Big 5 2015: Exhibitors’ show plans revealed

Green building codes will represent a major focus during The Big 5 2015

The Big 5 2015 will feature 75 free-to-attend continuing professional development (CPD) workshops for registered visitors active within the region’s construction sector.
The Big 5 2015 will feature 75 free-to-attend continuing professional development (CPD) workshops for registered visitors active within the region’s construction sector.

Green building codes will represent a major focus during The Big 5 2015.

A series of workshops will be held to address the latest environmental construction legislation within the region.

This year, the total registered and certified leasable LEED space in the UAE reached 47-million gross square metres (GSM). With this in mind, show organiser dmg events has arranged workshops to address issues including the updated Dubai Municipality Green Building Regulations and energy modelling strategies for LEED v4.

Visitors to the show will also be able to attend a seminar centred around the establishment of businesses in the UAE. The session will include information on the navigation of the country’s regulatory framework, and will feature expert advice on securing contracts within the Gulf construction market.

The role of freezones in the UAE’s ongoing economic diversification will also feature prominently on the show’s agenda. Other workshops at The Big 5 will focus on market potential and business development, as well as improving competitiveness within the supply chain and the effective management of cultural diversity and ethical issues.

Registered visitors will be able to attend a broad range of free-to-access continuing professional development (CPD) workshops throughout the course of the show. 75 such sessions will be held at this year’s event.

Ariston turns up the heat

Ariston Thermo Group plans to showcase its latest sustainable water heaters at The Big 5 2015.

Visitors to the company’s exhibition stand will be able to learn about a selection of products designed specifically for the Middle East market. According to the manufacturer, its main focuses for the show will be energy efficiency, performance, and cost savings.

The products to be exhibited include Ariston’s heat pumps, electric water heaters, gas boilers, and solar water heaters.

Executives from the company will also be on hand to field questions from visitors in attendance.

Dunham-Bush to go green

Commercial air-conditioning manufacturer, Dunham-Bush is targeting the Middle East’s green building sector at The Big 5 2015.

The firm will showcase a selection of high-efficiency products engineered to meet green building standards such as LEED and Green Mark. On display will be Dunham Bush’s DCLC Series centrifugal chillers, the capacities of which range from 300RT to 4,000RT. The models have been certified by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).

Dunham-Bush will also display its DBAIRE II Series environmental control unit during the show.

Naffco plans safety premieres

Fire safety outfit, NAFFCO will use The Big 5 as a platform to unveil a selection of its latest products.

The company will showcase a range of new products and services during the show, including a smoke-management system, a fire-pump cloud monitoring (FPCM) tool, NAFFCO Inert, the NAFFCO Falcon fire door, and the Shield SIL2 fire and gas system.

The firm said that it has updated its product portfolio in recognition of the importance and convenience of having easy access to fire safety services.

In addition to its latest releases, NAFFCO will display its existing lines at The Big 5, including fire alarms, and fire-protection and prevention systems.

Man to mark centenary

MAN Truck & Bus will celebrate its 100th anniversary at The Big 5 2015. Whilst the German company’s roots actually stretch back more than 250 years, the first commercial vehicle rolled off its production line in 1915.

To mark its centenary, MAN will exhibit historic models in the show’s PMV Live segment. These vehicles will be displayed alongside modern MAN TGX units, which the manufacturer is billing as “the truck of the future”.

In addition, MAN will use the event as a platform to launch its latest telematics system for the Middle East. The firm will also showcase its ‘ProfiDrive’ training programme and ‘TopSale’ resale scheme during the trade show.

Commenting on The Big 5, Dr Richard Brown, head of product management at MAN Truck & Bus MEA, said: “We find a majority of our local and regional existing customers and potential MAN users visiting the show because it combines a multitude of sectors in the construction business.”

Blue Star eyes meetings with senior industry stakeholders

India-headquartered HVAC firm, Blue Star is looking to meet with senior industry stakeholders during The Big 5. The firm also plans to showcase its latest range of applied and unitary products.

“We are hoping to meet consultants, contractors, architects, customers engineers, and researchers at the show, who are responsible for developing HVAC practices,“ a company spokesperson told Construction Week.

“We also want to make our products and services visible with our participation at the event. [Blue Star representatives] will develop new contacts and strengthen existing ones,” the company explained, adding that it will

use The Big 5 to reconnect with key local business partners.

The firm will exhibit a selection of chillers, drinking water coolers, fan-coil units, and cold-room products at the trade show. It also revealed plans to develop new products in 2016, including chillers, Eurovent-certified air-handling and fan-coil units, and water-tank coolers.

In addition, Blue Star reiterated its commitment to the development of eco-friendly refrigerant systems for the Middle East.

Pestan pipes up in Dubai

Serbia-based pipe manufacturer, Pestan will go all out at The Big 5 2015. The firm plans to showcase its entire product portfolio in Dubai.

Pestan, which deals in the processing of plastic masses, PVC, polypropylene, and polyethylene, will target potential pipe buyers from the GCC and wider Middle East.

Aleksander Rakovic, head of research and development at Pestan, told Construction Week: “We are going to exhibit our complete product portfolio at the exhibition. We expect to meet some potential customers, including large construction companies and suppliers.”

Ascend to offer a leg up with scaffolding training courses

Ascend Access System Scaffolding will use The Big 5 2015 to raise customer awareness about its Academy Team.

Through this division, the firm, which boasts manufacturing and training facilities in Dubai, UAE, is able to offer scaffolding compliance courses to regional construction professionals.

The training scheme is designed to inform participants about proper erection and dismantling procedures for scaffolding systems. The course is recognised by the Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA).

Ascend is also in the process of building a new GCC production hub. The facility, which is due to complete in Q1 2016, will comprise a 7,400-sqm manufacturing and logistics area. It will be used to produce more than 1,600 tonnes of aluminium scaffolding and ladders annually.

Kottmann targets Gaia awards

Kottmann has entered its Kott-Smart technology into this year’s Gaia Awards, which will take place during The Big 5.

The tool integrates sensors and actuators within water-bearing systems for constant consumption control. Kott-Smart’s designers claim that it is the first system to offer internet-enabled water.

The technology has already scooped two awards in Germany.

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