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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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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
 
Construction tech makes business sense in the GCC

Construction tech makes business sense in the GCC

No longer considered an expendable overhead, technology systems are claiming greater space within the GCC’s construction market, experts tell Neha Bhatia
 
Why does GCC construction face skills shortages?

Why does GCC construction face skills shortages?

Recruitment challenges persist in the GCC’s construction sector this year. Neha Bhatia reports
 
Can Saudi’s construction sector learn sustainable lessons from the UAE?

Can Saudi’s construction sector learn sustainable lessons from the UAE?

Those driving Saudi Arabia’s sustainable MEP and construction projects can benefit from the lessons of their UAE counterparts. Neha Bhatia reports
 
Middle East marine contractors list top challenges

Middle East marine contractors list top challenges

Increased competition and cash flow concerns are key obstacles to contend with, experts from Ecocoast Contracting and BAM International tell ConstructionWeekOnline
 
Is the GCC’s high-rise community making the most of geotechnical tools?

Is the GCC’s high-rise community making the most of geotechnical tools?

With the number of high-rise structures in the GCC increasing, is the construction industry doing enough to keep abreast of developments in geotechnics? Fatima de la Cerna reports
 
How will VAT affect the GCC’s construction sector?

How will VAT affect the GCC’s construction sector?

Experts tell Jumana Abdel-Razzaq how value-added tax is likely to affect the GCC’s construction sector
 
How can the GCC construction sector combat fraud?

How can the GCC construction sector combat fraud?

Jumana Abdel-Razzaq investigates the prevalence of fraud and risk within GCC construction, in what many see as a growing challenge for our industry
 
What are our industry’s New Year’s resolutions?

What are our industry’s New Year’s resolutions?

Regional industry players tell Paromita Dey about their expectations for 2017 and their plan of action for the opportunities the year is going to present
 
Facades: Saving face

Facades: Saving face

Using the building’s energy model as an essential tool in sustainability
 



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