The Big 5 Saudi 2017 will host more than 500 exhibitors

The Big 5 Saudi 2017 will host more than…

Sunday, 26 March 2017 08:22

The seventh edition of Saudi Arabia’s largest and fastest growing construction show will open its doors to thousands of industry professionals tomorrow at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events...

JCB Power Products wins US$11.22mn rental order in Middle East

JCB Power Products wins US$11.22mn renta…

Sunday, 26 March 2017 05:51

Generator manufacturer JCB Power Products has won its biggest export order of the year for its new RS rental range with a multi-million dollar deal in the Middle East

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 19 - 25 March

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 26 March 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on technicalreview.me/, from 20 - 27 March 2017

Demag KBK modular cranes now come with lower load capacity

Demag KBK modular cranes now come with l…

Sunday, 26 March 2017 03:23

Extending cranes in the lower load capacity range have been added to the Demag KBK modular crane construction kit

Moroccan tech city boosted by US$10bn preliminary funding deal

Moroccan tech city boosted by US$10bn pr…

Thursday, 23 March 2017 07:15

The new industrial and technology hub, located close to the city of Tangiers, will be funded by Chinese group Haite 002023.SZ, BMCE's Bank of Africa and the Moroccan government According to Construction News, the...

DEWA CEO reviews Phase III of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

DEWA CEO reviews Phase III of Mohammed b…

Thursday, 23 March 2017 04:38

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), met with Mohammed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) to...

DP World CEO and Panama President discuss logistics and industrial parks in Panama

DP World CEO and Panama President discus…

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:51

DP World Group chairman and chairman of Ports, Customs and Freezones Corporation Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem met with the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela to explore logistics and industrial...

MB Crusher can turn equipment into one-machine mobile plant

MB Crusher can turn equipment into one-m…

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 05:20

MB Crusher – together with its branch office MB America, Inc. – had a huge showcase at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas, crushing and screening with an excavator and skid...

SDLG wheel loaders provide reliability at Qatar quarry

SDLG wheel loaders provide reliability a…

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 06:23

Three SDLG wheel loaders are working round-the-clock feeding, crushing and screening equipment in Qatar, without any significant downtime

ACTS wins quality control, geotechnical and testing works on Qatar stadiums

ACTS wins quality control, geotechnical …

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 04:57

Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS), consulting organisation in the field of construction materials and geotechnical engineering, has announced that it will provide services in connection with five World Cup stadiums...

Dubai ruler inaugurates Phase II of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai ruler inaugurates Phase II of Moha…

Monday, 20 March 2017 14:22

The 200MW second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park was inaugurated today by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE...

Farnek secures ESCO accreditation

Farnek secures ESCO accreditation

Monday, 20 March 2017 07:33

UAE-based total facilities management company Farnek has been officially accredited as an approved Energy Services Company (ESCO) by Dubai’s Regulatory Supervisory Bureau (RSB)

IoT in spotlight at Schneider Electric’s Innovation Summit 2017

IoT in spotlight at Schneider Electric’s…

Monday, 20 March 2017 05:51

Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management and automation, is set to highlight how the future of energy management and automation is being redefined at the IoT-themed Innovation Summit on...

Barakah One Company announces Board members at first general assembly

Barakah One Company announces Board memb…

Monday, 20 March 2017 04:39

The Barakah One Company (BOC), a subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), held its first general assembly and announced the members...

Dubai’s building and construction industries have no glass ceilings

Dubai’s building and construction indust…

Sunday, 19 March 2017 06:55

Moving ever forward, planning and executing the latest innovative techniques in construction and architectural designs, Dubai serves as a beacon of unbound creativity and inspiration across the globe

H.B. Fuller opens office in Dubai to support Middle East markets

H.B. Fuller opens office in Dubai to sup…

Sunday, 19 March 2017 05:48

Industrial adhesives manufacturer H.B. Fuller has announced the opening of its new office in Dubai, the UAE

Sustainable building forms Big 5 focus

The Big 5 Dubai UAEThe crowds at last year's Big 5 exhibition. (Image source: dmg::events)The 2012 edition of the huge Big 5 building and construction exhibition will be even more product-sector focused than usual and sustainability will form a core theme

This year's comprehensive rollout of the region’s leading construction exhibition opens its doors in the Dubai WTC from 5-8 November 2012.

‘Innovation and Sustainability in Construction’ is the chosen theme and the exhibition’s opening hours will be from 11.00-19.00 each day. A separate Saudi Arabia 2012 edition of The Big 5 International Building & Construction Show has already taken place this year.

The show has grown in scope over more than three decades but the original name has been retained by organisers dmg*.

Products specifically focused on this year include:
- Coatings, adhesives and sealants
- Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC)
- Kitchens, bathrooms and surfaces
- Steel
- Water technology
- Windows and doors

The Dubai edition of The Big 5 attracted more than 35,000 individual visitors last year, who came from 130 different countries to inspect the products and services of more than 2,300 companies and training institutions.

As well as a number of traditional internal events, Middle East Concrete, PMV Live and FM Expo will also be taking place at the same time. Developed to cater to industry demand, these events will be provide dedicated exhibition zones for commercial buyers within the complex which will focus on the products and services that are most relevant to each activity.

As the region’s leading construction-related consumer products show, The Big 5 cashes in on the US$4 trillion-plus market for construction projects in the MENA countries. The UAE’s share of that huge total is estimated at nearly US$700bn. Some individual sectors of the trade, such as HVAC, are expected to see annual growth of nine per cent or more over the next few years.

“The opportunities being presented across the region continue to remain at the forefront of the world’s construction industry,” the organisers said last August.

Last year’s show saw a move to a more product-sectorised event, making it as easy as possible for visitors to access the materials, items and services they need.

Big on sustainability

The Big 5 organising team point to the increased awareness within the region of the need for the local demonstration of sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices wherever possible. “This has been further demonstrated by the UAE taking pole position in having the highest number of sustainably-certified developments,” the organiser said.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified projects in the Middle East generally indicate that the US-originated, but now widely adopted globally, LEED scheme has positively impacted on the region’s need for meeting local minimum building code requirements. The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are at the forefront of this regional trend.

“Sustainability is no longer just a boardroom buzzword but a necessity in the current business landscape,” said dmg’s event director, Andy White. “Thanks to support from the government and various associations in the UAE we have seen how positive the economic impact of sustainability can be.

“More needs to be done in this matter and sustainability is very much at the forefront of The Big 5 2012. Exhibitors, visitors and delegates have consistently fed back that this is an element that holds significant value for them.”

Regional developers and suppliers have risen to this challenge by providing leading solutions across all the key pillars of sustainable building – air quality, water quality and energy usage. Experts expect that sustainability will soon become the norm right across the Gulf.

“There has been a great amount of progress made in the region’s sustainable construction over the past two years specifically,” said Thomas Bohlen of the ME Centre for Sustainability. “Everyone within the industry has an understanding of what Green Building means now, and eventually we will see it become just a normal part of building practice.”

A special Green Building Conference will be taking place on 7 and 8 November.

Other educational events focusing on this subject include two LEED workshops on the 5th and 6th where the Director of Green technologies at FZCO will be taking participants point by point through core concepts, strategies and implementation measures for sustainable building techniques – including sourcing of materials.


*www.thebig5.ae or contact dmg :: events on +971 (0) 4 438 0355

Co-located exhibitions allow visitors to The Big 5 to see an extended range of exhibits, many of them in appropriate outdoor locations. Opening times are the same as for the main event.

Alain Charles Publishing, University House, 11-13 Lower Grosvenor Place, London, SW1W 0EX, UK
T: +44 20 7834 7676, F: +44 20 7973 0076, W: www.alaincharles.com

twn Are you sure that you want to switch to desktop version?