Topic: technology

Dubai’s RTA unveils first BIM centre in the Middle East

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) first building information modelling (BIM) centre, Construction Week Online reported. Located within the authority’s head office, the BIM centre makes RTA MENA’s first government entity to launch a … More

Five popular mobile apps for architects and designers

The technology revolution is changing the way most industries operate and has had a particularly immense impact on the design industry — from interior design to architecture and graphic design. With the popularity of smart phones and tablets, mundane tasks have become less … More

Why isn’t BIM technology reaching its full potential in the UAE?

At a roundtable conversation held by Middle East Architect to explore design technology, four BIM specialists from Dubai gathered to discuss the progress the design tool is – or isn’t – making in the UAE. Those in attendance included Sukul Jagdev, technical manager … More

BIM helps projects realistically transition from the virtual world to reality says Andrew Woods from P&T

Middle East Architect held a round table to discuss the development of design technology, focusing on how BIM can positively affect the creative process linking design, architecture and construction. Attending the conversation were Sukul Jagdev, technical manager at La Casa; Andrew Milburn, associate at GAJ; … More

Dubai’s RTA reveals plan to 3D-print transport infrastructure

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced its plans to 3D-print transport infrastructure across the emirate, Construction Week Online reported. New initiatives have been launched by the RTA committee that is responsible for the implementation of the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy. RTA … More

New app can identify artwork and buildings

In late September, the Royal Academy of Arts in London hosted the Global Founding Partners launch event for its new art and building identifying app, Smartify. The app, which aims to help people make meaningful connections with art, uses image recognition technology and … More

New electric-powered flying taxi proposed for Dubai

Dubai’s proposed fleet of flying taxis could be joined in the skies over the city by larger and more powerful passenger carrying drones, if plans by aviation startup Vimana take off, Arabian Business reported. Vimana is developing an electric-powered, Vertical Take-Off and Landing … More

Driverless buses pass climate tests ahead of 2020 Dubai launch

Dutch technology firm 2getthere has announced that its automated vehicle system that will link Bluewaters Island in Dubai with the city’s network of metro stations has passed its first operational test in simulated desert climate conditions, Arabian Business reported. The new transport system, … More

Students from the Middle East present innovative designs for Global Grad Show

One of the highlight’s of the 2017 Dubai Design Week is the Global Grad Show exhibition, which will showcase 200 of the most innovative designs from 92 of the world’s universities. The Global Grad Show aims to highlight how the next generation will shape the future … More

Saudi Arabia’s new $500bn city will be led by artificial intelligence

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced plans to build an entirely new city called “NEOM” on Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, the latest project in his drive to remake the kingdom in a time of dwindling resources, Arabian Business reported. Announced during a … More

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