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Doosan Infracore China Corporation Exceeds Cumulative Production Total of 200,000 Excavators

Doosan Infracore has surpassed the 200,000 mark in the cumulative production of excavators in China, a first among all foreign companies operating in China. Doosan Infracore has announced that its Chinese subsidiary, DICC (Doosan Infracore China Corporation Co., Ltd.), located in Yantai, China, had produced its 200,000th excavator in the country. The company set this record some 26 years after establishing its presence in China back in October 1994. To mark its momentous achievement, Doosan Infracore China invited employees, dealers and customers to its Yantai plant and held a ceremony to celebrate the production of its 200,000th excavator in China. The event, which was broadcast live online, featured the handover ceremony of the 200,000th excavator to its customer. Doosan Infracore
Construction Machines & Vehicles

Metso Outotec Reaches Milestone Of 100 Life Cycle Services Contracts For Aggregates Customers In India

Metso Outotec has passed the milestone of 100 Life Cycle Services contracts for aggregates customers in India. The customer base covers large and mid-size quarries and aggregates contractors. The first LCS contracts in India were signed in 2004, and the number of contracts has grown significantly in recent years. The Life Cycle Services concept covers the entire after-market portfolio, including sustainable wears and spares, and solutions to improve our customers’ business performance. Life Cycle Services offering from scheduled inspections to complex process optimization efforts, is designed to help our customers to get the most out of their valuable assets while improving safety and reliability. Through the programs, Metso Outotec supports customers in ensuring safety and environmental
Building Products & Equipment

The Age of True Lies and the 2021+ Color Trends

After last year’s success with our Limited Edition Trend Forecast, we are now excited to launch a second and more exclusive edition of the trend book – NCS Colour Trends 2021+. Featuring in-depth insights about the colour trends for coming years and its drivers. Complete with colour movements from today and onwards, trend stories, unique image collections and international relevant colour palettes, which makes the trends applicable cross industry. The NCS Colour Trends 2021+ comes in a pearlescent cover, one of the effects that is important for the colour palette for 2021+. This year the Trend 2021+-package also includes a separate colour trend fan deck with pocket-sized NCS QL1 samples to bring with you on the go. THE COLOURS The colour directions of 2021+ are very clear. Emphasised and

Thriving in the New Normal The Global Aluminum Industry

Market uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the high number of developed countries, and because emerging markets have yet to flatten the curve of the novel coronavirus, is driving the surplus of aluminum stocks in Y2020. Global aluminum consumption in Q1 2020 fell by 8 percent; China’s consumption dropped by 10
Digital Construction Techs

Shell Deepwater Selects Bentley’s iTwin Platform for Project Delivery

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure today announced that Shell’s Deepwater business has selected Bentley’s digital twin approach to streamline its capital projects process and accelerate time to first oil. With a plan to deliver several subsea tie-back projects over the next 10 years, Shell Deepwater Projects has recognized a significant opportunity to accelerate capital project delivery and cut project delivery time by implementing an integrated digital project & engineering environment. The solution spans project conception in the early phase design through to handover. “Shell Deepwater Projects is developing an integrated Workflow and


Building a safe, resilient, and sustainable community infrastructure for citizens is a priority for city managers. Public works teams are the life- blood for every community to maintain the critical infrastructure required to build a smart community. Today managing infrastructure capital assets consists of minimizing
Interviews & Profiles

Banizaman Lari: Growth within the Industry of Using New Technologies Is Captivating For All Those Involved

constructionHQ conducted an interview with Eng. Rahim Banizaman Lari the managing director and founder of Abdul Rahim Architectural Consultants (Araco). The company is one of the well-known Engineering Consultants in design, supervision and project management in the UAE, it has industry experience spanning over thirty years. A diversified portfolio covers a number of successful developments, including residential buildings and villas, commercial buildings, hospitals, and industrial projects.

How the EU Is In Danger of Making Construction Less Productive

Proposed European data privacy laws could hinder the flow of data around construction sites. In this article Riccardo Viaggi, Secretary General of the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) talks about how the EU can be both a force for good and ill when it comes to boosting construction’s output. While
Security & Fire Protection

Australian Fire Testing Laboratory Achieves Additional NATA Accreditation

Exova Warringtonfire Aus Pty Limited has received additional accreditation from the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), the national accreditation body for Australia, to perform a broad scope of fire testing. Exova Warringtonfire is part of the Exova Group, which was recently acquired by Element Materials Technology (Element) to create one, world-class global testing services partner. The Melbourne laboratory has been accredited by NATA for many years but following a rigorous assessment, its scope was recently extended to include nine more tests and methods. The new accreditations cover testing, classification and fire performance for external walls, cladding, facades, and building materials and products, and also an extension to include approvals for testing of

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
Real Estate

Dubai Identified As A Business-Friendly Partner For Real Estate Investors

JLL’s latest research with The Business of Cities explores the role city governance plays in location decisions by real estate investors, developers and corporate occupiers. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how vulnerable cities are to external shocks. As choices are made between and within cities, looking at the way cities are run, managed and led can help spot which have significant recovery and improvement capacity, and which may slip backwards. The report identifies Dubai as a strong partner for real estate investors, developers and occupiers, given its tight governance arrangements that create strong coordination and clarity around responsibilities. This model makes way for a predictable investment system and the calibre of leadership to drive long-term agendas, enabling the cities

Ziehl-Abegg Expands Production for Energy-Saving Fans In Kupferzell

“The global markets will continue to need high-quality electric motors and fans in the future,” says CEO Peter Fenkl. That’s why the Künzelsau-based company is now investing 16 million euros in the expansion of its production buildings at the Kupferzell site. Minister for Economic Affairs Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut praises the investment in Baden-Württemberg at the official groundbreaking ceremony. “The new construction project is a clear commitment to Baden-Württemberg as a location for manufacturing and innovation. Our state needs companies like Ziehl-Abegg SE that take on a leadership role in our economy, particularly during difficult times,” says Minister for Economic Affairs Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut. The Hohenlohe industrial company has also been affected worldwide by the corona

UK construction – is there a resurgence on the cards?

The UK construction industry has had a hard time over recent decades. After experiencing a period in the doldrums, it has since had to face the uncertainty of Brexit, as well as having to cope with the Coronavirus pandemic. However, could brighter times now be on the horizon? While lockdown restrictions are eased and

The Big 5 To Gather Global Construction Leaders at Its Digital Festival

The Big 5, the international event accelerating growth in the construction industry for the past four decades, is launching the first Big 5 Digital Festival - Global this year. The event, which will run completely online from 23 to 26 November, will gather the global construction community to build resiliency and empower industry professionals to grow their businesses, learn from the world’s top experts, and be ready for the post Covid-19 world. “Sharing knowledge, and maintaining and building connections with industry peers, partners, and experts are paramount for construction industry players to successfully navigate through these challenging times”, says Josine Heijmans, Vice President – Construction at dmg events, the organizers of The Big 5. “This is why we decided to run a completely

DEWA Organises Virtual WETEX And Dubai Solar Show

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will organize the 22nd Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the 5th Dubai Solar Show virtually from 26-28 October 2020. The two exhibitions will provide a new experience for exhibitors to display their products innovatively, through 3D



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