AS MANY as 700 delegates from across the world including leading AEC (architectural, engineering and construction) executives, infrastructure owner-operators, and 100-plus journalists attended a major infrastructure conference held in the UK where two Gulf projects emerged as finalists in the prestigious awards that were the highlight of the event.

MORE than 18,000 visitors came from across the globe to the largest pools and spa exhibition in Lyon, France, to see new and innovative products that showcased how far the sector has advanced. The Piscine Global 2014, a biennial event, was held last month (November 18 to 21) at the Eurexpo exhibition centre.

MORE than 23,200 trade visitors attended Saudi Build 2014, which concluded its four-day run (November 10 to 13) last month at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

THE role of building materials in achieving higher standards in construction will be highlighted at a conference this month (December 10 to 11) in Dubai, UAE.

CLEANER energy and cleaner cities will be the focus of the sixth International District Cooling (DC) Conference to be held this month (December 14 to 16) at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, UAE.

IN a bid to promote the adoption of the latest building safety measures across the Middle East, leading premium access solutions manufacturer Dorma is supporting a GCC-wide initiative that debates safety standards and practices in the built environment.

Elevators show to debut in Dubai THE Elevators and Access Control (E&AC) show will makes its debut in Dubai, UAE, next year, against a backdrop of an upsurge in the regional construction industry.

THE 35th edition of The Big 5, the region’s largest construction event, has been the most successful edition in the history of the show, according to the organisers.