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.

Craig Laidlaw
Craig Laidlaw

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!

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25 - 28 November 2019, Dubai World Trade Centre

The Big 5 is the region’s largest and most influential event for the construction industry.

Since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of the Middle East and African markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the region.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the event is set to support construction companies through a shifting economic landscape, boost business, launch the latest building solutions, educate industry professionals, and foster best practices championing technological innovation. 

For the first time, The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle. Not only does it showcase products across six dedicated product sectors: MEP services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Building Envelope & Special Construction, Construction Tools & Building Materials, Construction Technology & Innovation, and the all new Offsite & Modular Construction.

It also runs alongside six specialised events enabling industry professionals to source products from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, The Big 5 Solar, and the Urban Design & Landscape Expo.

Beyond bringing to Dubai over 20,000 innovative building solutions to over 68,000 expected visitors, the seven co-located events provide more than 220 complimentary high-level summits, practical seminars, and CPD-certified workshops to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

In order to promote technological innovation in the construction sector, the event also features The Big 5’s Start-Up City, the Live Innovation Zone, and the FutureTech Construction Summit, among others.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. Free online registration closes on 24 November 2019; 200 AED entrance fee will be charged to non-registered visitors.

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