Economic slowdown affects GCC’s fuel consumption: Apicorp

Economic slowdown affects GCC’s fuel con…

Thursday, 21 September 2017 06:54

An economic slowdown coupled with energy reforms has adversely affected domestic fuel consumption growth across most of the GCC, and in some cases led to negative growth, according to a...

Dubai adds 50 driverless Tesla to its taxi fleet

Dubai adds 50 driverless Tesla to its ta…

Thursday, 21 September 2017 06:38

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chief executive of Emirates Airline & Group, and chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, has launched 50 Tesla electric vehicles to the limo...

Gulf Glass to focus on sustainability goals for glass

Gulf Glass to focus on sustainability go…

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:40

Gulf Glass 2017, which is going to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from 25-27 September 2017, is expecting to gather more than 140 stakeholders, with focus on glass...

GE to build Egypt’s first utility-scale solar power plant

GE to build Egypt’s first utility-scale …

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:30

General Electric’s (GE) power conversion has announced to provide a full turnkey solution to FAS Energy to build a 50MW solar power plant for Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), a...

Konecranes delivers four reach stackers to container yard in Saudi Arabia

Konecranes delivers four reach stackers …

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 07:29

In August, Konecranes delivered four Konecranes SMV 4531 TC5 reach stackers to Saudi Arabia

RSS achieves ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for meeting health and safety standards

RSS achieves ISO 9001:2015 accreditation…

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 06:55

Rental Solutions & Services (RSS), the go-to partner for temporary power and cooling rental solutions in the Middle East, has achieved ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for providing quality, health and safety...

CNIM, GIC and Al Mulla consortium selected preferred investor for the waste to energy project in Kuwait

CNIM, GIC and Al Mulla consortium select…

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 05:21

A consortium composed of Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM), Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), and Al Mulla Group Holding Co (AMG) has been selected as preferred investor for the Kabd...

Mitsubishi releases special edition warehouse and forklift trucks for silver jubilee

Mitsubishi releases special edition ware…

Monday, 18 September 2017 07:48

Marking 25 years of keeping businesses in Europe, Africa and the Middle East productive, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has launched a special 25th-anniversary edition of its award-winning range of warehouse and...

What are the different accessories used in insulation systems?

What are the different accessories used …

Monday, 18 September 2017 06:41

In the insulation of buildings, there are essentially eight different materials used in commercial and industrial installations

Dubai Ruler announces US$3.87bn contract for world’s largest CSP plant

Dubai Ruler announces US$3.87bn contract…

Sunday, 17 September 2017 08:09

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced the largest single-site concentrated solar power (CSP) project in...

Saudi Arabia to launch nuclear power tender in October

Saudi Arabia to launch nuclear power ten…

Sunday, 17 September 2017 05:28

Saudi Arabia is expected to launch a tender process for its first nuclear reactors as early as next month and will reach out to potential vendors from countries including South...

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 10th - 14th September

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 17 September 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 10th - 14th September 2017

Safety-boost for the engine

Safety-boost for the engine

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:00

The Reuschling case study shows that COTS is the ideal solution for locomotive renovation

The new CAT 426F2 expands backhoe loader line

The new CAT 426F2 expands backhoe loader…

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 05:11

Offering a highly configurable design, the new CAT 426F2 backhoe loader with side shift frame provides customers with additional choices, allowing the selection of a more base-specification model or a highly...

Perkins launches world’s first SmartCap engine monitor

Perkins launches world’s first SmartCap …

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 05:01

Perkins has launched the world’s first low-cost engine-level connectivity device – the Perkins SmartCap

Dubai raises initial US$1.1bn loan for metro expansion project

Dubai raises initial US$1.1bn loan for m…

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 06:32

Dubai has raised US$1.1bn loan for the expansion of the city's metro rail system, reaching the first step of an infrastructure financing programme which totals around US$2.8bn

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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