Hill International | March 23, 2022
Hill International delivering the infrastructure of change, announced today it was selected by City Edge Development on behalf of New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) to provide Construction Management services for its flagship mixed-use project in the New Alamein City, North Coast, Egypt. The project is one of the most prominent developments in New Alamein City and will feature three residential towers, a commercial tower, and a hospitality tower, each ranging from 30-40 floors. The Hill International team will provide construction management services for the construction stages including project controls, contract administration, construction management, and commissioning. The project is expected to be concluded in 2025.
Sited on a premier seafront location, the towers occupy an 80,000 SM plot. Once complete, the Towers will entice visitors from around the world with its pristine shoreline and numerous activities and entertainments. The project is divided into two packages: Package 1 consists of the three residential towers of 30, 35, and 35 floors each, along with a three-level podium housing amenities and services. The total built up area of Package 1 is 275,000 SM. Package 2 consists of a 40-floor hospitality tower and a 40-floor commercial tower, with a three-level podium housing commercial, retail, dining services, and other amenities, with a total built up area of 215,000 SM.
Waleed Abdel-Fatah, Senior Vice President of Hill’s Africa region, explains: “New Alamein City represents a bold vision for Egypt’s tourism industry. The Marina Towers will complement the City’s Mediterranean coastline with luxury lodgings and accommodations and provide easy access to New Alamein’s other cultural and entertainment offerings. Our role as the project’s construction manager is to ensure this critical component of the mega-development is built according to plan and meets all budget, schedule, and quality goals.”
“Hill enjoys a sterling reputation for managing complex, high-rise projects like the Marina Towers around the world, and in North Africa and the Middle East in particular. We understand how these mega-developments connect and interface with their sites and surroundings, and how to manage their construction successfully. I look forward to adding the Marina Towers as another achievement for Hill’s team in Egypt.”
Hill Chief Executive Officer Raouf S. Ghali
About Hill International
Hill International, with more than 3,000 professionals in 100 offices worldwide, provides program management, project management, construction management, project management oversight, facilities management, and other consulting services to clients in a variety of market sectors. Engineering News-Record magazine recently ranked Hill as one of the largest construction management firms in the United States.
Kioxia | March 07, 2022
Kioxia Holdings Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement with Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation (a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation TSE:6502) to acquire all of the outstanding shares of its subsidiary, Chubu Toshiba Engineering (CTE) Corporation, to further strengthen Kioxia Group’s technology development capabilities. Acquisition of the shares will be completed in the first half of 2022, following completion of the necessary procedures, and CTE will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kioxia Corporation.
Specializing in semiconductor related hardware and software design, prototyping and evaluation, CTE is well-experienced in semiconductor manufacturing technologies covering areas from development to mass production while building sophisticated technical capabilities over many years. The firm has also provided its engineering services to Kioxia Corporation in the past. Integrating CTE brings in-house highly experienced engineering talent in semiconductor development while enabling cost efficiencies which together will improve enterprise value. The acquisition will enhance Kioxia’s technology development capabilities, as well as deliver synergies across the design, operation, and production of its manufacturing plants.
Kioxia is cultivating a new era of memory with its world class solutions, as it strives towards the mission of “uplifting the world with memory”. The company remains committed to developing initiatives to strengthen the competitiveness of its memory and SSD business.
Kioxia is a world leader in memory solutions, dedicated to the development, production and sale of flash memory and solid-state drives (SSDs). In April 2017, its predecessor Toshiba Memory was spun off from Toshiba Corporation, the company that invented NAND flash memory in 1987. Kioxia is committed to uplifting the world with memory by offering products, services and systems that create choice for customers and memory-based value for society. Kioxia's innovative 3D flash memory technology, BiCS FLASH™, is shaping the future of storage in high-density applications, including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive and data centers.
Dodge Construction Network | February 18, 2022
Dodge Construction Network, in partnership with Trimble, released a Dodge SmartMarket Brief based on a comprehensive study of owners, architects, engineers and contractors. The study and resulting report evaluate the use and benefits of digital workflows in the construction industry. This report is the first in a series based on the study findings and entitled Connected Construction: The Owners' Perspective.Owners are highly influential in the design and construction industry and are often essential to driving change. This report reveals the degree to which owners have already embraced digital workflows for multiple design and construction processes and suggests that owners’ influence will drive greater use of these tools across the industry.
An owner's design and construction process requires data to be shared across the project lifecycle with internal stakeholders, numerous external project teams, and supply chain participants. Traditionally, this multi-party data sharing has been inefficient, with individual parties either using their own software systems or relying on manual rekeying of data into spreadsheets and other document-based formats. This makes it difficult for stakeholders to access reliable information about the status of a given project and even more difficult to improve project performance across portfolios through analysis of accurate and complete historical data. Digital workflows enable far better communication and performance tracking.
“The study shows that owners are already strong adopters of digital methods within their own organizations, In turn, they recognize the need for increased transparency and faster information delivery by their construction partners, such as contractors, engineers and architects. With the expectation of increased activity driven by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, digital workflows and connected teams will be crucial in meeting ambitious project goals.”
-Greg Blackman, vice president of Trimble’s Program and Project Management Division.
This report is based on owners' responses about the degree to which they and the companies they work with are using technology for specific tasks and workflows that allows them to improve multi-party data exchange. Key findings include:
Owners are more deeply engaged with digital workflows than other project team members — Over half (54%) of owners have either integrated software solutions or are using a single, connected construction management solution. Designers and contractors significantly lag in this area, meaning owners are more likely to be able to conduct digital workflows effectively.
Owners realize the need to improve the flow of communication and data between themselves and other project team members — 59% of owners report frequent breakdowns in communication between themselves and other project team members. Less than half (45%) report that they are satisfied with their connectivity with those external companies.
Owners' experience of benefits from digital workflows will help drive further engagement — 66% of owners using digital workflows report that they frequently result in better-informed decision-making on their projects. Fortunately, this is also the top potential benefit that small to midsize owners report would be likely to drive them to increase their use of digital workflows.
Ability to conduct root-cause analysis improves owners' decision-making — The findings reveal why owners using digital workflows are able to make better informed decisions: they are far more likely to be able to trace the root causes of delays and errors on their projects back to specific activities than those that do not use digital workflows.
Over two-thirds of owners contractually require contractors to use some digital documentation and practices — This finding demonstrates the value that owners place on having digital data on their projects.
Owners can draw from their greater experience with digitizing their internal workflows to help them digitize their external ones — 60% of owners report that they have digital workflows for at least half of their project data between departments within their organization. However, only 28% report a similar level of digital data exchange with external companies. This experience with internal digital workflows has already helped drive their appreciation of value of them and can provide valuable experience for helping them transform traditional processes into digital workflows in the future.
"Owners have the greatest influence on the project team, If they decide that digital workflows will improve their projects, the rest of the industry will embrace them as well. This study clearly reveals that owners are already deeply into their own digital transformation, and therefore, we expect to see wider use soon of these valuable tools."
-Steve Jones, Senior Director of Industry Insights at Dodge Construction Network
The SmartMarket Brief that contains the full findings of the owners' responses to the study can be downloaded for free at construction.com.
Dodge Construction Network and Trimble expect to publish more reports developed from the findings of the study. These will also be made available on this site.
About Dodge Construction Network
Dodge Construction Network leverages an unmatched offering of data, analytics, and industry-spanning relationships to generate the most powerful source of information, knowledge, insights, and connections in the commercial construction industry. The company powers four longstanding and trusted industry solutions—Dodge Data & Analytics, The Blue Book Network, Sweets, and IMS—to connect the dots across the entire commercial construction ecosystem. Together, these solutions provide clear and actionable opportunities for both small teams and enterprise firms. Purpose-built to streamline the complicated, Dodge Construction Network ensures that construction professionals have the information they need to build successful businesses and thriving communities. With over a century of industry experience, Dodge Construction Network is the catalyst for modern commercial construction. To learn more, visit construction.com.
Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency, and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial, and transportation. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.
DreamHome Remodeling | May 31, 2022
DreamHome Remodeling & Builders is a locally-owned and operated company with a highly experienced team of contractors in San Jose, California. The mission of the company is to help homeowners obtain their dream homes. For many, those dreams can seem very far away, but DreamHome Remodeling & Builders believes otherwise.
We are happy to announce that we are celebrating another great year of remodeling and constructing homes for residents in the San Jose area.
“Right from the initial meeting, clients know our team of home builders is there to serve them, their family, and their dreams. We’re not looking to make anyone a cookie-cutter home, but instead to use our skills and experience to deliver a custom result to each individual homeowner.”
DreamHome Remodeling & Builders
The team at DreamHome believes your current home can be transformed into what you’ve always envisioned. The only work you have to do is contact their team for a free consultation. From there, they’ll do all the work, including design, permits, materials, demolition, construction, and cleanup. Choose this talented and experienced team for your next home remodeling or building project.
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Transform your entire home with DreamHome’s experienced contractors and design team. They can remodel your entire house to match the dream you’ve been longing for. They take you through the design and construction process smoothly. Your project manager also handles all the necessary paperwork and requirements, such as ordering materials, applying for permits, and scheduling inspections. They are truly your one-stop-shop.
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