Construction work on India’s first bullet train was recently launched by India’s prime minister Narendra Modi, also in attendance during the ceremony was his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
The line which will run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, will cost about 1.08-trillion-rupee (US$17 billion) and Japan has agreed to fund 81% … Read More
Windsor based Tregaskiss has announced it will enter into a five-year master distribution agreement with Dinse GmbH to provide robotic water-cooled GMAW guns to the North American market under the Tregaskiss™ by DINSE™ brand name.
The CWD and TWD guns will be available in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico for … Read More
Testing, inspection and certification services provider TUV Rheinland Quality Services South Africa has ensured that the design and fabrication of a new 15-m-long acid gas scrubber for one of South Africa’s largest fuel refineries has met all the quality and safety requirements for pressure vessels.
The column was manufactured in … Read More
Majid Al Futtain Properties and Sharjah Asset Management Holding has launch the Phase II Al Lilac neighborhood at Al Zahia. The neighborhood is expected to have a three-bedroom townhouses, four and five-bedroom villas and the newly introduced three-bedroom courtyard villas and will release 61 residential units of luxury four and … Read More
AIIMS- All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, in collaboration with a private company, has developed a portable ventilator, so small that it can fit into your pocket. It can run on natural air flow without a dedicated oxygen supply and can be controlled by an Android app.
This is the … Read More
Lagos state government has announced that it has completed the construction of the first DNA forensic laboratory in Nigeria.
The construction of the forensic lab which was approved last year by the state governor as part of the criminal justice sector reforms designed to solve crime through technology and fulfill … Read More
Technology tends to be the biggest factor influencing businesses today , said a top bank executive.
According to BNP Paribas Chairman Jean Lemierre “Technology is changing the way we operate. Technology will change competition, terms of competition and this is positive,”. He also said “We need to accept this, we … Read More
The design team which is a joint venture of Cowi and Multiconsult will design the new line, which is expected to run underground from Oslo’s transport hub, Majorstuen, west to the peninsula.
CEO of Cowi, Lars-Peter Søbye; “We are proud to be designing this exciting and hugely important project. As … Read More
Three women who worked at google just sued the company, claiming that female employees are paid less and forced into lower-tier positions.
The three plaintiffs are a former software engineer, a former communications specialist and a former manager. All three women resigned after experiencing what they claim was discriminatory corporate … Read More
An expansion approval for the £300m Meadowhall shopping centre has been granted after councillors voted unanimously in favour of the proposals. The expansion is expected to transform the centre’s car park into a new retail destination known as The Leisure Hall to create a 1.1 million sq ft multi-level extension … Read More
Spanish architect Rafael Moneo has been named as the architecture laureate for the 2017 Praemium Imperiale a prestigious art prize awarded annually by the Japan Art Association.
Since being brought into the public consciousness with his design for the National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida, Spain in 1986, Moneo … Read More
The pen works by releasing a tiny droplet of water into the tissue, which soaks up chemicals inside the cells. it is then sucked back and analysis by a device called mass spectrometer, which can detect thousands of molecules before a doctor can give results on computer screen.
Researchers at … Read More
Deyaar development has announced plan during the just concluded Cityscape Global 2017 to construction a South Bay Tower which is a premium residential, serviced apartment and hotel property that will be located in Business Bay, one of Dubai’s most desirable destinations for residents and tourists.
South Bay Tower is design … Read More
An autonomous system capable of detecting actions which could suggest driver distractedness has been created by researchers at the university of waterloo. With the aid of machine learning algorithms it can detect patterns of behaviour when trained on enormous datasets to recognise the hand movements indicative of texting, talking on … Read More
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli’s voice soared to the rafters of a Tuscan theatre, but all eyes were on YuMi, an automaton designed by Swiss company ABB. It consists only of a small unit with two arms and is placed on a table. It has no face, no legs, no fancy … Read More
The government of Zhejiang province and a group led by Fosun High Technology has signed a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) deal for the first high speed rail project in China to be funded by a private sector.
Fosun, a conglomerate known for aggressive acquisitions around the world, is to organise an … Read More
Union Properties, one of the UAE leading property investment developers has announced plans to diversify its operations and revenue sources by opening two new fully-owned subsidiary companies: Union Malls and Al Etihad Hotel Management.
The both projects is expected to be located in the heart of MotorCity where the Union … Read More
Author: Teodoro Alvarez-Fadon, Global Head of Innovation, Ferrovial Agroman
Are perceptions of the construction sector fair and if they are, what do we need to do about it?
At forums, seminars and conferences I keep hearing that the construction industry is light years away from the aerospace and automotive … Read More
The FIDIC International Infrastructure Conference
FIDIC, a french acronym for Fédération Internationale Des Ingénieurs-Conseils meaning International Federation of Consulting Engineers is an international standards organisation for the consulting engineering & construction profession. Founded in 1913 by France, Belgium and Switzerland in line with forming a global federation of consulting engineers. … Read More
Nigerian energy company Shoreline has signed a US$300 million agreement with Shell to develop, buy,market, distribute and sell gas in the commercial capital, Lagos.
Meanwhile, in June Shell said that it would place more emphasis on gas rather than oil in the West African country, which has the world’s ninth-largest … Read More