Industrial Construction in the UAE to 2019: Market Forecast – openPR

  • The construction sector can be broadly classified into five categories: Commercial, Industrial, Infrastructure, Institutional and Residential.
  • The reasons for this growth can be attributed to various macroeconomic factors conducive to the construction sector.Key Macroeconomic Trends Driving Growth in UAE Industrial Construction SectorUAE is one of the most diversified economies in the Gulf region.
  • Looking at the Middle East, UAE can be seen as one of the fastest growing economy, with its construction industry ranked third among the construction industries of the Middle East countries.
  • The construction industry is third largest economic activity after oil and trade, in the UAE, including approximately 6000 companies with most of the construction activities taking place in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
  • The industry’s output value in real terms is forecast to rise at a CAGR of 6.52% in the next five years period; up from 3.55% during the period 2010-2014.The promising future of the construction industry can be seen by observing its past trend.


Famed architect Shigeru Ban builds quake-proof homes from rubble in Nepal

  • After the quakes hit Nepal, Ban said Nepali students in Tokyo and his friends around the world hastened to raise funds for his project.
  • Construction workers make the final touches to a prototype house of the Nepal House Project designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban in Kathmandu October 15, 2015.
  • Renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban – who helped bring global attention to humanitarian architecture and continues to influence fellow architects and disaster-relief workers – devised a solution.
  • The prototype for his latest humanitarian housing project in Nepal consists of standard timber door frames joined together and reinforced with plywood.
  • His initial goal to build 30 homes in Phatakshila in the Sindhupalchok district in central Nepal in the coming months is moving forward.


India readies plan to clean Delhi’s air, but won’t focus on vehicles

  • A traffic policeman wears a mask to protect himself from dust and air pollution as he signals to drivers in New Delhi, India, December 23, 2015.

    A traffic policeman wears a mask to protect himself from dust and air pollution as he signals to drivers in New Delhi, India, December 23, 2015.

  • A traffic policeman wears a mask to protect himself from dust and air pollution as he stands on a road-divider in New Delhi, India, December 23, 2015.
  • The World Health Organisation said last year that 13 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities were in India, with New Delhi the worst.
  • Instead, the plan will call for enforcing bans on what some environmentalists regard as relatively minor sources of pollution, including burning of garbage and construction dust.


The Big 5 opens today with thousands of certified products on display

  • Counting both ongoing and planned construction projects, the GCC’s construction pipeline totals $2.8 trillion, especially in mixed-use mega-developments, airports and seaports, and transportation infrastructure, according to the recent report by Deloitte.
  • “The Middle East is seeing nationwide transformation in construction innovation, with projects for mega-events such as World Expo 2020 in Dubai and 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar stretching design boundaries.
  • The building and construction sector in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has witnessed 74 per cent growth in the last five years growing from Dh10.7 billion in 2009 to Dh18.6 billion in 2014.
  • Advancing government BIM mandates further demonstrate the Middle East’s desire to be on par with global innovators in the construction field,” Paul Wallett, area business director, Tekla Middle East, said in a statement.
  • Among the top visiting countries to the event will be the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, India, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt and Pakistan.


Build New York Live are pleased to announce our official judges – Press Release Rocket

  • His work uses computer simulation and computer numerically controlled (CNC) hardware to generate innovative design, construction, and assembly solutions.
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    This is the 7th “Build Live” event in the Build Earth Live series founded to promote Collaborative BIM awareness in the AEC community.

  • In 2008, the same project also won an AIA New York Merit Award and a New York Designs Award from the Architectural League of New York.
  • Nathan was part of the BSI working group which developed the British Standards for Collaborative BIM – BS1192 and PAS1192, and co-founded the Build Earth Live series of global Collaborative BIM events in 2008.
  • Build New York Live, a 48hr global BIM competition organized by Asite, is the latest event in the Build Earth Live series

    New technology is revolutionizing the way buildings are designed and how the public can be engaged in the process.


Tekla Appoints AF Infotech As it’s Centre of Excellence in Ranchi, Jharkhand

  • Tekla has appointed AF Infotech as one of its Centres of Excellence in India for their Tekla Structures software.
  • Vikash Kumar, Business Head, AF Infotech, said, “We are happy to be appointed as the Tekla Centre of Excellence in Jharkhand.
  • AF Infotech will provide quality technical education with adequate industrial exposure with its innovative teaching methods.
  • The institute will impart special certification course on Tekla BIM technology in their curriculum.
  • Tekla in India will also conduct training sessions at AF Infotech to enable the industry people and students to explore Tekla’s technology.