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 

Insight from experts at The Big 5 Green Build Congress


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.


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.

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