Bentley announces suite of technologies at YII 2018

Bentley announces suite of technologies …

Monday, 15 October 2018 14:42

2018 has been a year of partnerships for Bentley Systems

Nokian Tyres adds new size to Nokian Armor Gard 2 tyre

Nokian Tyres adds new size to Nokian Arm…

Monday, 15 October 2018 13:00

Nokian Tyres has added a new size - 11.00-20 - to the Nokian Armor Gard 2, thereby making the tyre capable of being fitted to a wider variety of excavators

Catalyst to showcase three innovative startups at GITEX 2018

Catalyst to showcase three innovative st…

Monday, 15 October 2018 10:00

Catalyst, MENA region’s first sustainability-focused accelerator, is showcasing three innovative startups at GITEX 2018, 14-18 October 2018

World’s first nuclear language proficiency standards established in the UAE

World’s first nuclear language proficien…

Monday, 15 October 2018 05:30

Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the operator of the Barakah nuclear energy plant in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, has become the first company in the world to develop...

Construction starts at DP World US$442mn Berbera port in Somaliland

Construction starts at DP World US$442mn…

Sunday, 14 October 2018 10:00

H.E. president of the Republic of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi and DP World group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem has launched the first phase of construction work at...

Masdar signs region’s first green revolving credit facility

Masdar signs region’s first green revolv…

Sunday, 14 October 2018 05:30

Masdar, Abu Dhabi renewable energy company, has signed a green revolving credit facility (RCF) with four local and international banks to provide funding for new and ongoing investments in its...

Bee’ah and EVOTEQ launch UAE’s first AI platform for offices of future

Bee’ah and EVOTEQ launch UAE’s first AI …

Thursday, 11 October 2018 09:00

Bee’ah, sustainability solutions provider in the Middle East, and Evoteq, its technology partner, have announced the launch of the UAE’s first advanced artificial intelligence (AI) platform for offices of the...

IIS attacks spiked to 1.7mn from 2,000 in a quarter: eSentire report

IIS attacks spiked to 1.7mn from 2,000 i…

Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:30

Internet Information Services (IIS) attacks showed a 782 times increase, from 2,000 to 1.7mn, since the last quarter, according to a new threat report from eSentire, a pure-play Managed Detection...

L&T wins orders valued at US$252mn in Kuwait

L&T wins orders valued at US$252mn i…

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 09:00

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Construction, Power Transmission and Distribution business has won EPC orders worth US$252mn in Kuwait

GE Power wins turbine contract for Egypt’s first nuclear plant

GE Power wins turbine contract for Egypt…

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 05:30

GE Power will deliver turbine island equipment for El Dabaa nuclear power plant project in Egypt through AAEM, its joint venture with Russian-based power engineering company, Atomenergomash

DuPont helps Saudi Arabia’s SWCC transform operations to meet water objectives

DuPont helps Saudi Arabia’s SWCC transfo…

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 12:15

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has achieved significant desalination goals with DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) following a partnership in 2016 to help SWCC find ways to optimise operations...

SirajPower to install solar plants for Apparel Group in Dubai

SirajPower to install solar plants for A…

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 11:11

SirajPower, providing comprehensive turnkey solutions around solar rooftops in the UAE, continues its growth in Dubai with the signature of a new leasing agreement for a solar system with Apparel...

DEWA awards contracts worth US$25mn for 990 transformers

DEWA awards contracts worth US$25mn for …

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 10:30

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded contracts to design, manufacture, test and supply 11/0.4kV, 1,500kVA and 1,000kVA cast resin distribution transformers with LV smart meters to various international...

Nuix partner programme to expedite expansion plan in EMEA

Nuix partner programme to expedite expan…

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 07:00

Cybersecurity, risk, and compliance software company Nuix has announced the launch of a new partner programme in line with the company’s goals for expansion into the EMEA markets

Saudi Arabia invests US$133.3bn in industrial and service projects

Saudi Arabia invests US$133.3bn in indus…

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 05:30

Saudi Arabia has invested US$133.3bn in industrial, service and logistics projects and contracts in its efforts to cut dependence on oil and in diversifying the national economy

Bioenergy leads the growth of all renewables to 2023: IEA forecast

Bioenergy leads the growth of all renewa…

Monday, 08 October 2018 11:01

Modern bioenergy will have the biggest growth in renewable resources between 2018 and 2023, underscoring its critical role in building a robust renewable portfolio and ensuring a more secure and...

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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