Tag: construction

    Reed Smith appoints energy and natural resources disputes partner in Dubai
    19 Dec 2021

    Global law firm Reed Smith announced that James Willn has joined the firm as a partner in its Energy & Natural Resources Group in Dubai, Oil and Gas Middle East reports. With more than 14 years’ experience, Willn advises a broad range of clients, primarily within the offshore oil, gas, construction, energy and maritime industries, […]

    Expo’s Kuwait Pavilion funnels the focus on water security

    The giant funnel at the center of the Kuwait Pavilion represents the country’s water towers, storing fresh water in elevated tanks, Mepmiddleeast reports. Spread across a built-up area of 5,600m2, the Kuwait Pavilion at Expo 2020 marks the nation’s largest-ever participation at a World Expo. Incorporating the theme `New Kuwait, New Opportunities for Sustainability,’ the […]

    In Italy, ecological housing made of soil and water was printed on 3D printers

    In Italy, work has been completed on the TECLA project – a house made of raw soil, printed on 3D printers, according to Designboom. The house consists of two domes, which are interconnected, and has a transparent ceiling. The house has a living room, bedroom and toilet. Nearby is a garden and a lake that […]

    Five off-shore cities are on the way. Bahrain launches $30 billion offshore cities plan

    According to the Bahrain News Agency, Bahrain has launched a new strategic project plan to invest $30 billion in over 20 new projects, with the construction of five new offshore cities. The strategic project plan will see infrastructure development, including a new causeway connecting Bahrain to Saudi Arabia, Bolnews reports. Bahrain will also establish a […]

    Saudi Arabia’s Qusairat Aad excavations find residential dwellings and water systems

    Archaeologists have found evidence of buildings and crop irrigation systems dating back thousands of years at Saudi Arabia’s Qusairat Aad site in Al Aflaj, said the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. Excavations at Qusairat and nearby sites began in January after a field tour of the area prompted further investigation, and have resulted […]

    UAE students tasked to design Future of Transportation

    Teams of undergraduates in the UAE have been thrown the challenge to come up with new ideas to develop the country’s transportation infrastructure of the future.  University teams from across the UAE will conceptualize hyperloop portals, plan optimum routes and design associated infrastructure to connect the ports of Jebel Ali, Dubai and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, […]

    Qatar boasts 1,400 eco-friendly ‘green buildings’

    Qatar has taken major steps towards achieving sustainability goals in recent years. Qatar has recorded more than 1400 buildings under the Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS), highlighting “green” infrastructures across the country, authorities have announced, Doha News reports. “Qatar has the highest number of buildings (1,406) with Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS), green building standards,” […]

    Spa to enhance tourism’s contribution to Bahrain’s economic recovery
    22 Nov 2021

    His Excellency Shaikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, today paid a visit to the construction site of the five-star Jumeirah Gulf of Bahrain Resort and Spa scheduled to launch in 2022, BNA reports. During the inspection, HE Shaikh Khalid highlighted […]

    All new buildings in Amsterdam from 2025 will build partly from wood

    32 Amsterdam’s municipality adopted the Green Deal Timber Construction Agreement, according to which all new buildings in the city from 2025 will have to consist of at least 20% of wood or other biomaterials, such as hemp or cork, Dezeen reports. According to the project authors, the use of wood during construction will reduce the […]

    An asphalt graphene road will be constructed in Britain

    For the first time in the world, constructors used asphalt mixture in the British county of Northumberland during the repair of the highway, New Atlas reports. According to experts, the graphene additive will increase the average service life of the road surface to 14 years. This will double the durability of the coating. This is […]