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Curb Roller Manufacturing Offers the World’s First Battery-Powered Roller Screed, the Batt Screed 6000

Curb Roller Manufacturing, the world leader in shaped concrete roller screeds, offers the Batt Screed 6000, the industry’s first battery-powered roller screed. The lightweight, versatile roller screed operates with no cords, hoses or fumes, offering unparalleled mobility, precision and efficiency to contractors of all sizes. The Batt Screed eliminates the hassle of working around a cord and the added weight of an engine mounted on the screed. The unit gets its power from a removable and rechargeable 60-volt lithium ion DeWalt FLEXVOLT battery. Contractors may be familiar with this line of batteries and their versatile use in smaller or heavy-duty cordless tools like hammer drills or cutoff saws. One fully charged battery is estimated to screed off 1,800-2,500 square feet, depending on the
Digital Construction Techs

Bentley Systems, Microsoft And Schneider Electric Re-Imagine Future Workplaces With Sensors, Sustainability, IOT And AI

In collaboration with Bentley Systems and Schneider Electric, Microsoft has rolled out a digital twin of its new regional headquarters at Frasers Tower in Singapore, offering a living blueprint for the future of smart buildings. “The workplace of the future is about embracing innovation into the very fabric of our space, so that we create multiple touchpoints of connectivity, are intentionally inclusive and accessible, while being very mindful of sustainability and the environment. At Frasers Tower in Singapore, we worked closely with Bentley Systems and Schneider Electric to implement sensors and telemetry to create a connected workplace, that allows us to adjust the space based on usage, therefore improving energy efficiency,” said Ricky Kapur, VP for Sales, Marketing and Operations for
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

Best Practices for Marble and Granite Protection

Marble and granite have been used for thousands of years in both interior and exterior applications. Their unique aspect and distinct shades make them choice material for prestigious architectural projects and they are extremely popular in the Middle East region. Both natural stones are significantly more expensive than man-made material but they bring impressions of elegance, durability, and lasting quality that cannot be rivalled by other material.

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

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
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.
Countries

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
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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
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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
Real Estate

UAE Economic Stimulus Package to Offset Impact Of COVID-19, Good for Real Estate Sector

The recent announcements by the UAE Central Bank, introducing packages aimed at stimulating the economy, will benefit the real estate sector significantly, according to Abdulla bin Sulayem, CEO of UAE-headquartered upscale residential, hospitality and commercial property development company, Seven Tides. In total, the central bank has now pledged USD70 billion to stimulate the economy and mitigate the economic impact that the COVID-19 outbreak is having on the UAE. However, in its most recent move, the central bank has also reduced the reserve requirements for demand deposits for UAE banks, by half, from 14 percent to just 7 percent, which will pump an additional USD16 billion into the financial system, improving liquidity and underpinning the banks’ ability to extend their lending further

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