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As part of Qatar's preparations to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qetaifan Projects has signed a memorandum of understanding with ADMARES for the construction and operation of 16 floating hotels to provide accommodation to visitors during the event... Read more

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Kenoteq, a spin-off company from Scotland's Heriot-Watt University has launched a building brick that is made from 90% recycled construction and demolition waste... Read more

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Elithis, a French engineering and consulting group has teamed up with Sweden's Catella Residential Investment Management to launch a €2-billion project to construct 100 "energy-positive" residential tower blocks by 2030. Read more

Italian 3D printing specialist WASP and MC A - Mario Cucinella Architects - have begun construction of an innovative model for a 3D printed habitat and will launch the first prototype near Bologna, Italy... Read more

The Mjøsa Tower has been confirmed as the tallest wooden building in the world. The 18-floor building, located in Brumunddal, Norway, is 85.4 metres high and includes a hotel, private homes and office space. Metsä Wood’s fast, light and green... Read more

In line with the ever-growing demand for sustainable and enhanced performance building material, SSAB has introduced GreenCoat Crown BT, delivering durability and high colour retention in wall claddings and roofs. Read more

Plastic waste that has been collected and then recycled can become a useful tool for dealing with emergency situations. Read more

We’ve followed the WASP project and its focus on developing additive manufacturing solutions for sustainable construction with interest over the past year or so. Read more

The residential and building sector accounts for more than 40% of the final energy consumption in the EU.  Energy consumption, and the subsequent carbon dioxide emissions, grow as this sector expands. Read more

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