ENGIE joins Dubai’s ALEC as major shareholders of Smart4Power

ENGIE joins Dubai’s ALEC as major shareh…

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 10:00

French energy and services group ENGIE has acquired a significant stake of Smart4Power joining Dubai-based engineering and contracting company ALEC as the major shareholders of the company

Gain 10 seconds in production per identified cable with Brady’s solutions

Gain 10 seconds in production per identi…

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 05:00

Brady Corporation is offering complete and automated cable identification solutions for cable traceability and identification to increase production efficiency

Atlas Copco launches new air compressors for utility trucks

Atlas Copco launches new air compressors…

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 04:37

Atlas Copco has expanded its range of air compressors for utility trucks with the launch of three models weighing below 500kg

GE to support Iraq’s energy development plans

GE to support Iraq’s energy development …

Monday, 22 October 2018 10:00

GE has signed the principles of cooperation (POC) with the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity to develop the country’s power sector

Saudi Arabia-Oman highway set to open this year

Saudi Arabia-Oman highway set to open th…

Monday, 22 October 2018 07:50

Oman and Saudi Arabia are working hard to complete the work on the first-ever direct land link between the two neighbouring countries by the end of this year, said a...

ADFD delegation to Mauritius evaluates US$10mn rooftop solar project

ADFD delegation to Mauritius evaluates U…

Monday, 22 October 2018 04:26

A delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) visited Mauritius to assess the ADFD-funded US$10mn solar PV kits project

HIMOINSA develops voltage transformers in portable 10ft and 20ft containers

HIMOINSA develops voltage transformers i…

Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:25

The HRS 6300 D5/6 and the HRS 3150 D5/6 transformer substations built by HIMOINSA, in a 20 and 10ft container version, respectively, make transformation possible by increasing the voltage of...

Etihad Airways and Tadweer's new project to turn municipal waste into jet fuel

Etihad Airways and Tadweer's new project…

Thursday, 18 October 2018 10:00

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) will be collaborating on a research project to explore how municipal waste can be converted into jet fuel

Bentley Substation cuts cost and time for Pestech project in Malaysia

Bentley Substation cuts cost and time fo…

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 11:42

At the keynote session of Bentley's Year in Infrastructure 2018 on Day 2, CEO Greg Bentley once again emphasised on the importance of 'Going Digital'

Bentley announces suite of technologies at YII 2018

Bentley announces suite of technologies …

Monday, 15 October 2018 14:42

2018 has been a year of partnerships for Bentley Systems

Nokian Tyres adds new size to Nokian Armor Gard 2 tyre

Nokian Tyres adds new size to Nokian Arm…

Monday, 15 October 2018 13:00

Nokian Tyres has added a new size - 11.00-20 - to the Nokian Armor Gard 2, thereby making the tyre capable of being fitted to a wider variety of excavators

Catalyst to showcase three innovative startups at GITEX 2018

Catalyst to showcase three innovative st…

Monday, 15 October 2018 10:00

Catalyst, MENA region’s first sustainability-focused accelerator, is showcasing three innovative startups at GITEX 2018, 14-18 October 2018

World’s first nuclear language proficiency standards established in the UAE

World’s first nuclear language proficien…

Monday, 15 October 2018 05:30

Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the operator of the Barakah nuclear energy plant in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, has become the first company in the world to develop...

Construction starts at DP World US$442mn Berbera port in Somaliland

Construction starts at DP World US$442mn…

Sunday, 14 October 2018 10:00

H.E. president of the Republic of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi and DP World group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem has launched the first phase of construction work at...

Masdar signs region’s first green revolving credit facility

Masdar signs region’s first green revolv…

Sunday, 14 October 2018 05:30

Masdar, Abu Dhabi renewable energy company, has signed a green revolving credit facility (RCF) with four local and international banks to provide funding for new and ongoing investments in its...

Bee’ah and EVOTEQ launch UAE’s first AI platform for offices of future

Bee’ah and EVOTEQ launch UAE’s first AI …

Thursday, 11 October 2018 09:00

Bee’ah, sustainability solutions provider in the Middle East, and Evoteq, its technology partner, have announced the launch of the UAE’s first advanced artificial intelligence (AI) platform for offices of the...

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


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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