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World’s first 3D laser scanner with automatic in-field pre-registration
20.06.2018 Hexagon AB announced the launch of the Leica RTC360, a laser scanner equipped with edge computing technology to enable fast and highly accurate creation of 3D models in the field. The RTC360 combines high-performance laser scanning, edge computing, and mobile app technologies to pre-register captured scans quickly and accurately. With the push of a button, two million points per second of High Dynamic Range (HDR) imagery can be captured to create a full-dome scan in under two minutes. Laser scanner movements between setup positions are automatically tracked read more

New Leica iCON construction total stations provide efficient layout solution
20.06.2018 Leica Geosystems announced new Leica iCON construction total stations, Leica iCR70 and Leica iCR80, the most productive one-person layout solution for building construction. The intuitive new iCON construction total stations increase efficiency on any building construction site by automatically identifying the prism and automatically relocking to it, should the line of sight be lost, delivering the most reliable, simple and automated setup routine for construction layout. The iCON layout solution, consisting of the new iCON construction total stations, read more

Hexagon introduces the Leica BLK3D
20.06.2018 Hexagon AB introduced another industry-first solution in its popular BLK line – the Leica BLK3D – a compact 3D handheld imager that improves productivity by enabling immediate and precise 3D measurements from any image it captures. By combining measurement sensors, software, and on-device edge data processing capabilities, the BLK3D enables in-picture measurements with professional-grade accuracy. Every image captured by the BLK3D is a complete and precise 3D record. Its edge capabilities eliminate the need for network connections and/or cloud services, read more

High-level system scaffolding solutions for work safety
19.06.2018 For renovation work carried out on a circular tank, a PERI UP scaffolding solution – weather protection roof, support and internal scaffolding – was realized through the use of a completely free-standing support structure. The 10,000 m³ brine tank in the Bitterfeld Chemical Park, with a height of 13.50 m and 32 m in diameter, had to be recoated and thus given reliable protection against corrosion. The work was carried out independent of weather conditions with full protection provided by a free-standing LGS Weather Protection Roof from PERI. read more

Rockfon Contour baffles create comfortable, attractive interiors
18.06.2018 Acoustic ceiling baffles provide a sound-absorbing, aesthetically appealing option for quieter, more comfortable and attractive interior spaces. Rockfon Contour vertical hanging ceiling baffles are made from acoustic stone wool for high sound absorption. Our innovative, frameless baffle ceiling system is engineered for fast and easy installation. Once the ceiling baffles are installed, the reduced noise often is immediately apparent to the occupants. Rockfon Contour hanging ceiling baffles deliver an alternative, acoustic solution in challenging spaces when read more

UCLA Luskin Conference Center features Wausau’s products
18.06.2018 The recently opened University of California Los Angeles' Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center (UCLA Luskin Conference Center) sets a new standard for conference centers and hotels, not just in a campus setting, but for the hospitality industry as a whole. Last year, the $162 million building earned LEED Platinum certification and is considered one of the most sustainable hotels in the United States. Supporting UCLA Luskin Conference Center's sustainability goals, acoustic performance and access to natural light were key contributors. read more

New CertainTeed Fence-It Tool
18.06.2018 Homeowners can now try out different fence styles and colors before the first post is ever bought or placed, thanks to a new online home exterior visualization tool from CertainTeed. The tool, called Fence-It, creates a stunningly realistic rendering of how various CertainTeed Fence Collection products will look in a yard before homeowners spend a cent out of their budget. "While fences are a great option for framing up an outdoor living space, many homeowners don't usually view them as decorative," said Doug Mucher, senior marketing manager for CertainTeed Outdoor Living. read more

New Cat 814K wheel dozer
13.06.2018 Today's new Cat 814K wheel dozer from Caterpillar features a new, sound-suppressed cab, efficient power unit and transmission drive, and centralized service station configuration to drive machine uptime and operator productivity to new levels. With its rugged structure designed to achieve multiple life cycles under the toughest operating conditions, the 814K delivers high production operation in applications like utility work at mines, heavy civil construction backfilling and grading work, and ground preparation and subbase work on airport and commercial projects. read more

Trelleborg Promotes Aggregate Screening Systems App at Hillhead
13.06.2018 Trelleborg's applied technologies operation will promote its recently launched app to make it easier to calculate the aperture size required for screening applications for the quarrying, construction and recycling industries at Hillhead 2018, 26-28 June. Designed to support Scandura Screening Systems that are used to classify and screen aggregates and minerals, the app calculates the aperture size required for screening applications. It takes into account the media type, screen inclination and the required media particle size. In addition, the app allows users read more

exhibitions and other events

Vietnam Wind Power 2018
08.06.2018 On June 7, 2018, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) opened its first ever wind power conference in Vietnam, gathering leading national and international industry players to discuss the development of the sector with government. Vietnam has some of the richest wind resources in Southeast Asia; however, Vietnam's wind market is still in the early stages with a total capacity of only 197MW. GWEC and its partners also issued an industry statement today focusing on recommendations to address some of the key barriers to unlocking Vietnam's rich wind energy potential. read more

Stone+tec 2018: Anniversary round brings the stone industry together
08.06.2018 In this its 20th round, Stone+tec, the international trade fair for natural stone and stone technology, combines innovations, expertise and inspiration for stone as a material. From 13 to 16 June, companies from around the world will showcase material, technology and accessories in four exhibition halls in Nuremberg. The completely revamped supporting programme brings the fascination of stone to life in presentations, discussions and special shows and provides tips for the business of the future. Key topics include stone and sustainability, inspiration for cemeteries and trends in machinery. read more

Energy efficiency in the world's largest construction market
08.06.2018 Energy shortages and the Chinese government's ambitious climate targets make energy efficiency and sustainable development hotly debated topics in the local construction industry. Innovations and solutions from the new exhibition sectors Energy Efficient & Smart Solutions/BIM and Prefabrication Materials & Green Building will be the paramount topics at Fenestration Bau China. The central starting point for visitors will be the "Future Building" Hall E2. The construction industry in China is booming: Over the past ten years, about a third of the world's total building area was built in the People's Republic. In 2017, there were investments of around three trillion US dollars. This trend is expected to continue in view of numerous government initiatives to promote the construction industry. read more

Refcold India 2018 to set all new standards for Cold Chain Industry business
01.06.2018 Come November 2018, the Refrigeration & Cold Chain industry in India would witness a pristine scale and focus of bringing together the best of technology and business. The Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) and NürnbergMesse India have launched a brand new exhibit for the Refrigeration & Cold Chain industry and it is called Refcold India. Refcold India will be one-of-its-kind exhibit whose sole objective would be to ensure a well-rounded growth of the Refrigeration & Cold Chain industry in India. There would be augmentation in business, innovations, technology and sustenance. read more

industry news

BAM ICONSA jv hands over LNG jetty for Costa Norte LNG Terminal in Panama
19.06.2018 A joint venture consisting of BAM International, the operating company of Royal BAM Group active outside Europe, and ICONSA, a marine construction company active in Panama, has completed the construction of an LNG import jetty and an intake/outfall structure for the Costa Norte LNG Terminal in Panama. read more

Pöyry and Catapult to boost digitalisation of energy companies’ businesses in Finland
01.06.2018 Pöyry and Catapult are bringing together five Finnish energy companies in a digitalisation workshop that will spar the companies to think of ways to accelerate digitalisation of their businesses. Combining deep industry knowledge with wide experience in start-ups and digital solutions, Pöyry and Catapult are helping energy companies to generate value from digital transformation. Based on a pilot screening of relevant case examples, the companies will work on ways to improve their customer interaction with digital tools and learn more of the most common roadblocks preventing implementation of new ideas. read more

SNC-Lavalin joins Decom North Sea Decommissioning Leadership Group
01.06.2018 Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has joined the new Decom North Sea Decommissioning Leadership Group, helping to drive the strategic direction and the delivery of Decom North Sea's objectives. SNC-Lavalin acquired WS Atkins plc on July 3, 2017. read more

BAM announces acquisition of Strukton’s share in Tidal Bridge from Strukton
28.05.2018 BAM International bv announces it will acquire Strukton International's majority share in the joint venture Tidal Bridge BV. BAM's remaining partner in Tidal Bridge BV in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, is Dutch Expansion Capital (DEC). The joint venture was established in 2015 for the realisation of floating power plants that convert tidal energy into electricity. read more

CIMIC's UGL secures maintenance services contracts in Australia
21.05.2018 CIMIC Group company UGL has secured new maintenance, project and shutdown services contracts in the resources sector with a combined value of approximately $139 million. read more

Vinci Energies will roll out optical fibre in 26 administrative departments in Francen between now and 2022
21.05.2018 Between now and 2022, Vinci Energies is to roll out fibre to the home (FTTH) in 26 French administrative departments to provide very high-speed broadband access for 600,000 rural households. This large-scale operation represents a total works value of over 400 million and will create a large number of jobs. Special attention will be paid to hiring people under integration programmes. read more

Atkins-designed innovation centre opens at the University of Edinburgh
11.05.2018 Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is the designer behind a new animal science innovation centre and campus hub opened at the University of Edinburgh by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. The 23 million Charnock Bradley Building at the university's Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies provides a place at the heart of the university campus for staff, students, and businesses to share ideas, innovations and research. It is part of the University of Edinburgh's four-phase, 20-year development of the campus to establish it as a world-leading centre of excellence for animal science. SNC-Lavalin acquired WS Atkins plc on July 3, 2017. read more

BAM nominates Frans den Houter as Executive Board member (CFO)
26.04.2018 The Supervisory Board of Royal BAM Group nv has decided to nominate Mr L.F. (Frans) den Houter RC for appointment by the general meeting as member of the Executive Board of the Group in the role of Chief Financial Officer as of 1 August 2018, for a period of approximately four years until the general meeting in 2022. read more

Skanska sells office building in Solna, Sweden
24.04.2018 Skanska has sold the office building Laboratoriet 5 in Solna, Sweden to Atlasmuren Fastigheter AB for about SEK 200 M. The transaction will be recorded by Skanska Commercial Development Nordic in the second quarter 2018. The transfer of the property is scheduled for May 2018. The office building comprises about 3,600 square meters and is fully leased to the world-leading Life Science company Roche. It is located on the historic site Ingenting in Solna, near Pampas Marina. With Skanska's initiatives, the area has in recent years undergone a renaissance. Here will more than 1, 000 new homes also be built. read more

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