The Big 5 Saudi 2017 will host more than 500 exhibitors

The Big 5 Saudi 2017 will host more than…

Sunday, 26 March 2017 08:22

The seventh edition of Saudi Arabia’s largest and fastest growing construction show will open its doors to thousands of industry professionals tomorrow at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events...

JCB Power Products wins US$11.22mn rental order in Middle East

JCB Power Products wins US$11.22mn renta…

Sunday, 26 March 2017 05:51

Generator manufacturer JCB Power Products has won its biggest export order of the year for its new RS rental range with a multi-million dollar deal in the Middle East

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 19 - 25 March

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 26 March 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on technicalreview.me/, from 20 - 27 March 2017

Demag KBK modular cranes now come with lower load capacity

Demag KBK modular cranes now come with l…

Sunday, 26 March 2017 03:23

Extending cranes in the lower load capacity range have been added to the Demag KBK modular crane construction kit

Moroccan tech city boosted by US$10bn preliminary funding deal

Moroccan tech city boosted by US$10bn pr…

Thursday, 23 March 2017 07:15

The new industrial and technology hub, located close to the city of Tangiers, will be funded by Chinese group Haite 002023.SZ, BMCE's Bank of Africa and the Moroccan government According to Construction News, the...

DEWA CEO reviews Phase III of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

DEWA CEO reviews Phase III of Mohammed b…

Thursday, 23 March 2017 04:38

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), met with Mohammed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) to...

DP World CEO and Panama President discuss logistics and industrial parks in Panama

DP World CEO and Panama President discus…

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:51

DP World Group chairman and chairman of Ports, Customs and Freezones Corporation Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem met with the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela to explore logistics and industrial...

MB Crusher can turn equipment into one-machine mobile plant

MB Crusher can turn equipment into one-m…

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 05:20

MB Crusher – together with its branch office MB America, Inc. – had a huge showcase at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas, crushing and screening with an excavator and skid...

SDLG wheel loaders provide reliability at Qatar quarry

SDLG wheel loaders provide reliability a…

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 06:23

Three SDLG wheel loaders are working round-the-clock feeding, crushing and screening equipment in Qatar, without any significant downtime

ACTS wins quality control, geotechnical and testing works on Qatar stadiums

ACTS wins quality control, geotechnical …

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 04:57

Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS), consulting organisation in the field of construction materials and geotechnical engineering, has announced that it will provide services in connection with five World Cup stadiums...

Dubai ruler inaugurates Phase II of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai ruler inaugurates Phase II of Moha…

Monday, 20 March 2017 14:22

The 200MW second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park was inaugurated today by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE...

Farnek secures ESCO accreditation

Farnek secures ESCO accreditation

Monday, 20 March 2017 07:33

UAE-based total facilities management company Farnek has been officially accredited as an approved Energy Services Company (ESCO) by Dubai’s Regulatory Supervisory Bureau (RSB)

IoT in spotlight at Schneider Electric’s Innovation Summit 2017

IoT in spotlight at Schneider Electric’s…

Monday, 20 March 2017 05:51

Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management and automation, is set to highlight how the future of energy management and automation is being redefined at the IoT-themed Innovation Summit on...

Barakah One Company announces Board members at first general assembly

Barakah One Company announces Board memb…

Monday, 20 March 2017 04:39

The Barakah One Company (BOC), a subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), held its first general assembly and announced the members...

Dubai’s building and construction industries have no glass ceilings

Dubai’s building and construction indust…

Sunday, 19 March 2017 06:55

Moving ever forward, planning and executing the latest innovative techniques in construction and architectural designs, Dubai serves as a beacon of unbound creativity and inspiration across the globe

H.B. Fuller opens office in Dubai to support Middle East markets

H.B. Fuller opens office in Dubai to sup…

Sunday, 19 March 2017 05:48

Industrial adhesives manufacturer H.B. Fuller has announced the opening of its new office in Dubai, the UAE

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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