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Dome repairs conducted at 127-year-old UK mosque

Belzona has conducted waterproof repairs on the zinc dome of Shah Jahan Mosque in the UK, reports ConstructionWeekOnline.  Built in 1889 in Woking, the Grade II-listed structure is the oldest mosque in Western Europe outside of Spain. The mosque’s zinc dome was included … More

How to use aviation and boat building technology in architecture and interior design

Sponsored: Advanced Fiberglass Industries shares its experience of using aviation and boatbuilding technologies in architecture and interior design. Composite materials are known in the automotive and aviation sectors for their high strength and low weight, but a number of other industries have started … More

Saudi Arabia’s 10 biggest projects ranked by value

Saudi Arabia’s 10 largest construction projects are worth a combined $92bn (SAR345bn), according to research published ahead of The Big 5 Saudi 2017. BNC Network’s Report on Ongoing Mega Projects, which was commissioned by the show’s organisers, dmg events Middle East, Asia & … More

Bentley unveils world’s most advanced photo in Dubai

Bentley Motors has unveiled its ground-breaking new Gigapixel photograph – one of the world’s most detailed landscape images, reports Arabian Business. At the heart of the photograph sits a Bentley Flying Spur W12 S, located in Dubai Marina- home to Cayan Tower, named … More

Arcadia appointed as designer on LEED certified Bucharest project

Arcadia Engineering (Arcadia) has been appointed as general designer for Business Garden Bucharest by contractor PORR Construct, ConstructionweekOnline reports. The project, by developer Vastint Romania, is scheduled for completion in 2018. As general designer, Arcadia’s responsibilities include full execution of design and detailing, … More

Sustainability is key driver for UAE architecture in 2017 says Emkaan

Sustainability will drive UAE design practices in 2017, according to architecture and engineering consultancy, Emkaan. The company’s 2017 forecast predicts that minimalist designs, new developments in vertical cities, and the increased use of 3D-printed interiors will also represent key trends during the coming … More

81 Designs calls artists to support capacity building among women refugees

UAE-based social enterprise 81 Designs calls artists from the region to share their talents and help improve the livelihood of those who are affected by the unrest in this part of the world.  Launching at the 11th edition of Art Dubai, 81 Designs … More

Dubai plans world’s first 3D printed skyscraper

Dubai-based construction technologies firm, Cazza, has announced plans to build the world’s first 3D printed skyscraper. The firm will be able to 3D print high rises using a new construction technique called ‘crane printing’. Cazza will use cranes with added units that are … More

Hyperloop firm plans to raise $300 million to open UAE subsidiary

Futuristic transport firm Hyperloop Technologies Inc has reportedly said it is in talks with sovereign wealth funds in the Gulf. While declining to name the countries or funds, Hyperloop One’s CEO Rob Lloyd told Indian business news website Mint that it seeks to … More

Abu Dhabi Airport to be among world’s largest by 2019

According to Arabian Business, Abu Dhabi International Airport will be one of the largest state-of-the-art airports in the world, with a capacity to accommodate 30 million passengers per year by 2019, said Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi … More

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