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Novel product launches, demos steal the show at Big 5 Construct Saudi

RIYADH, February 28, 2024

Big 5 Construct Saudi, the largest construction event in the Kingdom, became a dynamic hub of innovation and advancement on the second day, witnessing several product launches and live demonstrations that drew hundredss of visitors and potential buyers. 
The event, which concludes tomorrow (February 29), is co-located with specialty events HVAC R Expo Saudi, FM Expo Saudi, Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia and Windows, Doors & Facades Event Saudi, thus covering 14 product sectors, said the organisers dmg events.
These are building envelope & construction, building interiors & finishes, building materials & tools, building security & access control, intelligent buildings, offsite & modular construction, kitchen & bathroom, plant machinery & vehicles, and solar & MEP, concrete, construction technologies, paints, steel and urban design & landscape. 
Muhammed Kazi, Vice President – Construction, dmg events, said: "Building upon the momentum of the first day, exhibitors spared no effort in showcasing their latest products and technologies, drawing crowds eager to witness firsthand the advancements to support the exponential growth of the Kingdom’s construction sector at Big 5 Construct Saudi."
"It is our vision to create the right platform for partnerships and collaborations to flourish between businesses in the industry, resulting in increased growth and profitability for exhibiting companies," he stated. 
From interactive showcases to live demos of latest technology-enabled displays, products & solutions could revolutionize and innovate design, building and delivery processes throughout the industry, it stated.
One such company, Texas-based Pinnacle Infotech, a leading solutions provider of BIM services showcased how the integration of PiVDC solution for Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) professionals could streamline BIM workflows for projects, it added. 
Riyadh-headquartered Built Industrial, a renowned name in the fields of contracting, construction, electrical and mechanical works presented its Insulated Concrete Form (ICF), a popular construction method that combines the strength of reinforced concrete with the exceptional insulation properties of foam.
CGM Progetti from Italy showed a live demo of their panel cutting machines, which are used for the fabrication of HVAC R ducting.
Elsewhere in the outdoor area of the exhibition, Optimas presented a live demo of the Vacu-Mobil Allrounder, which is best suited for smaller construction sites and garden landscapes.
Some of the unique features of the equipment include the presence of four hydraulically controllable support feet for a safe stand, rubber tracks for easy manoeuvrability and a compact design for narrow passages. 
ALUMIL Middle East displayed products such as Supreme PD 100, a thermally broken pivot door with an electromagnetic lock and an intricate design; the Supreme S500, the world’s first levitating sliding system with a minimal and symmetrical aesthetic featuring 25mm interlock profiles utilizing magnets for unobstructed operation; and bioclimatic pergolas that provide efficient protection against extreme weather conditions. 
Christopher Chatzigeorgiou, Managing Director, ALUMIL Middle East, said: “ALUMIL Middle East looks forward to Windows, Doors, and Facades Event Saudi as an amazing opportunity to explore collaborations that will shape the future of the architectural industry. With a dedication to innovation, customer service, and sustainability, ALUMIL Middle East will continue to lead the way.”
Manhattan-based designer Lillian Gorbachincky, who has worked on prestigious projects for brands such as Tiffany & Co, Graff, Dior and Chanel, exhibited her designs and nature-inspired collection of glass and metal sculptures.
She shared insights on how she witnessed an opportunity to expand the demand for such products in the Kingdom, which has a growing appetite for innovative elements in architectural projects. 
Wrapping up discussion on its final day and attracting 1,448 attendees, the International Contracting Conference (ICC), organized by the Saudi Contractors Authority (SCA) and dmg events delved into dialogues around nurturing talent in the industry, strategies for managing financial resources and revolutionizing contracting through artificial intelligence, among other industry-relevant topics.
Speaking at one of the panel discussions, titled ‘The role of the construction sector in achieving Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 for sustainability’ at the conference, Engineer Saud Alshaikh, Executive Director – Eastern Regional Office, Tahweer Buildings Company, said: “Everyone in the construction industry has to immediately educate and implement sustainability. Each organization must set a clear sustainable goal, integrate sustainability concepts into the planning phase and invest in training and education towards sustainability.” 
Separately, the Big 5 Talks, focused on the theme of technology, attendees captured key insights around the implementation of BIM, the future of construction technology in the Kingdom and value engineering. 
"We have to prioritize simple and integrated solutions and understand one solution doesn’t do everything. There has to be a strategy behind every project," said Petros N. Zouzoulas, MEA Innovation Practice Lead at Parsons Corporation, during his session, 'Simplexity: Crafting efficient and accessible future in infrastructure with tech'.
Kazi pointed out that live demonstrations and product launches provided attendees with experiences and valuable insights into the capabilities of various products.
"With more product launches, insightful takeaways and new partnerships, the remaining days of Big 5 Construct Saudi will continue to facilitate valuable industry networking opportunities and drive forward the advancement of the construction sector," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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