System Processing Understanding Your Options

In today’s world there is no reason the consumer should be ill-informed when making decisions on efficient processing. Most of the world’s knowledge is available just a few key strokes away on the world-wide web. Still, there is much debate over the various processes available to produce aggregate construction material. Generally speaking, the arguments used to promote each process are often reflective of the supplier’s motives. For example, if a manufacturing company’s primary product line consists of track-mounted crushing & screening machinery, it is obvious that the company will present a compelling argument as to why track machines provide advantages over other processes. The same can be true with companies who specialize in engineered stationary systems. Don’t be fooled. The reality is that the same crushers and screens can be “packaged” in a variety of mobile and stationary configurations – each providing their own advantages depending on the wants and needs of the business. The smart producer will transcend the biased arguments in an unbiased technical analysis and choose when to deploy a mobile or stationary system, and when not to. Continue reading

UK’s Adopted Policies Boost Green Building Market

The green building market is gaining great momentum in the United Kingdom as both public and private sectors are embracing eco-friendly practices. According to a report by the International Trade Administration, public policies have placed sustainable construction at the heart of the UK’s efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. The 2011 UK Carbon Plan acknowledges that improving energy efficiency across sectors will be required to achieve national goals. Continue reading

South Korea: Construction Market Overcomes Obstacles

The South Korean construction market is witnessing rapid growth due to government investment in public infrastructure, improving regional and global economy, as well as improving consumer and investor confidence. Although weak growth in both residential and non-residential sectors continues to obstruct the country’s construction market growth, bank’s lending attitudes are leading to an increased supply in housing construction. This, in turn, leads to a drop in prices in housing construction despite the high increase in supply. Continue reading

Construction Projects Boost Saudi Arabia’s HVACR Market

Currently valued at USD3.2 billion, Saudi Arabia’s HVACR market is expected to grow steadily in the next five years. According to the ‘Saudi Arabia HVACR Market Outlook 2021’ by TechSci Research, commissioned by HVACR Expo Saudi, the country features amongst the leading markets for air conditioners across the globe. Between 2011 and 2015, Saudi Arabia’s HVACR market grew at a healthy CAGR of more than 13 percent, the report shows. The long duration of summers and the high temperature throughout the year are not the only factors boosting HVACR systems’ sales in the country.  Continue reading

Reducing Costs Associated with Mechanical Pipe System Design & Installation

Maximizing cost efficiency is a key focus for many building contractors, developers and engineers in today’s challenging construction market. Controlling project schedules and labor costs, while optimizing space and footprint through effective building structure and system design, are key considerations at the forefront of any project. In today’s construction industry, traditional pipe jointing methods no longer provide clear benefits when compared to alternative jointing technology.   Continue reading

GCC Embraces Green Building Development

Today, about 40 percent of global energy and 25 percent of global water are used by buildings, which are also responsible for approximately one third of all global greenhouse gases. Yet, buildings offer the greatest opportunities for achieving sustainable development, as per a report recently published by the Big 5. According to Ventures Middle East, GCC countries are increasingly embracing sustainable and green building development wherein environmentally-friendly materials are used to build and the construction process ensures that there is minimal degradation of the environment. Ratings – such as BREEAM in the United Kingdom and LEED of the United States – have been introduced to encourage builders to conserve scarce resources through green building codes that help in establishing standards across the global construction industry. The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) estimates that a green building, on average would reduce energy usage by 30 percent, carbon emissions by 35 percent, water use by 30 to 50 percent, and generate waste cost savings of 50 to 90 percent. Continue reading

Scaffolding Equipment on the Rise

The construction industry has experienced fundamental changes over the past 10 years as a result of increasing trade liberalization, globalization and internationalism. The global construction industry is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.5 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to a report published by Lucintel. The major drivers of growth for this market are increasing rate of urbanization and growing population. Consequently, there is an increasing demand for scaffoldings in construction sites all around the world. On the downside, scaffoldings can present numerous serious hazards to employees when they are not used properly. Continue reading

Earth Moving Machinery Market Steadily Growing Globally

The first nine months of 2016 saw sales around the world of 496,500 earth moving machines, 5,000 less (-1 percent) compared to the same period in 2015. The setback was particularly in the first quarter, while there was better overall stability in following months. The period January-September saw performances emerging markets stand out, with China (+8 percent) and India (+31 percent), and a good result in Western Europe (+11 percent). Setbacks were seen in North America (-3 percent) and Japan (-24 percent). Continue reading

Marble Market Thrives in the Mena Region

Stone has played an important role in construction and architecture throughout history. The main types of stones consist of marble, granite and other natural stones. A report published by Ventures Middle East states that marble, a metamorphosed limestone, is a naturally green material and is suitable for applications in sustainable building. It has a highly decorative appearance and is durable, chemical resistant and easy to maintain. Recently, marble has been used in green buildings in the GCC, Lebanon and Egypt due to its eco-friendly properties. Continue reading

Roads & Bridges Market: Smart Solutions on the Way

The introduction of automated vehicles has increased the risk of unpredictability in the smarter world – smart roads and bridges are the addressed solutions for these uncertainties. Smart roads are considered the future roads that assist drivers in understanding the incidents happening on the roads such as traffic congestion, breakdowns, and repair situations in advance. In the same way, smart bridges are those which are technologically advanced and alert the respectable maintenance department for any uncertainties prior to their occurrence. The smart roads and bridges market is expected to become one of the emerging markets in the next 5 years. The sensors and GPS trackers are the major end-products being adopted during the construction of smart roads and bridges. This opportunity has resulted in the increase of sensor companies to hugely invest in the technological innovations in the sensor industry. As for now, there is an increased interest by governments for adopting smart technologies in building roads and bridges, offering companies to come up with new innovative ideas to grab the market share and stand out from the competitive industry. Continue reading