Big 5 2015: Top stands to visit

With more than 2,800 companies due to attend The Big 5 2015, CW has prepared a list of the top stands to visit this year

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Atlantic’s latest solar water heater
Stand: 3E157

France-headquartered manufacturer Atlantic will be hosting the commercial launch of its new solar water heater at The Big 5 2015. Solerio Optimum allows end users to make energy savings of up to 70% compared to conventional methods. Polyurethane insulation and a low-consumption pump mean that the heater is compliant with the European Commission’s latest energy efficiency regulations. With tank capacities ranging from 150 litres to 400 litres, the device offers optimal technology for renewable-energy water heating in the Middle East, according to its designers.

Aqualyte Solution from Sportinlife
Stand: focus E135

Sportinlife will exhibit its low-sugar hypotonic fluid, Aqualyte Solution, at The Big 5 2015. In addition to its primary market of sporting enthusiasts, Aqualyte Hydration is suitable for construction professionals operating in the unforgiving working environment of the Middle East. The fluid is rapidly absorbed by the body to guard against dehydration. Its creators advise that workers consume the electrolyte replacement fluid during every second drink. The electrolyte concentration of Aqualyte Solution promotes faster absorption than isotonic drinks or plain water, according to its creator. Sportinlife contends that natural flavours serve to promote ease of consumption, and claims that the product is ideal for construction companies wishing to keep their workforce safe, healthy, and productive in the heat.

 

Reflex Winkelmann’s pressure systems
Stand: 4F180

 

German outfit Reflex Winkelmann is a recognised player within the field of expansion vessels and advanced system technologies. The manufacturer offers a range of products including compressor- and pump-controlled pressurisation systems, automatic air-separation devices, and water heaters. The firm says that the facilities management (FM) market is growing rapidly, with a growing need for the effective maintenance of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. Reflex Winkelmann will use The Big 5 2015 as a platform to exhibit its latest tangential air separators, water heaters, pressurisation units, and vacuum deaerators. Speaking to Construction Week about its hopes for the show, the firm commented: “We do not expect retail sales, since our products find applications in projects. From this event, we expect around half a million dirhams worth of sales value.” Reflex Winkelmann also intends to meet with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) consultants during this year’s show.

The Eco Solar-2’s GCC debut
Stand: OS 75

In conjunction with AllightPrimax, Morris Site Machinery will exhibit its eco solar light, the SMC Solar-2, for the first time in the Middle East at The Big 5 2015. The firm claims that its latest offering will help meet the growing demand for sustainable products in the region. The SMC Solar-2 tower light was developed to offer energy efficiency and low maintenance. It can achieve an indefinite run status, subject to daylight quality and based on eight to 10 hours’ daily operation. With four high output LED lamps and 360° coverage, the unit boasts mount heads and a fully adjustable tower to ensure that light is directed effectively.

Presto’s water saving products
Stand: 1G30

Presto will be exhibiting its tapware products for public places and healthcare facilities at the The Big 5 2015. The Prestogreen range is fully compliant with environmental standards such as the LEED and BREEAM initiatives. The line is available with a broad selection of Presto’s wash-basin taps, incuding mechanical time-delayed variants, touch-sensitive units, and volta-electronic models.

 

Bacacier’s metallic cladding alternatives
Stand: 1C35

 

Bacacier by Starck, designed by Philippe Starck, will be on display at The Big 5 2015. The company will showcase a range of alternatives to traditional metallic cladding commonly used within industrial and commercial areas. The Dubai show will represent Bacacier by Starck’s debut. The line’s official launch will take place next year in New York. The products, according to their manufacturer, are compatible with traditional installation techniques, and offer an economic alternative to conventional forms of metallic cladding.

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