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RWI will introduce new rubber pipes at The Big 5

Rubber World Industries LLC (RWI), manufacturer of closed-cell rubber insulation ‘Gulf-O-Flex’ in the Gulf and South East Asia, will be launching its Elastomeric Rubber Insulation Pipes at The Big 5 Show this year. The show will run from November 25-28 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The new addition will be a part of its ‘Gulf-O-Flex’ line of versatile rubber insulation products. The new product can drive in an 88% reduction in power consumption.

During the show, the company will also spotlight its diverse range of ‘Gulf-O-Flex’ products and its many features like being ready to be used without wastage, dust free, fibre free, CFC free, zero ODP and have low VOC, making them mold and mildew resistant.

Rizwan Shaikhani, Managing Director at the Rubber World Industries said: “Rubber Elastomeric Pipes addresses the market demand for high quality rubber insulated building materials, specifically for the oil and gas, construction, shipping and automobile segments.

“The HVAC market has been seeing an increased use of energy-efficient HVAC systems. However, the competition from local and regional vendors could pose a challenge to the growth of the market.”


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Downtown Doha regeneration project

Msheireb Properties, Qatar sustainable real estate developer, showcased its pioneering regeneration of Doha’s historical commercial centre through its $5.4bn Msheireb Downtown Doha (MDD) project at Cityscape Global 2013.

Billed as the world’s first sustainable regeneration of a major downtown area, Msheireb Downtown Doha aims to recapture Qatar’s heritage and traditional architectural techniques that have been largely overlooked amidst rapid economic development across the Gulf. Msheireb Downtown Doha also represents a blueprint for the way urban centres can be redeveloped and conserved by combining traditional building principles with modern sustainable technologies and know-how.

“We hope Msheireb Downtown Doha will inspire countries around the world to sustainably regenerate urban areas as a viable alternative to the energy-intensive development of Greenfield sites. It is also a tangible representation of how a city can preserve its architectural heritage and create a distinctive identity away from steel and glass skyscrapers that are so prevalent around the world,” said Eng. Abdullah Hassan Al-Mehshadi, CEO, Msheireb Properties.

When complete, the 31-hectare mixed use development will comprise more than 100 buildings, with dedicated areas for commercial, residential, retail, cultural offerings and entertainment. The project also involves the restoration of four heritage houses which will be converted to cultural museums. Parking and service corridors have been incorporated across several underground levels to encourage pedestrians. All buildings in the development will target an average Gold rating under the LEED certification system meaning MDD will have the highest concentration of LEED certified buildings in the world.

“The new centre of Doha will be a shining example of how architecture can be a driver of social and environmental change anywhere in the world. We believe that the project is also testament to Qatar’s position as the leader in the field of sustainable, culturally sensitive urban development,” Al Mehshadi said.

Construction on MDD began in 2010 and work is currently underway on all phases.


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