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Demag Quadro Chain Hoist for a Broad Range of Applications

The Demag LDC-Q quadro chain hoist, a series hoist unit from Demag’s DC range that has a successful track record all over the world, can be used for a wide variety of handling requirements in production and logistics applications. Equipped with four load hooks, LDC-Q units can handle and transport customer-specific load handling attachments or flat components and feed materials to the relevant workstations. The basis for this broad range of applications is the technology offered by the LDC-D double chain hoist and some dedicated characteristics. For example, these include a design that combines two double chain hoists which have only one drive, which is a special technical feature. This means that only one chain hoist motor transfers power to the other three chain lead-offs of the Demag

AQUASEAL Qatar Chooses Mixing and Systems Technology from EIRICH

In Doha, Qatar, AQUASEAL produces dry mortar products for all phases of construction, from foundations to finishes, under the product brand name DURABUILD. The aim is to produce products that are of the highest standard. Part of the company’s strategy is to use the best production technology available on the
Digital Construction Techs

Tekla Structures BIM Software Used to Construct 2018 World Cup Stadiums

Eight of the twelve stadiums that will host the 2018 World Cup in Russia have been constructed using Trimble's Tekla Structures software. They are now ready to welcome football fans in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Saransk, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Sochi, and Kazan. Tekla Structures is an advanced Building Information Modeling (BIM) tool, which allows the designers, contractors, and construction organizations behind the stadiums to complete high quality work. Each stadium constructed for the World Cup has its own unique, spectacular structural details. Moscow’s Spartak Stadium will seat up to 45 000 spectators during the 2018 World Cup. Thick-walled pipes were used in the construction, which made it possible to reduce metal consumption by 1.3 -- as a result, the roof weighs a

The European Construction Industry Manifesto for Digitalization

CECE and most of the major European construction industry associations have joined forces to draft and agree on “The European Construction Industry Manifesto for Digitalization”. The Manifesto calls for strong political leadership from the EU, an appropriate regulatory framework on data policy and budgetary focus on
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French Innovation and Expertise in the Spotlight at Project Lebanon 2018

Organized by Business France, the national agency in charge of the international development of the French economy, in collaboration with MEREF - CCI France Lebanon (Mouvement des Entreprises et Représentations Economiques Françaises au Liban), a French Pavillion will be created to introduce 18 companies at Project Lebanon. For the 10th consecutive year, France has a strong representation at this fair with its long-term commitment to the region, reinforcing the importance of this annual event in Lebanon. Under the theme of "Creative France", the 18 companies exhibiting will display French innovation and expertise through a variety of industries. “We are very delighted to once again debut France’s premium products and technologies at the French Pavilion during Project Lebanon. We have long

IFP Launches Project Lebanon 2018, Under the Patronage of Saad Hariri

IFP (International Fairs and Promotions) hosted an Iftar in the presence of the exhibition’s supporters, commercial attachés, and many media representatives, to launch the 23rd edition of Project Lebanon, the International Trade Exhibition for Construction Materials and Equipment for Lebanon and the Middle East. Under
Contruction Machines & Equipment

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
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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
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
Building Products & Equipment

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 for growth as well. The GCC plastics sector is to hit 34.5 million Tons (mts) by 2022 while growing at a CAGR of 3 percent, according to the 'GCC Plastic Industry Indicators 2016' report released at the 8th edition of GPCA. According to the report, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman will drive future plastic capacity growth.

Touchless Bathrooms Flush Out Previously Energy Wasteful Systems

The global smart bathroom market will grow impressively at a CAGR of more than 10 percent over the period 2016-2020, research carried out by the analysts at Technavio shows. Wider adoption of smart bathrooms in urban areas is a critical factor driving the growth of this market over the predicted period. According to UN

Air Pressure: More Powerful Than You Think

Creating openings in concrete walls presents a very real danger-and it is probably not a danger that comes to the mind of most operators. Most often, operators are thinking about making precise openings. The danger is with air pressure and the weight of the concrete piece that is going to be removed to make the
Departments

Forklift Trucks as a Vital Safety Component in Industrial Installations

Nowadays, explosion protection has an absolute priority in many areas of the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food and petrochemical offshore industries. This is anything but surprising, because its neglect always bears the risk of severe damage to products, equipment and the loss of human life. In order to equip ex-areas of any company, competent specialists are needed on the buyer side as well as on the supplier side, leaving nothing to chance in terms of product safety and quality. Sichelschmidt material handling is one of these specialists on the supplier side, who internationally contribute to plant safety with the development and production of state-of-the-art explosion-proof forklift trucks. This challenge can only be met by constant innovation and high product reliability.

Saudi Construction Firms to Digitally Transform in 2018

Saudi construction firms aim for 2018 to be the "tipping point" for digital transformation, ensuring the SAR 178 billion worth of projects can be completed on-time and on-budget, experts announced today ahead of Saudi Build. Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program 2020 are advancing complex projects,

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