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Big 5 promises to be even bigger

The Big 5 is the Middle East’s largest construction exhibition and this year it will be bigger than ever and packed with new features promising an even better experience.

Educational events will include seminars presented by the Dubai Municipality and Society of Engineers, LEED training and the two-day Sustainable Design and Construction Conference.

The show runs from November 25 to 28 at The Dubai World Trade Centre

The Big 5 Party will be the construction industry’s networking event of the year.

The two-day conference will be opened at 10am on Tuesday November 26 by chairman Saeed Alabbar, Director, AESG; Vice-Chairman, Emirates Green Building Council.

The first day will have then theme Sustainable Design and the second day Sustainable Construction with a range of presentations and panel discussions including:

Balancing iconic local architecture with sustainable design

Achieving higher LEED scores through developing a more energy efficient built environment

Smart buildings, BIM and intelligent design to maximise the performance and reduce the energy consumption of your building

New methods and strategies to drive sustainable building practices across the region

New technologies and opportunities in waste and wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse

You can see a full seminar programme on here

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UAE to issue landscape law

A new landscape and greenery law will be implemented in the UAE by the end of 2012 stipulating that all developers must incorporate at least 25 per cent of ‘green space’ or a ‘landscaped area’ within plans for commercial, residential or leisure projects, before planning permission is considered.

Landscaping projects across the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) territory are expected to cost up to US$50bn over the next few years; particularly in the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Helal Saed Al Kaabi, director of parks and recreational services for the Al Ain municipality, the greenest city in the region, said: “In Abu Dhabi alone, we have opened five parks already this year and a further 24 are in the pipeline. We will need to meet key suppliers to help us achieve our targets.”

Outdoor Design Build and Supply (ODBS), a new exhibition set for the end of March 2013, is being staged at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre to meet the growing demand in the UAE for a dedicated outdoor built environment showcase. It will focus on the design, build and supply for all outdoor space in the UAE and GCC countries – including public parks, municipal works, private and palace gardens, green areas within urban settings, major residential and commercial projects, as well as play, irrigation and landscaping.


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