Towing and Recovery Capabilities

Talbert Manufacturing, a North American leader in specialized heavy-haul solutions, offers the 5553TA traveling axle trailer for optimum versatility and productivity. With a planetary winch and Talbert’s redesigned piggy-back cylinder for over 25% more power to move axles in adverse conditions, the 55-ton 5553TA excels in moving low clearance and dead loads, making it ideal for towing and recovery operations. An industry-leading 36-inch loaded deck height and low 6-degree load angle provide safe, efficient loading and unloading for a number of additional applications in industries such as rental and general construction. “Talbert strives to manufacture trailers with our customers’ needs in mind,” said Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing for Talbert Manufacturing. “The
Digital Construction Techs

Bentley’s and Siemens’ Vision for Cloudbased Distributed Engineering and Operations

Bentley and Siemens recently briefed ARC Advisory Group about their vision for an open, cloud-based solution for engineering and operations. The cloud solution – a portal accessed through a browser – will federate data sources, provide functionalities and facilitate the management of the digital twin of the asset, throughout its life cycle. It would overcome the current challenge of engineering tools that are poorly connected to asset information during operation and vice versa, as well as the disconnect between functional (1D and 2D) and spatial (3D) information.

Importance of BIM Further Strengthened

Weißenhorn. PERI, one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of formwork and scaffolding systems, has been a pacesetter on the road to the future of digital construction for many years now. In 2017, the family‑owned company founded a Digital Transformation Office whereby all of PERI's digitalization‑related
Construction Machines & Vehicles

The Stone Processing Market: A Surge in Demand

The stone processing market was valued at USD4 Bn in 2014 and is expected to reach USD10 Bn by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 8.6 percent during the forecast period 2016-2021, according to a report by Credence Research. Various companies are investing heavily for the construction of office buildings, data centers, universities and malls and have increased the demand for stones in construction sector. This has led to upsurge in demand for stone processing process.

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
Building Products & Equipment

Striking Numbers: LED Lighting Market Will Double in 2022

LED is a semiconductor device that emits visible light when an electric current passes through it. The light is not mostly bright, but in most LEDs it is monochromatic occurring at a single wavelength. Indeed, LED lighting share and growth will double in 2022, according to a report by Zion Market Research. The market accounted for USD26 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD54.28 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of around 13% between 2017 and 2022.

Overcoming Challenges in the HVAC Industry

Because the summer temperatures in the Middle East - the central market of Rubber World Industries (RWI) - reach as high as 50 C, HVAC systems are not as much luxury as necessity in the region. There are widespread efforts to incorporate elements of natural cooling into the architecture of buildings; however, HVAC

Plastics Industry Flexible Enough to Meet Growing Consumer Demands

The GCC, particularly Saudi, is set to commission three global scale thermoplastic elastomer plants, according to Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) and their April 2017 event Plasticon. Global markets in automotive, construction and packaging are growing strongly, but the GCC offers good potential
Security & Fire Protection

Security & Fire Protection in Factories

Fire Protection is the study of alleviating the unwanted effects of fire and its potentially destructive hazards. The design of buildings and infrastructures, provision of isolating fires, firewalls and doors, use of fire resistant materials in construction, fire detectors, fire alarms, and automatic fire sprinklers are all a part of fire protection system. Moreover, fire protection is an everyday action. The fire regulations must be implemented in factories, public places, and transportation and living areas. Some examples of fire protection systems are post indicator alarms, tamper switches, water flow alarms and evacuation alarms are examples of fire protection systems. Fire extinguishers carry high weightage in fire protection systems.

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

Breaking Ground for Kurdistan’s Future

With a strong focus on diversifying the economy and redeveloping infrastructure, the Kurdistan Regional Government is on a mission to create the right regulatory framework to encourage foreign and domestic investors, make it easier to do business in Kurdistan, and invest in infrastructure across the region.Kurdistan

Project Lebanon concludes its 24th edition on a high note

The 24th edition of Project Lebanon successfully concluded today after 4 vigorous days encompassing an exhibition, conference, and daily workshops. Thousands of visitors from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and other neighboring countries flocked the exhibition to meet 250 local and international suppliers of construction

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
Real Estate

The Short Term Market Disruption Has Drawn Attention To The Need For Developing Asset Resilience, Says JLL

Global property consultant, JLL, has revealed various short-to-mid and long-term strategies as well as trends likely to shape the real estate industry in their new report ‘Developing Asset Resilience’. “While the immediate impact of COVID-19 on market performance will heavily depend on the extent to which normal activity is resumed, and the government initiatives undertaken to promote the country’s real estate market, there are a range of strategies entities can adopt to ensure business continuity. While uncertainty prevails around cash flows, planning ahead to ensure the resilience and longevity of assets and operations is key for long-term survival. Creating a differentiated experience involving various strategies, including digital tools and technologies, will help them stay ahead of



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