Bentley Systems signs digital twins deal with Atos

Bentley Systems signs digital twins deal…

Sunday, 18 November 2018 04:37

Atos, one of the leading global digital transformation solution providers, and Bentley Systems have announced a strategic partnership to create and operate digital twins on behalf of industry and infrastructure...

MAN Truck & Bus Jordan supplies 100 new vehicles to Greater Amman Municipality

MAN Truck & Bus Jordan supplies 100 …

Sunday, 18 November 2018 04:34

MAN Truck & Bus Jordan has supplied 101 MAN trucks at Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), in an initiative to make the city of Amman cleaner and greener for residents and...

Clear Blue Technologies lists on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Clear Blue Technologies lists on Frankfu…

Thursday, 15 November 2018 10:00

Clear Blue Technologies, which provides smart off-grid power, technology, and services, has listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

ENEC achieves major progress in construction of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

ENEC achieves major progress in construc…

Thursday, 15 November 2018 06:21

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has completed all main concrete works and heavy equipment lifting for the four nuclear reactor units of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, being built...

DP World Kigali’s logistics platform

DP World Kigali’s logistics platform

Thursday, 15 November 2018 05:30

DP World and the government of Rwanda have established a logistics hub located 20 km from the capital, Kigali, near the international airport

GCC to speed up solar conversion

GCC to speed up solar conversion

Thursday, 15 November 2018 03:48

The GCC is likely to speed up its solar energy conversion movement, reaching its 2030 target of a collective 4.6 GW photovoltaic (PV) in power generation to emerge as a...

ADIPEC 2018: Al Masaood shares global energy solutions

ADIPEC 2018: Al Masaood shares global en…

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 06:10

Al Masaood’s Projects & Engineering Services Division (PESD) has appeared at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) to share comprehensive energy and petrochemical services in cooperation...

Glasspoint and Occidental of Oman cooperate on solar EOR project

Glasspoint and Occidental of Oman cooper…

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 04:14

GlassPoint Solar and Occidental of Oman have signed a MoU agreement aiming to lead to a large solar thermal energy plant, exceeding two gigawatts, at the Mukhaizna oilfield in Oman

Alstom’s first metro trainset comes on time in Dubai

Alstom’s first metro trainset comes on t…

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:28

Alstom, French multinational company operating worldwide in rail transport markets, has delivered to the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) the first of the 50 Metropolis trainsets that will...

ABB wins US$79mn order for Abu Dhabi’s Bab onshore project

ABB wins US$79mn order for Abu Dhabi’s B…

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:15

China Petroleum Engineering and Construction Corporation (CPECC) has awarded ABB an integrated automation, electrification and telecommunication order worth US$79mn for the upgrade of the Bab Onshore Field in Abu Dhabi

Tata Steel targets carbon neutral mission to oil and gas industry

Tata Steel targets carbon neutral missio…

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:01

Tata Steel has announced its ambition to become a carbon neutral producer of steel to the oil and gas industry from 2050 at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and...

PDO and Be’ah to train and create jobs for 600 young Omanis

PDO and Be’ah to train and create jobs f…

Sunday, 11 November 2018 05:40

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is sponsoring the vocational training of 600 young Omanis as part of its efforts to create more than 50,000 job opportunities in and outside the oil...

BKT to build US$100mn tyre production factory in US

BKT to build US$100mn tyre production fa…

Sunday, 11 November 2018 04:20

Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), one of the leading India-based off-highway tyre manufacturers, has announced a US$100mn construction project for a new production site that will serve both the US markets...

Caparol Paints expands UAE portfolio, opens new showroom in Sharjah

Caparol Paints expands UAE portfolio, op…

Sunday, 11 November 2018 04:01

Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paints and coating solutions, has launched a new 1800 sq ft showroom at Beena centre, King Faisal Street, Sharjah, a move that is...

Emirates Steel signs iron ore pellet supply deal with Vale

Emirates Steel signs iron ore pellet sup…

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 04:44

Emirates Steel, leading integrated steel plant in the UAE, has signed a four-year contract with Vale, one of the largest producers of iron ore and iron ore pellets, to supply...

National Paints to inaugurate 14 showrooms in the UAE

National Paints to inaugurate 14 showroo…

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 04:34

National Paints, a leading paints brand in the MENA region, has announced to inaugurate a total of 14 new exclusive showrooms in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in the coming...

Big 5 2011 a success - sees 6 per cent increase in participation

Big_5__2011 The Big 5 2011 attracted more than 49,000 participants, an increase of 6 per cent on the previous year's participation figures.Held in November at Dubai, The Big 5 2011 attracted more than 49,000 participants, an increase of 6 per cent on the previous year's participation figures.

The co-located shows Middle East Concrete, PMV Live and FM Expo as well as the newly introduced product zones created a more coherent event experience for construction industry exhibitors and visitors, with an easy and efficient navigation through the halls based on their product interest.

The show floor featured a mixture of product specific sections as well as the traditional National Pavilions, of which there were 32 popular features. The Gaia Awards and The Platinum Club returned in 2011 ; the Green Build Congress was launched and over 130 free to attend product and educational seminars were organised.

Gaia Awards

For the first time this year, the Gaia Awards, which honours companies who have contributed towards reducing the impact of construction on the environment, was open also to non-exhibitors and the response was nothing short of overwhelming.

This year's Gold winner, Enocean Technology by Nuuon Trading LLc, was assessed by the judges as a world and sector leading technology with innovative and energy efficient features, generating high level benefits to other building systems.

Green Build Congress

The Big 5 2011 also saw the introduction of the Green Build Congress, with over 40 of the region's most influential industry leaders, who spoke to an audience of 250 delegates from the building and construction industry.

Feedback

Feedback from attendees highlighted that there is still a strong desire to improve sustainability in the region's construction industry. Over 90 per cent of those who fed back believed that buildings in the Middle East are not yet sustainable enough, though 92 per cent of those questioned did not think it was too late to conserve the Middle East's environment. Over 60 per cent believed that it is possible for commercial growth and environmental conservation to work together.

The Platinum Club

The Platinum Club also resumed this year, bringing together high-level construction industry players, with spending budgets in excess of US$100m. This year the Club saw a 25 per cent increase on 2010 participation with the number of buyers increasing from 499 to 628 in 2011, accounting for billions of dollars worth of purchasing power and providing a broader focus group for future research into industry requirements and expectations of The Big 5.

The next Big 5 show will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 10-13 March 2012.

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