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Arabtec Construction awarded main contract to build UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

The National Media Council, the government entity responsible for building and operating the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, has announced that Arabtec Construction, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arabtec Holding, has been awarded the main contract to build the national pavilion. Arabtec Construction squared off against three local and international companies in the final round with nine companies bidding …

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DAFZA eyes expansion of multinational construction base via The Big 5 Dubai show

The Dubai Airport FreeZone Authority (DAFZA) has confirmed its participation in the ongoing The Big 5 Dubai International Building & Construction Show, the latest edition of the Middle East’s largest construction event running from (Monday, November 21, 2016) up to the 24th at the Dubai World Trade Centre. DAFZA will interact with major construction and engineering players from around the …

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture Announced the Construction of Emirates Soil Museum

Located in Dubai, UAE and the first of its kind in the MENA region. A national hub for soil education. Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to complete the construction of the Emirates Soil Museum in the Emirate of Dubai. The Museum, a distinctive facility …

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Saudi Arabia to be a large potential market for 3D building printing

Middle East could witness a revolutionary construction era in the next decade. Investment in the latest developments in technology could have a massive reward for construction companies if they pick the right product at the right time and the results of 3D Building Printing Technology, which will be tested in Dubai for the first time in the region, will be …

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Abdullah Al Ghurair pledges one third of his assets to launch Abdullah Al Ghurair Education Foundation

Initial budget of AED4.2 billion over the next 10 years. One of the largest privately funded philanthropic education initiatives in the Arab world, devoted to equipping Arab youth with the knowledge and skills they need to fulfill their promise as the future leaders of the region. Initiative to benefit more than 15,000 university gifted students from less privileged backgrounds in …

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BIM Software Drives Middle East’s Complex Construction Projects

Tekla ‘s Building Information Modeling (BIM) Software Enables Cost-Effective and Error-Free Collaboration, on Display at The Big 5; More Than USD 1.0 Trillion Worth of Megaprojects Planned for 2030 Across GCC Region, According to Recent Report from EC Harris Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is driving the region’s complex construction projects, according to an industry expert, …

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Innovation Conference to Explore How New Technologies and Processes can Dramatically Improve the Delivery of Building Projects

Construction, Architectural and Engineering professionals to gather in Abu Dhabi, Doha-Qatar and Dubai on 27 October, 29 October and 31 October to discuss the best practices and value of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the design, construction, and management of facilities. Data rich, three-dimensional modeling tools are fundamentally changing the way building projects are planned, designed, fabricated, built and maintained. …

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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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Earthquake-resistant table could save lives

Israeli researchers have designed a table that can withstand falling debris in the event of an earthquake. The table’s designers, Arthur Brutter and Ido Bruno of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, said it could be particularly valuable in schools, especially those built near geological fault lines or in developing countries, where many buildings are poorly constructed. People are often …

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