Concrete Technology

RICHARD PRICE, technical director at Catnic*, explains why it is important to take environmental factors into consideration from design, through specification and into the build and operational phases of a building project. There are many environmental factors that can affect the longevity and sustainability of concrete buildings.

The quality and sustainability of constructional steel used primarily by the reinforced concrete industry is at the heart of Cares’ certification schemes which are helping further the region’s green aspirations, says AYHAN TUGRUL.

Atlas Copco has launched a new line-up of truss screed, trowels and spreader wagon that are simple and light to operate, making working with concrete easier and safer.  These include the SVE/SVG screed, the BG-Series trowel, and the WTS830 spreader wagon.

KEF Holdings, a UAE-based company specialising in innovative offsite construction technology, claims its novel graphic concrete technology saves owners from having to worry about the outer appearance of their buildings, eliminating the need for repainting and other maintenance for the entire life of the structure.

Advanced Construction and Technology Services (ACTS), a construction materials and geotechnical engineering consultant, has developed a sophisticated software application that is expected to make a big impact on the construction industry.

Researchers at the UK’s Nottingham Trent University have developed innovative technology that can detect cracks in buildings which cannot otherwise be seen, thus helping avert any emerging structural damage following catastrophic events.