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Construction technology: connectivity is key

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Construction technology: connectivity is key

Construction technology: connectivity is key When it comes to construction technology, Dr Burcin Kaplanoglu, executive director, innovation officer, Oracle, surely has one of the most impressive CVs in the industry. He has been at Oracle for around two years and before this spent over 15 years at Lendlease where he was vice president, director of operations at Lendlease’s Telecommunication Infrastructure Business Unit. Kaplanoglu is also adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering in the US.   Oracle has a working construction technology lab in Chicago, US Speaking at Digital Construction Week in the UK, with an espresso in front of him and...

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The Future of Construction: Electrical Machinery is Underway

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The Future of Construction: Electrical Machinery is Underway

The Future of Construction: Electrical Machinery is Underway This article is sponsored by Super Groups. Kubota is known for its well-manufactured construction equipmentPhoto: Kubota Many car manufacturers have been developing electric vehicles as part of the global shift toward creating a cleaner environment. These vehicles will be powered by rechargeable batteries instead of petrol and as such, the big question is, “Will the construction industry be part of the movement?” In the next 20 years, it’s possible that construction machinery will move away from diesel and become all-electric. So the next time you’re looking for a mini excavator for sale, you...

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Bee’ah to make construction materials from recyclables

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Bee’ah to make construction materials from recyclables

Bee’ah to make construction materials from recyclables Firm alongwith Seramic Materials will recycle ashes from municipal solid waste incinerators into construction materials Pixabay Construction materials will be manufactured from ashes from municipal solid waste incinerators. [representational] by Ranju Warrier 18 Jan 2020 Sharjah-based public-private partnership firm Bee’ah has inked a deal with UAE-based startup Seramic Materials that makes sustainable ceramics from recycled materials to explore potential of recycling ashes from municipal solid waste incinerators (MSWI) into construction materials. Signed at the World Future Energy Summit during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020, the deal will recycle ashes from MSWI from Bee’ah’s...

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WELCOME TO THE CONSTRUCTION SITE OF THE FUTURE

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WELCOME TO THE CONSTRUCTION SITE OF THE FUTURE

WELCOME TO THE CONSTRUCTION SITE OF THE FUTURE bout 30 miles north of Chicago in suburban Deerfield, a construction trailer is parked behind the old headquarters of Textura — a company Oracle bought for $663 million in April 2016. A steel fence circles the site and gravel carpets the cold ground.  It may not look like much, but this unassuming site is the home of the Oracle Innovation Lab: a live construction site where the software-as-a-service firm’s global technology partners and customers come to test new tech.  Built in just three weeks last year, the Oracle Innovation Lab was initially...

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Is wood the future of campus construction?

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Is wood the future of campus construction?

Is wood the future of campus construction? College buildings are test labs for a new kind of wood technology, but for all its support the latest trend isn't without its challenges. The University of Idaho has one architectural marvel on its campus with the "Kibbie Dome," a sports arena that dates to the 1970s and whose inside has been likened to a tin can cut in half, thanks to its arched roof of wood-and-steel trusses. Now it's gunning for another, right next door. The proposed 4,200-seat Idaho Central Credit Union (ICC) Arena will have a structure that consists primarily of wood,...

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