Atlas Copco delivers light towers in Kuwait

Atlas Copco delivers light towers in Kuw…

Sunday, 22 July 2018 06:25

Atlas Copco has announced the delivery of 64 units of light towers to its customer in Kuwait

GCC façades market looking at a 50.7 per cent growth by 2025

GCC façades market looking at a 50.7 per…

Sunday, 22 July 2018 06:04

The GCC façades market is set to grow by 50.7 per cent from 2017-2025 across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman, according to a study conducted by Grand...

Veolia commissions waste treatment facility in Jebel Ali

Veolia commissions waste treatment facil…

Thursday, 19 July 2018 06:39

Veolia Water Technologies and Dubai Municipality have jointly commissioned the Jebel Ali Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility, which is set to treat 600 cu/m of hazardous liquid waste per day

Kuwait’s warehousing market set for positive incline

Kuwait’s warehousing market set for posi…

Thursday, 19 July 2018 06:08

Kuwait warehousing market is expected to register positive CAGR of around 10.1 per cent from 2017-2022, with growth in imports of dairy products, food items, fruits and vegetables and planned...

Investment in electricity surpasses oil and gas in 2017

Investment in electricity surpasses oil …

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 06:49

The electricity sector has attracted the largest share of energy investments in 2017, exceeding the oil and gas industry for the second year in row, according to the latest review...

SEC starts operation of solar-powered plant in the mining city

SEC starts operation of solar-powered pl…

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 06:10

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has commenced the operation of a solar-powered plant in Waad al-Shamal Mining City, located south of Turaif in the northern border region

ACWA Power to develop 100MW solar project in South Africa

ACWA Power to develop 100MW solar projec…

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:57

Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power and Central Energy Fund of South Africa have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a 100MW Redstone concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plant in South Africa’s...

UAE set to lead the world in VAT innovation

UAE set to lead the world in VAT innovat…

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:34

The UAE ranks first in the MENA region in terms of innovation, according to a recent report by Global Innovation Index 2017

CP Automation to distribute SineTamer surge protectors in EMEA

CP Automation to distribute SineTamer su…

Monday, 16 July 2018 13:14

Industrial repair specialist CP Automation has partnered with SineTamer to distribute surge and transient protection systems across Europe, the Middle East and Asia

‘GCC automation industry on track for double digit growth’

‘GCC automation industry on track for do…

Monday, 16 July 2018 06:35

The GCC region’s automation industry is on track for double-digit growth over the next five years, as recovering oil prices and economic diversification plans boost demand for industrial and building...

Jacobs secures key role on Etihad Rail project in the UAE

Jacobs secures key role on Etihad Rail p…

Sunday, 15 July 2018 12:02

Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected by Etihad Rail to deliver critical technical and programme consulting services for the UAE’s largest and most vital national freight and passenger railway network

FPT Industrial solutions to drive Teksan Generators

FPT Industrial solutions to drive Teksan…

Sunday, 15 July 2018 07:33

Teksan Generator has selected FPT Industrial for a long-term partnership to supply it with the full FPT Industrial Power Generation G-Drive line-up

MAN to power gas-engine power plant in Oman

MAN to power gas-engine power plant in O…

Sunday, 15 July 2018 05:28

MAN Energy Solutions has won the order from Oman Liquefied Natural Gas (Oman LNG) to equip a new power plant with nine MAN 51/60 gas engines

Waste management efforts step up in GCC

Waste management efforts step up in GCC

Thursday, 12 July 2018 10:00

Waste, and getting rid of it in a manner that makes sense for the economy and the environment, is an issue that has been getting much more attention and investment...

Etisalat to provide 5G services for Expo 2020 Dubai

Etisalat to provide 5G services for Expo…

Thursday, 12 July 2018 06:28

Expo 2020 Dubai has become the first major commercial customer to access 5G services provided by UAE-based telecom provider Etisalat

Oman aggregate plant relies on SDLG wheel loader

Oman aggregate plant relies on SDLG whee…

Thursday, 12 July 2018 04:21

Operations at a sand and aggregate plant in Oman have been boosted by the arrival of a new SDLG L958F wheel loader, part of the latest F-series machines

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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