“MENA to have 40GW of wind-power capacity by 2026”

“MENA to have 40GW of wind-power capacit…

Monday, 26 June 2017 06:05

MAKE consulting has recently reported that the wind-power capacity in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region amounted to 676MW in 2016, compared to 682MW in 2015, and has forecasted...

Immensa launches first 3D printing facility in the UAE

Immensa launches first 3D printing facil…

Sunday, 25 June 2017 06:08

Immensa Technology Labs, UAE’s leading additive manufacturing (AM) company, has launched the first 3D printing facility in Dubai, which comprises eight 3D printing systems and more than 30 materials for...

Technical Review Middle East  weekly digest - 18th June - 22nd June

Technical Review Middle East weekly dig…

Sunday, 25 June 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 18th June - 22nd June 2017

Bio-diesel help keep Glastonbury running

Bio-diesel help keep Glastonbury running…

Friday, 23 June 2017 16:01

Britain’s best-known music festival has once again opened its gates, this year with sunny days and balmy temperatures  That’s great news for the thousands of festival goers heading to Glastonbury, and...

AUD students design door handles for Dubai Expo 2020 pavilion

AUD students design door handles for Dub…

Friday, 23 June 2017 06:12

American University in Dubai (AUD) has teamed up with the global security provider Dormakaba, aiming to provide opportunity to the students to design lever handles for Expo 2020 mobility pavilion

QCC unveils solar PV scheme to support adoption of solar energy in Abu Dhabi

QCC unveils solar PV scheme to support a…

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 07:01

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), responsible for developing quality infrastructure and raising awareness on quality standards in Abu Dhabi, has unveiled a conformity assessment scheme to verify the...

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain causeway project invites expressions of interest

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain causeway projec…

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 06:05

With Saudi Arabia and Bahrain planning to build a new road and rail causeway linking the two countries, expressions of interest (EoI) have been invited from the private sector developers,...

Concession agreement to develop, manage and operate Fujairah Port

Concession agreement to develop, manage …

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 04:58

A 35-year concession agreement between Abu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah was signed recently

Traxys signs antimony supply deal with Oman’s SPMP

Traxys signs antimony supply deal with O…

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 06:14

Luxembourg-based Traxys Europe has signed contract with Oman’s Strategic and Precious Metals Processing (SPMP), a partnership that is aimed at supplying antimony-gold concentrates to the Oman Antimony Roaster (OAR), which...

Abraaj Group divests stake in Careem to Kingdom Holding Company

Abraaj Group divests stake in Careem to …

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 04:26

The Abraaj Group announced that it has divested shareholding in Careem, the UAE’s leading transportation network company, to the Saudi Arabia’s conglomerate Kingdom Holding Company

Averda wins UAE’s ‘Waste Management Company of the Year’ award

Averda wins UAE’s ‘Waste Management Comp…

Monday, 19 June 2017 06:32

Averda, an environmental solution provider in Middle East and Africa, has received ‘UAE Waste Management Company of the Year Award-Private Entity’ at the Frost & Sullivan’s Excellence in Best Practices...

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 11th - 15th June 2017

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 18 June 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on Technical Review Middle East, from 11th - 15th June 2017

Hargeisa joins Air Arabia’s growing African network

Hargeisa joins Air Arabia’s growing Afri…

Thursday, 15 June 2017 06:48

Two weekly flights connecting Sharjah and Hargeisa starting 4 July 2017

UAE Government of Umm Al Qaiwain, FEWA to develop desalination plants

UAE Government of Umm Al Qaiwain, FEWA t…

Thursday, 15 June 2017 06:37

H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain and Chairman of the Umm Al Qaiwain Executive Council, on Sunday witnessed the signing of...

McDermott completes load-out and installation of the first jacket from Dammam fabrication yard

McDermott completes load-out and install…

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 06:51

McDermott International has celebrated a major milestone with the load-out and installation of the first jacket, fully fabricated by the Company at its recently opened Dammam fabrication yard in Saudi...

Anglo-American, Bekaert, Engie, Millicom, Norsk Hydro, Owens-Illinois, Teva, Valeo and Verdantix Among Speakers at the Enablon SPF EMEA 2017

Anglo-American, Bekaert, Engie, Millicom…

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 06:06

An event to focus on how to create value with technology innovations in EHS, sustainability and risk management 

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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