SENAAT and Tubacex join hands to acquire NOBU

SENAAT and Tubacex join hands to acquire…

Thursday, 21 February 2019 05:27

SENAAT, one of the largest industrial investment holding companies in the UAE, has formed a joint venture with Tubacex, a Spanish manufacturer of stainless steel and high-alloyed tubular products

MB Crusher’s big reveal at bauma 2019

MB Crusher’s big reveal at bauma 2019

Thursday, 21 February 2019 04:13

Italy-based MB Crusher, one of the leading providers of crusher buckets, has announced to showcase a range of crushing solutions at bauma in Munich, Germany, from 8-14 April 2019

New Siemens binding cybersecurity requirements for suppliers

New Siemens binding cybersecurity requir…

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 06:52

Siemens has established binding cybersecurity requirements, primarily for suppliers of security-critical components such as software, processors and electronic components for certain types of control units

Manitowoc to unveil new cranes and lifting solutions at bauma 2019

Manitowoc to unveil new cranes and lifti…

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 04:59

Manitowoc, one of the leading global manufacturers of cranes and lifting solutions, has announced the debut of six new models from its Grove and Potain lines at bauma 2019 in...

GE installs 9E gas turbine for Iraq’s Al Qudus Power Plant

GE installs 9E gas turbine for Iraq’s Al…

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 04:23

With an aim to support Iraq’s energy infrastructure, GE Power has provided an advanced 9E gas turbine to the Ministry of Electricity’s Al Qudus Power Plant

Kalimat Telecom selects Parallel Wireless for network installation in Iraq

Kalimat Telecom selects Parallel Wireles…

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 05:42

Kalimat Telecom, a subsidiary of Kuwait’s Trade Links, has selected Parallel Wireless, Inc, one of the leading providers of the world’s first end-to-end software-based unified network solution across 2G, 3G,...

Topcon introduces new HiPer VR versatile GNSS receiver

Topcon introduces new HiPer VR versatile…

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 04:37

Topcon has unveiled HiPer VR, the latest addition to its HiPer series of integrated receivers, aiming to provide a versatile solution with the most advanced GNSS technology available

New flat-top EC-B Series from Liebherr

New flat-top EC-B Series from Liebherr

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 04:22

Liebherr has introduced new crane series to provide the crane operators with a better overview of the construction site, which is a crucial aspect for site safety

Yahsat and Thuraya unveil advanced military satellite at IDEX 2019

Yahsat and Thuraya unveil advanced milit…

Monday, 18 February 2019 10:30

UAE’s satellite operator Yahsat and Thuraya, Yahsat’s mobile satellite services subsidiary, are showcasing the latest government and military satellite communication technologies at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX)

Bee’ah and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority launch Sharjah’s first waste management portal

Bee’ah and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority …

Monday, 18 February 2019 06:37

Bee’ah, one of the leading sustainable solutions providers in the Middle East, has partnered with the UAE’s Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) to launch the first phase of a waste...

Hyva to feature heavy transport solutions at bauma 2019

Hyva to feature heavy transport solution…

Monday, 18 February 2019 06:24

Hyva, one of the leading global providers of heavy transport solutions for the commercial vehicle and environmental service industries, will showcase a selection of its latest products at bauma from...

Continental eyes significant Middle East expansion

Continental eyes significant Middle East…

Monday, 18 February 2019 04:26

German tyre and technology company Continental has opened its first office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, aiming to strengthen its foothold in the region

King Salman launches US$22bn worth of projects in Riyadh

King Salman launches US$22bn worth of pr…

Sunday, 17 February 2019 06:41

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has launched an ambitious programme of projects in Riyadh worth billions, which is expected to enhance the living standards of residents

Investcorp and ASI launch JV for GCC infrastructure investing

Investcorp and ASI launch JV for GCC inf…

Sunday, 17 February 2019 04:32

Bahrain’s Investcorp and Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) have launched a joint venture that will invest in social and core infrastructure projects in GCC countries

Cat updates M Series wheel loaders

Cat updates M Series wheel loaders

Friday, 15 February 2019 06:56

Caterpillar has announced Cat M Series wheel loader product update (950M-982M) with an aim to provide reduced maintenance costs, improved operator comfort, payload management enhancement and new configurations

Wacker’s new solutions will promote standardisation of construction paints

Wacker’s new solutions will promote stan…

Thursday, 14 February 2019 04:29

Germany-based international chemical company Wacker has announced to introduce its sustainable construction solutions project at the Middle East Coatings Show (MECS) from 26-28 February 2019 in Dubai, aiming to promote...

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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