France’s Egis wins UAE’s rail network project

France’s Egis wins UAE’s rail network pr…

Monday, 28 May 2018 07:45

Egis has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract for the development of the UAE railway network (Stages 2 and 3). It will assist Etihad Rail, tasked with developing...

Telecom Egypt gets US$200mn financing facility for marine cable and working capital

Telecom Egypt gets US$200mn financing fa…

Monday, 28 May 2018 06:56

Telecom Egypt secured a US$200mn financing facility with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), which it will use to buy a cross-border marine cable and boost internet services in the country

FAMCO wins Volvo Trucks’ UAE Driver Challenge, committed to safer practices

FAMCO wins Volvo Trucks’ UAE Driver Chal…

Sunday, 27 May 2018 05:25

Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO) has named the best truck driver in the UAE in the 2018 Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge

Belgian firm Besix gets Shindagha Bridge Project

Belgian firm Besix gets Shindagha Bridge…

Sunday, 27 May 2018 05:16

Belhasa Six Construct, part of the Belgian Besix Group, has won a contract for the Shindagha Bridge Project in Dubai worth about US$107mn

Arabtec secures US$42.7mn Cairo construction project

Arabtec secures US$42.7mn Cairo construc…

Sunday, 27 May 2018 04:36

Construction company Arabtec Holding PJSC said its unit has received a contract worth US$42.7mn for a construction project in Cairo, Egypt

Driver Trett ’putts’ building relationships first

Driver Trett ’putts’ building relationsh…

Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:18

On 10 May, the Lighthouse Club Dubai held its “Summer Sizzler” Golf Day at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai

Al-Ahlia opens flagship showroom and service centre for MAN Truck & Bus in Kuwait

Al-Ahlia opens flagship showroom and ser…

Thursday, 24 May 2018 06:35

Al-Ahlia Heavy Vehicles Selling & Import Co, exclusive importer of MAN Truck & Bus in Kuwait, opened its newest facility for MAN trucks in the Middle East located in the...

Honeywell launches next-gen energy management platform for buildings

Honeywell launches next-gen energy manag…

Thursday, 24 May 2018 05:01

Honeywell has announced the launch of IQ®VISION, a next-generation building energy management system (BEMS) from Trend Control Systems 

Sadara and Harcros-ARA to establish facility in Saudi Arabia’s PlasChem Park

Sadara and Harcros-ARA to establish faci…

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:45

Sadara Chemical Company has signed a supply agreement with Harcros-ARA, a new venture being established by international manufacturer and distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals Harcros Chemicals Inc and Riyadh-based...

Ducab begins construction of its new headquarter in Jebel Ali

Ducab begins construction of its new hea…

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:12

Ducab, global manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products, has broken ground on its new global headquarter building in Jebel Ali

Work in progress for Cat and Al-Bahar’s first regional solar facility in Dubai

Work in progress for Cat and Al-Bahar’s …

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:08

Al-Bahar has completed its first solar photovoltaic (PV) project with Caterpillar Middle East, which includes design, installation and commissioning of a grid-tied solar PV plant for their regional facility. Assuring...

Grundfos Dubai updates ISO certification to the latest quality management standard

Grundfos Dubai updates ISO certification…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 15:04

Grundfos, the market leader in advanced pump and water application systems, has recently updated its certification to ISO 9001.2015 – ISO’s latest flagship quality management standard, now globally recognised as...

Saudi Arabia joins TIR, eyes regional trade boost

Saudi Arabia joins TIR, eyes regional tr…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:06

Saudi Arabia has become the 74th country to ratify the TIR Convention that will help improve and develop its transport sector, as outlined in its 2030 Vision and 2020 National...

Atlas Copco’s oil-injected screw compressor reduces energy consumption

Atlas Copco’s oil-injected screw compres…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:58

Atlas Copco has launched the new air compressor, the GA 90+-160 (VSD+) oil-injected screw compressor range, aiming to achieve reduced energy consumption and ease of installation and service

Etisalat launches first commercial 5G network for MENA

Etisalat launches first commercial 5G ne…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:48

Telecom company Etisalat has launched its first commercial 5G wireless network in the UAE, the first by any operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

SAMENA Summit 2018 focuses on building Middle East's digital economy

SAMENA Summit 2018 focuses on building M…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:46

The South Asia-Middle East-North Africa (SAMENA) region’s annual leadership event, the SAMENA Telecommunications Council's Leaders' Summit 2018, has discussed the importance of enabling telecom operators and regulatory authorities to collaborate...

FM in the spotlight at Big 5

FM Expo - DubaiFacilities management has grown into a significant sector within the region's construction industry. (Image source: Gfree/sxc.hu)

Facilities management is one of the fastest-growing professions within the GCC community and will form a key focus area at this year's Big 5 exhibition

All those globally trend-setting structures and infrastructure projects across the region need to be properly looked after if they are to retain their jaw-dropping sparkle and continue to function as they should.

This need extends to all the unseen, but essential activities, such as ensuring all the luminaires are well within the hours they are designed to run for. Not an easy task in a lofty modern Gulf atrium.

As a result of this industry sector's importance, the World FM Congress was launched alongside The Big 5 last year, and 2012 sees the second edition of a key event at which global speakers representing world-class facilities – Masdar City and the 2012 Olympics Park will be featured amongst others this year – will be able to tell you all you need to know about successful project management on the mega scale.

To learn more about FM Expo visit www.fm-expo.com

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