60 seconds with Thierry Mignot, Chairman - Flovea

Flovea will be exhibiting its latest products at The Big 5 in Dubai next November. We spoke to the Chairman, Thierry Mignot; 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 UAE construction industry?

The United Arab Emirates represents the most active and significant cradle in terms of construction and urban development, which is now known to be weighted and controlled.

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

Increasingly concerned with their environment and energy control, all technical innovations aimed at protecting and saving these resources will be of major interest to the Emirates.

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

1. Digital Construction (BIM) before physical construction
​2. Industrialisation of constructive solutions
​3. Total autonomy of each building in order to facilitate the preservation of natural resources

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

Developments, from our point of view, will be coming from the improvement of coordination between a total digital construction and the actual physical realization of buildings.

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

Our company has based its activity on innovative solutions from water distribution equipments to home automation devices.

 Why are they innovative? 

The water distribution equipments are innovative because they enable a great gain of time and money on site by providing a ready-to-install item. For instance, our most successful product is a boiler backboard that has all copper tubes already installed and waiting to be simply connected to the hydraulic distribution system. Usually, plumbers on site have to manually install each separate tubes with specific tools which demands particular skills.
Our home automation device is also a time and money saver as it provides a hassle free installation and a direct and real-time reading of a household’s consumption from a mobile app. It also prevents any sort of leakage on the hydraulic distribution system and is able to sense water contamination on each specific equipment. For the first time, FLOWBOX Interactive makes a housing complex’s hydraulic distribution connectivity possible.

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

This year, we will be showcasing FLOWBOX Interactive for the first time in the Middle East. Environmental issues are part of our company’s concerns since its creation. We feel the urge to change consumer behavior and habits by providing connected and eco-responsible tools that enable the evolution of smart homes. This innovative product complements the rest of our production, which aims to facilitate the daily lives of professionals and ensure time and cost savings. The Middle East is a region of the world that is facing high humidity and high heat, but also sand particles in the air. With our product we will contribute into improving the living conditions of the inhabitants, but also to encourage an eco-friendly lifestyle.

 About Flovea -

FLOVEA performs a constant technological watch on its core of business and is committed to creating innovative technologies through partnerships with research centres and laboratories.

Plumbing still remains a traditional domain. The company is very attached to its craftsmanship expertise and its value. At the same time, the company was born with a strong will to provide plumbing with the benefits of scientific and technological advances. FLOVEA has invested much in designing new solutions based on basic research and engineering. The goal? To develop and produce concrete solutions to facilitate the daily life of plumbers and their clients and partners. As part of a research partnership, FLOVEA has committed with l2m which is an important research laboratory based in Bordeaux (Gironde). A PHD thesis convention has been initiated and will be supported in 2019.

Meet with Flovea at The Big 5 at Hall 3, 3F142

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.