GE presents its energy storage platform at Dubai conference

GE presents its energy storage platform …

Thursday, 22 March 2018 06:43

GE has presented GE Reservoir, an energy storage platform, at the Smart Grid and Energy Storage conference in Dubai

MAPEI invests about US$6.5mn to expand facilities in the UAE

MAPEI invests about US$6.5mn to expand f…

Thursday, 22 March 2018 06:24

MAPEI, the manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for the construction industry, has inaugurated the enlargement of its facilities in the UAE

Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia set to return in April

Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia set to …

Thursday, 22 March 2018 06:18

The second edition of the Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia will be held in Jeddah from 10-12 April amid an uptick in construction projects in the country

The Big 5 Heavy is all set to debut on 26 March

The Big 5 Heavy is all set to debut on 2…

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 06:54

International heavyweights in construction machinery will be attending The Big 5 Heavy next week, from 26-28 March 2018, at the Dubai World Trade Centre

‘ICT expansion and transport upgrades reshape Bahrain’s economy’

‘ICT expansion and transport upgrades re…

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 06:17

Bahrain has focused on ICT and infrastructure development to drive economic growth, a move that helped the country to make 2017 a record year for inward investment, according to a...

Fourth phase of solar park project gets under way in Dubai

Fourth phase of solar park project gets …

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 09:37

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum broke ground on the 700MW fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid...

Rockwell launches ThinManager software to improve worker productivity

Rockwell launches ThinManager software t…

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 06:06

Rockwell Automation has introduced new ThinManager v10.0 software platform, aiming to provide better access to information to the industrial workers

Middle East and North Africa to see growth in construction tenders for 2018

Middle East and North Africa to see grow…

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 06:02

Construction company Mace Group said that tender prices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region could improve in 2018 after a two-year contraction in project spending

Bin Quraya Rental receives 10 Genie boom lifts in Saudi Arabia to support O&G operations

Bin Quraya Rental receives 10 Genie boom…

Monday, 19 March 2018 07:18

Seeking the right access solution to support the needs of petrol project specialist customer Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabian heavy equipment rental company Bin Quraya (member of the Bin Quraya Group)...

Schneider Electric’s smart devices aim to save utility expenses

Schneider Electric’s smart devices aim t…

Monday, 19 March 2018 06:32

Schneider Electric, one of the leading providers in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has launched a showcase of smart city innovations to enable residents and businesses to...

Emirates Global Aluminium expands and modifies homogenisation capacities with Hertwich Engineering

Emirates Global Aluminium expands and mo…

Monday, 19 March 2018 05:26

This year, Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) successfully commissioned the fifth Hertwich batch furnace plant for the heat treatment of extrusion billets at the Jebel Ali plant

New Range. New Rules - Al-Bahar at The Big 5 Heavy 2018

New Range. New Rules - Al-Bahar at The B…

Sunday, 18 March 2018 07:20

Al-Bahar, exclusive dealers of Cat® products, will participate in The Big 5 Heavy 2018, dedicated to the heavy construction industry, at Dubai World Trade Centre on from 26-28 March 2018

‘Pay as you throw’ waste fee for Dubai building owners soon

‘Pay as you throw’ waste fee for Dubai b…

Sunday, 18 March 2018 06:52

All buildings in the emirate will soon be charged a new fee of US$21.78 per tonne for general waste disposal, which is proposed to go up by US$2.72 per annum...

Dubai’s RTA processes more than 500,000 online vehicle licensing transactions in 2017

Dubai’s RTA processes more than 500,000 …

Sunday, 18 March 2018 06:52

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has processed more than half a million transactions relating to vehicle licensing in 2017 amidst a major push to digitise government services

Digitalisation and clean energy integration help ABB attain growth in UAE

Digitalisation and clean energy integrat…

Friday, 16 March 2018 10:55

ABB has recorded a steady and sustained growth in the UAE in 2017

FAMCO launches ‘safer’ Volvo trucks in UAE

FAMCO launches ‘safer’ Volvo trucks in U…

Thursday, 15 March 2018 15:50

Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO) announced the launch of the Volvo Trucks advanced safety features in the UAE 

Big 5 a strategic platform for new products and innovations


Early indications show that companies from wider Gulf countries, Europe and Japan are using The Big 5 as a launch platform for their latest products and technology.

International brands, as well as UAE based companies, are increasingly looking at The Big 5 as a benchmark for the latest innovations being adopted in the region and thus a key opportunity to offer their latest developments to the Middle East market.

New research from Ventures has revealed that building construction has remained strong in the UAE in Q2 of 2011, garnering 57 per cent of contracts awarded in construction in the region, with initiatives such as the Presidents Housing Programme to provide low cost homes to Emirati nationals now progressing. This continued strength opens up opportunities for companies to provide new and innovative products to compliment and develop this area of construction.

The Middle East continues to be a strategic choice for both local and international companies to launch new products and technologies into the construction market. The region's ambitious and world-leading construction projects are driving the need for continual development in construction technology due to the challenging designs and drive for sustainability within the sector.

Current projects underway include the new ADNOC headquarters in Abu Dhabi, a state-of-the art, energy efficient structure set to accommodate over 2,000 staff and customers, while recently awarded contracts including the US$817 million Jewel of the Creek in Port Saaed, Dubai. The Big 5 2011, will be providing over 80 product led seminars designed to ensure that information on the latest industry innovations and developments is available to all.

"We are delighted The Big 5 continues to be recognized as one of the most important platforms for new product launches and the unveiling of innovative new technology in the construction industry," commented event director, Andy White.

"We have consistently identified product development and innovation as key to driving the industry forward, and have consciously developed The Big 5 to provide both formal and informal opportunities to bring this knowledge to the market. This is why we are focusing on product led, free seminars for attendees this year as regional and international businesses need to be aware of, and embrace, new technologies."

"These developments within the sector can enable lower construction costs, provide more sustainable methods of construction and result in safer, more rigorously regulated buildings that are the key to a safe, profitable future in the construction industry. 2011 is going to be an exceptionally exciting year for The Big 5, we're anticipating a record number of product launches in the region."

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