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RMA Media, Our Esteemed Business Partner, Recognized Among "India’s 10 Most Promising Integrated Marketing Communication Service Providers 2024" by SiliconIndia Magazine

We are delighted to announce that our esteemed Business partner, RMA Media, has been featured in the May 2024 issue of SiliconIndia Magazine as one of "India’s 10 Most Promising Integrated Marketing Communication Service Providers 2024." With over 42 years of excellence in the Indian marketplace, RMA Media has established itself as a Global Media Communication Specialist. Their commitment to promoting and selling a diverse range of advertising options—including print, online, conferences, and television—on behalf of various global media owners, has earned them this prestigious recognition. We take immense pride in our partnership with RMA Media and celebrate this acknowledgment of their outstanding services. Together, we remain dedicated to providing top-notch advertising and marketing
Construction Machines & Vehicles

Volvo CE Advances Electromobility with New Battery-Electric Machines

At its Volvo Days customer event, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) showcased a range of new electric wheel loaders and excavators, alongside an off-grid charging station for construction sites. This event, held in Eskilstuna, Sweden, featured a comprehensive lineup of battery-electric machines, including the 23-tonne EC230 Electric excavator and the corded EW240 Electric MH. Among the new offerings are Volvo’s first electric wheeled excavator, the EWR150 Electric, as well as the L90 Electric and L120 Electric wheel loaders, which are set to be gradually introduced in limited quantities in selected markets starting in early 2025. Additionally, Volvo CE introduced the PU40 mobile energy storage system for compact equipment, enabling charging in remote locations without access to a

Munck Civil Engineering Tackles Arctic Challenges with Liebherr Crane

Approximately 250 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, a Liebherr HS 8200 duty cycle crawler crane is integral to the largest construction project in Greenland's history. Munck Civil Engineering is executing dredging work for two airport projects using this crane, facing significant challenges posed by Arctic

Dismantling Tunnel Boring Machines with Maximum Efficiency for HS2

HS2 (High Speed Two) is seen as the UK’s flagship transportation project, connecting the West Midlands and London and through 140 miles (225km) of high-speed rail line. The underground section of the route is created using tunnel boring machines (TBMs), which can measure 170 meters in length and weigh 2,000 tonnes.
Building Equipment & Products

BioHome3D: Sustainable and Rapid Housing Solutions from ASCC

In various parts of the world, dozens of 3D-printed homes have been constructed, ranging from housing for families in Virginia to providing shelter for impoverished communities in rural Mexico. The largest 3D-printed neighborhood globally is currently under construction near Austin, Texas. This technology holds significant potential for places like Maine, where a report released last year by three state agencies indicated that approximately 80,000 new homes will be needed by 2030 to address a housing shortage. Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), believes he has a solution to this pressing issue. In a recent video call with CNN, Dagher discussed the unveiling of the ASCC’s latest innovation: the world’s largest

Building Green with Hemp: A Biogenic Material Revolutionizing Construction

This report examines the potential of hemp-based materials as a viable and environmentally responsible alternative within the building construction sector. We will explore the environmental benefits of hemp compared to conventional materials and analyze its impact on greenhouse gas reduction. Hemp: A Carbon
Digital Construction

How AI is Revolutionizing New Zealand's Construction Industry

A new report by Autodesk and Deloitte, titled "State of Digital Adoption in the Construction Industry 2024," reveals that the construction sector across Asia Pacific is facing similar challenges and is exploring artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies as potential solutions. The report highlights the shared challenges confronting the construction industry in New Zealand, Australia, and across Asia Pacific. These challenges include supply chain disruptions, rising construction costs, and labor shortages. The situation in New Zealand is further compounded by a recent economic downturn and extreme weather events. According to Sumit Oberoi, Senior Manager, Construction Strategy & Partnerships, Asia Pacific at Autodesk, digital transformation is emerging as a key trend in New

The Crucial Role of Digital Twins in Real Estate Transformation

The real estate and construction industries are undergoing a digital transformation, driven by the need to optimize physical assets and streamline processes. While many business sectors can transition online with relative ease, creating a digital representation of a physical building presents a unique challenge.
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Partnership Agreement Signed between Kanoo Machinery UAE & KSA and Combilift to Revolutionize Material Handling in Saudi Arabia

28th May 2024, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: In a strategic development, Kanoo Machinery UAE and KSA, a member of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo), one of the largest independent family-owned multinationals in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Combilift, the largest global manufacturer of multidirectional, sideloading, and articulated forklifts, to provide sustainable forklifting solutions in the region. The signing ceremony took place at the Irish Embassy in Riyadh and was supported by Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government’s enterprise development agency dedicated to nurturing the growth of Irish-owned companies. This partnership between Kanoo Machinery UAE and KSA, a member of YBA Kanoo, and Combilift exemplifies a shared
Security & Fire Protection

Warringtonfire's £24M Fire-Security Lab Nears Completion

A fire security testing and certification provider is making significant strides at its new £24 million facility in Warrington, poised to generate 50 employment opportunities upon its inauguration next year. Warringtonfire is currently erecting a new 101,000 square foot laboratory at Birchwood Technology Park, with progress now reaching the 'third fix' stage. Four out of a planned seven state-of-the-art fire resistance testing furnaces have been installed, signifying substantial advancement towards completion and commissioning. As part of the global Element Materials Technology group, Warringtonfire specializes in the fire resistance testing of critical fire safety products and systems, such as fire doorsets and intumescent coatings for steel protection. Ten months into the anticipated
Product Focus

Mosa To Introduce New Battery-Powered Welding Machines at Pipeline & Gas Expo 2024

MOSA is looking forward to returning to Pipeline & Gas Expo this year to present new welding solutions for joining pipes, fittings, and valves across the three-day event in Piacenza, Italy, between 29th–31st May 2024. At stand PAD 1. D2-E1, the Italian power generation and welding specialist will be exhibiting amongst its product range the eWELD 150, a new battery-based professional welder developed as a response to the electrification drive and requests for more battery powered products on the market for professional welding applications. The technology helps reduce noise and pollutant emissions and allows operation in unsocial working hours. “Pipeline welding often requires mobility and lacks a constant power source. That’s why engine-driven welders have been the go-to solution. However,

Advancing DC Microgrid Technology

The evolution of electric power distribution has long been dominated by alternating current (AC) systems, stemming from the famous "Current War" of the late 19th century. However, as modern needs expand to include renewable energy sources like solar power and the proliferation of DC-dependent technologies such as
Country Reports

Kazakhstan and Malaysia Partner for Growth in Construction Sector

A high-level investment roundtable co-chaired by Kazakh Prime Minister Olzhas Bektenov and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on May 17th yielded promising developments for the construction industries of both nations. Investment Opportunities Emerge The roundtable, as reported by the Prime Minister’s press service, concluded with over US $350 million in signed agreements and memorandums of understanding (MOUs). While details of specific construction projects were not disclosed, the broader economic discussions highlighted potential areas of collaboration relevant to the building sector. Focus on Diversification and Innovation Prime Minister Bektenov emphasized Kazakhstan's intention to diversify its export base, potentially including construction materials and expertise. This opens

Spain and Morocco's Collaboration on the Strait of Gibraltar Rail Tunnel

The revival of longstanding plans to construct a rail tunnel beneath the Strait of Gibraltar, connecting Spain with Morocco, has garnered notable attention. As reported by the Spanish news outlet Vozpópuli, the Spanish government has engaged the services of the state-owned engineering consultancy, Ineco, to undertake

Northern Ireland Construction Sees Modest Uptick Amidst Ongoing Challenges

A recent report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed a notable development in construction workloads within Northern Ireland during the first quarter of 2024. After a two-year period, there has been an increase, albeit modest, in overall construction activities. According to the latest
Events

Trelleborg Tires elevates the recycling and waste management industry with premium advanced tires

This May in Germany, Trelleborg Tires is set to showcase innovative solutions designed to meet the pressing demands of the waste management, construction industry and quarry sites, bringing to IFAT its premium portfolio of tires designed to outperform even in the most extreme working conditions. Professionals at IFAT Munich 2024 are looking for tough solutions to handle greater capacity, longer work days and the world’s toughest environments with ease, reliability, safety and strength. Trelleborg Tires will show industry specialists the tires they need to ensure their operations run smoothly: tires developed precisely for waste transfer stations, quarries, mines and landscaping environments at Stand 525 - Hall C5. Anton Stoynev, Director Material Handling & Construction Tires Central

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