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Building a new way of operating: The use of blockchain technology in construction, real estate

Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day A lot of hype surrounds cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, one of the largest public blockchain networks, but cryptocurrencies represent only one application of blockchain technology. From a construction and real estate industry perspective, especially real estate finance, blockchain’s …

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3D printing ready to reshape home building

By Anielle Gueddes – Sci.Dev.Net The technology could bring about the fastest, cheapest and greenest construction ever seen, says Anielle Guedes. Optimists tend to envision a future with perfectly automated cities, full of technology and without poverty or hunger. Most tend not to think of the path needed to create this new urban fabric, as if it will miraculously emerge …

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Citi Continues Building High-Tech Smart Ecosystem in the UAE

Local UAE Consumer Team, Anil Wadhwani, Head of Citi’s Consumer Bank in EMEA, Dinesh Sharma, Citi’s Consumer Banking Head, in the Middle East, Susan Gail Shakespeare, EMEA Finance Head and Amandeep Sandhu, Head of Digital Banking & Transformation Office, Consumer Banking, Citi Middle East. Situated in The Dubai Mall Citi’s second Smart Location Makes Banking Better, Faster and Simpler. Citi …

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Workshop highlights role of higher education and scientific research in building knowledge society

MBRF and UNDP organise panel discussions in Amman in preparation for First Knowledge Conference 2015 Within the framework of its preparations for the First Knowledge Conference 2015, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF), in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), organised a workshop in Amman, which highlighted higher education and scientific research sector in the Arab world as …

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Building Qatari research capacity for the future

Six interns have been inducted into the latest cycle of Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar’s (WCMC-Q) Biomedical Research Training Program for Nationals where they will learn a comprehensive range of scientific skills to help give their careers an early boost. The six-month program gives graduates the chance to gain hands-on work experience within WCMC-Q’s technically advanced laboratories and learn …

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Next-Generation Firewalls: Building a secure Network Infrastructure for Organizations in Lebanon

Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs) are a foundational component for many traditional network security strategies. While nothing is technically wrong with today’s NGFWs, much is wrong with the approach. Most solutions in the market today do exactly as advertised — combine traditional packet filtering with some application control and rudimentary IPS layered on top. While these capabilities are still important, traditional NGFWs …

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Australia comes to the MENA region – building a relationship for the future

Australia Unlimited MENA 2014 builds on a successful event last year in Dubai, which took place shortly after the official launch of the Qantas-Emirates Alliance, which signaled the start of greater two-way trade between the Gulf Cooperation Council and Australia, rising 20 per cent between 2012 and 2013. The Australia Unlimited MENA 2014 debut event returns to Dubai but The …

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Algeria: Researchers make bricks from waste, desert sand


By Wagdy Sawahel – SciDev.Net Algerian and Malaysian researchers have designed cheap eco-friendly bricks that can be made from waste materials. Population growth in many urban areas of the developing world is outstripping available housing, prompting interest in making bricks from cheap and durable local materials. Fifty six per cent of the African population is expected to live in urban …

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BofA Merrill Lynch Report Says Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Lead MENA’s Construction Boom

  Market Currently Accounts for 46 Percent of MENA’s Project Pipeline SAUDI ARABIA – According to a new medium term outlook BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research Report ‘GCC 2020: Time to Shift Gears’, Saudi Arabia is set to take the lead in regional infrastructure investment and construction spending. Over the next 15 years, the MENA construction sector will be a …

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