Saudi Arabia joins TIR, eyes regional trade boost

Saudi Arabia joins TIR, eyes regional tr…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:06

Saudi Arabia has become the 74th country to ratify the TIR Convention that will help improve and develop its transport sector, as outlined in its 2030 Vision and 2020 National...

Atlas Copco’s oil-injected screw compressor reduces energy consumption

Atlas Copco’s oil-injected screw compres…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:58

Atlas Copco has launched the new air compressor, the GA 90+-160 (VSD+) oil-injected screw compressor range, aiming to achieve reduced energy consumption and ease of installation and service

Etisalat launches first commercial 5G network for MENA

Etisalat launches first commercial 5G ne…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:48

Telecom company Etisalat has launched its first commercial 5G wireless network in the UAE, the first by any operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

SAMENA Summit 2018 focuses on building Middle East's digital economy

SAMENA Summit 2018 focuses on building M…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:46

The South Asia-Middle East-North Africa (SAMENA) region’s annual leadership event, the SAMENA Telecommunications Council's Leaders' Summit 2018, has discussed the importance of enabling telecom operators and regulatory authorities to collaborate...

Abu Dhabi to better construction license approval procedures

Abu Dhabi to better construction license…

Monday, 21 May 2018 09:23

Abu Dhabi department of urban planning and municipalities and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence have signed an MoU to further bolster their efforts aimed at providing integrated services in the construction...

UAE changes visa rules to attract global investors

UAE changes visa rules to attract global…

Monday, 21 May 2018 07:59

In line with the UAE’s position as a primary destination for international investors and a global talents, the UAE Cabinet, chaired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President...

Abu Dhabi Airport reduces waiting time and quicker check-in with smart IoT technology

Abu Dhabi Airport reduces waiting time a…

Monday, 21 May 2018 06:46

Dubai Technology Partners LLC (DTP), systems integrator firm for the aviation industry, has partnered with Xovis, provider of people flow monitoring solutions, to help improve operations at Abu Dhabi International...

Safest MAN coaches arrive in the UAE

Safest MAN coaches arrive in the UAE

Monday, 21 May 2018 05:00

In keeping with the UAE’s efforts to make its roads safer, MAN Truck & Bus has delivered the safest coaches to the Sharjah Road Transport Authority (RTA)

Saudi Cement plant to get upgrade boost from GE Power

Saudi Cement plant to get upgrade boost …

Sunday, 20 May 2018 11:21

Saudi Cement has signed an agreement with GE Power for the upgrade of three GE 6B gas turbines at its Hofuf plant to increase power output and efficiency

Eaton’s updated Tofino security solution adds fibre optic capabilities, simplifies set up

Eaton’s updated Tofino security solution…

Sunday, 20 May 2018 07:16

Power management company Eaton has released updated versions of its Tofino industrial Ethernet security solution

GE Power to upgrade Jebel Ali power stations

GE Power to upgrade Jebel Ali power stat…

Sunday, 20 May 2018 06:53

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an agreement worth about US$52.5mn with GE Power to upgrade gas turbines at the Jebel Ali Power & Desalination E Station

TechnipFMC gets Pakistan refinery contract

TechnipFMC gets Pakistan refinery contra…

Sunday, 20 May 2018 06:38

Pak-Arab Refinery Ltd (PARCO) has awarded oilfield services company TechnipFMC an engineering contract for a refinery at Hub near Karachi, Pakistan

nVent completes separation from Pentair

nVent completes separation from Pentair

Thursday, 17 May 2018 09:09

nVent Electric Plc, which makes server cabinets, said it completed a spin-off from Pentair Plc and is trading as an independent, publicly-listed company

JinkoSolar record holder for P-type monocrystalline cell efficiency

JinkoSolar record holder for P-type mono…

Thursday, 17 May 2018 04:45

Chinese solar PV panel manufacturer JinkoSolar’s P-type monocrystalline cell broke the world record yet again with efficiency hitting 23.95 per cent during certification testing done by the Photovoltaic and Wind...

‘Switch to solar, save water’

‘Switch to solar, save water’

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 06:33

‘Thirsty’ Middle East and North African (MENA) countries could tap into their solar energy potential to cope with fresh water scarcity, according to resource experts

Mammoet contracted for Kuwait airport terminal upgrade

Mammoet contracted for Kuwait airport te…

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 06:14

Heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet has been contracted by Turkish construction company Limak Insaat to carry out the transportation and installation works for the new US$4.3bn terminal construction project...

Insight from experts at The Big 5 Green Build Congress

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The development of sustainability in the Middle East requires a real push towards financial incentive, enforced energy efficiency requirements and sustainable design knowledge.

With more than 40 per cent of carbon emissions said to come from occupied buildings, there is a pressing need for the region's construction industry to step up on sustainability and international and regional experts are keen to help drive the process forward.

Andy White, event director for The Big 5 the region's leading event for the building and construction industry said: "What was once a 'buzz' word in the boardroom is now commonplace. The need for products and solutions that make the construction process more efficient, economically and environmentally, has meant the platforms we have created to showcase this have grown significantly to encompass every element of the event – from the conference, the exhibition as well as the increasing popularity of our environmental recognition programme, the GAIA Awards.

Internationally acclaimed experts from across the world will be taking part in a series of discussions and presentations on the challenges and solutions for sustainable development in the Middle East. The Green Build Congress will provide a platform for knowledge share and debate on a number of topics related to environmental impact. With never seen before presentations from a variety of world-class specialists.

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The conference will take place as one vision day, dedicated to the sharing of international perspectives, insight from experts on the drivers for change and challenges being faced, and then two action days. The action days will encourage delegates to get practical with case study examples, strategic approaches and how challenges have been overcome.

Andrew Olszewski, director of International Urban Strategies will be presenting on 'Transforming Urban Environments to Create Economically Successful, Livable, Sustainable Communities.'

The Green Build Congress hopes to encourage this opportunity through the benchmarking of international best practice and access to proven solutions, which will include, a case study from the UK on the route to mass market zero carbon homes from John Tebbit, industry affairs director from the Construction Products Association.

www.greenbuildcongress.com

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