SDLG launches new variable horsepower graders in Middle East and Africa

SDLG launches new variable horsepower gr…

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:00

Global construction equipment brand Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (SDLG) has launched variable horsepower versions of two of its biggest selling motor graders for Middle East and African markets

EMC delivers 50 Mercedes-Benz trucks readymix firm in UAE

EMC delivers 50 Mercedes-Benz trucks rea…

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 06:08

Emirates Motor Company (EMC) Daimler Commercial Vehicles has delivered 50 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to the UAE concrete firm Transgulf Readymix, believed to be one of the largest deals of its...

The Big 5 Construction Egypt to debut in Cairo in 2018

The Big 5 Construction Egypt to debut in…

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 06:46

The Big 5 Construction Egypt is set to be launched in Cairo Exhibition Centre for the first time from 15-17 September 2018, with an aim to assemble international leaders in...

GE signs deals worth US$15bn for projects in Saudi Arabia

GE signs deals worth US$15bn for project…

Monday, 22 May 2017 09:16

GE has taken significant steps in supporting the delivery of Saudi Vision 2030, by announcing in partnership with the kingdom a range of MoUs and projects valued at US$15bn, of...

North Africa’s construction market gains huge impetus with investment worth US$473bn

North Africa’s construction market gains…

Monday, 22 May 2017 06:57

The North African countries are expanding their construction sector with several active high-value projects with approximately US$473bn investment, shows BNC Project Intelligence’s recent market analysis

Imdaad wins US$1.63mn contract from Emirates Post Group

Imdaad wins US$1.63mn contract from Emir…

Monday, 22 May 2017 06:31

Imdaad, a leading integrated facilities management (FM) company based in Dubai, has signed a one-year contract worth US$1.63mn with Emirates Post Group (EPG) and as per the deal, the former...

LED Lighting Industry: Middle East to become one of the fastest growing markets

LED Lighting Industry: Middle East to be…

Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:55

City-wide lighting overhauls expected with huge growth opportunities for companies finds Frost & Sullivan’s Energy and Environment team  

Albwardy Damen wins two shipyard awards in the UAE

Albwardy Damen wins two shipyard awards …

Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:01

Albwardy Damen has received two shipyards awards within a month for excellence

SEWA and SNOC sign gas sales agreement for power generation in Sharjah

SEWA and SNOC sign gas sales agreement f…

Sunday, 21 May 2017 05:40

Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) have signed a full gas sales agreement (GSA) to supply natural gas for power generation in the emirate

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 14th - 18th May 2017

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 21 May 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on Technical Review Middle East, from 14th - 18th May 2017

GE joins hands with Jomel to set record outage cycle time at KSA plant

GE joins hands with Jomel to set record …

Thursday, 18 May 2017 10:42

GE Power and Jomel (Jubail Operations and Maintenance Company) have achieved a new record in Saudi Arabia for the shortest planned outage cycle time for gas turbine maintenance

SAAC continues to fight counterfeit steel products

SAAC continues to fight counterfeit stee…

Thursday, 18 May 2017 09:49

A study commissioned by the Steel Alliance against Counterfeiting (SAAC) has revealed that more than half the industry – 53 per cent – has reported an incidence of, what is...

Introducing: Diamond Metal Screens Private Limited

Introducing: Diamond Metal Screens Priva…

Thursday, 18 May 2017 07:14

Diamond Metal Screens Private Limited (DMSPL) is one of the largest manufacturers of perforated metal and allied products in Asia  

Cooper Tire set to launch products in Saudi Arabia

Cooper Tire set to launch products in Sa…

Thursday, 18 May 2017 06:37

Cooper Tire Europe has partnered with Arabian Tires, a major player in Saudi Arabian market, to expand the brand’s business to facilitate customer access to its vast range of high...

GCC building contracts to hit an all-time high of US$85.6bn

GCC building contracts to hit an all-tim…

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 06:49

The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East’s largest event for the heavy construction industry, is expected to grab global contracts worth US$85.6bn in 2017, up seven per cent from US$79.5bn in...

Siemens to coordinate industrial automation courses in Kuwait

Siemens to coordinate industrial automat…

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 06:01

Siemens has partnered with the Sabah Al Ahmad Centre for Giftedness and Creativity (SACGC) in Kuwait to provide vocational training courses in industrial automation to the young Kuwaiti professionals. The...

The Big 5 bringing in new opportunities to drive business

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An estimated US$915 billion worth of construction projects are expected to be undertaken in the GCC over the next two years, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE accounting for more than 75 per cent of that figure.

With business consistently on the increase, the building and construction industry has a continual need to evolve, and The Big 5 2011 will be introducing new features and opportunities to help drive business forward.

"The Big 5 exhibition has been on a journey alongside the industry over the past few years," commented Andy White, event director for The Big 5 2011, "and we are constantly in touch with exhibitors and leading industry experts to ensure that what is on offer over the four-day event is in tune with business being done."

Following a round table discussion with members of The Big 5 Platinum Club, key decision makers from the industry with budgets of over $100 million, it became apparent that a need for knowledge share with a focus on products and sustainability was being increasingly sought out.

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The event has therefore made a significant commitment to creating additional platforms for discussion and showcasing new products together with applications and solutions. Product specific seminars and green issues will be taking centre stage at the 2011 event, with dedicated arenas for exhibitors and industry experts to showcase innovative technology and relevant applications.

This increasing importance of knowledge share across a number of sectors has also generated the creation of more than 80 free-to-attend seminars. Led by experts from the field who have collaborated on some of the most challenging projects seen across the globe, these seminars will include information on key products and technologies, with real life case studies, analysis of challenges and solutions.

There will also be seminars dedicated to international exhibitors, who want to find out further information about doing business in the region, how to set up and office and how a manufacturer can go about setting up a contract with a local distributer.

Taking place from 21-14 November at Dubai International Conference & Exhibition Centre, The Big 5 will also be continuing its support of sustainability and green building. The Green Build Congress will provide an opportunity for all construction sectors to understand further the drivers for sustainable change, as well as gain experience in the practical elements of benchmarking and implementation.

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Global politicians, CEOs and experts involved in the strategic planning and execution of sustainable processes will be presenting their own theories and experiences relating to green technologies and practices in the region. The event will include a 'Vision Day' with industry experts defining their vision for a green and sustainable future, followed by a two-day 'Action Forum' enabling action of a green strategy in an interactive, practical and engaging event format.

Mr. White continues: "This year, feedback has shown that there needs be a strong focus on products, what is new in the market and what products can help construction processes more efficient and more sustainable. We are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to evolve and ensure the event is completely in sync with the industry. Feedback this year has provided us with a clear direction and a strong four-day programme that propels The Big 5 into a new era."

Mohammed Al Saadi, Marketing Department Manager at Qatar Steel Company, commented, "The Big 5 is an excellent platform, serving the purpose of networking, showcasing and image building all at a time. Qatar Steel, one of the leading brands in the Middle East in the Steel industry, continues to be the part of The Big 5 Carbon Neutral Show, for the 5th time in a row in a campaign towards reducing carbon emissions."

The Big 5 anticipates building on last year's phenomenal success; BPA audit figures from 2010 saw an unprecedented seven per cent increase in visitor attendance from 45,177 visits in 2009 to 48,366 visits in 2010, with exhibitors from over 70 countries occupying a vast 37,872 net square feet of floor space.

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