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Qatar: Burgeoning populations needs place to live Qatar’s affordable accommodation shortage could possibly be eased if landlord/owners permitted private rentals in residential blocks that are standing empty in Doha.

Qatar: Burgeoning populations needs place to live

A burgeoning population needs a place to live, but pickings are thin in Qatar, coupled with an artificial shortage created around affordable accommodation


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Can contractors adapt to Saudi’s 2016 budget?

Can contractors adapt to Saudi’s 2016 budget?

Saudi Arabia’s 2016 budget will steer the country’s transition towards optimised state spending and economic diversification.
 
How the new UAE fire code will affect construction

How the new UAE fire code will affect construction

The UAE’s updated fire code, due in March 2016, will redefine the local construction industry’s design and engineering operations.
 
Can power rentals make up for low GCC liquidity?

Can power rentals make up for low GCC liquidity?

Portable power providers will leverage the rental business until market fluidity returns amidst declining global crude values.
 
What does 2016 hold for the oil-hit GCC market?

What does 2016 hold for the oil-hit GCC market?

The GCC construction sector must learn from its past experience and adapt accordingly if it is to prosper in 2016
 

 

Global banks in line as Saudi Aramco considers IPO

Global banks in line as Saudi Aramco considers IPO

Aramco said it is considering the floatation of a partial IPO by offering a part of the business or the sale of a stake in some of its subsidiaries
 
Skilled workers with GCC experience 'hard to find'

Skilled workers with GCC experience 'hard to find'

Local employers, fuelled by a reluctance to hire professionals without regional experience, are facing a shortage of the right employees to meet their targets
 
Who ensures protection of buildings during floods?

Who ensures protection of buildings during floods?

During heavy rain in Doha whose responsibility is it to ensure buildings sustain minimal damage and workmanship is of a high standard?
 
Can aluminium boost non-oil revenues in the GCC?

Can aluminium boost non-oil revenues in the GCC?

Bahrain’s rejuvenated focus on developing its aluminium sector indicates the GCC’s desire to spur economic diversification
 
Can fire safety improve in UAE's older buildings?

Can fire safety improve in UAE's older buildings?

Improving fire safety standards in the UAE’s older buildings will require rigorous planning and implementation frameworks
 
Doha: Architectural landscape battle continues

Doha: Architectural landscape battle continues

Cultures battle for dominance in Doha’s architectural landscape
 
Qatar: How did 2015 fare in construction sector?

Qatar: How did 2015 fare in construction sector?

CWQ speaks to a number of specialists across the construction spectrum to view their opinions on 2015 as a whole
 
Dubai's top 5 rental localities of October 2015

Dubai's top 5 rental localities of October 2015

Construction Week provides a rundown of Dubai's top five most searched localities for Dubai renters during the month of October
 
Can contractors survive Saudi's expat worker levy?

Can contractors survive Saudi's expat worker levy?

What do Saudi Arabia’s $18m claims of foreign worker levies tell us about liquidity and recruitment in the Kingdom’s contracting market? Neha Bhatia finds out.
 








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