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Is the Middle East home to tomorrow's smart cities? Smart city concepts are gaining traction in the Middle East.

Is the Middle East home to tomorrow's smart cities?

Driven by government-led megaproject schemes, the Middle East and Africa is quickly becoming one of the world’s fastest-growing regions for smart city development


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2018 Preview: Supplier growth will help meet project deadlines

2018 Preview: Supplier growth will help meet project deadlines

As construction activity increases in the Gulf this year, suppliers are likely to face increased demands for products that generate both time and cost-savings for clients
 
2018 Preview: GCC contractors are eager for change

2018 Preview: GCC contractors are eager for change

Contractors operating in the UAE market talk to Construction Week about the challenges they faced in 2017, and reveal their expectations for 2018
 
2018 Preview: The Middle East’s consultants will take on new roles this year

2018 Preview: The Middle East’s consultants will take on new roles this year

GCC construction consultants’ role is set to change in 2018 as client requirements evolve based on market trends
 
2018 Preview: Developers are optimistic about Gulf property’s 2018 prospects

2018 Preview: Developers are optimistic about Gulf property’s 2018 prospects

UAE developers are optimistic that 2018 will bring continued growth for the country’s property sector, based on the market’s strong performance in 2017
 

 

2018 Preview: What lies ahead for the Gulf’s construction sector?

2018 Preview: What lies ahead for the Gulf’s construction sector?

While the Gulf’s economies are still striving to adapt to the post-oil era, regional construction developers, contractors, consultants, and suppliers tell Construction Week that they are optimistic about their growth prospects in 2018
 
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Union National Bank outlines GCC construction's 2018 prospects

Union National Bank outlines GCC construction's 2018 prospects

A spokesperson from Union National Bank, a Gold Sponsor for the CW Awards 2017, said delayed payments have continued to affect the industry in 2017
 
CW's 2017 Salary Survey sheds light on GCC construction job trends

CW's 2017 Salary Survey sheds light on GCC construction job trends

Construction Week's 2017 Salary Survey registers a 10% year-on-year rise in job satisfaction as more construction companies receive favourable ratings from their employees
 
Late payments have hurt GCC contractors in 2017

Late payments have hurt GCC contractors in 2017

Overcoming – and discouraging – late payments should be a priority for the Gulf’s civil and MEP contracting sectors next year, Neha Bhatia reports
 
Bahrain is working to secure its long-term economic growth

Bahrain is working to secure its long-term economic growth

Bahrain EDB’s Dr Jarmo Kotilaine and Jerad Bachar explain how developments that complement the Gulf state’s natural attributes are facilitating long-term economic security for the country and its residents
 
Everything you need to know about Expo 2020 Dubai’s District 2020

Everything you need to know about Expo 2020 Dubai’s District 2020

District 2020 represents a key component of Expo 2020 Dubai’s strategy to reuse 80% of its   site infrastructure. James Morgan looks into how the megaproject will serve future generations
 
The shifting trajectory of Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector

The shifting trajectory of Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector

With the launch of numerous leisure and entertainment related megaprojects, 2017 could turn out to be a landmark year for contractors and consultants operating in Saudi Arabia’s hospitality market
 
Is the GCC market sufficiently mature to handle REIT growth?

Is the GCC market sufficiently mature to handle REIT growth?

Demand for steady returns and investor protection is driving the incremental growth of real estate investment trusts (REITs) in key Gulf markets, such as the UAE.
 
Project management can mitigate market risks in the GCC

Project management can mitigate market risks in the GCC

Market fluidity is threatening project finance in the Gulf, driving regional project management teams towards the adoption of technology and agile business systems, Neha Bhatia reports
 
Disruption key focus for GCC's construction tech suppliers

Disruption key focus for GCC's construction tech suppliers

Construction Week speaks with construction technology suppliers that say that the industry needs to look into digitising standard processes to improve productivity
 



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