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Passive House Institute: ventilation systems strongly recommended
30.11.2021 With the start of the cold season, attention is increasingly shifting to schools and the question of how the risk of infection with the Sars-CoV-2 virus in classrooms may be reduced. The German Environment Agency recommends frequent air replacement; in schools that do not have ventilation systems, this air exchange should be achieved by opening the windows. The German Environment Agency expressly advises against mobile air purification units as a substitute for ventilation with fresh air. These mobile appliances should only be used in addition to active ventilation. read more

DokaXlight provides inspiration for day-to-day work on construction sites
30.11.2021 Alexander Knop's work revolves around concreting. So he's delighted that his job has now become a lot easier and faster thanks to the system DokaXlight. The smaller the creature, the more astonishing its carrying capacity. An ant, for example, can carry 30 to 50 times its own weight. This is the equivalent of a human lifting a small van. But that is not necessary at all with the DokaXlight. At 22.6 kg per main element, the DokaXlight is a true lightweight and can easily be carried by just one person. It is to the contractor, what a pine needle is to the ant: a universal tool. read more

Komatsu 931XC 8WD harvester and 855-3 forwarder
30.11.2021 Forestry equipment operates under difficult and demanding conditions. Engineered for the rugged terrain of forestry and logging work, Komatsu now offers two new machines, the 931XC-3 8WD harvester and the 855-3 forwarder. Designed for extreme conditions from smarter thinning to heavy-duty final felling, Komatsu's 931XC-3 8WD harvester is exceptionally maneuverable in most types of forests and terrain. With an effective mix of power, torque and fuel economy, the harvester's system has been optimized for low working speeds, including a broad read more

PERI and STRABAG print first building in Austria
30.11.2021 Austria's first 3D-printed building is being constructed in Hausleiten, Lower Austria. Construction technology group STRABAG, together with PERI, the formwork and scaffolding manufacturer and a pioneer in 3D concrete printing, is realising a roughly 125 m² office building next to its asphalt mixing plant in Hausleiten. The pure printing time for the building extension is approx. 45 hours. The special dry mortar for the construction 3D printing project "Tector Print", with long workability and good pumpability, is being supplied by Lafarge. read more

Caterpillar: Welcome To The Secret Life of Quarries
25.11.2021 The Secret Life Of Quarries is a new Caterpillar six-part mini-series. Shot entirely at night, the series reveals the hidden side of quarrying and unearths the hidden knowledge needed to turn buried stone into the building blocks of our modern world. Each episode aims to reveal the secrets underlying every successful quarrying operation, giving experts, enthusiasts and everyone in between, a unique take on the quarrying process, opening with Overburden Removal and ending at Sustainability. Access The Secret Life Of Quarries website to register and read more

Endless unique and nature-inspired interior design possibilities
25.11.2021 Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions EMENA has formed a strategic partnership with Organoid Technologies GmbH, and will become the sole distributor of Organoid self-adhesive natural surfaces to the Graphics Industry in Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA). It means that the 100%-natural face materials will be available to the Avery Dennison distribution network from November 2021. Offering authentic handcrafted materials with self-adhesive backing, Avery Dennison Organoid Natural Surfaces enable endless unique and read more

UniteChem expands its portfolio of high-performance light stabilizers
19.11.2021 UniteChem Group has recently started full-scale production of advanced high-performance light stabilizers UniteChem LS2020 and LS119 in its newly commissioned production facilities. "UniteChem Group began producing industry-standard light stabilizers such as UniteChem LS944 in 1997 and has been continuously expanding its polymer additives portfolio ever since", says Junyi Lin, CEO of UniteChem Group. "Today, we are proud to be among the world's largest-capacity suppliers of light stabilizers and other plastic additives, offering over read more

Metabo HPT's New 12" Dual Compound Miter Saw
06.11.2021 Metabo HPT announced the launch of a New 12" Dual Compound Miter Saw featuring the Xact Cut LED Shadow Line System (model C12FDHB video) to its miter saw lineup that offers a powerful motor for faster cuts and extreme vertical cut capacity for extra versatility on the job. This miter saw is powered by a 15-Amp, gear drive motor that delivers best in class 4,300 RPM no-load speed to quickly cut through hardwoods saving time and blade wear. Extra tall dual sliding fences easily accommodate a 7-inch piece of baseboard standing vertical and read more

Wilo chooses DOMO’s TECHNYL advanced solutions for its pumps
03.11.2021 Ensuring high quality and sustainable supplies of water for consumers is a major challenge for city authorities. As cities grow, the challenge will only increase. DOMO Chemicals, a major supplier of polyamide materials, is preparing to meet that challenge. DOMO Chemicals is already delivering solutions for water supply and treatment applications. The company has developed products that offer certified high performance over decades in contact with hot water as well as cold drinking water, increasingly found in such products as water meters, read more

exhibitions and other events

Vietnam Wind Power 2021 Came To The End With A Big Success
06.12.2021 Held from 1 to 2 December 2021 at International Convention Center, Hanoi, Vietnam Wind Power 2021 attracted 100+ physical participants and 530+ online participants on Digital Connect platform. read more

Powering ahead to Chillventa 2022
29.11.2021 Following the fantastic success of the European Heat Pump Summit this year, preparations for Chillventa are in full swing. The world's leading exhibition for refrigeration technology will take place live on site in Nuremberg from 11 to 13 October 2022, when the international refrigeration, AC, ventilation and heat pump community will come together again to network in person, discover innovations, and discuss the latest trends and future developments. As usual, the event will kick off the day before the exhibition with the high-calibre Chillventa CONGRESS, which will deliver answers to the issues impacting the industry. Prospective exhibitors can already book their stands easily and conveniently online to be part of this highlight in the industry calendar. read more

Focus on connected Security at Light + Building 2022
23.11.2021 Security is a need whose importance in society is continuously increasing. Whether digital threats, extreme weather conditions or health risks - one crisis is followed by another. Accordingly, the demand for security technology equipment and systems for homes and buildings is increasing. As the leading national and international industry platform, the topic of "connected security" also plays a central role at Light + Building 2022. In the Smart Home and Smart Buildings, cross-trade system technology is the basis for connecting all components and applications. Security installations play a central role in this. read more

digitalBAU 2022 builds on strong premiere
17.11.2021 From February 15 to 17, 2022, digitalBAU will take place for the second time—and showcase digital solutions for the construction industry at the Cologne exhibition center. The number of participating exhibitors is at pre-coronavirus levels. Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy Chairman of the Board, Messe München provides an outlook for the trade show: read more

industry news

BAM sells operating company BAM Galère to Thomas & Piron Group
02.12.2021 Royal BAM Group nv has reached agreement to sell the shares of its operating company BAM Galère (including its subsidiary BAM Lux and BAM Galère's plant and equipment, managed by BAM Mat) to the Belgian construction company Thomas & Piron Group. The transaction, which is subject to approval of the competition authorities, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022. Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed. The transaction will have limited impact on the 2021 income statement, and will not change BAM's outlook for 2021. read more

King Felipe VI visits the Iberdrola technology centre in Bilbao that will define the electricity grids of the future
29.11.2021 This morning in Bilbao, King Felipe VI met representatives of companies collaborating in the Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub, a technology hub sponsored by Iberdrola and the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, which is equipped with the latest developments in digitalisation, artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics. A total of 50 companies, technology centres and universities are already working on 120 projects worth 110 million euros at the centre. spliterThe innovation centre in Bilbao is one of the company's strategic projects and is working to develop the electricity grids of the future, which will be the cornerstone of the energy transition for all international markets. read more

BAM implements new organisation structure to further improve effectiveness and growth
29.11.2021 Effective 1 January 2022, Royal BAM Group nv will implement a new organisation structure to further improve effectiveness and access to growth opportunities. The implementation of this new structure is the next step in realising the strategic agenda for 2021-2023 (Building a sustainable tomorrow), which was presented in February 2021. read more

EC imposes anti-dumping duties on imports of optical fibre cables from China
23.11.2021 Prysmian Group, the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, welcomes the European Commission's decision to impose anti-dumping duties on imports of optical fibre cables from China. read more

Secure I.T. Environments Awarded Air Conditioning Upgrade Project for Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Data Centre
16.11.2021 Secure I.T. Environments Ltd, one of the UK's leading design and build companies for modular, containerised and micro data centres, has today announced that it has been awarded a contract to upgrade the air conditioning units at a Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust data centre. read more

Hochtief listed in Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 16th year in a row
16.11.2021 Hochtief has been included in the internationally renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the 16th time in a row for its economic, environmental and social performance. The company is thus one of only three infrastructure groups listed in the DJSI World Index. read more

Vinci wins the contract to maintain the roads in Surrey, UK
16.11.2021 Surrey County Council has awarded the contract covering maintenance and upgrade of its road infrastructure to Ringway, a Vinci Construction subsidiary based in the UK. This contract encompasses some 560 km (350 miles) of roads and 290 km (180 miles) of pavements in the South West of London. Ringway will provide major maintenance services and emergency response, plus a variety of upgrading works to improve connections and access to this road network. read more

Sale of BAM Deutschland to Zech Group and Gustav Zech Stiftung successfully completed
19.10.2021 Royal BAM Group nv has sold its German operating company BAM Deutschland (including subsidiaries BAM Immobilien-Dienstleistungen and BAM Sports) to Zech Group and Gustav Zech Stiftung. The transaction, announced on 9 September 2021, has been successfully completed. read more

Iberdrola to electrify Leroy Merlin shop car parks in Spain
22.09.2021 Iberdrola and Leroy Merlin join forces to promote sustainable mobility. The energy company will be responsible for installing charge points for electric cars in the car parks of all the shops of the leading home improvement company in Spain, which can be used by its customers, employees and suppliers. The installation of the chargers will begin in Andalusia, Catalonia, Madrid and Valencia and each shop will have at least four spaces with charge points, which will include fast chargers of between 50 kW and 350 kW for recharging in approximately 15 to 30 minutes with 100% green energy from renewable sources and with Guarantee of Origin (GoO) certificates. read more

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