- Counting both ongoing and planned construction projects the GCC’s construction pipeline totals USD 2.8 trillion especially in mixed-use mega-developments airports and seaports and transportation infrastructure according to the recent report “GCC Powers of Construction 2015” by Deloitte.
- At The Big 5 Tekla is showcasing its BIM software Tekla Structures 21 and Tekla Structural Designer along with Tekla BIMsight an open BIM viewer and Tekla Field 3D for viewing BIM models on smartphones and tablets.
- (MENAFN Press) Tekla to Further Integrate with Trimble Delivering Global Best Practices in Construction Technology to Middle East
Dubai United Arab Emirates: GCC contractors must adopt the latest construction software to ensure the swift delivery of nearly USD 3 trillion worth of construction projects industry experts declared today ahead of The Big 5 construction exhibition.
- Advancing government BIM mandates further demonstrate the Middle East’s desire to be on par with global innovators in the construction field” said Paul Wallett Area Business Director Tekla Middle East.
- From BIM to holographic technology to real estate management software we’ll deliver best practices in technology to help the Middle East’s architecture engineering and construction firms deliver on innovation agendas” added Paul Wallett.
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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.
Here comes the Bride: architect plans world’s tallest building in Basra
- If built, the 230-storey, 1,152m tall “Bride Tower” would be located in Basra and would be made up of four buildings joined together.
- An alien planted in the city, disconnected from the urban scale at ground level.
“The Bride, on the other hand, will be conceived as a city itself both vertically but also horizontally from the ground.
- The tallest building under construction is the 1km-high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
- However there is no fixed location for the building, and although Basra is relatively peaceful and prosperous, neither a construction schedule nor a price has been suggested.
- The tallest building completed is the 830m Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Binladin suspended over crane tragedy Ι Construction Enquirer
- The government of Saudi Arabia has suspended construction giant Saudi Binladin Group from working on new contracts following Friday’s crane collapse at Mecca’s Grand Mosque which killed 107 people.
- The crane toppled over at Mecca’s Grand Mosque last Friday, less than two weeks before Islam’s annual hajj pilgrimage.
- The company, one of the largest contracting companies in the kingdom, had been carrying expansion work at the Grand Mosque.
- An official statement referred without elaborating to the responsibility and “shortcomings” of the company following an investigation into the crane crash that also injured 238 other people.
- The company is believed to have attributed the collapse to a lightning strike breaking a cable that was used to secure the crane.
107 dead after crane collapse at Mecca’s Grand Mosque
- At least 107 people have died after a construction crane crashed into the Grand Mosque in the Saudi city of Mecca after toppling over during a storm.
- The mosque is Islam’s holiest site, and the tragedy occurred ahead of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage later this month.
- The mosque is Islam’s holiest site to which Muslims face in daily prayers and a forms central site among the hajj rituals.
- Images aired on Saudi state television showed the crane’s metal boom had smashed through what appeared to be the roof of the mosque.
- Mr Al-Mansouri said the crane, which was being used in construction work at the mosque, struck a circular area around the Kaaba and a nearby walkway.