Robert Bird Group (RBG), a member of Surbana Jurong Group, is proud to be an inaugural member of the American University of Dubai’s (AUD) Centre for 3D Concrete Printing and Digital Construction. They have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Arabtec Construction, AUD and 3DVinci Creations to establish the Centre on AUD’s campus. The collaboration will drive the development of 3D concrete printing and digital construction in the UAE and wider Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
RBG believe that 3D Printing presents a significant opportunity for the construction industry and they recognise that collaboration with 3D Printing specialists, contractors and academia is critical to realise the benefits of the technology for both the industry and society.
Robert Bird Group (RBG), a member of Surbana Jurong Group, had won the NCE 100 Companies of the Year award in the category of Excellence in Alternative Energy for its contribution on MeyGen Tidal Turbine project. RBG designed the Turbine Support Structures for the first stage of the planned 398MW MeyGen tidal turbine farm, the first project of its kind in the world.
The award category celebrates those companies that are doing the most to introduce better energy sources in their projects.
New Civil Engineer (NCE), a monthly UK magazine and organiser of the NCE 100 awards, cited how RBG’s entry on MeyGen Tidal Turbine project “provided a good case study in first principles design, including an explanation of how the project is pushing the boundaries of high turbulent current modelling and structural simulation. Learning from the scheme is being shared with the wider industry: learning from the project is being fed into a new design code which will apply as a new industry standard”.
RBG was also a finalist for NCE’s Construction Innovator Award.