Iraq to form joint venture for the Grand Faw port project

Iraq to form joint venture for the Grand…

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 06:57

Iraq will be building a US$1.3bn venture to manage the execution of the Grand Faw port project

ACWA-led consortium selected as preferred bidder for UAE’s desalination plant

ACWA-led consortium selected as preferre…

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 06:35

UAE-based Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) has selected ACWA Power-led consortium as the preferred bidder to develop a desalination plant in Umm Al Quwain

RTA delegation in Italy to test telecommunication systems of Route 2020

RTA delegation in Italy to test telecomm…

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 05:59

A delegation from Road Transport Authority’s (RTA) Rail Agency in Dubai recently visited the Thales Factory in Italy to attend factory tests of the broadband radio wireless telecommunication systems of...

NFT Specialized in Tower Cranes installs 13 cranes for Reem Mall in Abu Dhabi

NFT Specialized in Tower Cranes installs…

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:35

NFT Specialized in Tower Cranes has been awarded the main contract to supply 14 Potain tower cranes for the Reem Mall megaproject in Najmat Abu Dhabi

Kuwait Health, Safety & Security Forum to promote critical health and safety issues

Kuwait Health, Safety & Security For…

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 06:55

Kuwait Health, Safety & Security Forum is set to convene health and safety leaders from around the globe from 24-25 September 2018

Doosan Bobcat opens backhoe loader plant in India

Doosan Bobcat opens backhoe loader plant…

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 04:28

Doosan Bobcat has opened its new backhoe loader plant in India, thus marking its entrance into one of the world’s three largest markets for the compact construction equipment industry

FILA Surface Care launches FILAMARBLE AID

FILA Surface Care launches FILAMARBLE AI…

Sunday, 17 June 2018 06:31

FILA Surface Care Solutions said its branch in the Middle East has launched FILAMARBLE AID for cleaning marble and natural stone surfaces

Mubadala to launch US$400mn European tech fund

Mubadala to launch US$400mn European tec…

Saturday, 16 June 2018 06:35

UAE-based Mubadala Investment Company has announced plans to create a US$400mn fund to invest in leading European technology companies

Deerns signs major consultancy contract for Kuwait International Airport

Deerns signs major consultancy contract …

Thursday, 14 June 2018 10:38

Deerns Group and its local partner Al-Nabhan Engineering Consultancy have signed a major consultancy agreement with Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation for the provision of management and supervision services...

Saudia Cargo to construct new cargo handling facility at Jeddah’s KAIA

Saudia Cargo to construct new cargo hand…

Thursday, 14 June 2018 08:12

Saudia Cargo has recently signed agreements with three major companies to construct a new cargo handling facility at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA)

The UAE maintains positive economic growth

The UAE maintains positive economic grow…

Thursday, 14 June 2018 04:47

The UAE’s minister of economy said that preliminary estimates issued by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) indicate growth in the economic performance of the country in general; which...

Thuraya and IEC Telecom displays new VSAT service at Posidonia 2018

Thuraya and IEC Telecom displays new VSA…

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 06:58

Thuraya Telecommunications Company and IEC Telecom have jointly showcased Thuraya’s maritime product portfolio and provided a preview of the latest Thuraya maritime VSAT service at Posidonia 2018, held in Greece...

MENA shows robust performance in energy sector amid geopolitical risks

MENA shows robust performance in energy …

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 06:51

In line with the initiatives to boost energy economy across the Middle East, the UAE and Kuwait have announced ambitious capacity targets for 2022 to invest more than US$220bn to...

ADFD grants US$10.89mn for rural electrification project in Uganda

ADFD grants US$10.89mn for rural electri…

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 06:11

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has approved a US$10.89mn concessionary loan to develop a 33kV rural electrification project at Kalongo in Uganda

Volvo Penta will switch to electric power by 2021

Volvo Penta will switch to electric powe…

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 04:30

With the aim of becoming a driving force in sustainable power solutions, Volvo Penta is going full charge into hybrid and all-electric drivelines, offering solutions in both its marine and...

Dubai FDI named UAE's top investment promotion agency

Dubai FDI named UAE's top investment pro…

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 06:37

Dubai FDI has won the first-ever ‘Top Investment Promotion Agencies Africa & Middle East – Regional’

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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