The Big 5 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 2014

The Big 5 is the largest construction exhibition in the Middle East, serving as a networking platform for construction product suppliers and buyers since 1979.

2013 was a record breaking year, delivering:

  • 2,747 exhibitors from 57 countries
  • 74,854 participants from 124 countries
  • 684 Platinum Club members
  • 148 free educational events

Two co-located events are staged alongside The Big 5 to provide a 360 degree platform to the building and construction industry: Middle East Concrete and PMV Live.

Education
The Big 5 endeavors to bring valuable content to the exhibition to provide the participants with the latest information and developments in the building and construction industry. The educational program at the 2013 included the following: High level conference
  • Sustainability in design
  • Sustainability in construction
  • Speakers
  • Project showcases
Free workshops
  • Project management/
  • Arbitration in construction
  • Dubai green building codes
  • How to trade in the UAE
  • Materials testing & certification
  • Certified Marble and Granite Workshop
Other workshops
  • LEED 201: Core concepts & Strategies
  • LEED BD+C 301: Implementing the building design + construction rating system
  • Further educational features
  • Educational seminars
  • Live product demonstrations
  • The Big 5 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 2014
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