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 websitefollowing 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 

BREEAM resource for the Middle East launched at Big 5

BREEAM resource for the Middle East laun…

Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:57

Bre Global launched a dedicated resource for the delivery of BREEAM, the internationally recognised measure of sustainability for master planning, infrastructure and built environment at The Big 5 2016

MEC/PMV to diversify from The Big 5, return as standalone event in 2018

MEC/PMV to diversify from The Big 5, ret…

Thursday, 24 November 2016 08:16

Co-located with The Big 5 for the last six years, MEC/PMV is looking forward to carve out as an independent event starting 2018. To be hosted at Dubai World Trade...

‘Made in Italy’ at the Big 5

‘Made in Italy’ at the Big 5

Thursday, 24 November 2016 07:08

The Italian Trade Agency in collaboration with Made Expo hosted ‘Made Expo 2017: Made in Italy Construction Solutions and Materials’ at the Big 5

UAE mega-projects rank among the most innovation and least wasteful

UAE mega-projects rank among the most in…

Thursday, 24 November 2016 07:01

Legoland Dubai headlines UAE mega-projects that have been recognized as among the world’s most innovation, industry experts announced today ahead of The Big 5 construction exhibition

The competition ramps up at the Action Zone at MECPMV Live 2016

The competition ramps up at the Action Z…

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:54

Thousands of visitors expected at the region’s largest dedicated infrastructure and heavy machinery event

BIM on focus at Big 5

BIM on focus at Big 5

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:41

Building information modeling (BIM), an integrated system of creating and managing information about construction projects, is on focus at the Big 5 with a series of presentations and workshops under...

DAFZA eyes expansion of multinational construction base via The Big 5 Dubai show

DAFZA eyes expansion of multinational co…

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:12

The Dubai Airport FreeZone Authority (DAFZA) has confirmed its participation in the ongoing The Big 5 Dubai International Building & Construction Show, the latest edition of the Middle East’s largest...

The Big 5 sees launch of new construction products

Big 5 constructionMany construction products have made their debut at The Big 5 2012. (Image source: Ketchum Raad Middle East)New construction products and technologies have made their debut at The Big 5 2012

Showcasing its new products, UK-based Balmoral Tanks introduced its hot press GRP and steel sectional tanks along with its cylindrical steel tanks. These tanks are all now fully Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) approved for the storage of sprinkler system water storage on a global basis. 

Meanwhile, Avant Flooring, a high quality composite laminate, officially launched its presence in the Middle East at the event. The flooring, constructed of tongue and groove panels, is unique in its composition. Researched and developed in Germany, the flooring is waterproof and durable as well as UV- and fire-resistant.

Mapei unveiled its new range of chemical anchors, including the Mapefix PE SF, intended for light loads, and the Mapefix VE SF, suitable for heavy loads.

The show floor was also host to a number of live demonstrations. Roll Roy UK demonstrated its TeleTower, a compact aluminium scaffold tower which can be erected in three minutes. Emerson’s subsidiary, Ridge Tool Co, showcased the RE – 60 60kN Electrical Tool, while Silk Plaster demonstrated a grade material wall covering used in civil and industrial construction for finishing and decorating walls and ceilings.

Stuart Burns, director of the UK's Dura Composites, said, “We come to The Big 5 every year because it produces great results. We meet people, whether they are specifiers or contractors, who actually want to do business.”

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