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