60 seconds with Christos Emmanouilidis, Export Manager - Danaos Projects

Danaos Projects will be exhibiting its latest products at The Big 5 in Dubai next November. We spoke to the Export Manager, Christos Emmanouilidis; here's what he told us as he prepares to participate to the the largest construction event in the Middle East.

What are the major opportunities you spot in the GCC construction industry?

The current trends in oil pricing along with the need for the modernization of processes and infrastructure create an unparalleled opportunity for the expansion of the construction industry in the GCC. Having said that, the modernization of the construction industry itself requires the adoption of new IT systems in order to achieve efficiency, increased productivity, expedite the business and stay ahead of the competition.
​Therefore, we foresee DANAOS Projects’ Project View Cost Control and ERP Solution to become necessary tools for all construction companies.  

What are the major growth drivers for the construction industry in the UAE or Dubai?

The new infrastructure developments empowered by the KSA Vision 2020 and the UAE Expo 2020 can result in a new exponential construction growth model that will include technology as the main catalyst.  

According to you, what are today’s top 3 trends in the construction industry?

Considering DANAOS Projects expertise and market position, the trends we foresee in the technology domain are:
​1. BIM
​2. Cost Control – Quality Management and Construction Management Software tools
​3. Drone inspection – Site Monitoring

How do you think the construction industry will evolve in the next years?

In future, we’ll witness an increase in Public Private Partnerships (PPP) projects. Construction companies will also be more involved in the Construction Management, overseeing individual contractors, specialized to specific tasks and activities. The technical capability earned for large conglomerates over the years will provide the grounds for extensive specialization within the field and will generate outsourcing services from subcontractors.

Are there any innovative Products/Solutions your company has developed? Please provide details

DANAOS Projects’ ProjectView is the most comprehensive Capital Project Management and Construction Cost Management Expert System. ProjectView assists contractors in estimating and controlling daily costs and progress along with the risk of their projects -from tendering to execution.  ProjectView captures data, digitilizes office and site processes and utilizes project management artificial intelligence.
​As an integrated construction ERP, ProjectView is seamlessly connected with Primavera and VAT ready!

Why are they innovative?

The nature of the product itself, the Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Telematics (m2m) and the Digital Collaboration are the major technological trends that constitute the innovation of the product itself. The business logic is enriched by the experience of the largest construction companies in Europe that drive the innovative aspect of the technology into the highest level incorporating the most sophisticated computation algorithms. 
​The DNA of ProjectView is a blend of best-of-breed technologies and computer code that along with our implementation, training and supporting services generate the recipe of success to all our Customers. 

What products will you present at The Big 5 Show this year?

1. ProjectView ERP new AI e-Tendering system for Optimized Bidding
​2. e-Procurement for Materials providing an international material’s cost databank
​3. New Quantity-Take-Off Module for 2D quick measuring of PDFs, DWGs and JPEGs
​4. New Telematics module for yellow machine usability
​5. Facility Management tool for the FM Industry

Meet with Danaos Projects at The Big 5 at the New Zabeel Hall 6, Z6G38

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.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. 


To know more, visit www.thebig5.ae

About dmg events

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.

About DMGT

DMGT manages a portfolio of companies that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment. The Group takes a long-term approach to investment and has market-leading positions in consumer media, insurance risk, property information, education technology, energy information and events & exhibitions. In total, DMGT generates revenues of around £1 billion.