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Protect your weld with the New Design Weld Trailing Shield®

Protecting titanium and stainless steel welds from coming into contact with air whilst they cool prevents oxidation, weld defects and rework. Leaders in Weld Purging Technology, Huntingdon Fusion Techniques HFT® have launched their re-designed Weld Trailing Shields®, which provide an additional inert gas coverage during welding, preventing the hot metal from coming into contact with air while it cools. CEO Managing Director, Georgia Gascoyne said: “Along with the new sleek design, our Trailing Shields® have a NEW Unique clip design, which means the welder can interchange different trailing shield sizes without having to change the welding torch.” “With our name and logo stamped onto every new Trailing Shield, you can be sure the Shield you are using is a HFT design. We manufacture our Weld

The City of Al Ain Pioneers Solution to Replace Stolen Gully Covers

Creating Innovative Gully Cover Design Located in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, the city of Al Ain is the largest inland city and the fourth-largest city in the Emirates, as well as the second-largest city in Abu Dhabi. The Al Ain City Municipality is responsible for managing tens of thousands of iron-covered

A Successful Business with a Solid Foundation

In 1985 a man with just one truck and a Bobcat began trading. His field: housing. A one-stop reliable service to guide you through the entire building process from the initial designs right through to the final construction. Time goes by and BRUCIC PTY LTD is now a much bigger family partnership. It is now a pool of
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.
Construction Machines & Vehicles

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
Building Products & Equipment

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 systems prevail to be the most effective cooling mechanism around.

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
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

Construction Sector in Canada: Potential for Growth & Diversity

Canada is considered one of the world's largest markets for residential, industrial, commercial, institutional and infrastructure development. Canadian infrastructure and construction sectors have experienced massive growth over the past 10 years, according to a report by The Buildings Show. Construction activity in
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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
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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

Global Fa ade Market on the Rise

The global facades market size is expected to reach USD339.46 billion by 2024, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. The surge in the adoption of advanced eco-friendly facades across North America and Europe is anticipated to fuel the market growth in the coming years. Furthermore, the increasing number
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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