NEWS FROM THE BIG 5 - DAY 3

A selection of images and statements from key speakers at the largest construction event in the Middle East today

IMAGE GALLERY - DAY 3

 

KEY STATEMENTS FROM THE URBAN DESIGN & LANDSCAPING SUMMIT AT THE URBAN DESIGN & LANDSCAPING EXPO

Speaking  on the Governments role in making the GCC greener, Ahmed Bukash, Director, Urban Planning, Dubai Creative Cluster Authority said:

“From a master planning level, when you look at a green space, it is not about categorizing it as green but about defining what goes in it. These are questions that need to be handled at a higher level with a custodian who regulates this.”

Hamda Ahmed Bukalla, Head of Creativity and Innovation, SEWA looked forward to UAE specific initiative:

“The greatest opportunity for the UAE is to have federal legislation within the country, outlining how to create sustainable urban planning within the country.”

Ms. Hamda from Sewa added:

“UAE government is pushing to go back into history to look at how historical solutions can be implemented in today’s modern world. An example of this is the concept of Al Barajeel - an air attractor or wind tower that allows cool air to flow from the top of the building down to the residences on the ground floor. We have used this design for the Tree of Life at Sewa HQ.”

Andrew Burton Anderson, Oman Botanic Garden
, Senior Landscape Architect and UNESCO World Heritage Advisor looked further into the challenges of urban greening:

“With the use of native plants, we need to consider the practical issues such as the low success rates. Public awareness is also another challenge and we need to manage public expectations on what is considered a garden or a park. This doesn’t happen overnight. We need to convey that seasonality is something to be celebrated and to learn from.”

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Event Updates
About The Big 5

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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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.

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.