Salini Impregilo signs US$1.3bn construction contract in Saudi Arabia

Salini Impregilo signs US$1.3bn construc…

Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:30

Italian firm Salini Impregilo has signed a construction contract worth US$1.3bn with Saudi Arabia

Kobelco launches new hydraulic crawler cranes

Kobelco launches new hydraulic crawler c…

Thursday, 22 February 2018 06:42

Kobelco Construction Machinery has launched new hydraulic crawler cranes with a maximum lifting capacity of 300MT for standard crane and 350MT with an SHL specification

Bee’ah’s MRF becomes world-leading producer of recovered plastics

Bee’ah’s MRF becomes world-leading produ…

Thursday, 22 February 2018 06:28

Bee’ah, the Middle East’s award-winning environmental management company, has announced that its Material Recovery Facility (MRF) has become one of the world’s largest producers of recovered plastics, following the installation...

Hormann launches emergency lift barriers to increase security

Hormann launches emergency lift barriers…

Thursday, 22 February 2018 06:04

Hormann, provider of doors, gates, frames and operators in the Middle East and Africa, has introduced new lift barriers equipped with Emergency Fast Operation (EFO) emergency function to secure passages...

Tecnoware introduces new UPS EVO DSP PLUS TT 100-200KVA

Tecnoware introduces new UPS EVO DSP PLU…

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 04:46

Tecnoware has introduced new UPS EVO DSP PLUS TT 100-200KVA, aiming to protect computer from any irregularities in the AC line

Iran plans to build small-scale power plants in the north

Iran plans to build small-scale power pl…

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 06:23

Iran’s Energy Ministry has launched plans to establish 40 small-scale power plants with distributed generation systems in the Northern provinces of Mazandaran and Golestan with the help of the private...

Oman names advisors for privatising five power firms

Oman names advisors for privatising five…

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 06:16

Oman’s state-owned electricity holding firm, Nama Holding, has appointed a consortium of advisors, jointly led by London Economics and Lazard Freres, to privatise its five subsidiary power distribution and transmission...

Coperion Middle East opens new service centre in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Coperion Middle East opens new service c…

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 06:00

Coperion Middle East Co, Ltd has opened a new facility in the Jubail 2 district with a two day customer event in early February 2018

JinkoSolar and Marubeni’s Sweihan project wins MESIA award

JinkoSolar and Marubeni’s Sweihan projec…

Monday, 19 February 2018 06:27

The record-breaking 1,177MW Sweihan project, co-developed by JinkoSolar, Marubeni, and the Abu Dhabi Electricity and Water Authority (ADEWA), won ‘Large Scale Solar Project of the Year’ by the Middle East...

Abu Dhabi Ports opens ME’s first Port Digital Innovation Lab

Abu Dhabi Ports opens ME’s first Port Di…

Monday, 19 February 2018 06:21

Abu Dhabi Ports has launched the first Port Digital Innovation Lab, as part of its commitment to innovation, through providing a platform for creative minds in the UAE to develop...

Volvo CE’s electric compact excavator prototype wins INTERMAT Innovation Award

Volvo CE’s electric compact excavator pr…

Sunday, 18 February 2018 06:36

Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) electric compact excavator prototype, the EX2, has won equipment and machinery award at the INTERMAT Innovation Awards in the earthmoving and demolition category

Iraq receives US$30bn aid to rebuild economy

Iraq receives US$30bn aid to rebuild eco…

Sunday, 18 February 2018 06:33

International donors and investors have pledged US$30bn to help Iraq rebuild its economy after its massive war against the Islamic State group

Voltalia to build two hydropower plants in Morocco

Voltalia to build two hydropower plants …

Sunday, 18 February 2018 06:02

Voltalia, a renewable energy producer and service provider, has obtained permits to develop two hydropower plants of 9.8MW and 7.2MW in Morocco’s Middle-Atlas region

Konecranes receives first CXT Explorer order from Johnson Arabia LLC

Konecranes receives first CXT Explorer o…

Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:44

Konecranes has received the first CXT Explorer order from Johnson Arabia LLC in Dubai to deliver one unit with two containers

Dubai launches 26 government projects under ‘Dubai 10X’ initiative

Dubai launches 26 government projects un…

Thursday, 15 February 2018 06:16

Dubai has launched 26 projects to be undertaken by 24 Dubai government entities under ‘Dubai 10X’ initiative, aiming to transform government operations and enhance their flexibility

Siemens signs MoU with Kuwait to push digital transformation

Siemens signs MoU with Kuwait to push di…

Thursday, 15 February 2018 06:00

Siemens will provide technical education for local workforce in Kuwait through Siemens Power Academy and Siemens Training for Industry Siemens has taken its knowledge-sharing commitment to Kuwait up a notch and...

The Big 5 provides opportunities for business growth in Qatar's booming building sector

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The latest figures reveal building construction is the number one area of construction spend across all industries in Qatar in 2011 - having risen from US$10.4bn in 2010 to US$11.8 billion in 2011. Building construction is predicted to remain the main area of strength over the next five years according to research by Ventures on behalf of The Big 5 2011.

Key areas of spend within building construction are commercial and mixed use buildings, with Ventures research revealing that the spend on mixed use buildings will total $35.5bn in the period between 2011 and 2015, accounting for 48 per cent of total building spend during this period.

Mixed used buildings will account for 43 per cent of building spend in Qatar in 2011 while commercial buildings will account for 10 per cent. By 2015 commercial building spend is predicted to remain healthy at nine per cent of total building spend, while mixed use buildings will increase to 62 per cent of overall building spend.

Exhibitors from Qatar will be showcasing their products at The Big 5 to buyers from across the Middle East and further promote the boom in the Qatari construction market.

Qatar National Aluminium Panel Company, who will be exhibiting at The Big 5 2011 pointed out the benefits of participating in The Big 5. Sales and marketing coordinator Nabeel Abdulla said; "We are participating in The Big 5 for the second time as we can market our product widely and introduce Sinco, a product which we are the only manufacturers of in the GCC. Qatar National Aluminium Panel Company's business has had a positive growth from last year and is expected to double compared to the fourth quarter of 2010. The market is looking for better designs for a number of projects lined up for the coming year 2012, this is where we can introduce our product as an Eco-friendly option. It is one of the best designer solutions for architectural needs. A perfect combination; Aluminum sheets with PE / Mineral / Metal Core for specific applications and available in standard as well as customized sizes."

Visitors from Qatar can benefit from the free product focused and educational seminars relevant to areas of growth in the Qatar construction industry. Building focused seminars include 'Energy-Efficient, LEED-Certified Aluminum Enclosures and Retractable Skylights - A Grand Alternative to Traditional Construction' presented by OpenAire and 'Adapting European Safety Regulations for Height Safety Equipment in the Middle East Markets' presented by Fall Protec.

Andy White, event director of The Big 5, said, "Qatar is experiencing significant growth in building construction, and we hope that The Big 5 2011 can consolidate this increase in spending by providing further opportunities for investment in the building sector in Qatar, as well as opening up opportunities for future investments in all areas of industry in Qatar."

Middle East Concrete, PMV Live and FM Expo are now operating under The Big 5 portfolio of events and will run alongside The Big 5 in 2011 and beyond. Developed to cater to industry demand they will provide dedicated zones for buyers, which will focus on those products and services most relevant to each industry.

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