Cast in concrete for a better future

MEC-MiddleEast-Concrete-Big5-2014Precast concrete is in heavy demand in the Middle East, as it can save costs and time, as well as providing environmental benefits to builders and developers.Middle East Concrete (MEC) 2014 is poised to provide a platform for builders and developers to see what is going on within the concrete industry within the Middle East

The demand for precast concrete in the construction sector is growing, as builders realise that it can reduce the time taken to complete major projects.

Nathan Waugh, event director for MEC and PMW Live, said, “The precast concrete market offers enormous opportunities to local producers and developers here in the region. We are keen to address this rising demand and offer our visitors access to high-level experts, international exhibitors and top-of-the-range products in line with their needs.”

According to Ventures Onsite, precast concrete is gaining popularity in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. In the UAE, Expo 2020 is considered a major project for which this material will be in high demand.

In Qatar, the World Cup to be held in 2022 and the development of labour cities has spiked a demand for precast concrete. Saudi Arabia is keen to use the material to build 500,000 new homes. The use and benefits of, and latest innovations pertaining to precast concrete will be discussed at MEC 2014 in two technical seminars.

Bashar Abou Mayaleh, managing director at Hard Precast Building Systems, said, “Developers are attracted to precast concrete as it can greatly reduce the duration of a project as well as the cost. It provides cost and time savings to developers and governments, as well as offering significant environmental benefits.”

Hard Precast Building Systems will be at MEC 2014. In addition, Austria’s ABR Tools, Turkey’s Akar Makina, Germany’s All Gaier Process Technology, BASF Construction Chemicals UAE, Bauer Maschinen, Blastrac Middle East and California Scaffolding and Formwork will all be among the companies present at the show.

The exhibition will be supported by free-to-attend workshops and technical seminars that will offer visitors the chance to find out about the latest industry advancements from fellow construction professionals.

MEC will be held from 17-20 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre in conjunction with PMV Live

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