Dubai – MENA Herald: Construction companies from the Middle East and abroad are gathering in Dubai to launch thousands of innovative products addressing energy saving, sustainability and fire safety challenges at the Windows, Doors and Façades Event opening tomorrow (18 September).

As the UAE construction industry prepares for the implementation of the new Dubai Civil Defence laws governing the health and safety of construction materials, safety-orientated solutions for windows, doors and façades will have great potential in the already burgeoning US$6.7billion GCC construction sector, according to a report from Grand View Research.

Giridhar V. Pai, Director-Operations, AviGiri Urethane and Rubber Industries, a manufacturer of safety and weather-resistant products used in building panels, said: “Dubai is an international hub and our presence at Windows, Doors and Façades Event will help us extend our international business leads.

Running for the first time, the GCC’s only dedicated event to windows, door, and façades is set to welcome more than 150 local and international companies looking to network and develop business leads with more than 5,000 buyers of construction products at Dubai World Trade Centre between 18-20 September.

With Expo 2020 set to attract 20 million tourists, the construction industry expects further growth in demand for innovative materials with 550 hotels already under construction in GGC, as reported in STR’s June 2016 Pipeline Report.

Pai added: “Currently, the Middle East is an export market for us and with Expo 2020 around the corner we expect to grow at 30% in the next financial year.”

With the UAE Vision 2021 focusing on the reduction of the consumption of electricity and carbon dioxide emissions by 20 per cent within the next five years, Technoform Middle East, a global developer and manufacturer of high-precision insulating products, expects strong interest from visitors to their stand.

“The exclusive purpose of our products is to ensure a higher level of building insulation compared with the regular solutions used by the industry”, said Cristian David, Technical Sales Manager at Technoform Middle East.

“This is of particular importance in the hot climate of the UAE where high-rise towers with glass glazing pose tremendous challenges in terms of energy management. Only advanced thermal insulation with efficient air-conditioning management can prevent cool air leaks.”

Muhammed Kazi, Exhibitor Director of Windows, Doors and Façades Event, said: “All indications in the run up to the show have been pointing towards an incredibly busy opening day and we’re expecting a significant turnout throughout the show.

“As well as a number of products tailored specifically for the GCC climate and aimed at decreasing its carbon footprint, a highlight of the show will be the Middle East Façades Summit, giving those in attendance extensive insight into the latest trends and initiatives, including future developments and newly implemented construction sector regulations.”

The Summit (18 September) is predicted to gather more than 300 delegates, will feature five distinctive sessions focusing on building fire safety, cooling issues, sound optimization, and design green principles alongside two showcase presentations of Zaha Hadid projects in Beirut and Dubai.