Utico grabs ‘Desalination Company the Year’ distinction award

Utico grabs ‘Desalination Company the Ye…

Monday, 29 May 2017 07:08

UAE-based Utico, GCC’s largest private utility company, has bagged the ‘Desalination Company the Year’ distinction award at the Global Water Summit 2017 for developing a revolutionary independent water and power...

Marafiq JV to build 300MW mega power plant in Oman

Marafiq JV to build 300MW mega power pla…

Sunday, 28 May 2017 07:35

Marafiq, a joint venture firm set up by Takamul Investment Company of Oman and Sembcorp Utilities of Singapore, is in the process of developing a 300MW-capacity power project in the...

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 21st - 25th May 2017

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Friday, 26 May 2017 12:15

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on Technical Review Middle East, from 21st - 25th May 2017

Hormann’s new steel frame doors for food industry

Hormann’s new steel frame doors for food…

Thursday, 25 May 2017 06:45

Specifically designed for the food industry, Hormann has launched a new high-speed and flexible door type V 2515 Food L, which will optimise the flow of traffic, improve safety and...

Next gen air cooled screw chillers from Daikin exclusively for Middle East

Next gen air cooled screw chillers from …

Thursday, 25 May 2017 06:33

Global leading air conditioning manufacturer Daikin launched the next generation premium efficiency air cooled screw chillers – EWAD-MZ Series – at a high profile event in Dubai on 22 May

Honeywell launches Connected Technology for high-value freight solutions

Honeywell launches Connected Technology …

Thursday, 25 May 2017 05:08

Honeywell has launched sensor-based connected technology for freight solutions to make supply chain management more efficient and give the shippers and logistics companies the ability to monitor shipment of goods...

SDLG launches new variable horsepower graders in Middle East and Africa

SDLG launches new variable horsepower gr…

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:00

Global construction equipment brand Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (SDLG) has launched variable horsepower versions of two of its biggest selling motor graders for Middle East and African markets

EMC delivers 50 Mercedes-Benz trucks readymix firm in UAE

EMC delivers 50 Mercedes-Benz trucks rea…

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 06:08

Emirates Motor Company (EMC) Daimler Commercial Vehicles has delivered 50 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to the UAE concrete firm Transgulf Readymix, believed to be one of the largest deals of its...

The Big 5 Construction Egypt to debut in Cairo in 2018

The Big 5 Construction Egypt to debut in…

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 06:46

The Big 5 Construction Egypt is set to be launched in Cairo Exhibition Centre for the first time from 15-17 September 2018, with an aim to assemble international leaders in...

GE signs deals worth US$15bn for projects in Saudi Arabia

GE signs deals worth US$15bn for project…

Monday, 22 May 2017 09:16

GE has taken significant steps in supporting the delivery of Saudi Vision 2030, by announcing in partnership with the kingdom a range of MoUs and projects valued at US$15bn, of...

North Africa’s construction market gains huge impetus with investment worth US$473bn

North Africa’s construction market gains…

Monday, 22 May 2017 06:57

The North African countries are expanding their construction sector with several active high-value projects with approximately US$473bn investment, shows BNC Project Intelligence’s recent market analysis

Imdaad wins US$1.63mn contract from Emirates Post Group

Imdaad wins US$1.63mn contract from Emir…

Monday, 22 May 2017 06:31

Imdaad, a leading integrated facilities management (FM) company based in Dubai, has signed a one-year contract worth US$1.63mn with Emirates Post Group (EPG) and as per the deal, the former...

LED Lighting Industry: Middle East to become one of the fastest growing markets

LED Lighting Industry: Middle East to be…

Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:55

City-wide lighting overhauls expected with huge growth opportunities for companies finds Frost & Sullivan’s Energy and Environment team  

Albwardy Damen wins two shipyard awards in the UAE

Albwardy Damen wins two shipyard awards …

Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:01

Albwardy Damen has received two shipyards awards within a month for excellence

SEWA and SNOC sign gas sales agreement for power generation in Sharjah

SEWA and SNOC sign gas sales agreement f…

Sunday, 21 May 2017 05:40

Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) have signed a full gas sales agreement (GSA) to supply natural gas for power generation in the emirate

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 14th - 18th May 2017

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 21 May 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on Technical Review Middle East, from 14th - 18th May 2017

Sustainable products at the heart of The Big 5

Green Build Conference at The Big 5 2012 The Big 5 2012 takes place from 5-8 November at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. (Image source: dmg::events)Sustainable products will be a key growth driver for the Middle East construction sector, according to Mario Seneviratne, a speaker at the Green Build Conference at The Big 5 2012 and director of Green Technologies FZCO

The region, which has already made major inroads in the adoption of sustainable construction practices over the last five years, paves this growth further as international exhibitors choose to introduce their latest innovations in this market.

The Big 5 2012 will see a number of green product launches and demonstrations from exhibitors, some of which will be introduced in the Middle East for the first time ever. They include Carlisle HVAC Products, an exhibitor from the US, who has developed a robot - the Inspecting, Sealing and Advanced Cleaning (ISAAC) Robotic Solution - to offer efficient remediation of existing HVAC systems.

The robot can clean hard to reach places that are inaccessible to humans. It can also help improve indoor air quality and decrease heating and cooling costs without significant interruption to building occupants.

Similarly, for the region with abundant solar energy, Austria-based exhibitor Sun Master has developed a new solar collector that feature vein-like channels – similar to those found in leaves – to deliver a greater thermal output without increasing manufacturing costs.

Another exhibitor, Taiwan’s Leve Bio-Green will introduce LED lighting systems that are used widely across hospitals, supermarkets, public buildings and warehouses. Their products can save energy by more than 50 percent and have a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours.

In the region, UAE and Qatar have sustainability regulations already in place that mandate minimum levels of sustainability. Similarly, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have numerous projects that have sustainability related key performance indicators, implying a clear shift towards green.

Sustainable buildings call for a wide range of products and services that are designed to comply with a structure’s complete lifecycle - from design, construction, operation, maintenance and renovation to its final stage of deconstruction. Green projects today are seen as profitable as it offers a greater return on investment for the developers while being cost-efficient for the end-user.

“These eco-friendly launches come at a time when the UAE is driving the way with new rules and regulations to promote sustainable construction,” said Mario Seneviratne.

“In order to increase further awareness for green buildings, one of the educational elements at this year’s event will include Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) workshops which will take participants through core concepts, strategies and implementation of sustainable buildings."

To support the adoption of eco-efficient products among local manufacturers, designers and contractors, The Big 5 will also host the Gaia Awards and the Green Build Conference, which will address important issues and opportunities that are essential to remain compliant, competitive and sustainable in the Middle East.

The Big 5 2012 takes place from 5-8 November with Middle East Concrete, PMV Live and FM EXPO at the Dubai World Trade Centre. An event with more than 30 years of history, it has grown to become the largest of its kind for the building and construction industry, and a truly international stage for the Middle East industry.

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