BIG 5

The first edi­tion of the HVACR Expo will host more than 200 ex­hibitors from around the globe

MEP Middle East - - THE BIG 5 PREVIEW -

Un­der the theme “Shap­ing the fu­ture of con­struc­tion”, The Big 5 2018, which will be held on 26-29 Novem­ber, 2018, at the Dubai World Trade Cen­tre, will in­tro­duce never seen be­fore tech­nolo­gies and in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions. It will shed light on ris­ing en­trepreneurs that prom­ise to dis­rupt the con­struc­tion sec­tor, as well as on the women that are push­ing the in­dus­try for­ward. On its 39th edi­tion, the show will once again pave the way for new part­ner­ships, boost in­vest­ments and con­nect pro­fes­sion­als from around the world, in Dubai.

Dmg events, the or­gan­is­ers of The Big 5, an­nounce a must-at­tend edi­tion that will ad­dress to­day and to­mor­row’s chal­lenges in the built en­vi­ron­ment pro­mot­ing state-ofthe-art so­lu­tions across all stages of the con­struc­tion life­cy­cle.

Port­fo­lio di­rec­tor at dmg events, Jo­sine Hei­j­mans, an­tic­i­pates: “Tech­nol­ogy is quickly re­shap­ing the world of con­struc­tion. To­day, it of­fers un­prece­dented op­por­tu­ni­ties to work faster, more ef­fi­ciently and more sus­tain­ably. In­dus­try play­ers who em­brace in­no­va­tion in a sec­tor that is widely con­sid­ered a late tech­nol­ogy adopter, can truly go a long way in build­ing suc­cess, and stay­ing on top in an ex­tremely com­pet­i­tive mar­ket.”

A ded­i­cated Live In­no­va­tion Zone will bring to­gether the bright­est ideas, minds and ini­tia­tives from around the globe. Visi­tors at the show will be able to dis­cover new prod­ucts and so­lu­tions pre­sented at in­ter­ac­tive live demon­stra­tions.

Next to the Live In­no­va­tion Zone, se­lected start-ups in the con­struc­tion in­dus­try will dis­play the tech­nolo­gies and so­lu­tions that will rev­o­lu­tion­ize to­mor­row’s built en­vi­ron­ment. The Big 5 Start-up City will gather the next con­struc­tion tech dis­rup­tors, a se­lec­tion of ris­ing stars that will soon make an im­pact in the field.

The event will also fea­ture the first Fu­tureTech Con­struc­tion Sum­mit on Novem­ber 26. The con­fer­ence will be fully ded­i­cated to ex­plor­ing fu­ture trends and tech­nolo­gies through case stud­ies, panel dis­cus­sions and thought-pro­vok­ing pre­sen­ta­tions. Bring­ing the in­dus­try for­ward also means chang­ing the pop­u­lar mis­con­cep­tion of re­lat­ing con­struc­tion to a man’s job. This year, The Big

5 will there­fore launch the Big 5’s Women in Con­struc­tion Sem­i­nar and Awards, which will of­fer strong, pow­er­ful and suc­cess­ful women an in­ter­na­tional stage where to share their ex­pe­ri­ence on how they are chang­ing the game and mak­ing an im­pact.

Cov­er­ing an area as big as 16 foot­ball fields one next to the other, The Big 5 will show­case thou­sands of con­struc­tion prod­ucts and so­lu­tions from around the globe. Over

2,500 con­struc­tion com­pa­nies will take part in the ex­hi­bi­tion, clus­tered in five ded­i­cated sec­tors: MEP ser­vices, Build­ing In­te­ri­ors & Fin­ishes, Build­ing En­ve­lope & Spe­cial Con­struc­tion, Con­struc­tion Tools & Build­ing Ma­te­ri­als, and Con­struc­tion Tech­nol­ogy & In­no­va­tion.

The Big 5 So­lar, the Ur­ban De­sign & Land­scap­ing Expo, HVACR Expo, Mid­dle East Con­crete and The Big 5 Heavy will run as part of The Big 5 this year.

The first edi­tion of the HVACR Expo will host more than 200 ex­hibitors from around the globe, or­gan­is­ers Dmg events an­nounce.

Launch­ing with a broad in­dus­try back­ing, in­clud­ing part­ners Fawaz, SKM Air Con­di­tion­ing LLC, Trox, Fin­power, Khansa­heb and Tech­nalco, HVACR Expo also en­joys the sup­port of lead­ing as­so­ci­a­tions like ASHRAE Fal­con Chap­ter, AHRI, BSRIA, and REHVA.

Hei­j­mans says: “We are ex­tremely glad and proud of the huge sup­port we are re­ceiv­ing from the HVAC R in­dus­try at a re­gional and a global level for the launch of HVACR Expo. We look for­ward to pro­mot­ing best prac­tices in the re­gion while pro­vid­ing a vi­tal plat­form for in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als to do busi­ness, net­work, learn and source in­no­va­tive, en­ergy ef­fi­cient prod­ucts.”

Dr. Omar Ab­de­laziz, ASHRAE Global Train­ing Cen­ter In­struc­tor, com­ments: “HVACR Expo brings a much-needed ex­po­sure of the state-of-the-art to the GCC HVAC R in­dus­try. It pro­vides an op­por­tu­nity to learn about the new­est com­mer­cial HVAC prod­uct of­fer­ing for the GCC mar­ket with a spe­cial em­pha­sis on hot cli­mate con­di­tions, while of­fer­ing free-learn­ing.”

In­deed, 20 CPD (con­tin­u­ing pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment) cer­ti­fied work­shops will run along­side the ex­hi­bi­tion. The com­pli­men­tary HVACR Talks will be de­liv­ered by some of the most promi­nent in­dus­try names and de­ci­sion mak­ers, the likes of Faisal Rashid, Di­rec­tor De­mand Side Man­age­ment at Supreme Coun­cil of En­ergy, Stephanie Tay­lor, MD of the Har­vard Med­i­cal School, and Chris Muller, Tech­ni­cal Di­rec­tor of Pu­rafil Inc.

Also, train­ing ses­sions de­liv­ered by the ASHRAE Global Train­ing Cen­ter for Build­ing Ex­cel­lence will run at the event pro­vid­ing par­tic­i­pants with Con­tin­u­ing Ed­u­ca­tion Credit and a Cer­tifi­cate of At­ten­dance from ASHRAE. Th­ese Con­tin­u­ing Ed­u­ca­tion hours may be ap­plied to­ward main­te­nance of LEED pro­fes­sional cre­den­tials as well.

HVACR Expo will put the theme of en­ergy ef­fi­ciency at cen­tre stage this year. Ac­cord­ing to Faisal Rashid, in fact, “HVACR ac­counts for heavy us­age of en­ergy, whether in build­ings or in­dus­tries. Rep­re­sent­ing 70% of the to­tal en­ergy con­sump­tion of a build­ing on aver­age, HVACR usu­ally puts pres­sure on en­ergy gen­er­a­tion sys­tems and en­ergy needs, with both an en­vi­ron­men­tal and a fi­nan­cial im­pact.”

The event will also ex­plore the way for­ward to over­come some of the chal­lenges posed by the GCC re­gion’s en­vi­ron­ment, through its ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram. Pramod Ku­mar Jha, Sr. Me­chan­i­cal En­gi­neer at Atkins, ex­plains: “The Mid­dle East cli­mate be­ing very hot, hu­mid, dusty and cor­ro­sive im­poses many chal­lenges to engi­neers. The cool­ing re­quire­ment per Square me­ter area are much higher in Mid­dle East than any other parts of the world.”

Dr. Ab­de­laziz, who will present a ses­sion about “New De­vel­op­ments in Lower GWP Re­frig­er­ants (MENA)” that also pro­vides ASHRAE Con­tin­u­ing Ed­u­ca­tion Cred­its, adds: “Many op­por­tu­ni­ties come from the large re­gional mar­ket po­ten­tial. Also, the GCC mar­ket has com­mit­ted to the Ki­gali amend­ment ex­cep­tion, which al­lows for a bet­ter tran­si­tion to­wards lower global warm­ing po­ten­tial re­frig­er­ants.”

Ma­jor play­ers like Zamil In­dus­trial, TROX and Coolex are among the over 200 com­pa­nies ex­hibit­ing their most in­no­va­tive prod­ucts at the show in Novem­ber.

ODE In­su­la­tion from Turkey an­nounces the launch of its en­vi­ron­ment friendly green glass­wool prod­uct, ODE Starflex ECO Acous­tic, at HVACR Expo 2018. Ozan Turan, In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Team Leader at ODE, ex­plains: “ODE Starflex ECO Acous­tic con­tains fiber­glass used for ther­mal, sound and fire in­su­la­tion and ODE bi­tu­men mem­brane with white ag­gre­gate stone.

“We are de­vel­op­ing this spe­cial roofing mem­brane with the sup­port of the Sci­en­tific and Tech­no­log­i­cal Re­search Coun­cil of Turkey by us­ing lo­cal nat­u­ral min­er­als, which in­crease the UV re­sis­tance of the mem­brane ex­tend­ing the life­time of the prod­uct. Also, if ap­plied un­der the pho­to­voltaic panel as a roofing mem­brane, ODE Starflex ECO Acous­tic re­flects the heat and in­creases the panel’s ef­fi­ciency.”

Global mar­ket leader Be­limo Au­toma­tion will also present its most in­no­va­tive prod­ucts at HVACR Expo.

Visi­tors will be able to dis­cover and source the Be­limo Sen­sor Range, ZoneEase (a new ad­vanced VAV sys­tem), the Three Way But­ter­fly Valve, and Be­limo En­ergy Valve with Cloud con­nec­tiv­ity. This lat­ter is an ad­vanced IoT ca­pa­ble con­trol de­vice, which has in­te­grated logic to man­age cir­cuit per­for­mance, save money and im­prove ef­fi­ciency.

“Our En­ergy Valves give to­tal vis­i­bil­ity to cir­cuit and sys­tem per­for­mance in chilled wa­ter and heat­ing ap­pli­ca­tions, by mon­i­tor­ing and stor­ing data, then, mak­ing it avail­able for record­ing, anal­y­sis, trend­ing re­ports, Delta T man­age­ment, pre­cise Flow Con­trol, and Mea­sur­ing en­ergy use – all from a sin­gle data point,” says Colin Bridges, busi­ness de­vel­op­ment di­rec­tor of Be­limo Au­toma­tion FZE.

He adds: “We be­lieve we lead the field in this ground-break­ing use of tech­nol­ogy.”

As the HVACR mar­ket in the UAE is ex­pected to reach a value of $1.5bn by 2019, the launch of the HVACR Expo prom­ises to help the con­struc­tion in­dus­try move to­ward a greener and more sus­tain­able fu­ture.

We are ex­tremely glad and proud of the huge sup­port we are re­ceiv­ing from the HVACR in­dus­try at a re­gional and a global level for the launch of HVACR Expo.″

Jo­sine Hei­j­mans.

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