Al-Bahar opens new branch in Oman

Al-Bahar opens new branch in Oman

Thursday, 17 January 2019 06:09

Al-Bahar has announced the opening of its newest branch office in Sohar through their sister company Oasis Trading and Equipment Co LLC

DSM’s coating for solar PV return bigger gains

DSM’s coating for solar PV return bigger…

Thursday, 17 January 2019 04:00

The Middle East region is one of the most attractive markets for the upcoming solar and PV sector. According to the 2019 Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) released yesterday...

Saudi Arabia’s roadmap to sustainability

Saudi Arabia’s roadmap to sustainability

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 03:15

Speaking at the Future Sustainability Summit yesterday, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid A. Al-Falih explained the country’s roadmap to sustainability. He reiterated that the kingdom...

‘Bridge differences to bridge the sustainability gap’

‘Bridge differences to bridge the sustai…

Wednesday, 16 January 2019 03:09

Marking the beginning of the Year of Tolerance, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, urged the attendees at opening ceremony of The Future Sustainability Summit at...

Saudi Arabia awards first utility-scale wind project

Saudi Arabia awards first utility-scale …

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 04:45

The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (MEIM) has awarded its Dumat Al Jandal wind project to the consortium led...

Greater water stability, bigger economic rise

Greater water stability, bigger economic…

Monday, 14 January 2019 04:50

Schneider Electric, the French multinational corporation that specialises in energy management, automation solutions, spanning hardware, software and services, is working with Dubai Municipality to explore Big Data analytics across drainage...

The Gulf still boasts some of the best project opportunities in the world

The Gulf still boasts some of the best p…

Sunday, 13 January 2019 03:38

Economist Moin Siddiqi has explored some of the opportunities to boost infrastructure growth in the GCC region

Hyundai E&C to complete work on Kuwait’s longest bridge this year

Hyundai E&C to complete work on Kuwa…

Thursday, 10 January 2019 04:35

Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai E&C) will complete the world’s longest landmark bridge in Kuwait this year

Saudi Arabia to begin Qiddiya project this year

Saudi Arabia to begin Qiddiya project th…

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 10:24

Construction of the recreational megaproject in Riyadh will begin this year, according to Mike Reininger, CEO of the Qiddiya project

Using fuel from waste for production

Using fuel from waste for production

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 06:01

Ras Al Khaimah-based Pioneer Cement Industries has signed an agreement with Emirates RDF for the use of fuel derived from household waste in its production plant

Masdar rolls out first all-electric bus service in Middle East

Masdar rolls out first all-electric bus …

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 04:01

Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has officially launched the first fully electric passenger bus – Eco-Bus – in the region in partnership with the department of transport in...

Abu Dhabi adopts new business policy for energy sector

Abu Dhabi adopts new business policy for…

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 04:00

The Department of Energy (DoE) in Abu Dhabi has adopted the “Business Continuity Policy” for the energy sector, which seeks to enhance performance and ensure a safe and sustainable supply...

Genset market recovering ‘cautiously’

Genset market recovering ‘cautiously’

Monday, 07 January 2019 12:55

Transformative technology and practices, which are evolving in the power sector, are to come under detailed scrutiny in Dubai in early 2019 with the staging of the two-day ‘Revolutionizing Power...

Continental commissions first driverless tyre test vehicle

Continental commissions first driverless…

Monday, 07 January 2019 07:27

Continental, premium German tyre and technology company, has commissioned the first driverless tyre test vehicle using pioneering technology based on the company’s automated Cruising Chauffeur

Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum soon in Abu Dhabi

Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum s…

Monday, 07 January 2019 04:28

The third annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will be held in Abu Dhabi on 11-13 January 2019 to set the global energy agenda for the year and examine the...

Isotope hydrology techniques improves Kuwait’s water management strategy

Isotope hydrology techniques improves Ku…

Sunday, 06 January 2019 08:43

Arid countries like Kuwait are increasingly focussing on techniques using stable isotopes to assess their groundwater resources and meet the challenge to manage the freshwater resources in a sustainable way...

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.

Alain Charles Publishing, University House, 11-13 Lower Grosvenor Place, London, SW1W 0EX, UK
T: +44 20 7834 7676, F: +44 20 7973 0076, W: www.alaincharles.com

twn Are you sure that you want to switch to desktop version?