With rapid and efficient construction delivery becoming vital to business success, construction trade show The Big 5 (25-28 November, Dubai World Trade Centre) will introduce a new offsite and modular construction sector this year
The Middle East's largest construction event will showcase state-of-the-art offsite and modular construction solutions for residential, educational, healthcare as well as commercial applications.
Leading brands including BK Gulf, MACS, and Katerra will be presenting their modular solutions, with a dedicated educational agenda, the Offsite & Modular Talks, shedding light on advances in offsite and modular construction, analysing new challenges and opportunities in the region.
"The Big 5 has always been at the forefront of showcasing new construction ideas, and it's great that this year there is a dedicated space for offsite construction," said Nejeeb Khan, Katerra's head of design & business strategy. "The construction industry globally needs transformational change to keep up with the growing demand for timely delivered, cost-controlled, and quality infrastructure."
Offsite construction responds to this demand as it optimises material and resource use, creating minimum waste and disruption onsite, all the while increasing the construction's sustainability.
According to Khan, the acceptance of offsite construction is growing within the region, and more and more new technologies will be deployed going forward.
Offsite manufacturing allows for rooms, bathrooms, and other construction elements to be fully manufactured and finished at the factory and assembled onsite for maximum efficiency. Modular and offsite construction factories act as an extension to job sites, delivering better productivity, quality, and precision.
Offsite and modular construction is one of six product sectors featured at The Big 5. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the show will run alongside The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, HVAC R Expo, Middle East Stone, The Big 5 Solar, and the Urban Design & Landscape Expo.
While bringing to Dubai over 20,000 products under one roof, the seven events will offer more than 220 complimentary high-level summits, practical seminars, and CPD-certified workshops to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today's industry challenges.