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17 winners and 4 highly commended were announced at the CBNME MEP Awards 2024 The winners of the CBNME MEP Awards 2024 were announced on May 16, 2024, at Sofitel Dubai The Palm. The event was organised by Construction Business News Middle East and BNC Publishing. The awards event is a prominent event celebrating the accomplishments of the Middle East’s Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing professionals. The region’s market is dynamic and diverse, continually facing a mix of unique challenges and opportunities. The excitement for the CBNME MEP Awards is evident, quickly establishing it as a leading industry event. This year’s…

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Farooq Syed, CEO of Springfield Properties, talks about Springfield Properties’ journey, innovation, and sustainability Tell us about yourself and about Springfield Properties. I’m Farooq Syed, CEO of Springfield Properties, a leading property services company in Dubai. We started with a vision to redefine real estate excellence, focusing on quality, integrity, and client satisfaction. With over 140 realtors and marketing professionals, we are dedicated to transparency, ethical practices, and delivering unparalleled service. Our annual team gatherings reflect our commitment to family values, making home buying a memorable family affair.  Can you provide an overview of Springfields’ growth trajectory since its establishment?…

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Vibha Mehta traces the evolution of delivery methods with Dhruvil Sanghvi, Founder & CEO of LogiNext In the dynamic realm of last-mile logistics, we find ourselves amidst a profound transformation marked by a wave of impactful trends reshaping delivery dynamics. Dhruvil and I wasted no time delving into a spirited discussion on these emerging trends, each poised to wield a transformative influence over the logistics landscape. At LogiNext, they aren’t merely observing but spearheading the movement. An emerging trend making waves is the advent of pop-up or urban warehouses. These strategically located hubs transform delivery logistics by placing products closer…

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Wassim Daher, Director of Operations of Middle East at Ramboll highlights on sustainability in the contruction industry In the dynamic construction industry, staying abreast of current trends is paramount for companies seeking to remain competitive and sustainable. One prevailing trend is the growing emphasis on environmental responsibility, prompting firms to adopt innovative approaches to minimize their carbon footprint and repurpose existing assets. I don’t want to refer to sustainability as a trend as it’s no longer friendly – it’s a must. Indeed, the real estate sector is harnessing the whole breadth of the sustainability landscape, including CO2 benchmarking, to reshape the built…

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Deyaar’s net profit before tax for Q1 2024 amounted to AED 77. 5 million, a significant growth from AED 56.4 million in Q1 2023 Deyaar Development PJSC (“Deyaar”), a leading real estate developer and service provider in Dubai, UAE, has reported a YoY increase in its Q1 2024 profits compared to the same period in 2023. This was announced today in a filing with the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), where Deyaar shares are traded. Deyaar’s net profit before corporate tax for the three-month period ended 31st March 2024 increased to AED 77. 5 million—marking a significant 38% increase from AED 56.4…

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Scan Global Logistics and Hapag-Lloyd forge multimillion-dollar partnership for ocean biofuel initiative Scan Global Logistics (SGL), a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, and Hapag-Lloyd, one of the world’s largest container shipping lines, proudly announce a significant partnership with a multimillion-dollar ocean biofuel initiative. This landmark collaboration underscores a big step forward in both companies’ shared sustainability ambitions. With sustainability being a key aspect of both companies’ strategies, SGL and Hapag-Lloyd have embarked on a forward-looking initiative to integrate biofuels into their shipping operations. By utilizing biofuel derived from renewable sources, both partners aim to support customers in…

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Christopher Seymour, Managing Director of MEA, Consultancy at MACE Group discusses the latest developments, sustainability efforts, and innovative strides within the Construction sector Current construction trends focus on resilience, emphasizing sustainability and climate and economic impact resistance. Construction must take accountability and lead genuine solutions, with the sector contributing over 35% of greenhouse gas emissions. Climate resilience You only have to look at recent headlines to realise the importance of building infrastructure and developments which will handle future weather events. Climate change means it will only get hotter in the desert, but it will also bring unusual and challenging weather…

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In conversation with LNME, Pieter Feenstra, CEO EMEA, focuses on Addverb’s charting success… Established in 2016, Addverb is a global leader in robotics and automation, operating across India, North and South America, South-East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. Specializing in industrial robot technology and automated warehousing systems, the company offers solutions aimed at enhancing material flow management. Their comprehensive services, spanning discovery, design, deployment, and ongoing support, have benefited numerous clients including Hindustan Unilever Limited, PepsiCo, the Coca-Cola Company, Marico, Johnson & Johnson, and ITC Limited. Addverb boasts a diverse product lineup, comprising both fixed and flexible automation…

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AED470m VENTO Tower and new Japanese dining outlet mark Anax Holding’s first forays into the market ANAX Holding heralds a new era in investment management, with a bold, diverse portfolio – spanning real estate, hospitality, and media – with plans underway for expansion in the UK market. The ambitious company boasts a portfolio of three subsidiaries: ANAX Developments, ANAX Media, and ANAX Hospitality. Each subsidiary is a testament to the holding group’s strategic foresight and dedication to offering the highest quality services and robust investment opportunities. ANAX Developments stands behind a thrilling new real estate investment venture, the AED470m VENTO…

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Four Winds Saudi Arabia Limited participates at FIDI Conference In a new step to strengthen its presence on the international stage, Four Winds Saudi Arabia Limited, a Saudi leader in comprehensive and integrated moving and logistics services since 1979, today announced its participation as a Principal Sponsor at the 2024 FIDI Conference, which will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, from May 12 to May 15, 2024. Nizar Al Mani, CEO of Four Winds Saudi Arabia Limited, said: “Our principal sponsorship of the FIDI Conference 2024 signifies a strategic move to enhance our international presence. Participating in this prestigious event within…

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