MESIA release winners of the 2017 Solar Awards

MESIA release winners of the 2017 Solar …

Sunday, 22 January 2017 07:18

In partnership with the World Future Energy Summit 2017, the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) unveiled the winners of the 2017 Middle East Solar Awards on 18 January  

Safe lockout for large gate valves

Safe lockout for large gate valves

Thursday, 19 January 2017 07:59

Safely lock out gate valves with diameters up to 18 inch (457 mm) with the Brady’s new Collapsible Gate Valve Lockout. Easily store or carry the device thanks to its...

Mercedes-Benz launch special edition Actros to celebrate 20th anniversary

Mercedes-Benz launch special edition Act…

Thursday, 19 January 2017 07:40

Mercedes-Benz Trucks MENA have launched a special edition truck to celebrate its flagship model, Actros, and its 20th anniversary 

Kuwait to spend US$15.6bn on infrastructure in FY2017-18

Kuwait to spend US$15.6bn on infrastruct…

Thursday, 19 January 2017 07:27

Kuwait is set to spend around US$15.6bn (KD4.74bn) on infrastructure and other projects in fiancial year 2017-2018 with the private sector contributing 16.9 per cent of the investment

Outokumpu win stainless steel order for bridge project in Kuwait

Outokumpu win stainless steel order for …

Thursday, 19 January 2017 07:27

Outokumpa Long Products have won a contract to provide 1,600 metric tonnes of stainless steel rebar for the Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad Al-Sabah highway bridge project in Kuwait

SABIC return to World Economic Forum with ICEhouse

SABIC return to World Economic Forum wit…

Thursday, 19 January 2017 07:21

Innovative SABIC composite materials that have opened up a vast new array of possibilities for designers in diverse industries are taking centre stage at the World Economic Forum as part...

Promoting low carbon development at WFES 2017

Promoting low carbon development at WFES…

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 14:25

Dubai Carbon, a locally developed think tank for environmental economics, is playing a key role in promoting sustainable development in Dubai and the wider region

Renovating older buildings can save up to 50 per cent of energy costs

Renovating older buildings can save up t…

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 07:31

Government initiatives to make older buildings more energy efficient could achieve dramatic reductions in the UAE’s electricity consumption, one of the speakers at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) Energy...

Volvo CE headquarters to move from Brussels to Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo CE headquarters to move from Bruss…

Monday, 16 January 2017 10:20

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) announced on 12 January that it is moving its global headquarters from Brussels, Belgium to Gothenburg, Sweden

FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo opens

FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo opens

Monday, 16 January 2017 07:55

HVAC R Saudi Expo also opens alongside the events that is taking place 15 - 17 January 2017 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events 

FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo to debut in January 2017

FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo to de…

Thursday, 12 January 2017 07:27

The Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events is to host the FM EXPO Saudi 2017 and Saudi Clean Expo between 15-17 January 2017

Volvo to push boundaries at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017

Volvo to push boundaries at CONEXPO/CON-…

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:15

From industry-first size classes to technology advancements in machine interfaces and customer support capabilities, it will be clear to visitors why Volvo chose ‘push boundaries’ as its theme for CONEXPO/CON-AGG...

Clean tech competition returns to International Water Summit 2017

Clean tech competition returns to Intern…

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 04:50

The International Water Summit’s (IWS) exciting competition to find the best clean tech solutions for water sustainability returns as 10 contestants bid for market recognition during Innovate@IWS

Imdaad declares 2016 profits

Imdaad declares 2016 profits

Monday, 09 January 2017 08:02

Imdaad, the GCC’s leading integrated facilities (FM) company based in Dubai, has expressed its optimism for the year 2017, registering a revenue of US$136.1mn in 2016, which is an increase...

Volvo EC140D, available for EMEA, boosts profitability on-site

Volvo EC140D, available for EMEA, boosts…

Friday, 06 January 2017 13:46

The new Volvo EC140D excavator is available with a Tier 2-compliant engine in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets (excluding Turkey)

DWTC awards US$197mn contract to AFC for One Central phase 1A6

DWTC awards US$197mn contract to AFC for…

Friday, 06 January 2017 05:56

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has awarded the US$197mn contract for phase 1A6 of the 182,500 sq m One Central, to Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC), which will commence operations later...

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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