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Big 5 Global to draw top construction, FM industry players

DUBAI, December 3, 2023

The 44th edition of Big 5 Global, the largest and most influential construction event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, opens tomorrow (December 4) commencing a four-day run until December 7 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. 
 
The event unites the global construction industry under one roof and presents the latest innovations and technologies driving the industry forward. including the buyers, industry leaders as well as policy makers, said the organisers, dmg events.
 
The annual event will feature eight specialised events representing the full spectrum of the construction value chain. These are Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows, Doors & Facades Expo, Gulf Glass, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, Urban Design & Landscape Expo and FM Expo, it stated. 
 
"As Big 5 Global opens tomorrow, we are looking forward to welcoming 2,200 exhibitors from over 60 countries. These companies present the latest products and innovations, new ideas and expertise and cutting-edge technologies, facilitating groundbreaking business deals," remarked Josine Heijmans, Vice President (Construction) at dmg events, the organisers of Big 5 Global. 
 
"The fact that 4 December is a public holiday here in the UAE, this is a chance for visitors to explore the event without time constraints, engage in fruitful and longer conversations and provides more opportunities to forge new partnerships," she noted.
 
On its opening day, the expo will provide visiting construction professionals with the opportunity to interact firsthand with international brands across 23 country pavilions that foster international trade relations. These include Germany, Italy, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Türkiye, India, Greece and China to name a few. 
 
Some of the major companies participating at the event are - Ariston, a leader in thermal comfort and energy efficiency products; JGB, a supplier of electro-mechanical HVAC equipment; Union Pipes, a manufacturer of high-quality plastics pipes; Stanley Black & Decker, a provider of tools and innovative engineering solutions; Masa, a manufacturer of autoclaved aerated concrete products and Putzmeister, a manufacturer of concrete pumps and other pumping equipment.
 
Participating companies are set to turn Big 5 Global into a hub for live demos. These include everything from latest technology-enabled displays to trailblazing features and capabilities that could revolutionize and innovate design, building, and delivery processes. 
 
Dubai Municipality showcases the latest in construction technology including live 3D concrete printing to demonstrate its use for building complex structural geometries. 
 
In another product launch Germany’s Bauer, a global leader in construction and machinery manufacturing, brings Bauer Maschinen the world’s first electric, large rotary drilling rig featuring the Bauer eBG33 that has a powerful electric drive. US-based Milwaukee is also to launch MX Fuel 350mm diamond coring machine operated on battery to cut reinforced concrete. 
 
Dubai-based Techarabia Information Systems relaunches its cutting-edge cloud-based tender and procurement management software named Fortender. "We are leveraging Big 5 Global’s momentum to announce several exciting updates and milestones for Fortender," said Abdelrahman Almulla, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Techarabia. 
 
According to the organisers, every year Big 5 Global becomes the unmissable platform for industry professionals to engage in free-to-attend Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified talks and educational panels and discussions. 
 
Exclusive to the opening day, Big 5 Talks cover Concrete Talks, organized by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), where it will provide attendees with the latest research developments related to the utilization of FRP bars in reinforced concrete structures presented by Dr Farid Abed, Prof. of Civil Engineering, American University of Sharjah. 
 
Among other compelling sessions, Habibelrahman Hassan, Fellow Member of ACI Middle East & North Africa will present the advancements in additive construction across the region.
 
Elsewhere on the event floor and happening only on the first day, the Facilities Management Talks will feature insightful sessions including topics transforming the FM industry led by Lara Paemen, Managing Director, EMEA at the International Facility Management Association (IFMA).



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