Concrete Technology

An architecturally sophisticated dome-shaped building that will house an indoor tennis centre is currently taking shape at Kuwait University’s Al Shadadiya campus thanks to German firm Peri’s expertise in the area of freeform formwork.

ASTM International’s concrete and concrete aggregates committee (C09) has developed a test method aimed at improving and standardising the way resistance of concrete to electrical current flow helps assess its durability.

BMC Gulf, the UAE’s leading specialist in geosynthetics and thermoplastic materials, has introduced another new class of revolutionary products to the country’s construction industry. This new class of construction materials is known as geosynthetic cementitious composite mats or GCCMs.

US-based Faro, a trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realisation technology, says it has the software and expertise that make the prefabrication process simple, fast and efficient, precise and quality controlled.

Flexcrete Technologies’ Intercrete 4841 cementitious polymer coating has been certified to provide an effective barrier against chlorides that lasts more than 30 years.

The UAE emirate of Sharjah is well on its way to establishing itself as a frontrunner in  adopting technology that shapes the architecture of the future with plans to 3D print its first house by the Q3 of this year.