Sadara and Harcros-ARA to establish facility in Saudi Arabia’s PlasChem Park

Sadara and Harcros-ARA to establish faci…

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:45

Sadara Chemical Company has signed a supply agreement with Harcros-ARA, a new venture being established by international manufacturer and distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals Harcros Chemicals Inc and Riyadh-based...

Ducab begins construction of its new headquarter in Jebel Ali

Ducab begins construction of its new hea…

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:12

Ducab, global manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products, has broken ground on its new global headquarter building in Jebel Ali

Caterpillar and Al-Bahar ready to commission its first solar project installation for Caterpillar Dubai District Office in UAE

Caterpillar and Al-Bahar ready to commis…

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:08

Al-Bahar has completed its first solar photovoltaic (PV) project with Caterpillar Middle East, which includes design, installation and commissioning of a grid-tied solar PV plant for their regional facility. Assuring...

Grundfos Dubai updates ISO certification to the latest quality management standard

Grundfos Dubai updates ISO certification…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 15:04

Grundfos, the market leader in advanced pump and water application systems, has recently updated its certification to ISO 9001.2015 – ISO’s latest flagship quality management standard, now globally recognised as...

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

Innovative technologies to promote construction growth

The_Big_5_1The Ventures report, commissioned by The Big 5, provides new information on sustainable and innovative products available in the GCC market, as well as case studies to provide real life examples of successful applications.

The report ‘New technologies to help promote sustainability and efficiency in construction' reveals that despite an international economic downturn, the GCC construction industry remains a significant area of growth, with the UAE and Saudi Arabia leading the way with construction spend in the upcoming year. The report also highlights the development of new technologies in the region and the impact these will have on the industry.

Vision 2030

New technology will help drive the healthiest areas of UAE construction in the upcoming years, with spend in building construction alone projected at US$184 billion between 2011 and 2015. Much of the growth in Abu Dhabi’s building sector can be attributed to Vision 2030 that focuses heavily on building industry growth across various sectors.

Latest technologies

Continued growth in the UAE is supported by projects utilizing the latest in technologies across a range of industries. Mirdif City Centre is credited in the report as using the latest Enthalpy control technology in Air Handling Units to save electricity costs during favourable outdoor temperature climates, and overall the UAE has seen an increased demand in HVAC systems, growing from USD $1,494 million in 2010 to a projected $1,599 million by 2012.

Leader in green technologies

The UAE is identified by the report as the leader in adopting green measures in building design and the report provides examples of new green technologies that have been produced or utilized; RAK ceramics have developed the Luminos tile, which stores light energy during the day and then glows during darkness, ultimately conserving energy. Within the plumbing sector, RoeVac’s environmentally friendly and efficient vacuum sewage system was utilized on the Palm Jumeirah project. Dual flush toilets, which can save up to 65 per cent water, are in place in projects such as the Burj Khalifa Residential Tower.

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