Megger’s three-phase power quality analyser is intuitive and efficient

Megger’s three-phase power quality analy…

Thursday, 23 February 2017 07:55

Megger is now offering a handheld, three-phase power quality analyser that makes power quality analysis easier and more efficient

‘Growth opportunities in GCC triggered by innovations in building energy efficiency’

‘Growth opportunities in GCC triggered b…

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:48

Analysis by Frost & Sullivan shows that the market for energy performance contracting in the UAE was estimated to be US$80mn to US$100mn in 2015 and is expected to have...

Shell awards contracts to two Omani SMEs for ‘Solar into Schools’ project

Shell awards contracts to two Omani SMEs…

Monday, 20 February 2017 10:31

Shell Development Oman has awarded three contracts to two Omani SMEs to carry out the installations in schools for the pilot phase of ‘Solar into Schools’ project

Saint-Gobain to build Multi-Comfort House in Masdar City

Saint-Gobain to build Multi-Comfort Hous…

Sunday, 19 February 2017 12:24

Saint-Gobain will bring its innovative and sustainable solutions to the UAE with the construction of an energy-efficient ‘Multi–Comfort House’ in Masdar City

Quester’s features lower cost of ownership for Middle East businesses

Quester’s features lower cost of ownersh…

Sunday, 19 February 2017 08:35

As part of its commitment to reduce the overall cost of ownership, Japanese manufacturer UD Trucks has revealed eight key features of its new Quester range and the aftermarket service...

RMD Kwikform supports Kuwait’s Sea City project

RMD Kwikform supports Kuwait’s Sea City …

Friday, 17 February 2017 13:46

For the new beachfront development Sabah Al-Ahmed Sea City, 85km south of Kuwait City, equipment specialist RMD Kwikform has provided a wide range of formwork and shoring to developer La’ala...

FG Wilson reaches for the Sky

FG Wilson reaches for the Sky

Thursday, 16 February 2017 17:41

In many parts of the world, seismic certification is becoming a key requirement for generator sets, especially when they are installed in large buildings or facilities in urban areas

Caterpillar to debut Cat® Connect for expanded range of assets

Caterpillar to debut Cat® Connect for ex…

Thursday, 16 February 2017 14:42

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas from 7-11 March, Caterpillar will launch new Cat® Connect hardware and software to enable equipment managers to connect all of their assets – from...

John Deere extends generator drive range

John Deere extends generator drive range

Thursday, 16 February 2017 02:48

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS), is launching its new 200 kVA prime/225 kVA standby power generator drive engine at the Middle East Electricity show in Dubai

ABB delivers substation to enable power flow from solar park in Dubai

ABB delivers substation to enable power …

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:50

ABB has successfully energised a major substation that will help stream power from the Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park

Borouge showcases XLPE insulation materials at MEE

Borouge showcases XLPE insulation materi…

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 07:44

Borouge and Borealis showcased their latest cutting-edge products for advanced insulation and cable protection applications at the Middle East Electricity 2017, with Borouge focusing on its new cross-linkable polyethylene (XLPE)...

Perkins offers durable and reliable power in the Middle East

Perkins offers durable and reliable powe…

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 07:54

Perkins aims to address the growing demand for power in the Middle East with a strong presence in MEE 2017.

Volvo Penta launch power generation engines at MEE 2017

Volvo Penta launch power generation engi…

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 07:37

Volvo Penta is launching two new diesel engines - the TWD1645GE and TWD1644GE - offering up 800 kVA for genset market 

Middle East Electricity and Solar Middle East is 'essential to business'

Middle East Electricity and Solar Middle…

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 07:19

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance of the UAE, officially inaugurated the 42nd edition of Middle East Electricity (MEE2017) as Anita...

Cummins set to launch new STAMFORD alternator

Cummins set to launch new STAMFORD alter…

Monday, 13 February 2017 11:39

Cummins Generator Technologies will launch its latest product in the new STAMFORD S- Range of alternators at Middle East Electricity 2017 that will be held from 14-16 February

Portable hi-end switchgear test systems from KoCoS

Portable hi-end switchgear test systems …

Monday, 13 February 2017 09:54

At Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2017, KoCoS will present its latest switchgear test system ACTAS, which is a portable and stationary test system for performing fully automatic function tests on...

Free training on offer to all at The Big 5

Gaia Awards sustainability The Big 5The Gaia Awards were named after a ‘whole earth’ theory and launched in 2008. (Image source: dmg::events)Aside from hundreds of exhibitors, The Big 5 also offers inspirational free training and certification events

What makes The Big 5 unique? Undoubtedly, it is the show’s reputation as being the largest and best attended construction event anywhere in the MENA region.

The organisers pay special attention to matching international suppliers who attend with enthusiastic local distributors. They also provide free training programmes to help exhibitors trade profitably in the whole region and a free seminar programme (more than 130 individual events) to help buyers select from the huge range of products and services on offer too.

Thus buyers from right across the region come to Dubai every November not only to source what their businesses need but also to network and learn about the very latest appropriate and sustainable technologies.

To help this process along, in the company of more than 50,000 other busy buyers, dmg is again laying on a series of themed internal events and programmes.

These include:

- The Green Build Congress: As new regulations come into force this will once again focus on the key issues whose understanding is essential if manufacturers, designers and contractors are to remain compliant, competitive and sustainable.

- Training and workshops: Techniques, universal best practice and both local and international regulations are evolving all the time. These training sessions and practical workshops will equip managers with the current information and practical skills they will need to succeed. The topics covered extend all the way from Green Building Council LEED requirements to project management in general and product sourcing.

- Free seminars: This year the organisers say they will be developing this series of sponsored events based on last year’s experience to provide even more - and more relevant - content for both buyers and suppliers.

- Big 5 Platinum Club: This has evolved over the years into a get-together for the most influential buyers throughout the region. More than 600 involved in the most important projects took part last year, all intending to meet directly with suppliers from across the world.

- Business matching programme: A new feature this year, these events are designed to bring together global manufacturers with local distributors, and to facilitate business introductions generally.

Finally, there are the prestigious Gaia Awards. Named after an influential and complex ‘whole earth’ theory and launched in 2008 these will be once again inviting suppliers of products for the coveted title of ‘Best Green Product in the Middle East’, thereby enhancing their prospects of attracting buyers looking for energy efficient and sustainable products.

Product and service categories attracting entrants this year have included water technology, HVAC, building facades and structures, finishing products, energy technology and the service industries in general.

Last year’s Gaia Awards resulted in a gold award for Nuuon Trading LLC for their EnOcean technology. Nuuon designs wireless home automation and security systems. As demonstrated last year their EnOcean technology supports battery-less and maintenance-free sensors that can be freely positioned, including temperature sensors and motion detectors.

There were 13 finalists in total last year and two silvers and four bronzes were awarded. In 2012 there are around 50 finalists in total, including 14 in the building facades category and a record 17 in finishing products.

“As the importance of environmental responsibility continues to increase across the international construction industry, the technologies and innovations that are being put forward for Gaia awards become further advanced,” said event director, Andy White.

“The Big 5 provides a showcase to help raise the profile of the winning green solutions, and we know from previous Gaia winners that the awards can make a real difference to their business.”

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