With the rising trend towards building skyscrapers in the region, there is a growing need to develop systems that protect these high-rises not only against the climatic elements such as the sun, wind and rain but also provide safety and security, says facade systems specialist Reynaers Aluminium.

Universal Building Materials Merchants Company (UBM), Saudi Arabia’s leading building materials specialist, is offering ceramic facades that have opened up a completely new dimension in design and are appreciated by architects all over the world.

Guardian Glass, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float and high-performance energy-efficient coated glass products, said it has won the contract to supply façade glass for the one-km-high Jeddah Tower, being developed by Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding Company.

German glass manufacturer sedak will start fabricating glass in record dimensions of up to 3.51 x 20 m from mid-2018 to further expand its leading position as a specialist in exceptionally large glass and become the world’s only manufacturer for glass of that size. The technology leap is a consistent step, says CEO Bernhard Veh.