The Big 5

Big 5 Heavy ... this year’s event will host over 80 local and global industry players.

Big 5 Heavy ... this year’s event will host over 80 local and global industry players.

Heavy equipment in the limelight

November 2018

Following a successful launch edition in March, The Big 5 Heavy will now feature alongside The Big 5, and Middle East Concrete, to form one mega event where the industry can source all products for the construction cycle under one roof.

The Middle East’s leading events dedicated to infrastructure, heavy construction and the concrete industry, The Big 5 Heavy and Middle East Concrete will host more than 80 of the top local and international industry players and free education seminars.

Exhibitors at the event will offer a glimpse into the latest industry technologies and solutions from over 20 countries, across dedicated product sectors: PMV, quarrying and mining, foundations and geotechnical, road construction, site equipment, and concrete. 

Products will be displayed by industry heavyweights including formwork from Jean Four EuroBress, scaffolding by Ace Aluminium, tower cranes and anti-collision systems by A-Z Technologies, mobile and crawler cranes from Sany, contracting expertise by Arabtec and many more.

“With over 6,000 projects ongoing in Dubai alone in 2018, making up 53 per cent of active projects in the UAE, the city is at the heart of infrastructure demand in the country,” comments Richard Pavitt, event director for Middle East Concrete and The Big 5 Heavy. “On the back of this growth, we are delighted to introduce The Big 5 Heavy as part of the largest construction event in the Middle East this November, and welcome back Middle East Concrete to The Big 5.”

“It is our belief that by keeping up to date with newest machinery, infrastructure and concrete solutions, construction professionals will have all they need to meet the time constraints, efficiency targets and affordability pressures that come hand in hand with their growing market,” Pavitt adds.

To help in this cause, both events will also feature free CPD (Continuing Professional Development)-certified workshops. Attendees will have the chance to enhance their skills throughout  the ‘Commercial and Autonomous Vehicles’ sessions as well as the all-new ‘Tunnelling in Construction’ series by Herrenknecht.

Commercial and Autonomous Vehicles seminars will host leaders in the field, from the likes of Siemens, IBM and Parsons, speaking on topics including the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Some of the other highlights for the events include: The one-day ‘RTA Innovation in BIM Summit’ run by the Roads and Transport Authority, which will host speakers who will shed light on topics such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Open BIM which unifies systems for communication, and 5D BIM;

The ‘Innovation in Concrete’ series, led by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) (see Page 81): and

The Precast Producers Pavilion, which will include industry heavyweights like Hard Precast, Gulf Precast, Hitech Concrete, Concrete Technology, National Precast, RAK Precast, Exeed Precast, Techno Cast Precast, Arabtec Precast and United Precast.  




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