Saudi Building Code compulsory for large construction projects in the kingdom

Saudi Building Code compulsory for large…

Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:11

It is compulsory to follow the Saudi Building Code for the large construction projects in the country, as recommended by the National Committee for the Saudi Building Code committee

HyperloopTT to build first commercial Hyperloop System in the UAE

HyperloopTT to build first commercial Hy…

Thursday, 19 April 2018 06:02

The US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has signed an agreement with Aldar Properties PJSC, one of the leading real estate developers in Abu Dhabi, to build a Hyperloop system, Hyperloop...

MENA truck market to register CAGR of 3.4 per cent by 2027

MENA truck market to register CAGR of 3.…

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:01

A report published by Future Market Insights titled ‘Commercial Vehicles (Trucks) Market: Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Industry Analysis 2012 – 2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027’ estimates a revenue...

Rockwell Automation to host Automation University event in Abu Dhabi

Rockwell Automation to host Automation U…

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 11:54

Rockwell Automation said it would host Automation University, its event focussed on automation and integrated information technologies in Abu Dhabi between 8-9 May at Etihad Towers

MENA needs US$260bn investment to meet power demand over next five years

MENA needs US$260bn investment to meet p…

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 06:55

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will require US$260bn of investment to meet rising and suppressed electricity demand, said Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) in its latest research...

Siemens and Dubai Airports sign agreements to enhance passenger experience

Siemens and Dubai Airports sign agreemen…

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 06:37

Siemens Postal, Parcel and Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has signed a MoU with Dubai Airports to enhance passenger experience and throughput, cost optimisation and energy efficiency at Dubai International Airport (DXB)...

Zayed Future Energy Prize rebranded Zayed Sustainability Prize

Zayed Future Energy Prize rebranded Zaye…

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:52

The Zayed Future Energy Prize is now the Zayed Sustainability Prize as part of a strategic move to refocus its mandate

Royal HaskoningDHV to undertake market study for Haramain project in Saudi Arabia

Royal HaskoningDHV to undertake market s…

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:00

Royal HaskoningDHV has been appointed to carry out a detailed market study for the Haramain High Speed Railway in Saudi Arabia

JinkoSolar signs 2.7 GW solar panel deal with NextEra Energy

JinkoSolar signs 2.7 GW solar panel deal…

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 06:31

Chinese manufacturer of photovoltaics and a developer of solar projects JinkoSolar has signed 2.7 GW solar panel supply deal with the US-based NextEra Energy, making it the largest single solar...

International launch of Volvo rigid hauler range

International launch of Volvo rigid haul…

Monday, 16 April 2018 06:40

Volvo Construction Equipment has unveiled its new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers to customers and dealers

Oman-based Raysut Cement Company plans to build new plant in Georgia

Oman-based Raysut Cement Company plans t…

Monday, 16 April 2018 06:01

One of Oman’s largest cement producers Raysut Cement Company has announced to approve an initial study to consider building a one metric tonne per year cement plant in Georgia

Cisco comes on board as Expo 2020 digital partner

Cisco comes on board as Expo 2020 digita…

Sunday, 15 April 2018 07:02

Network device maker Cisco said it would provide IT services for the Expo 2020 Dubai, the event which is expected to have 25mn visitors

BIM innovation in water network analysis with Benley’s WaterGEMS

BIM innovation in water network analysis…

Sunday, 15 April 2018 06:35

Bentley’s WaterGEMS – a water distribution analysis and design software – aims to analyse water distribution system and build a comprehensive water distribution network, and has been optimised in a...

Cat articulated trucks undergo redesign for better operator safety and convenience

Cat articulated trucks undergo redesign …

Thursday, 12 April 2018 08:41

Three new Cat® articulated trucks – 730, 730 EJ (Ejector) and 735 – have been extensively redesigned, enhancing the field-proven features and performance of their C-Series predecessors (730C2, 730C2 EJ,...

Tunisia set to launch 1 GW renewable energy auction

Tunisia set to launch 1 GW renewable ene…

Thursday, 12 April 2018 06:19

Tunisia is set to launch an international tender for the procurement of 1,000MW of wind and solar power, a project that is estimated to be worth US$1.04bn

New efficiency targets set by Etihad ESCO in Dubai

New efficiency targets set by Etihad ESC…

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 07:42

More than one million tonnes of carbon dioxide will be reduced by 2030 and 1.7 TWh of electricity will be saved by the same year in Dubai, according to the...

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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