A summary of the live panel discussion on human resources in the HVACR industry

On June 24, 2021, Eurovent Middle East hosted a live panel discussion addressing challenges related to obtaining and retaining talent to meet the HVACR sector's evolving requirements. Moderated by Nerissa Deoraj and Markus Lattner, the panel members shared their experiences and insights on how investing in skills training for the improvement of the industry can meet broader goals related to energy efficiency.

Systemair Group gives a comprehensive overview of the different terms related to ventilation systems

Morten Schmelzer, Technical Marketing Director of Systemair Group gives a comprehensive overview of the different terms related to ventilation systems to provide the Middle East market with an understanding of their individual advantages and disadvantages.

Market outlook by Desmond Noronha, Technical Analyst, Industry Networks

The KSA Giga-construction boom was to follow the end of the Expo-FIFA driven project cycle. The pandemic, politics and macro-economics have unfortunately delayed the hand-over in this construction market relay and HVAC businesses that were shielded from the economic fallout of the gap in the project development during 2020 are now experiencing a painful market contraction.

A look at far-reaching consequences on supply chain and performance of products

From smartphones to cars, many everyday items that society depend on are, in turn, reliant on semiconductor chips. The chip serves as the brain within an electric device responsible for its function. However, there has been a global shortage caused by the high demand of electronic devices during the pandemic. Nils Meinhardt, Global Product Manager, HVACR Industry at UL, shares his insights on the potentially far-reaching consequences this shortage will have on the supply chain and performance of the HVACR sector.

The making of the region’s first comprehensive guidance on cooling towers

A behind-the-scenes look at the production of Eurovent Middle East's first comprehensive Guidebook on Evaporative Cooling scheduled for release in November 2021. The contributors discuss market gaps that initiated the document's creation, the process to ensure its unbiased approach, and the stakeholders that can benefit from the document's comprehensive overview of the technology.

A look at what hypermarkets in the Middle East do to protect visitors in the ‘new normal’

Bjorn Ostbye, Manager Project Development of Lulu Group International, a multinational conglomerate operating a chain of hypermarkets and retail shops across the United Arab Emirates, weighs in on what supermarkets are doing to ensure the safety of visitors in the post-COVID ‘normal’.

Experts weigh in on challenges and opportunities of VRF systems in the Middle East

Even years after introduction of VRF technology to the region, there continues to be ongoing debate regarding its suitability for local projects. While much of the reluctance in the adoption can be attributed to lack of awareness on the benefits of the technology, campaigns from companies to educate the market have uncovered that a more pervasive issue is the region's short-sighted approach to project costing and traditional mindsets. Eurovent Middle East shares insights from experts.

Alarming shortages

The pandemic seems to be fading into the background, thanks to the increased pace of vaccination campaigns. While its end is most likely nowhere near, and the world must be wary of new variants, economies are rolling full steam ahead. COVID-19 has still a rippling effect on many industries. Ours included!

Ventilation specialist renews commitment to joint industry initiatives

TROX, a leading manufacturer of high-quality ventilation equipment, has re-joined the association after a year of absence, renewing its commitment to joint industry initiatives in the fields of standardisation, education and awareness raising. TROX has been active in the Middle East for over 50 years providing ventilation equipment to a wide range of prestigious projects.

Asim Ansari of Airedale International Air Conditioning writes for Eurovent Middle East on the urgent need for more sustainable data centre cooling practices, how to optimise performance in the GCC region, and opportunities for free cooling in high-ambient conditions.