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Saudi Arabia must boost 'green housing'

Saudi Arabia must focus on building cheap and environmentally-friendly houses using concrete and wooden materials for the ever-increasing population in capital Riyadh, said an expert. According to World Bank (WB) figures, the popu

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Solutions for consistent concrete supply in GCC in focus

Several of the world’s largest construction and concrete companies will gather in Dubai this month to discuss solutions to ensure a consistent supply of the most-used building material – concrete.   With infrastru

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Conductive paint as ‘sensing skin’ for concrete structures

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. The ‘skin&rsquo

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Experts discuss concrete industry issues in Beirut

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

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Construction sector challenges in focus at Lebanon event

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. &n

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Global demand for cement to hit $21bn

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

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Mapei launches Re-Con Zero system at Big 5

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

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Putzmeister showroom opens in Bahrain

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.

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Emirates Steel wins key quality certification

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

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BASF backs concrete sustainable solutions

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. Th

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