• HVAC R Expo highlights connected tech as the key to achieving GCC sustainability targets through better climate management.
  • Hosting 200+ exhibitors, and 20 free-to-attend CPD workshops, the event runs at Dubai World Trade Centre until 29 November 2018.

According to HVAC R Expo intelligence partner, BNC Network, the GCC urban sector currently consists of 18,000 projects and accounts for 49% of the region’s USD 2.3 trillion construction market.

Undoubtedly one of the main solutions for providing comfort in the arid built landscape, leaders in the industry have gathered at HVAC R Expo to showcase the latest indoor climate innovations and techniques.

On the back of the growing urban market, HVAC R Expo has launched for the first time as part of The Big 5 this week.  Both events run until 29 November 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre, with HVAC R Expo open to Project and Design Engineers, Consultants, Facilities and Operations managers and more.

Faisal Rashid, Director of Demand Side Management at the Supreme Council of Energy, Dubai says: “HVAC R accounts for heavy usage of energy in buildings or industries, representing 70% of the total energy consumption of on average.” He adds: “It is logical to assume that HVAC R can yield to the greatest saving potential of any sector of the economy.”

The leading industry dedicated event in the region, HVAC R Expo hosts over 200 exhibitors, presenting products including Air Conditioning and Ventilation, Heating and Refrigeration Systems, as well as increasingly popular measuring technology and climate control solutions. 

Colin Bridges, Business Development Director at exhibiting company Belimo Automation FZE comments: “The Internet of Things (IoT) technology is a major opportunity in the GCC construction industry, where data driven smart devices are being increasingly used to improve and enhance performance of cooling systems.”

Global market leader in HVAC R solutions, Belimo Automation FZE commits to investing in new technology to help push the industry. They are showcasing their latest Energy Valves at the expo, offering 'total visibility by monitoring and storing data and making it available for recording, analysis, and trending reports'.

He adds: “The integrated logic helps to manage circuit performance, save money and improve efficiency”

In a further bid to push the industry forward, HVAC R Expo is also hosting 20 free-to-attend CPD (continuing professional certified) workshops. The HVAC R Talks are delivered by some of the most prominent industry names, yet to update attendees on the most recent and upcoming industry regulations, as well as give insight into ventilation design for super-tall buildings.

Saziye Dickson, Senior Market Research Consultant at BSRIA (Building Services Research & Information Association) has covered "HVAC R market drivers and challenges today and beyond 2020" at the HVAC R Talks.

She affirms: “Over the past three years we have seen a trend towards implementation of smarter HVAC R systems thanks to advances in smart controls. As the systems and requirements of them become ever more sophisticated, the use of smart controls is having a significant impact in reducing energy consumption.”
Dr. Omar Abdelaziz, ASHRAE Global Training Center Instructor, concludes: “HVAC R 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.”

HVAC R Expo runs until 29 November 2018 (from 11:00 to 19:00 hrs daily) at Dubai World Trade Centre, Za’abeel Halls 4 & 5. It enjoys support from Founding Partners Fawaz, SKM Air Conditioning LLC, and Trox, Air Conditioning Partner, Finpower, Ducting Solutions Partner, Khansaheb and Lanyard Sponsor, Technalco. In addition the event has backing from REHVA, AHRI, ASHRAE, BSRIA, and Arabian Business Community.

Offering a one-stop shop for all things construction related from concept through to design, HVAC R Expo runs as part of The Big 5 along with The Big 5 Solar, the Urban Design & Landscaping Expo, Middle East Concrete and The Big 5 Heavy. The mega construction event is hosting over 2,500 exhibiting companies from 60+ participating countries and 100+ educational sessions.

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About The Big 5

The Big 5 is the construction event providing leading-edge innovation, knowledge, and business opportunities for industry players around the world to connect, grow, and succeed.

Taking place annually in Dubai since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of emerging markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions.

The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle; not only does it showcase products across dedicated sectors, it also runs alongside nine specialised events enabling industry professionals to source building solutions from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, Gulf Glass, HVAC R Expo, The Big 5 Solar, Middle East Stone, the Urban Design & Landscape Expo, and FM Expo.

The event includes high-level summits, practical seminars, CPD-certified workshops, and The Big 5 Impact Awards to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

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