Monday 28 May 2018

Artificial Intelligence 'key to predicting building energy usage'

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could play a major role in helping minimise the ‘energy performance gap' and also better predict building energy usage, said Rima Alaaeddine, a PhD researcher at the school of art design and architecture in the University of Huddersfield, UK.


Arabtec Construction wins Uptown Cairo deal

Arabtec, a leading contractor for social and economic infrastructure, has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Arabtec Construction has won a Dh157-million ($42.7 million) contract to develop key phases of the Uptown Cairo master development. An integrated development located in


Global flat glass market to top $130bn by 2024

The market for flat glass, which is extensively used in construction industry replacing conventional bricks, wood and stone, is poised for solid growth with its sales likely to surpass the $130-billion mark by 2024, said a report. The positive outlook towards growth in infrastruc


Eolisair launches new air purifier in Dubai

Eolisair, a subsidiary of the French specialist in indoor air quality, will bring the Eolis Air Manager, a revolutionary professional air purifier, to the Middle East market. Since 2009, Natéo Santé has a proven expertise in air quality and is recognised as a techno


BMTC partners with Sweden's Parans Solar Lighting

Bahri & Mazroei Trading Company (BMTC), a leading provider of electrical, lighting and water solutions, has signed an agreement with Sweden’s Parans Solar Lighting to launch its human-centric lighting solutions to the UAE. BMTC, a subsidiary of the UAE-based Bahri &


Equate earns Kuwait’s first Leed Silver certification

Kuwait-based Equate Petrochemical Company, a global producer of petrochemicals, recently earned the Leed-Silver Building Design & Construction (BD+C) certification for its new headquarters, which fully complies with the US Green Building Council Leed programme, thus becoming a pioneer for g


Roof installed at Qatar 2022 World Cup venue

Work on the Al Wakrah Stadium, a likely venue for 2022 Fifa World Cup tournament, is progressing as per  schedule with installation of the final piece of the steel roof structure fully completed. Weighing 378 tonnes and measuring 92 m, the steel structure – known as an


Saudi's built environment 'becoming more sophisticated'

Saudi Arabia is undoubtedly becoming more sophisticated, when it comes to the built environment, said Atkins, a member of leading project management consultancy SCN-Lavalin group. Driven by the vision of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the growing voice of the younger generatio


Element opens new laboratory in Duqm

UK-based Element Materials Technology has opened a new laboratory in Duqm, Oman, to offer improved access to expert testing services for customers in the region. Element specialises in providing a comprehensive range of materials and product qualification testing, consulting, cer


UAE residency move 'to help boost property sector'

The UAE cabinet, presided over by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved steps that would allow for 100 per cent ownership of UAE-based businesses by foreign investors by the end of this year. The new v

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