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Webinar: Post COVID-19: Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace

Learn about some strategies to prioritize human health in the workplace, and explore how rating systems like the WELL Building Standard is currently addressing this issue.

Opinion Piece: Started selling online? What your new customers expect

Zayd Kuba, Managing Director of, reveals insights into online customer behaviour taken directly from their own digital marketplace.

The Big 5 Hub Insider Series: Ian Khan

Ian Khan is confident that Dubai is well-equipped to bounce back from COVID-19. The CEO and Founder of technology advisory firm Futaracy, sits with The Big 5 Hub to shed light on how the pandemic is likely to impact construction tech-trends in the innovation hub of the GCC.

Webinar: Project Controls in the Pandemic Era

Ahmed Khashaba, Senior Manager, Projects Controls System covers Project Controls in the Pandemic Era discussing how a pandemic affects the construction projects, identifying and managing construction risks during a pandemic and so much more...

Webinar: Anticipating the opportunities and challenges in coming out of the lockdown

Learn how to put yourself in the best position to pursue/defend COVID-related construction claims from our industry experts.

Webinar: A review of Current and Upcoming Projects in Riyadh

Riyadh is the gateway to the multi-billion Saudi construction industry with projects such as Riyadh Metro, King Salman Park, and Qiddiya all in the works. The sheer scale and breadth of opportunities make it a market that no one can afford to miss. Edward James, Director of Content & Analysis for MEED Projects shed further light on the upcoming projects and opportunities in the capital.

Webinar: From suriving to thriving: business strategies for construction start-ups in the wake of the pandemic

The panelists explored several topics, including the current funding scene, the opportunities for the contech and proptech startups in the region, the Government’ stimulus packages to support start-ups and more...

Webinar: How to Prepare for the Next 10 Years in Construction

The Big Saudi, in partnership with Sektor. Build hosted one of the most inspiring online panels of the year! The best in the business came together to discuss what the next 10 years in construction will look like.

Webinar: Sustainable development and transformation in construction

Hear from our esteemed panelists on future of green building, creating increased efficiency and productivity through digital and technological transformation, supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goal, and more.

Webinar: Employee Motivation During Crisis - A Focus On The Construction Sector

Michael Fekry George, MBA, Certified Professional Coach - ICF covers Employee Motivation During a Crisis discussing the importance of crisis management, motivating employees and so much more...

Opinion Piece: The Journey to an Energy-Efficient Future Starts with our Buildings

In talks with Marwan Zeidan, Real Estate and Healthcare Segment Director, Middle East and Africa at Schneider Electric

Opinion Piece: Want to make the most of digitalisation in construction? Focus on people

In talks with Casey Rutland, Chair of BuildingSMART UK and Ireland, Vice-Chair of the UK BIM Alliance and UK Director of Digital for Royal HaskoningDHV

Webinar: Common challenges affecting delivery and means of improving networking for the exchange of services, ideas and sales across Nigeria

Taiwo Aiyepe, Senior Architect at TA&A discussed about the Common challenges affecting delivery and means of improving networking for the exchange of services, ideas and sales across Nigeria with a live Q&A at the end.

Webinar: The Rise of Generic Cities: Beauty is in the eye of the influencer

Watch the forth webinar in our 'Excellence in Construction' series hosted by Kourosh Salehi, Design Director at LWK + PARTNERS. Watch the entire video for a very interesting Q&A session at the end!

Webinar: Mott MacDonald Prosilience Series: How Smart Infrastructure can drive the Digitisation of the Construction Industry

For the first in the series, Lu'ay Khdeir, Chris Tebb and Jon Rains provided insight into what is possible with today’s technology to solve today’s/future’s problems.

Webinar: Mott MacDonald Prosilience Series: Cyber Security & New ways of Working

Second in a three-part series in partnership with Mott MacDonald, the session delves into the pressing topic of cybersecurity and new ways of working.

Webinar: Mott MacDonald Prosilience Series: Design for Manufacturing & Assembly and Future Mobility

For the third in Mott Macdonald Prosilience series, the speakers discussed design for manufacturing & assembly and future mobility.

Video Series: Newly Approved BIM Codes in Egypt

We are excited to bring you a unique video series covering the new BIM codes presented in partnership with Tea Serv - BIM specialists in Egypt. This exclusive video series outline new codes that will affect BIM professionals across the Egyptian construction industry.

Webinar: Digital construction is here, are you ready?

Mark King, Reality Capture & BIM Solutions Manager from Leica Geosystems DMCC, sheds light on how digitalisation is changing the way modern construction companies operate.

Webinar: IoT in Times of a Pandemic

Watch the third webinar in our 'Excellence in Construction' series on IoT in times of a Pandemic hosted by Ahmad Farrakh Manzoor, Head of Smart Infrastructure Solutions & Services at Siemens Saudi Arabia. Watch till the end for the very insightful Q&A session!

Webinar: Women in Construction

Second in our "Excellence in Construction" series, Noorah Al Otaibi discussed about the advancements which have been made to engage women in the Saudi workforce & what more can be done to attract women to career in construction.

Webinar: Summary of key forthcoming construction project opportunities in Saudi Arabia

The Big 5 Saudi, in partnership with MEED Projects, gives an overview of the projects market in the GCC highlighting some of Saudi Arabia's key projects & opportunities in the construction industry, with a live Q&A at the end.

Opinion Piece: Digital market gains traction in heavy sector

CEO of heavy equipment rental company shares how tech-powered commerce is making its way to construction

Q&A: Naji Atallah

In talks with Naji Atallah, Head of Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Manufacturing, Autodesk

Opinion Piece: CCC points to start-ups to digitize local sector

Eng Aref Boualwan, Senior Manager for Digital Transformation & Strategy
at industry giant, Consolidated Contractor's Company (CCC), takes the
lead in developing strategic partnerships with start-ups that build
disruptive technologies

Whitepaper: Digital revolution in the construction industry

The most prominent technology trends and how they are impacting the construction industry

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“Embracing technology also allows construction companies to thrive in the future. The skills and methods that are required to compete today will not be enough to survive tomorrow.”

Naji Atallah

Head of Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Manufacturing, Autodesk

“I hope to witness a technology startup founded in the Middle East be the one to shake up the industry.”

Eng Aref Boualwan

Senior Manager, Digital Transformation & Strategy at Consolidated Contractor's Company (CCC)