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Hotel retrofits offer new income stream for Mideast contractors A refurb programme is under way at Dubais Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Hotel retrofits offer new income stream for Mideast contractors

Contractors could reap the same benefits from refurb and retrofitting programmes as they do from new builds, but is the regional market ready?


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Can alternative dispute resolution tools reduce Middle East construction conflicts?

Can alternative dispute resolution tools reduce Middle East construction conflicts?

The state of dispute resolution in the Middle East has made some contractors think twice about doing business here, but alternative forms of resolution provide a silver lining
 
Expo 2020 Dubai growth will benefit the Middle East’s elevator firms

Expo 2020 Dubai growth will benefit the Middle East’s elevator firms

Although 2017 was challenging for the Middle East’s building industry, firms operating in the people-flow management sector are optimistic that infrastructure projects and Expo 2020 Dubai will boost market performance
 
Is downsizing the answer to Dubai's affordable housing needs?

Is downsizing the answer to Dubai's affordable housing needs?

The development of affordable housing is a priority in Dubai, and industry experts say realistic expectations about unit size are necessary if low-cost homes are to become a reality
 
Fewer industrial-sized warehouses to be built in 2018

Fewer industrial-sized warehouses to be built in 2018

There “should be” a slowdown in the construction of industrial-sized warehouses in Dubai’s free zones, according to property consultancy Cavendish Maxwell
 

 

Construction leaders must collaborate to avoid financial failure

Construction leaders must collaborate to avoid financial failure

In an analysis piece exclusive to Construction Week, AESG's Saeed Al Abbar outlines the practices that are essential to maintaining a healthy construction supply chain
 
Public-private collaborations are promoting Sharjah’s steady real estate growth

Public-private collaborations are promoting Sharjah’s steady real estate growth

Affordable property options and proximity to Dubai have helped to make Sharjah a lucrative market over the years. Now, emergent segments and buyers are on a steady, if quiet, journey to transform the emirate, Neha Bhatia reports
 
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
 



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