The Big 5 Qatar experts: Qatar construction leads in adoption of technology for sustainable cities

In its launch edition, The Big 5 Qatar is bringing solutions for the entire construction lifecycle to Doha. The event hosts over 240 exhibitors from 21 countries, 40 free-to-attend education workshops, and live-product demonstrations.

More than just an exhibition, The Big 5 Qatar is offering the unique chance for industry professionals to enhance their skills through free CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified courses. These courses are held by leading professionals, shedding light on the most current trends in construction. Talks on sustainable cities have brought crowds to the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre (DECC), eager to learn more about Qatar’s master urban plans and the smart technologies used to develop them. Roberto Molinos, Professor at Instituto De Empresa in Spain says: “Technology in buildings is crucial to enable the sustainable management of a city. Great opportunities arise by adopting these technologies in the construction industry, and we see that Qatar is extremely keen in doing so.”

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Eng. Amal Yousuf Al-Mulla, Quality And Sustainability Engineer Technical Office at Ashghal, adds: “Adopting Lean methods in construction, health and safety, waste recycling are examples of the commitment already made to meet the Qatar 2030 Vision utilizing latest technology in Project Management, recycling, and BIM (Building Information Modeling). Tech, digital and BIM all have important contributions to make, to improve productivity and also disrupt the current delivery model through innovation to deliver superior performance.”

With experience across many leading projects in the country, including Hamad International Airport, Tornado Tower, Sidra Medical Research Center, Lusail Car Parks, Doha Oasis and Doha Metro, Mr. Youssef A. Wazni, Senior Sales Manager at Thyssenkrupp Elevator Qatar confirms, “In Qatar, clients are early adopters of innovative technologies, always looking for increasingly efficient and sustainable solutions to apply to their projects.” “Evolving urban ways of life through the use of innovative technologies is at the centre of sustainable cities. The process starts by defining goals around the quality of life and growth in a green city, focusing on health, mobility, energy, smart citizens and smart learning.”

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The Big 5 Qatar hosts a total of 40 free-to-attend workshops, running until 26 September and covering a wide range of topics. Beyond Sustainability, visitors can listen to experts in the field of Project Finance and Project Management, Architecture and Building Design, and the Women in Construction Series. Speaking on September 26, at Women in Construction Seminar series, Ms. Omeima Ismaiel, Founder of The Architects Hub, shares her positive outlook on the construction industry in Qatar, “As an architect and through some of the projects on which I have worked, I am always inspired by the willingness to embrace novel experiences and innovative technologies.” She concludes, “With such an open mind set, Qatar is surely a good place for trade fairs and business networking.”

Reflecting the industry trends revealed throughout this year’s education agenda, The Big 5 Qatar displays hundreds of innovative products and new technologies across seven dedicated sectors: Plant Machinery and Vehicles, Concrete, Construction Tools & Building Materials, MEP Services, Building Interiors & Finishes, Building Envelope & Special Construction, and Construction Technologies & Innovations. The Big 5 Qatar runs until 26 September 2018 (from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily) at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre, Halls 1 & 2. It is supported by Ashghal (Official Sponsor), Manateq (Economic Partner), Qatar Development Bank (Development Partner) and Qatar Tourism authority (Official Support).

Organised by dmg events Doha, The Big 5 Qatar is free to attend. To know more, please visit