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New ZTE Headquarters to Make a Splash with Dazzling Wave Design

Having been founded by the designer of China's CCTV, Büro Ole Scheeren has never been content to create drab, boring office buildings. Its latest project, named Shenzhen Wave, once again breaks the mold and will rise to a height of 60 m (196 ft) and be topped by a...

European Cities Race to Clean the Air

Mounting concerns about public health are pushing cities to scrub their air clean. But just how easy is breathing fresh air again? Italy’s economic powerhouse hadn’t felt so clean in years. As the novel coronavirus put the country and the hard-hit region of Lombardia...

EU Unveils Action Plan to Secure Access to Critical Raw Materials

The European Commission on Thursday unveiled plans to create domestic supply chains for raw materials, including lithium, seen as critical to the bloc's digital and green transition. The EU's Action Plan on Critical Raw Materials aims to reduce Europe's dependency on...

Wetlands Documentation App Ecobot Acquires WetForm

In the latest consolidation move in the tightening construction software market, wetlands documentation app company Ecobot announced it has acquired software maker WetForm, one of its main competitors. The sale was a combination of stock and cash, and the valuation...

From Worms to Clams, Construction Robot Research Uses Nature as a Guide

It takes a lot of work to develop a construction robot from the ground up.Some robotics researchers are applying the discipline of biomimetics to the task — letting biology supply the heavy lifting by taking advantage of millions of years of evolution to build robots...

10 Technologies Improving All Aspects of Construction

Emerging technologies are enabling operators to more precisely survey and plan the elements of a construction project, perform various construction tasks, and develop and maintain a vital database of construction fleet data. Construction has long relied on...

SSH Delivers New Iconic Headquarters Building in Kuwait

The new iconic National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) Headquarters building in the heart of Kuwait City and the growing financial district, is now nearing completion and occupation. Standing a colossal 300 m tall and covering a total floor area of 127,000 sqm, the tower boasts...