Topic: technology

Phillips Lighting announces plans to rebrand to Signify

Philips Lighting has announced its intention to change its name from Philips Lighting to Signify, Construction Week reported. The company will continue to use the Philips brand under the existing licensing agreement with Royal Philips. Philips Lighting CEO Eric Rondolat, said: “We’re excited … More

Microsoft is designing virtual project tours for Dubai developer Deyaar

Dubai-based developer Deyaar has hired tech giant Microsoft to create a application tool that enables its customers to take virtual reality tours of projects that are under development, Arabian Business reported. The company said it will use Microsoft’s cloud solutions, cyber security products, … More

UNStudio launches tech start up to align architecture with the age of technology

Founder of Dutch studio UNStudio, Ben van Berkel has launched a tech start up company, UNSense, which will help architecture “catch up” with the digital revolution. The firm’s press release reads: “The digital revolution is driving change in every part of our lives, … More

UAE sets up council to drive artificial intelligence implementation

The UAE has adopted the formation of the UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence to ensure the implementation of the latest technologies across various sectors, reported Arabian Business. The move aims to improve the quality of life of citizens and residents as part of … More

Trimble uses BIM technology to design 2018 Winter Olympics main arena

US-based technology company Trimble revealed that it has used its BIM technology to design one of the main stadiums for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, Construction Week reported. The software, Tekla Structures, was used to design the Gangneung Ice Arena, which hosted … More

Video: Inside the first prototype of a Dubai hyperloop passenger pod

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with Virgin Hyperloop One, has unveiled the world’s first prototype of a Hyperloop passenger pod as part of  UAE Innovation Month. Harj Dhaliwal, managing director for the Middle East and India at Hyperloop One told … More

New 3D modelling software has been launched for architects and engineers

Belgian design software provider Bricsys® has launched a new free 3D conceptual modelling tool called BricsCAD Shape for architects and engineers. The software aims to speed up and streamline schematic design and presentation work, including features such as the ‘Shape’ tool that can … More

Siemens appoints head for Middle East building technologies division

Markus Strohmeier has been appointed as senior executive vice president of Siemens’ building technologies division in the Middle East, Construction Week Online reported. Based in Dubai, Strohmeier will help lead the company in providing support to customers seeking to implement smarter, safer and … More

Evolution in transportation, fuel and building materials to influence the future of sustainable cities says Foster + Partners

Changes in the urban environment over the next decade will be driven by a global evolution in the transportation, fuel, and building materials industries, said  Gerard Evenden, senior executive partner and head of studio at Foster+Partners, Construction Week Online reported.  Speaking ahead of his … More

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

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