Six of the top 10 best-performing stocks in Saudi Arabia in 2019 were cement producers. "We think that the sector overall is mostly pricing in the future growth except some outliers," said Abdulmalik Alsalem, an analyst at Al Rajhi Capital.
A joint venture between National Aviation Services and Airport Dimensions won a contract for construction and management of a more than 3,500-square-meter lounge at the Midfield terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
The American Concrete Institute and Ashghal -- the Public Works Authority of Qatar -- have agreed to partner in the improvement of concrete structures. The agreement calls for an exchange of accreditation, copyright, expertise, information and training.
Later this month, The American Concrete Institute will hold the Iran Chapter Annual Convention in Tehran in conjunction with a national conference about earthquakes. The events are designed to promote standards to improve the quality of concrete and increase the resilience of concrete structures against natural disasters.
Penetron Group's crystalline technology for waterproofing has been used for an office tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Penetron admixture was used to treat concrete for the structure's retaining walls and foundation slabs.
Twente Additive Manufacturing showcased a 9-axis 3D concrete printer at The Big 5 last week in the UAE. "With the new printer, you can print in angular motions, which permits for 3D printing of designs that include overhanging," said Ian Comishin, president of TAM.
ZGF Architects has developed a life-cycle assessment calculator that compares the environmental impacts of proposed concrete mixes to standard mixes. The tool doesn't require a Revit model or proprietary environmental product declarations for mixes.