Construction Industry – IFAWPCA http://ifawpca.org/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 02:30:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ifawpca.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-1-150x150.png Construction Industry – IFAWPCA http://ifawpca.org/ 32 32 Using advanced innovative technologies to increase productivity, efficiency and safety in the construction industry https://ifawpca.org/using-advanced-innovative-technologies-to-increase-productivity-efficiency-and-safety-in-the-construction-industry/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/using-advanced-innovative-technologies-to-increase-productivity-efficiency-and-safety-in-the-construction-industry/ The Construction Industry Council has called for high-productivity construction and the adoption of innovative technologies to boost the sector’s competitive strength to face the coming golden decade. Albert Cheng, executive director of the council, noted that Hong Kong ranks ninth in the construction cost index and said costs could rise further due to increased construction […]]]>

The Construction Industry Council has called for high-productivity construction and the adoption of innovative technologies to boost the sector’s competitive strength to face the coming golden decade.

Albert Cheng, executive director of the council, noted that Hong Kong ranks ninth in the construction cost index and said costs could rise further due to increased construction volume. He said reform was needed for the industry.

CIC engaged a consultancy firm to write a recommendation report collecting industry feedback and referencing overseas success stories.

It then defined 13 strategies in four priority areas: High productivity construction; streamline the approval process; Promote the adoption of innovative technologies; and improve project management and procurement.

“Hong Kong’s construction industry volume will reach HK$300 billion per year and housing demand will reach 430,000 units in the next 10 years,” Cheng said.

“Improving productivity and safety is the industry’s top priority.”

With regard to high productivity construction, CIC has recommended that the industry use the high efficiency Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) approach.

MiC refers to a construction in which self-contained modules are fabricated in a factory and then transported to site for quick installation.

Joint MiC Task Force Chairman Simon Wong said the approach is the future direction of construction, as traditional methods require large numbers of workers.

“The Pak Shing Kok Family Quarters of the Fire Department were built using the MiC approach. During construction, labor demand dropped by 40% while construction time was reduced by nine months,” Wong said.

He said the council will organize more training and experience sharing sessions on the MiC approach.

“CIC will continue to support the industry to adopt Modular Integration Construction (MiC) and Multi-Trade Integrated MEP (MiMEP) by hosting a MiC Master Class to enrich the knowledge of industry professionals and to increase acceptance and adoption of MiC and MiMEP,” Wong said.

Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu said in his first policy speech in October that the government would build 30,000 lightweight public housing and 20,000 transitional housing using the MiC approach, Cheng said.

He added that over 50% of future social housing in the second five-year term will be built using the MiC approach.

The CIC has also pushed for the implementation of the smart building concept, in which motion detectors and CCTVs are installed to monitor the sites.

A member of the Building Information Modeling Committee, Jack Cheng, said digitization and construction safety are closely linked.

“Visualization brought by new technologies allows construction sites to quickly discover potential problems and hazards,” he said.

“In this case, we can be aware of potential hazards and safety issues immediately to prevent accidents from occurring.”

The CIC also suggested that construction approval processes should be streamlined so that construction time can be shortened, speed efficiency improved and production volume increased.

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Microcellular plastics market to exceed $21,234 million in value by 2030, says P&S Intelligence https://ifawpca.org/microcellular-plastics-market-to-exceed-21234-million-in-value-by-2030-says-ps-intelligence/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 13:15:00 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/microcellular-plastics-market-to-exceed-21234-million-in-value-by-2030-says-ps-intelligence/ NEW YORK, November 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to the market research report published by P&S Intelligence, the size of the microcellular plastics market was about to $9,874 million in 2021, and it will reach approximately $21,234 million by 2030, at a CAGR of around 9% in the near future. P_and_S_Intelligence_Logo PVC was most in […]]]>

NEW YORK, November 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to the market research report published by P&S Intelligence, the size of the microcellular plastics market was about to $9,874 million in 2021, and it will reach approximately $21,234 million by 2030, at a CAGR of around 9% in the near future.

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PVC was most in demand in the past, and it will also dominate the market in the coming years. This is due to its extensive use in the construction industry due to its cost effectiveness, chemical corrosion resistance and durability.

In addition, it is economical and more weather resistant than leather and rubber. Therefore, PVC is also used for consumer applications, such as furniture, clothing, footwear and sportswear.

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PET was also in high demand in the past, especially in the packaging sector, due to its light weight. Additionally, growing demand for recycled PET from many industries and growing consumer spending on packaged food and online shopping is propelling this category.

Polycarbonate consumption will also increase significantly in the coming years. Indeed, its use in the automotive sector, especially for light vehicles.

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The construction industry has used a significant volume of microcellular plastics in the past, and it will maintain its position in the future. This is due to the wide use of plastics in many infrastructure elements, from hinges and screws to electrical wiring, flooring, waterproofing, decoration and wall coverings.

Electronic applications are also substantial revenue generators in the industry. This is due to the growing acceptance of consumer electronic devices, such as televisions, computers, cameras, and smartphones. Plastics are widely used in the electronics sector due to their low weight, electrical insulation, thermal insulation, robustness and recyclability.

The food packaging industry will experience rapid growth in the future

The food packaging category will grow by around 10% in the future. Increasing usable income, population growth, lifestyle development and the snowball effect of alternative dietary habits will increase the need for ready-to-eat food products, which will have a positive impact on the industry growth.

Additionally, the use of microcellular plastics in the logistics industry will increase dramatically. With increasing commercialization and industrialization in emerging economies, logistics and transportation needs are increasing rapidly to facilitate the movement of goods.

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North America and APAC are the largest consumers of microcellular plastic

  • North America held the largest share, about 45%, in the past, and it will maintain its position in the future, due to its developed healthcare sector.

  • The APAC industry will experience the fastest growth in the coming years, at a rate of more than 10%. This is attributed to rampant urban development and easy availability of raw materials.

  • Europe also has a large share in the industry, owing to the increasing requirement for energy efficient vehicles.

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CEO Breakfast to focus on post-pandemic construction economic headwinds https://ifawpca.org/ceo-breakfast-to-focus-on-post-pandemic-construction-economic-headwinds/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:51:23 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/ceo-breakfast-to-focus-on-post-pandemic-construction-economic-headwinds/ TORONTO — The 33rd annual CEO address and breakfast will take an in-depth look at the economy and the challenges facing the construction industry post-pandemic. Co-hosted by the Toronto Construction Association (TCA) and ConstructConnect, this year’s event is free and will be held in person Dec. 1 at 8 a.m. at the Buildings Show, which […]]]>

TORONTO — The 33rd annual CEO address and breakfast will take an in-depth look at the economy and the challenges facing the construction industry post-pandemic.

Co-hosted by the Toronto Construction Association (TCA) and ConstructConnect, this year’s event is free and will be held in person Dec. 1 at 8 a.m. at the Buildings Show, which takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Center from Nov. november. 30 to 2 Dec.

Four industry professionals will take part in a discussion focusing on the economic outlook and challenges of the construction industry in a post-COVID world.

John Mollenhauer, President and COO of the TCA, is the event moderator. Mollenhauer is also President and Vice-Chancellor of the Canadian Construction Institute, sits on several boards of directors, and sits on program advisories for a number of Ontario colleges and universities.

Speakers include Monique Buckberger, Vice President and District Manager of PCL Constructors Canada, known for pushing boundaries and leading the way for the next generation of builders; Michael Guckes, Principal Economist at ConstructConnect, who got his start in construction economics as a top economist for the Ohio Department of Transportation; and Jeff Murva, President of J. Murva Consulting Ltd., an engineer with 32 years of experience managing the development, design and construction of award-winning construction projects. To register for breakfast, click here. CEOB123 is the promotional code during registration.

For over 30 years, The Buildings Show has provided a platform for the industry to gain first-hand insight into the built environment. The show includes Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo and the World of Concrete Toronto Pavilion.

This year, the event will showcase “innovative, sustainable and advanced technology directly impacting people, places, properties, wallets, energy consumption and operational efficiency in the built environment throughout of a building’s life cycle.

Buildings Show attendees can attend expert-led seminars, panels, roundtables and demonstrations. It is also possible to obtain continuing education credits from BOMA, OAA, BSSB, CAHPI and ARIDO. For more information, click here.

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Why Canada Needs Standardized Construction Safety Certifications https://ifawpca.org/why-canada-needs-standardized-construction-safety-certifications/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 05:43:04 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/why-canada-needs-standardized-construction-safety-certifications/ This makes his company one of about 20 in Ontario to be recognized by Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer who runs the program under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skill developpement. Stainton achieved this milestone by working with Cobalt Safety Consulting to obtain another certification, ISO45001:2018 (ISO). This is an international standard that rivals […]]]>

This makes his company one of about 20 in Ontario to be recognized by Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer who runs the program under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skill developpement.

Stainton achieved this milestone by working with Cobalt Safety Consulting to obtain another certification, ISO45001:2018 (ISO). This is an international standard that rivals the popular COR accreditation program run by the Canadian Construction Association, which is widely used in provinces across Canada.

Kevin Brown is the CEO of Cobalt Safety Consulting and says there are a few key differences between COR and ISO. COR is an audit while ISO is a safety management system. Another difference, which Brown sees as a problem, is that the COR cannot be transferred between provinces.

“I did COR. I have nothing against COR. But the COR is local to the province you are in and unfortunately if I leave Ontario and go to work in Alberta, I have to do the COR again there,” says Brown.

For a business owner like Stainton, recertifications in multiple provinces can become a financial burden and pose challenges for small and medium-sized businesses, “because it’s a very expensive and time-consuming process to go through with ongoing recertifications, which are also costly.

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Sustainable design: the future of the construction industry https://ifawpca.org/sustainable-design-the-future-of-the-construction-industry/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 18:02:06 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/sustainable-design-the-future-of-the-construction-industry/ Over the past decade, climate change has become one of the greatest threats facing humanity. The various efforts to reverse the damage done so far require urgent attention from world leaders. Even individuals have a crucial role to play. Every little action adds up to make a big difference, which is why we, as conscious […]]]>

Over the past decade, climate change has become one of the greatest threats facing humanity. The various efforts to reverse the damage done so far require urgent attention from world leaders. Even individuals have a crucial role to play. Every little action adds up to make a big difference, which is why we, as conscious citizens, must pay special attention to safeguarding our planet and its dwindling natural resources. Every industry is undergoing a radical change to become more environmentally friendly in its practices and limit its carbon footprint. The construction industry is no different. There is an urgent need for the construction industry to incorporate sustainable practices into its operations. This is the only way to hope to achieve our goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and to prevent the global temperature from rising above 1.5 degrees Celsius.


What is Sustainable Design?

Sustainable design can be described as a type of design that seeks to limit negative impact on the environment. This sustainable design is achieved with the health and comfort of building occupants in mind, thereby improving building performance. The main idea behind sustainable design is to reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources by construction operations, minimize waste and create healthy living environments for residents.

A sustainable building has the following characteristics:

  • Reduce non-renewable energy[1] consumption

  • Conserves valuable resources like water

  • Optimize operational practices

  • Uses environmentally friendly construction materials

  • Improved indoor air quality

By implementing a sustainable design philosophy, decisions are encouraged at every stage of the design process that will mitigate their negative effects on the environment and the health of residents, without sacrificing the financial viability of the project. It is a holistic approach to designing a building that favors trade-offs and trade-offs. All stages of a building’s life cycle, including design, construction, operation and decommissioning, are positively impacted by such an integrated strategy.


Principles of sustainable design

Throughout the territory, buildings consume various resources (energy, water, materials, etc.), produce waste (construction, inhabitants, etc.) and release pollutants into the atmosphere. In addition, building owners are often faced with the question of balancing the need for accessible, safe and healthy facilities with the need to reduce their impact on the environment. Therefore, selecting a sustainable building design can help reduce maintenance costs and carbon footprint while increasing building resilience.

Sustainable design is a term that can be used across multiple disciplines including, but not limited to, the construction industry. This design process refers to the process that incorporates an eco-friendly approach and considers nature as part of the design.

Various companies, governments and non-governmental entities are applying sustainable design as a philosophy to achieve a better future through less consumption of the earth’s resources. Here are some of the most commonly applied sustainable design principles in the construction industry:

  • Optimized site potential: Site design, which starts with the right choice of site and includes the rehabilitation of the existing building, must combine with sustainable design to create a successful project, whether developing a new building or modernizing a building. existing. Local ecosystems, mobility patterns and energy consumption are all impacted by a building’s location, orientation and landscaping.
  • Optimized energy consumption: Increasing our energy independence involves improving the energy efficiency of existing structures. One strategy to dramatically reduce our dependence on fossil fuel-derived energy is to create structures using sustainable design.
  • Durable construction material: The material used in the construction of buildings is generally very polluting and its origin can lead to pollution. Using sustainable materials can reduce negative environmental effects such as toxicity, resource depletion and global warming. Environmentally friendly materials mitigate their negative effects on the environment and human health while improving worker safety and health, reducing liabilities and reducing disposal costs.
  • Improved indoor air quality: The health, comfort and productivity of building occupants are significantly impacted by the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) of the space [2]. A durable structure, among other qualities, maximizes natural lighting, has appropriate ventilation and humidity control, improves acoustic performance and avoids the use of materials with high emissions of volatile organic compounds.
  • Improved maintenance and operating procedures

The need for new or updated sustainable building designs that balance safe, secure, and productive environments presents particular challenges for building owners.

Engineers, architects and other site contractors can specify materials and systems that streamline operational procedures and reduce maintenance requirements by working together. These procedures are cost effective and reduce life cycle costs while also aiming to reduce the amount of water and energy used on site and inside the building.

All of these principles mentioned above are crucial characteristics in defining the design of sustainable buildings. These characteristics can be used to differentiate traditional buildings from sustainable buildings.


Building a greener future with Schneider Electric

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To help you maximize building efficiency, optimize comfort and productivity, and increase building value, EcoStruxure Building securely connects hardware, software, and services over an Ethernet IP backbone. We are ready to accompany you on the path to decarbonization and to undertake this difficult but essential work alongside partners like AECOM.

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Procore tool to accelerate construction payments https://ifawpca.org/procore-tool-to-accelerate-construction-payments/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 21:33:09 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/procore-tool-to-accelerate-construction-payments/ Construction management software provider Procore has launched a tool it says will help solve a perennial problem in its industry: slow payments. Procore Pay, built in partnership with Goldman Sachs, is a payment feature integrated into the Procore platform, the company said in a press release on Tuesday (November 8). Due to launch next year, […]]]>

Construction management software provider Procore has launched a tool it says will help solve a perennial problem in its industry: slow payments.

Procore Pay, built in partnership with Goldman Sachs, is a payment feature integrated into the Procore platform, the company said in a press release on Tuesday (November 8).

Due to launch next year, Procore said the tool helps businesses “reduce payment friction by speeding up invoice review and providing payment options powered by Goldman Sachs.”

The tool also helps businesses save time by reducing friction around data entry, onboarding and payment processing, while streamlining lien waiver collection using a automated lien waiver exchange.

In addition to Procore Pay, the company is also introducing Procore Connect on Drawings, which allows teams to connect to products “in other stakeholders’ accounts and sync data to reflect the most up-to-date drawings.”

Digitizing and automating AR could greatly help construction companies maximize efficiency and reduce costs, according to the “Working Capital Playbook”, produced by PYMNTS in collaboration with YayPay.

Without automation, the construction industry loses $100 billion a year, due to delays due to aging infrastructure used to transfer payments and slow companies to document, approve and communicate payments. As a result, almost half of all construction companies are waiting up to nearly three months to receive payments, according to the report.

In fact, the commercial construction industry has the longest ongoing sales cycle of any mature industry, Gregg Lund, CEO of construction finance firm Struxtion, told PYMNTS earlier this year.

“These are the days between when a subcontractor invoices the general contractor and when the general contractor pays them,” he said.

“In the value chain of material suppliers, [subcontractors], [general contractors]owners, banks that owners can use to finance their projects, [subcontractors] are the smallest player in the value chain and they basically bear all of the working capital expenses for really this $900 billion of business building put together,” he added.

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Black Construction Wins GCA Excellence in Construction Award | Silver https://ifawpca.org/black-construction-wins-gca-excellence-in-construction-award-silver/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 02:15:00 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/black-construction-wins-gca-excellence-in-construction-award-silver/ Black Construction Guam won the top overall project award at the Guam Contractors Association’s annual Construction Excellence Awards and Contractor of the Year event held Nov. 4 at Dusit Thani Guam Resort. Black Construction Guam won the top overall project award at the Guam Contractors Association’s annual Excellence in Construction Awards and Contractor of the […]]]>

Black Construction Guam won the top overall project award at the Guam Contractors Association’s annual Construction Excellence Awards and Contractor of the Year event held Nov. 4 at Dusit Thani Guam Resort.






Black Construction Guam won the top overall project award at the Guam Contractors Association’s annual Excellence in Construction Awards and Contractor of the Year event held on November 4, 2022 at Dusit Thani Guam Resort.




Black Construction Guam’s victory follows the company’s structural upgrade and concourse insulation project for the Guam International Airport Authority, according to a press release issued by the Guam Contractors Association. The company’s project will also enter a national competition at this year’s Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Awards.

Additionally, DZSP21 won the 2022 GCA Contractor of the Year award for the company’s prominence to Guam’s construction industry and its safety achievements; health and wellness programs; and environmental responsibility and sustainability, the press release said.

Core Tech-HDCC-Kalimantan LLC also won second place for its Urban Combat Training project and Core Tech International won third place overall for its iLearn Academy Charter School project.

Hawaiian Rock Products won the “Samoan Joe Excellence in Construction Special Safety Award” for their work on the Route 1 Pavement Restoration Project.

A tour of the international arrivals hall is offered to members of the media and dignitaries at the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport in Tamuning on February 26, 2021.



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Real Estate and Construction News Roundup (02/11/22) – Flexible Workspaces, Sustainable Infrastructure and Building Technology | Pillsbury – Gravel2Gavel Construction and real estate law https://ifawpca.org/real-estate-and-construction-news-roundup-02-11-22-flexible-workspaces-sustainable-infrastructure-and-building-technology-pillsbury-gravel2gavel-construction-and-real-estate-law/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 21:16:12 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/real-estate-and-construction-news-roundup-02-11-22-flexible-workspaces-sustainable-infrastructure-and-building-technology-pillsbury-gravel2gavel-construction-and-real-estate-law/ This week’s roundup looks at the digital transformation in the construction industry, the renewed interest in flexible workspaces and how the infrastructure sector can become more resilient and sustainable, both on both economically and environmentally. Digital transformation in the construction industry is a priority for many companies, but most are still in the early and […]]]>

This week’s roundup looks at the digital transformation in the construction industry, the renewed interest in flexible workspaces and how the infrastructure sector can become more resilient and sustainable, both on both economically and environmentally.

  • Digital transformation in the construction industry is a priority for many companies, but most are still in the early and middle stages of implementing new digital capabilities. (Ursula Cullen, CBP today)
  • Companies could mitigate climate hazards and build resilience across the life cycle of their infrastructure and capital projects by facilitating a holistic approach to understanding risk. (Brodie Boland and Daphne Luchtenberg, McKinsey & Company)
  • The use of drones in project planning, along with the incorporation of other technologies, is proposed as an alternative solution to address the labor shortage in the construction industry. (Shaun Passley, For construction professionals)
  • Although the concept of the Metaverse is quickly catching up with people familiar with blockchain technology and virtual reality, Indian property developers still believe that it is at a nascent stage when it comes to its future in the country. (Harsh Kumar, Perspectives India)
  • The New York Attorney General is advocating that deed theft be made an explicit crime in the state’s criminal code. (The real deal)
  • Demand for flexible workspaces is on the rise in Chicago, showing renewed interest in coworking, service and hybrid office spaces. (Katharine Carlon, bisnow)

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Big 5 Construct Kenya https://ifawpca.org/big-5-construct-kenya/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 10:32:09 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/big-5-construct-kenya/ Confirmed exhibitors come from 17 countries around the world, including official pavilions from Italy, Egypt, Germany, United Arab Emirates and Turkey Italy serves as ‘country of honour’, representing 62 companies in the building materials, machinery and technology sectors Aalberts Integrated Piping Systems, headquartered in Dubai, is the gold sponsor of the event – formerly known […]]]>
  • Confirmed exhibitors come from 17 countries around the world, including official pavilions from Italy, Egypt, Germany, United Arab Emirates and Turkey
  • Italy serves as ‘country of honour’, representing 62 companies in the building materials, machinery and technology sectors
  • Aalberts Integrated Piping Systems, headquartered in Dubai, is the gold sponsor of the event – formerly known as Pegler Yorkshire

All eyes of international industry are on Kenya’s leading building and construction show The Big 5 Construct Kenyawhich will take place from 9 to 11 November 2022 at the Sarit Expo Center in Nairobi.

As the number of African cities has doubled in just over three decades, from 3,300 to 7,600, the cumulative population has increased by around 500 million people. East Africa is at the forefront of this progress, with the most recent industry reports showing an urban growth rate of 4.5%.

As cities and urban populations grow, larger-scale construction projects will likewise increase, attracting even greater interest from international players. According to the ABiQ Kenya Construction Projects Market Reportconstruction industry spending is expected to rise more than 13% from $2.601 billion in 2022

to $2.944 billion in 2023, with a significant increase expected within engineering services seen as a positive indicator of future employment prospects.

For the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), this industry expansion represents an unmissable opportunity for “Made in Italy” building technologies and materials to The Big 5 Construct Kenya. ITA Director in Addis Ababa, Riccardo Zucconi, says the show will give Italian companies access to quality buyers from sub-Saharan countries and boost Italian brand awareness on the continent.

The Big 5 Construct Kenya will open up opportunities to organize face-to-face business-to-business meetings, which will help strengthen bilateral business relations between local market players and Italian technology producers and material suppliers in the construction sector. We believe this will be a fantastic opportunity for visitors and exhibitors to familiarize themselves with the high quality of Italian building products and technologies, which will facilitate new business relationships with their Kenyan counterparts,” Zucconi said.

In its role as ‘country of honour’ at the show, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) supports 62 Italian exhibitors, including 39 building materials companies and 23 construction machinery companies. The exhibition space will be filled with the best Italian solutions, presenting a wide variety of products ranging from murals to door handles, from electric generators to earthmoving machinery.

Other international markets participating in the show are UAE, Turkey, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Germany, India, UK, Finland, Egypt, Greece, Ethiopia, Uganda, Spain, South Africa, Poland and Malaysia.

Zucconi adds: “The Italian Trade Agency (ITA), with the essential assistance of the Italian Embassy and other Italian institutions in Nairobi, is committed to improving the positive bilateral economic relations between Italy and Kenya, to promote trade and investment, while raising awareness of the superior quality of “Made in Italy”. We are ready to help Kenyan and Italian companies to link their demand and supply in all possible ways and we look forward to paving the way for future collaboration in The Big 5 Construct Kenya.”

The event’s gold sponsor, Aalberts, Integrated Piping Systems (Dubai), formerly known as Pegler Yorkshire, has been present in the Kenyan and African market for over half a century through the sale of its valves peg. Recognized as a leader in heatless connections and dynamic balancing technology, the company brings together several world-class and globally recognized brands to provide the perfect piping system solution.

William Reaseback, Export Sales Manager at Aalberts, says: “Although we are still very well known in East Africa as Pegler Yorkshire, as a gold sponsor at The Big 5 Construct Kenya, our intention is to show that the Pegler Valve brand is not going anywhere and only the company name has changed. We also look forward to showcasing our new technology solutions and meeting and doing business with key industry players. »

The Big 5 Construct Kenya is free to all industry professionals and will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., November 9-11, 2022. For more information and to register, visit: www.thebig5constructkenya.com

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Black residents of Corpus Christi seek to stop desalination plant project https://ifawpca.org/black-residents-of-corpus-christi-seek-to-stop-desalination-plant-project/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 17:33:04 +0000 https://ifawpca.org/black-residents-of-corpus-christi-seek-to-stop-desalination-plant-project/ Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date with the most essential news from Texas. The Hillcrest neighborhood in Corpus Christi began as an upscale all-white community in the heart of the city. But after the discovery of oil nearby in 1930, a growing refining industry on the outskirts […]]]>

The Citgo refinery smokes behind a house in Hillcrest.

A support for the new Harbor Bridge stands beside the Corpus Christi Channel near the Hillcrest neighborhood.  Construction of the bridge was halted this year due to design issues.

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