A new ‘sensing skin’ technology has been developed by researchers, which could be an early warning system for concrete structures to allow authorities to respond to concrete damage, said a report.
Key issues affecting the concrete and construction industry were tackled at a leading conference hosted by Beirut last week.
The Future Concrete conference was organised by Advanced Construction and Technology
The latest developments and technological advancements in the construction industry are to be highlighted in a future concrete conference in Lebanon this week to address the challenges in the changing landscape of the industry.
The global demand for cement and concrete additives is projected to increase 9.3 per cent annually to $21.2 billion in 2017, said an expert.
Mike Richardson, an analyst, said: “Although growth in world ce
Mapei, a leading manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for construction, has launched its latest additive technology ‘Re-Con Zero’ (Returned Concrete with Zero Impact) at the International Concrete Sustainability
MH Al Mahroos, a Bahrain-based industrial and engineering equipment trading company, has opened a new service center and show room for Putzmeister, a leading manufacturer of concrete and material placing equipment headquartered in Germany.
Emirates Steel, the largest integrated steel maker in the UAE, said it has become the fourth rebar manufacturer in the world to win a top quality system certificate from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Emirates Steel w
BASF, one of the world's leading chemical companies with a major pressence in the region, said its construction division has developed a new 'life cycle analyzer' software that helps to improve concrete characteristics.
MMFX Steel DMCC, the Mideast subsidiary of US-based MMFX Technologies, has started production of its proprietary MMFX2 concrete reinforcing steels (“rebar”) in the UAE with International Quality Steel (IQS).
IQS, headquartered in Dubai, is
Emirates Aluminium (Emal) marked a major milestone in the construction of its $4.6 billion Phase II smelter expansion – the pouring of the first potroom concrete of what will be the world’s longest potline when complete in 2014.