The Big 5

A proposed 545 smart initiatives and services will push Dubai to become a leading smart city by 2021. The Big 5 Dubai returns from the 26 to 29 Nov at Dubai World Trade Centre alongside the newly co-located Big 5 Solar. Dubai government have created a roadmap that spreads 545… Read more »

75,000 participants expected at Middle East’s largest construction event Dubai, Sep 4, 2016 – Originated 37 years ago from the amalgamation of five separate product-focused events in Dubai, today The Big 5 is the largest, most influential and renowned construction industry event in the Middle East. For its 2016 edition,… Read more »

The Big 5’s latest report reveals factors behind positive forecast in the Emirate’s construction market Dubai, Aug 18, 2016 – Dubai’s construction industry knows no standstill. According to BNC’s “Dubai Construction Market 2016” report commissioned by The Big 5, the largest construction industry event in the Middle East, over 3,700… Read more »

Johann Groult says climate change will require foresight Groult warns of long-term damage caused by rain, floods Climate should be considered in infrastructure planning 20 October, Dubai – Johann Groult, General Manager of drainage manufacturer Birco, has said that flooding caused by rainfall in in the Middle East should not… Read more »

Increased construction activity among reasons behind shortage Delays and cost overruns possible risks as labour demand peaks Reports reveal positive role for construction in diversification A report commissioned by the organisers of The Big 5, one of the largest and most respected construction events in the world, has revealed that… Read more »

“Smart cities key to sustainability but not about technology”, expert says

Connecting everyday items to internet about efficiency Reduced waste, environmental performance top benefits Alaa Dalghan to address The Big 5 at DWTC in November 17 September, Dubai – Alaa Dalghan, one of the leading experts on smart cities in the GCC and a key speaker at this year’s The Big… Read more »

The Big 5 gears up for a big 2015

Positive outlook on horizon for GCC construction markets Many sectors defying oil prices amid renewed confidence The Big 5 2015 to support industry growth and innovation 27 August, Dubai – Construction in the GCC will increase in value despite a slight dip in the overall contract awards this year, according… Read more »