Driving UAE’s logistics business with RSA National’s new cargo terminal

Driving UAE’s logistics business with RS…

Thursday, 20 September 2018 05:00

RSA National, the joint venture between US-based National and UAE-based RSA Global, has its new air cargo terminal, located airside at Dubai World Central (DWC)

Tadweer opens new waste recycling facility in Abu Dhabi town

Tadweer opens new waste recycling facili…

Thursday, 20 September 2018 04:00

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) has opened a new facility to recycle construction and demolition waste in Ghayathi in Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, as part of Abu...

Masdar to deliver five-megawatt battery-storage solar plant in Seychelles

Masdar to deliver five-megawatt battery-…

Thursday, 20 September 2018 04:00

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) is set to help the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) in building a five-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant with battery storage in the Republic...

New QAS 5 mobile diesel gensets from Atlas Copco

New QAS 5 mobile diesel gensets from Atl…

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 04:00

Atlas Copco has launched the fifth generation of its flagship QAS generators range, aiming to provide a smooth transition and increase productivity during operation

SM rotary screw compressors from Kaesar

SM rotary screw compressors from Kaesar

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 04:00

Kaeser Compressors, Inc, Germany-based manufacturer of compressed air and vacuum products, has launched new SM series rotary screw compressors, aiming to provide efficient and service-friendly operations

Alstom wins O&M contract worth US$854mn for Riyadh Metro lines

Alstom wins O&M contract worth US$85…

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:06

Alstom has received a Letter of Award (LoA) from Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) to provide operation and maintenance services for lines 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Riyadh Metro over...

ABB’s OPTIMAX® solutions aim at energy costs reduction

ABB’s OPTIMAX® solutions aim at energy c…

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 04:00

The new OPTIMAX® solution from ABB helps enable industrial, commercial and power generation companies to reduce energy costs and site emissions by optimising the aggregation and dispatch of energy sources

Firm builds Saudi Arabia’s Qiddiya resort with semi-permanent solutions

Firm builds Saudi Arabia’s Qiddiya resor…

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 04:00

Qiddiya, the first-of-its-kind entertainment resort in Saudi Arabia, has been launched in record time using semi-permanent building technology

Abu Dhabi to host the 2019 edition of the World Energy Congress

Abu Dhabi to host the 2019 edition of th…

Monday, 17 September 2018 05:35

The 2019 Abu Dhabi World Energy Congress will run from the 9-12 September 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), discussing a fresh perspective on how to resolve...

Arabsat and Newtec to launch satellite services in Middle East and Africa

Arabsat and Newtec to launch satellite s…

Monday, 17 September 2018 04:00

Belgium-based Newtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, has signed a contract with Arab Satellite Communications (Arabsat), a move that aims to see...

DEWA CEO inspects R&D Centre at Dubai solar park

DEWA CEO inspects R&D Centre at Duba…

Monday, 17 September 2018 04:00

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has visited the R&D Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, aiming...

Ambitious climate action can lead to higher productivity: WRI report

Ambitious climate action can lead to hig…

Sunday, 16 September 2018 15:57

It’s a fact: existing resource-intensive, unsustainable businesses will be left behind in the near future. A World Resource Institute (WRI) report explains

China Telecom Global selects Teraco for interconnection hub

China Telecom Global selects Teraco for …

Thursday, 13 September 2018 04:00

China Telecom (Africa and the Middle East) Limited (CTMEA), the Middle East and Africa subsidiary of China Telecom Global (CTG), has announced to establish an interconnection network and telecommunications hub...

Saudi Arabia reveals railway expansion plans for passengers and freight

Saudi Arabia reveals railway expansion p…

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 05:39

Saudi Arabia plans to turn the kingdom into a global logistics hub with an expanded network of commercial and industrial freight services

BKT makes its debut at Automechanika 2018

BKT makes its debut at Automechanika 201…

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:00

Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) has made its debut at Automechanika, the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry, running in Frankfurt from 11-15 September 2018

WGES to accelerate talks on green capital

WGES to accelerate talks on green capita…

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 04:00

Green capital will be the focus of discussions at the annual World Green Economy Summit (WGES 2018), taking place from 24-25 October 2018, amid the global commitments to build a...

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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