Lean safety technology introduced for railway infrastructure

Lean safety technology introduced for ra…

Thursday, 08 December 2016 06:52

HIMA unveiled their HIMax and HIMatrix commercial off-the-shelf controllers, which can be used for railing companies to lower costs without compromising safety 

Hormann’s DOBO System safeguards warehouses

Hormann’s DOBO System safeguards warehou…

Thursday, 08 December 2016 06:25

Moving away from conventional loading systems, Hormann Middle East & Africa has launched the DOBO System, which allows docking of a truck or trailer while its doors are still closed

Continuous power supply by HIMOINSA in Algeria hotel

Continuous power supply by HIMOINSA in A…

Thursday, 08 December 2016 05:41

HIMOINSA has developed a complex triple switching system that connects three power supply networks to provide continuous emergency power to hotel resorts in Algeria

Middle East Electricity chooses Technical Review Middle East as Official Trade Publication

Middle East Electricity chooses Technica…

Thursday, 08 December 2016 04:44

The organisers of Middle East Electricity have selected Technical Review Middle East as the Official Trade Publication of the show for 2017

FireEye predicts the 2017 security landscape in latest report

FireEye predicts the 2017 security lands…

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 07:11

Regional director for MENA at FireEye, Mohammed Abukhater, outlines seven key areas that will make up the majority of the security landscape in the Middle East moving into 2017 

GCC ‘reboots’ its economic agenda

GCC ‘reboots’ its economic agenda

Monday, 05 December 2016 07:16

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman – represents one of the wealthiest country groupings in the world,...

DEWA introduces world’s first virtual reality utility inspection project

DEWA introduces world’s first virtual re…

Sunday, 04 December 2016 10:32

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a pilot project for the world’s first virtual reality (VR) remote inspection for utility maintenance

DP World and CDPQ sign investment platform deal

DP World and CDPQ sign investment platfo…

Friday, 02 December 2016 15:15

DP World has announced the creation of an investment vehicle in partnership with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), one of North America’s largest pension fund managers

Kuwaiti company to build manufacturing plant in KIZAD

Kuwaiti company to build manufacturing p…

Thursday, 01 December 2016 07:02

Abu Dhabi Ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD) have signed a Musataha agreement with Integral Plastic Industries to build a new manufacturing plant in KIZAD with an investment of US$2.7mn

Volvo CE launches new global website

Volvo CE launches new global website

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 10:33

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has unveiled its new global website following the recent roll-out of over 120 dealer and market websites around the world

FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo set to debut next year

FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo set t…

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 10:29

Being the largest facilities management market in the GCC, Saudi Arabia’s sector is rising from being worth an estimated US$20.3bn in 2014 to a forecasted US$29bn by 2017

Schneider Electric introduces world’s first ePAC for IIoT in GCC

Schneider Electric introduces world’s fi…

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 08:59

Schneider Electric, specialist in energy management and automation, has introduced its new high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet programmable automation controller (ePAC) to the GCC region

Xylem Inc. buys water analytics company Visenti

Xylem Inc. buys water analytics company …

Monday, 28 November 2016 07:23

Xylem Inc., a global water technology provider, has acquired Visenti Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based smart water analytics company that provides a suite of advanced products and services to enable smart...

Swisslog brings automation expertise to Saudi Arabia

Swisslog brings automation expertise to …

Monday, 28 November 2016 06:35

Swisslog, automation expert for robot-based and data-driven intralogistic solutions, will be showcasing its latest warehouse automation solutions and new picking technologies for forward-thinking customers in Saudi Arabia and the bordering...

Dynamic new products and innovations displayed at Middle East Concrete & PMV Live 2016

Dynamic new products and innovations dis…

Friday, 25 November 2016 07:45

With a number of iconic infrastructure projects in the pipeline for the GCC, innovation remains the focus for the region’s infrastructure and heavy industry

Siemens and Bentley Systems join forces

Siemens and Bentley Systems join forces

Friday, 25 November 2016 07:24

Siemans and Bentley Systems advance strategic alliance including joint investment initiatives, realising new growth opportunities in industry and infrastructure through integration of complementary digital engineering models 

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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