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Tubelite debuts TerraPorte 7600 terrace doors
17.05.2017 Ideal for mid-rise residential projects, condominiums and hotels, Tubelite Inc. introduces TerraPorte 7600 terrace doors. Sizes extend up to 12-feet-tall and easily integrate with Tubelite's curtainwall, ribbon window or storefront systems, or used as a standalone door. The 3-1/4-inch aluminum-framed TerraPorte 7600 terrace doors achieve AW-70 Architectural Performance Class requirements set by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). Testing for AW-70 includes stringent criteria for air, water and structural performance, including read more

GE Illuminates Voice-Driven Experiences at Home
17.05.2017 The industry's first Amazon Alexa-embedded lighting product – C by GE Sol – is adding to its convenience and fun as GE announces new features and opens a promotional wait-list window, giving early adopters first dibs on the product, plus an exclusive 20 percent discount. Sol combines functional illumination, a contemporary design, visual indicators for everyday tasks, sleep-based light and all the skills you'd find in an Amazon Alexa product without the need for a stand-alone Alexa-device. read more

AAMA releases 2016/2017 industry review and forecast
17.05.2017 The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released the "AAMA 2016/2017 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast." This report delivers timely information on window, door and skylight market trends and product relationships. Historic data for 2008 through 2014 and forecast data for 2017 through 2019 also are included in the report. Forecasts are based on projections of construction activity as of March 2017. Total housing starts continued their growth curve in 2016 with strong gains particularly in the single family segment, up by 10 percent. read more

New Rockfon Integrity double reveal ceiling system
17.05.2017 Available in one complete ceiling system, Rockfon Chicago Metallic Integrity 4200 double reveal ceiling system offers a high-end look with the smooth, white surface of Rockfon acoustic stone wool panels. The new suspension system is ideal for museums, art galleries, hotels, event spaces, hospital lounges, office lobbies, retail centers, airports and other high-profile interiors. "The double reveal is perfect for highly visible areas where appearances matter. Architects and designers can create the premium look they want, with the performance they need, to enrich modern living with our complete ceiling system," read more

Wausau publishes new Florida Product Guide
17.05.2017 For decades, Wausau Window and Wall Systems' products have addressed the Florida market's specific performance requirements for hospitals, condominiums, office buildings and government buildings statewide. Wausau's new "Florida Product Guide: Window and Curtainwall Systems Engineered for Protection and Sustainability" provides a comprehensive, 143-page reference to these products and their performance capabilities. Florida's climate and weather demand glazing products that are engineered and proven to perform. read more

Parrot develops its commercial drone offer with end-to-end solutions
10.05.2017 Parrot is expanding in the commercial civil drone industry since 2012 via stakes and acquisitions in selected companies such as AIRINOV, MicaSense, Pix4D, senseFly as well as the creation of its specialized UAV service platform Air Support. The Group is combining a range of advanced and renowned solutions bringing high-value data and models meeting the needs of professionals in precision agriculture for farmers and agronomists; mapping and inspection for industries such as construction, real estate, architecture read more

New student residence with Tubelite’s systems
04.05.2017 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's newest 650-bed student residence hall opened in January on its Daytona Beach, Florida campus. The new $25 million, 145,000-square-foot facility designed by PQH Group showcases an ultra-modern look, natural light, campus views, and comfortable living and learning environment. Contributing to these goals, Tubelite Inc. provided window, curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems, and an airfoil fin, to meet the project's required aesthetic, sustainability and performance specifications. read more

BWCC capitalizes on waterfront views through Tubelite curtainwall
04.05.2017 Located about one hour's drive from Detroit, the Blue Water Convention Center (BWCC) is the largest project in Michigan's St. Clair County for more than a decade and the final piece of the private-public redevelopment offering waterfront views in the City of Port Huron. Tubelite 400 Series curtainwall frames the enviable riverside views showcased inside BWCC, as designed by Progressive AE. The 40,000-square-foot, $9 million event facility's Great Lakes Reception Hall presents a grand welcome with 22-foot-high, floor-to-ceiling windows that lead to the patio. read more

Rockfon Infinity Perimeter Trim
04.05.2017 Rockfon Infinity Perimeter Trim provides an attractive, smooth, distortion-free, pre-fabricated perimeter that integrates with standard ceiling suspension systems for acoustical and drywall construction. This metal perimeter trim offers a neat, clean edge for ceiling clouds, free-floating islands, projected accents, light coves and dramatic transitions between ceiling heights. Available in straight 12-foot standard lengths or factory-curved to project requirements, Infinity Perimeter Trim may be specified in a choice of profiles and sizes that include standard, razor, revealed and concealed designs. read more

exhibitions and other events

Techtextil competition for students honours air-inflated halls, tents for refugees, concrete textile and smart façade elements
11.05.2017 Whether textile reinforced concrete, fabric for lightweight structures or functional textiles: Techtextil (09 to 12 May 2017), the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and non-wovens, introduces architects, building owners, construction engineers and planners to a wide range of fibre-based materials for the 'Buildtech' sector. In line with this, the winners of the 'Textile Structures for New Building' competition have been chosen. An international jury of renowned civil engineers and architects gave eight awards in various categories. With this competition for students, Techtextil honours the ideas of students and young professionals on building with textiles and textile-reinforced materials. read more

bauma Conexpo India: Bhupinder Singh new CEO as of May 1
04.05.2017 After four years in India and two bauma Conexpo India shows, the former CEO of bC Expo India, Igor Palka, will return to Messe München and assume new responsibilities as of May 1, 2017. His successor will be Bhupinder Singh, who is already CEO of the Messe München subsidiary Messe Muenchen India. Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München, is pleased: "Bhupinder Singh is an experienced trade-show manager who will be in charge of the joint venture between the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and Messe München for one of the largest events in India." read more

2017 Tile Award for architects and interior designers with a chance to win a workshop trip to Iceland
02.05.2017 For the fourth time, the Tile Award newcomer competition by AGROB BUCHTAL in collaboration with AIT‐Dialog calls upon architects and interior designers under the age of 38 to design new, unconventional and sensational interiors with ceramic tiles. The competition looks for creative and advanced ideas, which illustrate the varied design possibilities the material has to offer. read more

Upward trend in Russian economy reflected in CTT 2017
02.05.2017 According to a survey by Russian trade association RSPP, foreign companies are seeing an improvement in the business climate in the country. This is consistent with the results of the latest AHK business climate survey forecasting a positive development of the Russian economy for 2017. This trend is also reflected in the international participation in the CTT, taking place from May 30 to June 3, 2017 in the Crocus Expo IEC in Moscow. Numerous international country pavilions have already registered for the CTT: read more

industry news

HARDT Global Mobility creates partnership with BAM for Europe’s first hyperloop test facility
16.05.2017 HARDT Global Mobility is forming a partnership with BAM. The aim of the Delft based startup company is to create the first hyperloop test facility in Europe in order to further develop the technology behind this superfast means of transport. At BAM's headquarters in Bunnik Rob van Wingerden, CEO of Royal BAM Group, and Tim Houter, CEO of HARDT Global Mobility, acknowledged the importance of realising the test facility in Delft. Prior to this BAM and HARDT Global Mobility conducted an economic feasibility study for a hyperloop on the route of the so-called 'Zuiderzeelijn'. read more

CPB Contractors wins Baypark to Bayfair Upgrade
16.05.2017 CIMIC Group company, CPB Contractors, will deliver the second and final phase of the NZ Transport Agency project, the State Highway 2 Baypark to Bayfair Link Upgrade in Tauranga. The design and construct contract will generate revenue to CPB Contractors of approximately NZ$82 million. read more

BAM builds a unique noise barrier with integrated solar cells
10.05.2017 Along the N470 road in the Dutch town of Pijnacker-Nootdorp (between Rotterdam and The Hague), BAM Infra is preparing to build a noise barrier with integrated solar cells that will generate 30 megawatt hours of electricity a year. The barrier, designed and built by BAM Infra, is the first to be built. After the summer, Pijnacker-Nootdorp will see the completion of final houses in the newly developed Keijzershof area, adjacent to the N470 road. In order to create the best possible living conditions for the area's residents, the municipality has ordered a 480-metre-long and 2.5-metre-high noise barrier.spliter read more

ACS reaches €3,000 M in joint portfolio in the Brazil’s transmission lines market
10.05.2017 ACS Group, through Cobra, has been awarded with the transmission lines of Brazil, after a high voltage lines' macro-bid tendered by the country's power regulator: ANEEL. It was specifically awarded with the lot 32, worth €126 million (USD137 million) in the state of Rondonia. Cobra will build and operate the 310 Km long line for the next 30 years. read more

Former Deputy Mayor of London for Environment says the UK Government must do more to address air pollution from construction sites
10.05.2017 Matthew Pencharz, the former Deputy Mayor of London for Environment and current director of Off Grid Energy, is urging the UK Government to do more to encourage local authorities to introduce and have the powers to enforce environmental regulations on construction sites to push the utilisation of clean technologies after the disappointingly unambitious Government Air Quality Plan was published by Defra. read more

CIMIC’S Leighton Asia awarded A$436M building contract
02.05.2017 CIMIC Group company, Leighton Asia, has been selected by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to construct the East Kowloon Cultural Centre. read more

BAM Supervisory Board: appointment of a new member
21.04.2017 The Supervisory Board of Royal BAM Group nv intends to nominate Mr P. Sheffield CBE for appointment to the Supervisory Board at an extraordinary general meeting on 24 August 2017 for a period which will end with the general meeting of shareholders in 2021. read more

Thiess wins Mount Pleasant mining services contract
13.04.2017 CIMIC Group's global mining services provider, Thiess, has secured a mining services contract with MACH Energy's new Mount Pleasant coal mine in Australia's Hunter Valley region in New South Wales. read more

Skanska builds the I-15 Express Lanes project in California, USA
13.04.2017 Skanska has in a joint venture with Ames Construction signed a contract with Riverside County Transportation Commission to construct express lanes on the I-15 freeway in California, USA. The total contract is worth USD 244M. Skanska will include its share of the contract worth USD 146M, about SEK 1.3 billion, in the US order bookings for the first quarter 2017. read more

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