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The Ministers of Military Production and Higher Education celebrate the graduation of the first batch of Egyptian Academy for Engineering and Advanced Technology

During the ceremony, the Ministers of Military Production, Higher Education and Scientific Research granted students graduation certificates and certificates of appreciation for their distinction during this year. Distinguished people were also honored in various cultural, artistic and sports fields, and the students presented a number of meaningful artistic and theatrical performances that discuss important issues in society. Students to complete what they have achieved by constantly working to develop and refine their scientific, practical and research skills in the next stages of their lives and keep abreast of the latest methods of modern technology in light of what the age is witnessing of a great industrial boom and new concepts towards digital transformation and the fourth industrial revolution "Egyptian Academy for Engineering and Advanced Technology" The Ministry of Military Production celebrated the graduation of the first batches of the Egyptian Academy of Engineering and Advanced Technology of the Ministry for the academic year 2019/2020, in the presence of Engineer / Mohamed Ahmed Morsi, Minister of State for Military Production, Dr. / Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and a number of the ministry's leaders. Minister "Morsi" emphasized During the ceremony, the Ministry of Military Production pays great attention to the education and technical education system through its various educa...

2020-10-15 16:21:21

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Dr. Medhat Dorra - Space Consultant Office Forty years of innovation has made us in the front. The Cairo Construction Hub is an ambitious idea that deserves support.

  Interview: Ali Dagher Photographer: Nader boushra   Space Consultants is one of the most important Egyptian houses of consultancy, the volume of their work spread in Egypt and the magnitude of their participation in the national projects in designing or planning and their partnerships with the most important real-estate developers makes them progress through the list of the most important consultancy houses in Egypt. On the other hand, the founder and head of the group's board is one of the most important Egytian and Arab architects. He is Prof. Dr. Medhat Dorra, Professor of Architecture at Cairo University, one of the most important Egyptian architects, has added a lot of books to the Arab Architecture Library. With this introduction, and because our most important objective is to highlight the Egyptian innovation in construction and architecture by publishing the works and writings of Egyptian architects, it was important to meet with the Space Consultant group to talk about architecture and building in Egypt and to learn closely about their most important projects and intellectual orientations in the design practice and about the issue of architecture and general urban education. Even national projects, we had this meeting with Prof. Dr.  Elkhayam Medhat Dorra, tin the Construction Engineering department at AUC. in Cairo and deputy head of the board, and Dr. Ayman Abdelhamid, the general director of the group to learn from a clos...

2020-12-17 15:53:09

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The Engineering Export Council of Egypt: Qualifying 30 new companies for export, funded by the Central Bank of Egypt.

The Engineering Export Council of Egypt has announced the qualification of 30 small and medium-size Egyptian companies in the engineering industries sector, as part of the "Nile Pioneers" initiative, funded by the Central Bank of Egypt, and in coordination with Nile University. It includes the sectors of equipment, machinery, production lines, electric cables, electrical appliances and their components, car industries, spare parts, all complementary engineering industries, computer production, electronics, metal forming, metal furniture, health equipment, and all medical and health devices. The Export Council added in a statement on Thursday, that the qualification program of new companies aims to build the capabilities of companies in the areas of production development, thus seeking to introduce new companies in the field of exportation, upgrade the Egyptian export system, and enhance the presence of Egyptian companies in global markets. The council’s statement indicated that the new program is entitled “Innovate to grow your business”. It includes training courses to develop production and improve its efficiency, develop supply chain management, and electronic marketing of products in order to increase the capabilities of factories locally and support them to penetrate new markets. The Export Council indicated that the training program will be implemented in three phases: the first is based on building the capabilities of compan...

2020-11-12 15:54:59

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Egyptian Engineers Syndicate amends the field of "Supervision Consultant" to "Execution Quality Control"

Eng. Ahmed Ramzy, head of the Civil Division of the General Syndicate of Engineers, announced that, in coordination between the Civil Division, the General Syndicate Office, and the Supreme Council of the Syndicate, it was decided to amend the field of execution supervision consultant to that of execution quality control, indicating that the division agreed with the council regarding engineers who wish to obtain a consultant degree in supervising implementation. In a statement issued by the Engineers Syndicate today, Ramzy pointed out that the Civil Division, in cooperation with a group of professors from the Faculty of Engineering and specialized consultant engineers, will organize a training course to qualify for a consultant degree in the field of quality control of implementation. The head of the Civil Division clarified that the division concluded the activities of its free lectures and sessions at the end of last October in the field of concrete structures and bridges, revealing that the division would start organizing another series of lectures in one of the fields of civil engineering at the end of this month, pointing out that the division will do its best in the next phase to fulfill all the engineers' requests and benefit from their opinions.

2020-11-19 16:08:38

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Engineers Syndicate in Alexandria holds a symposium on the Construction Industry and Building Information Technology

The Syndicate of Engineers in Alexandria, headed by Dr. Mohammed Hisham Saoudi, and the Industry and Energy Committee headed by Dr. Hassan Lotfy, organized a seminar entitled "The Construction Industry and Building Information Modeling Technology (BIM") on Thursday, 19 November at the Syndicate's Conference Hall. The Syndicate indicated, in a statement today, that Dr. Shaima Ashour, Engineer Islam Khalil, Engineer Salim Badawy and Engineer Moataz Ehab, who are BIM technology experts, delivered lectures at the symposium. Dr. Hassan Lotfy, head of the Industry and Energy Committee at the Syndicate of Engineers in Alexandria, said that the meeting dealt with the construction industry and the uses of building information modeling technology and discussed how to start applying the Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology in the Egyptian construction industry.  He also discussed the use of BIM technology in new smart cities in Egypt, its role in achieving sustainable buildings in the New Alamein City, and its impacts on smart engineering education, in addition to addressing the importance of BIM technology for construction and architectural, electrical and mechanical engineers. He indicated that the meeting will present ten important information and elements about (BIM) technology, as well as the Egyptian code for (BIM) technology.

2020-11-19 16:09:02

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The Minister of Higher Education honors researchers in the engineering sector

Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar honored the recipients of the best master's and Ph.D. theses in the engineering sector, during his participation in the meeting of the Engineering Studies Sector Committee, in the presence of Dr. Mahmoud Al-Matini, President of Ain Shams University, Dr. Mahmoud Sakr, President of Scientific Research and Technology Academy, and Dr. Diaa Khalil, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Ain Shams University, Dr. Abdel Hamid Shaira, Chairman of the Engineering Studies Sector Committee, and Dr. Muhammad Salihin, Secretary of the Engineering Studies Sector Committee, and the committee members, at the headquarters of the Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University. The Minister praised the efforts made by the Engineering Studies Sector Committee, calling for doubling the number and types of awards next year, and stressing the importance of fostering scientific research. Dr. Khaled Abdel Ghaffar suggested, in a statement issued by the Ministry of Higher Education, that a number of prizes will be allocated next year for the best research papers, as well as scientific researches that contribute to boosting industry, in addition to allocating scientific awards to the best scientific research for professors above Sixty years to motivate scholars and professors, especially in the fields related to supporting industry, which contributes to improving the university’s ranking on the one hand, and fostering scientific research in Egypt on the oth...

2020-11-29 09:21:07

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President Meets with Presidential Advisor for Urban Planning and Chairman of the Engineering Authority

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Presidential Advisor for Urban Planning Major General/ Amir Sayed Ahmed, Chairman of the Engineering Authority of the Armed Forces, Staff Major General/ Ihab Al-Far, Director of Armed Forces Engineering Authority Advisory Office, Major General/ Khaled Mubarak, and Assistant Director of the Department of Military Engineers Major General Ashraf Al-Arabi, as well as Director of road designs at the Military Engineering Department Brigadier General Abdel Aziz El-Feki. The meeting discussed the implementation status of a number of national projects carried out by the Engineering Authority across Egypt, especially those related to the national network of new roads and axes. The meeting also discussed the ongoing construction work in the New Administrative Capital and El-Galala City and the development plan of Ramses Square. In this context, the construction and engineering position of some projects in the New Administrative Capital was showcased. They discussed in further detail the implementation status of the Diplomatic Quarter which will include the embassies of foreign countries and the headquarters of international and regional organizations located in Egypt. President El-Sisi called for expediting the implementation of this project, emphasizing that it has to include all the different services and various social activities for its residents and frequent visitors.   The engineering designs of the facilities at the Strateg...

2020-12-06 08:16:11

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President Sisi directs a new path for housing and urban expansion

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, Eng. Sherif Ismail, Assistant President of the Republic for National and Strategic Projects, Mahmoud Shaarawi, Minister of Local Development, Dr. Assem El-Jazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, and Major General Amir Sayed Ahmed, Adviser to the President of the Republic for Planning , and Major General Staff Ihab Al-Far, head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority. The president was briefed on the outcome of the efforts and steps taken during the past period in this context, especially in the governorates of Cairo, Giza and Alexandria, and the outcome of the work of the relevant committees that were formed from all the competent authorities, as well as the proposals and mechanisms being discussed to reorganize urban activity according to new building requirements. The President directed the formulation of the new building system in a complete manner in terms of aspects and details in a way that achieves the governance of the construction process and urban expansion, within a framework of clear standards, including engineering designs, construction stages, absorption of cars and services for each building, and criteria for determining the height of residential buildings, stressing the imperative of applying these standards. To regulate the construction process, and to adopt a new path of housing and urban expansion, a path based on scientific and objective rules that e...

2020-12-05 09:50:58

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Hoda El Maraghy is the first Egyptian woman to receive the highest Canadian engineering award

Dr. Hoda El Maraghy, Dean of the Canadian College of Engineering at the University of Windsor, who holds the highest civilian order in Canada, is participating in the “Egypt Can by Industry Conference”, which is to be held during the coming period, in order to benefit from her knowledge and experience in the field of industrial investment and the localization of industry in Egypt, as She loves Egypt and always translates this love and belonging into support for her homeland in all areas of the fourth industrial revolution, through cooperation with the concerned authorities in working on Egyptian projects through a series of conferences and the “Egypt Can Foundation”.. And now we are to monitor stations in the life of Dr. Hoda El Maraghy: She is the first woman in Canadian history to obtain a doctorate in industrial engineering. She is also the first woman to hold the position of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Windsor in Canada. She joined the Scientific Advisory Board of the Canadian Minister of Defense, as well as a fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. The Canadian McMaster University has included Dr. Hoda El Maraghy ​​among its elite and famous graduates. She was also awarded the "Order of Ontario” for her scientific efforts in the field of engineering; She is also the only Egyptian woman in Canada - among 114 other candidates - to receive this order, since it was offic...

2020-12-17 13:04:09

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Al-Jazzar confirms the progress of work on the Al-Firdous axis to reduce densities and travel times between Cairo suburbs

Dr. Assem Al-Jazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities confirmed the need to advance work on the Al-Firdous axis project In Cairo governorate, and the completion of the work in the specified time, Indicating that the work in the first phase of the project was divided into 4 parts that work in parallel to ensure the completion of the project according to the scheduled time. For his part, Eng. Mahmoud Nassar, Head of the Central Agency for Reconstruction, held an expanded meeting to follow up on the progress of the project In the presence of Engineer Mohamed Al Kilani, Head of the Greater Cairo Reconstruction Authority, The project consultant, and officials of the companies implementing the project, And as part of the continuous follow-up For the implementation of the first phase of the axis. He stated that the aim of the project, It is the link between downtown Cairo, Salah Salem Road, the Ring Road, Nasr City and New Cairo. As well as access to the New Administrative Capital through the connecting axes available in New Cairo (Sadat Street and Mohammed Bin Zayed Corridor), And reduce traffic densities On the existing roads in the areas of Heliopolis, west of Nasr City, and the 6th of October Bridge, And the shortening of distances and times of trips, Besides reducing fuel consumption and pollution. Engineer Mahmoud Nassar indicated that the project to establish the Free Al-Firdous axis in Cairo Governorate is being implemented in 3 stages, t...

2020-12-31 13:41:30

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Details of Cairo plan to prevent slums and control urbanization

Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, held a meeting to follow up the work of the spatial variables system, in the presence of a number of ministers to discuss the establishment of a spatial data unit in every governorate to monitor spatial variables, and to complete coordination and linkage with the spatial data system in the Egyptian Military Survey Department of the Armed Forces, with the aim of controlling, governing and following up the formal and informal urbanization. Cairo Governorate is currently applying the system of spatial variables to control urbanization and prevent slums in the capital, as Cairo is the only governorate that applies this system. It is a project which aims to monitor the changes that occur spatially within the governorate and the extent of its legality, through monitoring various sites via satellites. Engineer El-Sayed El-Badriy, supervisor of the project to improve citizens' services in Cairo Governorate, confirmed that the "geographical website" of Cairo governorate works on many services provided to the heads of districts to control violations and encroachments . El-Badry added that this site serves the heads of Districts, through knowing whether the property is illegal or not, or if that land is owned by the state or not, and knowing the government places in the District. He pointed out that this site was launched in cooperation with the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, adding that this...

2021-01-13 09:24:08

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On a tour inside "El-Galala City", construction began four years ago and opening will be soon

The new city of Galala, a far-fetched dream that has finally become a tangible reality, is the result of the continuous effort of the honorable Egyptian cadres, who worked day and night to see a magical global city with a coastal spirit in Egypt. The project is considered one of the most important mega national projects that combine the charm of natural sceneries and global components, as the project includes a tourist resort, a city with integrated services, in addition to the Ain Sokhna-Zafarana Road, which crosses the Galala Mountain, thus becoming a project of historical, cultural and strategic value. The new City of Galala is one of the major projects supervised by the Engineering Authority of the Egyptian Armed Forces. The project is one of 253 important national projects in the Egyptian governorates. It is located on the highest mount plateau in the Red Sea area between Ain Sokhna and Zafarana. The plateau sits over 770 meters above sea level at its highest elevation. The main road of the project starts from Wadi Hagoul area and is linked to the new Beni Suef / Zaafarana road with a length of 160 km and connects between Beni Suef and Zaafarana. The length of the main Galala Plateau Road is about 82 kilometers on both sides while the speed allowed for the cars is 120 km/h. The road is divided into three lanes that are secured from the risks of accidents by logistics, interior boards, instructions, planning, and flood risks. There are many services on th...

2021-01-09 15:24:33

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The October 6th Monorail project photo, is nominated to be the cover photo for Engineering News-Record (ENR), the global magazine for the best construction photos of 2020

Ayman Nazeer, Director of the Photography Unit at the Public Relations and Media Department at the Arab Contractors Company, said that a picture of the October 6th Monorail project, won the award of the American ENR magazine, which is specialized in engineering construction, because the specifications required by it has provided safety and quality conditions, especially since this magazine is interested in mega projects. Monorail is considered one of the giant projects that are being implemented in Egypt. Ayman Nazeer added that the photo was captured spontaneously, and the atmosphere was very hot, commenting: "The worker was working on the steel cage, and they were in a hurry to put it in place to pour a meter in diameter." He explained that the race witnessed a competition between 900 photos, of which 5 won, which competed with each other to be the cover of the magazine, explaining that it is an American magazine that cares about safety conditions, health and patriotism, and highlights the most important mega projects that took place through the past year. And he added: "Our company works with national projects in Egypt, and we have achieved very impressive results. Our projects are many and large, and it is an honor for me that we win this award, and it did not occur to me to win this award because I do not participate in competitions."

2021-01-09 19:22:05

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Madbouly follows up the final steps of construction and planning control project for approval

Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, held a meeting to follow up the final steps of laying down planning and building controls and requirements for Egyptian cities, in the presence of Major General Mahmoud Shaarawi, Minister of Local Development, Dr. Asim El-Gazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, and Engineer Khaled Abbas, Deputy Minister of Housing for National Projects and Dr. Abdel Khalek Ibrahim, Assistant Consultant for Minister of Housing. During the meeting, Dr. Assem Al-Gazzar reviewed the planning and construction controls and requirements at the city level in terms of uses, heights and building ratios, areas and dimensions of plots of land, and parking spaces. He also discussed the executive procedures for starting construction work, and the procedures for issuing building permits. The Minister of Housing also touched upon the formation of the inspection committee and the responsibilities entrusted to it, as well as the names of the supervisor authorities that will monitor construction work. At the end of the meeting, the Prime Minister confirmed that the final planning and construction requirements will be presented to the President, in preparation for their approval by the Supreme Council for Urban Planning and Development.

2021-01-13 09:26:37

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For the first time, two architects under the dome of the Egyptian Parliament

In an important step representing a new era for the state’s vision of the role that the architect plays in public affairs, and hence his role as a representative of the people, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi took a decision to appoint both Professor Sahar Attia, Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University     Dalia Al-Saadani,  architectural designer and winner of International Design Award – Italy as members of the Egyptian Parliament within several names that have been appointed according to the percentage appointed by the President of the Republic It is noteworthy that the specified percentage always represents a special value, as it is intended to appoint prominent individuals from important social and professional groups, but by their nature they do not possess the necessary popularity to exceed voting rates in elections such as engineers and other groups of society or different cultural groups. This is the first time that architects have been appointed in the Egyptian parliament, reflecting a deeper understanding of the nature of the role the architect plays in public affairs. The presence of these personalities is expected to contribute strongly to the issuance of legislation that would control the urban system and preserve the Egyptian architectural and civilizational heritage, especially in thorny architectural and urban issues such as dealing with her...

2021-01-09 19:38:06

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Launching a major architectural competition for young architects to find design solutions for small spaces in light of Coronavirus pandemic challenges

 An architecture competition for young architects and interior designers will be launched on first half of Jan. 2021. It's a major architectural competition named “Young Architects Competition 2021”, whose theme this year is “Design solutions for small spaces in light of Coronavirus pandemic challenges.” As a matter of fact, Coronavirus pandemic has added new challenges to architects, planners and interior designers in terms of creating livable interior spaces that are characterized by flexibility in use, sustainability and health safety. It's assumed that this epidemic continues threatening human lives. Consequently, it has become important to find safe spaces suitable for use in various purposes. It is certain that the matter is getting more difficult with small spaces in housing, commercial, educational or administrative sectors, which are activities that cannot stop under any circumstances. That is why the "Cairo International Construction Hub", a multi-activity urban event, launched a competition for young architects with a view to presenting alternatives and design solutions that enable users to practice activities safely in light of this challenge. The competition stipulates the fulfillment of a number of principles and conditions, the most important of which is the achievement of the principles of sustainability and the preservation of resources, as well as the need to respect the urban environment and the u...

2021-01-31 14:56:38

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids to provide Egypt’s first advanced power quality solution to support grid expansion and rural development

A stable power grid is essential to help meet the national goals of land reclamation and the development of agriculture, communities and industries Cairo, Egypt, 8 February, 2020 – Hitachi ABB Power Grids will provide state-owned Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) with high-performance grid stabi-lization technology to help improve power quality and expand transmission capacity in the strategic Owainat development area in southwest Egypt, where desert waste-land is being reclaimed for agricultural use.  The contract was signed in the presence of the Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Dr. Mohamed Shaker. This strategic project will provide EETC with a fully engineered solution based on a 200 megavolt ampere (MVAR) STATCOM to be connected to the existing 220 kilovolt (kV) Owainat substation, thus enabling grid expansion and providing more power for rural development and a rap-idly increasing population. Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ technology and engineering capabilities will help the country reclaim untapped land in the vast Western Desert, where projects are un-derway to sustainably improve social and economic conditions for Egyptian com-munities.  “Hitachi ABB Power Grids is proud to support EETC in this strategic project, and to help drive efforts to meet Egypt’s 2030 vision of integrated, sustainable growth with a focus on the energy industry,” said Mohamed Hosseiny, Country Managing Direc...

2021-02-23 14:42:59

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? How to grasp the Islamic & Contemporary Architecture

  Written by : Dr Khaled Azab This question may come as a surprise to the readers, researchers, and professors specialized in Islamic architecture and Islamic monuments, in specific. However, grasping the Islamic architecture is still a long way ahead, unfortunately. Many have immersed themselves in the orientalist studies revolving around the form rather than the content in the fields of architecture and Islamic monuments. This had an effect that lasted until the 21st century. Not only on the academic curriculum, but also on architectural designs, metaphorically known as Islamic. Everyone sought form rather than content, which is the essence of Islamic architecture. Moreover, it is this essence that made it eye-catching in terms of the ornamental form. Also, if the design is contemplated, questions with logical answers emerging from architectural engineering will be raised. This is in addition to other questions with no answers residing in the western and cotemporary consciousness as a part of the mysteries and magic of the East linked to the Arabian Nights tales.                                                                  &nbs...

2021-02-23 14:43:39

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Sisi reviews the details of the “New Delta" national project, with an area of one million feddans

During the meeting of Mr. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi with Dr. Mustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, Mr. El- Sayed Al-Quseir, Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Major General Amir Sayed Ahmed, Adviser to the President of the Republic for Urban Planning, Major General Mustafa Amin, Director General of the National Service Projects Organization (NSPO), and Staff Major General,  Ehab El Far, Head of the Armed Forces Engineering Authority. Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has urged immediate implementation of a new developmental project, dubbed ‘New Delta’, as part of the state’s efforts to form modern agricultural and urban complexes, a statement by the Egyptian Presidency said. During the meeting, El-Sisi was briefed on the studies made by research teams from the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Service Products Organization, and academic authorities on the land allocated for the project. These studies have proven that the land of the project is fit for agricultural reclamation, in the framework of the mega- national project "New Delta" with an area of one million agricultural feddans, which includes within its scope the "Future of Egypt" project for agricultural production. The mega project, due to be implemented over 100 million feddans, also includes ‘the Future of Egypt’ project for agricultural production, Presidential Spokesman said. The project serves the state’s s...

2021-05-05 14:27:26

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