EXHIBITOR INTERVIEW: KINGSPAN INSULATION LLC
In talks with Craig Laidlaw, Head of Business Development
Kingspan Insulation LLC will be exhibiting its latest products at The Big 5 in Dubai this November. We spoke to the company's Head of Business Development, Craig Laidlaw; here's what he told us as he prepares to participate at The Big 5, the global hub for the construction industry.
What products will you be showcasing at the event?
Kingspan Insulation will be showcasing premium performance insulation boards designed for use behind various types of exterior wall cladding, such as stone, concrete, marble, terracotta, GRC and aluminium cassettes that include ACP/MCM panels, together with its suitability within EIFS/ETICS wall systems. These insulation boards are also designed to be installed to the underside of structural ceiling (soffits) within basements and balconies.
We are also exhibiting insulation boards designed for flat roofing and floor applications. Our flat roof insulation products are available as either standard flat insulation boards or in a tapered version to create falls on a roof. These insulation boards can provide effective solutions in conjunction with most waterproofing systems on the market today.
What added value do these products bring to the Building, Envelope & Special Construction sector?
The applications for which Kingspan Insulation products are the ‘go-to’ choice for discerning clients throughout the region include solid concrete blockwork walls; solid reinforced concrete walls; cavity walls, steel framed walls and basement walls.
Other highly sought after solutions provided by Kingspan include cool concrete deck flat roofs; cool metal deck flat roofs; inverted concrete deck flat roofs; metal clad pitched roofs; green roofs and curved roofs. We also offer products for balconies and terraces; solid concrete ground floors; solid concrete soffits and concrete car park decks.
It is important to note that Kingspan Insulation’s products are some of the most widely tested and certified insulation products in the world. The company manufactures products that exceed the needs of the local market: using our thinner insulation on a facade can increase the internal useable floor space, providing a simple route to compliance with Dubai Municipality (DCL), Estidama, DGBRS (Dubai Green Building Regulations and Specifications), and UAE Civil Defence requirements.
It is important to note that Kingspan Insulation’s products are some of the most widely tested and certified insulation products in the world. The company manufactures products that exceed the needs of the local market: using our thinner insulation on a facade can increase the internal usable floor space, providing a simple route to compliance with Dubai Municipality (DCL), Estidama, DGBRS (Dubai Green Building Regulations and Specifications), and UAE Civil Defence requirements.
What is your outlook on the Gulf Construction industry?
In the UAE, Expo 2020 is working as a catalyst, and projects are being triggered by this mega event, including shopping malls, hotels, residential buildings, villas, and mix-use projects.
New investment is expected in residential, energy and utilities, infrastructure, and commercial construction projects. The construction industry has a promising outlook thanks to various government initiatives, such as the Ministry of Education Strategic Plan 2017-21, the National Strategy for Higher Education 2030 and Education 2020 Strategy, the Energy Strategy 2050, the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme, and the Dubai Tourism Strategy.
It is envisaged that the new projects recently announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will keep the construction sector busy, in addition to ongoing mega-projects that include Dubai South, Dubai Hills Estate, Shindagha Corridor, Union Railway, and Deira Islands.
How will it benefit customers to see you at the event?
Kingspan Insulation has been working to bring to the market the most thermally efficient insulation solutions, which will perform and remain durable for the lifetime of the assembly into which they are installed. The visitors to our booth will get to know about it and our other new products and solutions, knowing more on how they can build better performing thermally efficient buildings.
Why did you decide to participate in The Big 5?
We have been participating in The Big 5 Show in Dubai for several years. While in the past we used to exhibit in the HVAC R sector, this year for the first time we will be participating as part of the Building, Envelope & Special Construction sector. It is a great show to meet both existing and prospective customers, not only from the UAE but also from the region at large and international.
About Kingspan Insulation LLC -
Kingspan Insulation is a global manufacturer of optimum, premium & high-performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems for building fabric & building services applications. It has a vast product range including optimum performance OPTIM-R vacuum insulation, premium performance rigid Kooltherm insulation & high-performance rigid Therma insulation.
Meet Kingspan Insulation LLC. at The Big 5, Sheikh Saeed 3 - SS3 B78, Dubai World Trade Centre, from 25 to 28 November!