Logistics providers GAC to open new warehouse in Abu Dhabi’s KIZAD

Logistics providers GAC to open new ware…

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:43

Integrated shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC’s new warehouse and open yard will be situated in the Middle East’s largest industrial zone and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports,...

Ma’aden selects thyssenkrupp fertiliser production technology

Ma’aden selects thyssenkrupp fertiliser …

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:41

The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) has announced to use the dual-pressure ammonia process developed by thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions in the new “Phosphate 3” ammonia plant at its fertiliser complex

Liebherr and Wärtsilä collaborate for a high-speed maritime engine

Liebherr and Wärtsilä collaborate for a …

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 04:18

Liebherr and Wärtsilä have collaborated to develop a high-speed diesel engine for maritime and offshore applications

SABIC and SCA to help local knowledge collaboration of Saudi construction sector

SABIC and SCA to help local knowledge co…

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 12:11

Saudi Arabia’s diversified manufacturing company and one of the largest petrochemicals companies, SABIC signed an MoU with Saudi Contractors Authority (SCA) to enhance the collaboration and sharing of the know-how...

World’s first high bay container storing system to be ready for Expo 2020 Dubai

World’s first high bay container storing…

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 07:48

Global – an international joint-venture formed by global trade enabler DP World and industrial engineering specialists SMS group – will give way to a new and intelligent storing system that...

Yahsat and Hughes finalise satellite broadband JV

Yahsat and Hughes finalise satellite bro…

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 04:07

The UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and Hughes Network Systems (Hughes), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (EchoStar), have completed a joint venture arrangement to provide greater access to...

SSAB to showcase a range of products at SteelFab 2019

SSAB to showcase a range of products at …

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 04:00

SSAB, Nordic and US-based steel company, has announced to participate in SteelFab 2019 from 14-17 January in Sharjah, to exhibit its wide range of products for the heavy transport and...

Tech Mahindra is the highest-ranked Forbes non-US company

Tech Mahindra is the highest-ranked Forb…

Monday, 17 December 2018 06:39

Tech Mahindra, one of the leading providers of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, has been named as the 15th top non-US company at the Forbes Digital...

DSI wins US$163.35mn Reem Mall MEP contract in Abu Dhabi

DSI wins US$163.35mn Reem Mall MEP contr…

Monday, 17 December 2018 06:19

Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), UAE-based construction and engineering company, has been appointed as the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contractor for the Reem Mall project, a 2.8mn sq...

Red Sea Development project on track to be completed by 2022

Red Sea Development project on track to …

Sunday, 16 December 2018 15:24

The Red Sea Development Company, led by CEO John Pagano, provided an update to King Salman on the ambitious tourism and leisure project

Emirates Steel’s new financing structure to strengthen growth and development

Emirates Steel’s new financing structure…

Sunday, 16 December 2018 05:58

The UAE’s only integrated steel plant Emirates Steel has finalised a significant loan refinancing deal that will enable the company to accelerate deleveraging, increase financial flexibility, simplify its debt structure...

ULO Systems awarded MAX Group nuclear project in Bangladesh

ULO Systems awarded MAX Group nuclear pr…

Thursday, 13 December 2018 09:21

The UAE division of ULO Systems, a wholly-owned private company and a provider of services within the oil and gas and construction industries, has won a major contract in Bangladesh...

Sohail Samdani is SNC-Lavalin’s new mining and metallurgy head in Middle East

Sohail Samdani is SNC-Lavalin’s new mini…

Thursday, 13 December 2018 06:55

SNC-Lavalin has announced the appointment of Sohail Samdani as senior vice-president and general manager for the company’s mining and metallurgy sector in the Middle East

Liebherr mobile construction cranes tackle building retrofit

Liebherr mobile construction cranes tack…

Thursday, 13 December 2018 05:26

Liebherr has used three mobile construction cranes including MK 140, MK 88 and MK 100 have been in an administrative building retrofit in Neckarsulm, Germany

AEC and Honeywell sign MoA for smart city opportunities in Saudi Arabia

AEC and Honeywell sign MoA for smart cit…

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:51

Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Riyadh-based Saudi economic offset programme company, has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Honeywell to collaborate on business development activities for smart and connected...

‘Iraq moving towards the green path’

‘Iraq moving towards the green path’

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:22

Iraq is seeking to diversify its energy dependency by building large-scale solar, wind and biomass facilities within the next decade, expecting to supply more than 10 per cent of its...

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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