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Project awards buoy Gulf contractor order books in Q1 2018 More than half a billion dollars worth of contracts were awarded for Expo 2020 Dubai in January.

Project awards buoy Gulf contractor order books in Q1 2018

How did the Gulf's construction sector perform during the first quarter of this year?


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Fiscal measures needed for MidEast piling contractors to remain profitable

Fiscal measures needed for MidEast piling contractors to remain profitable

The jury may still be out on the level of demand for piling projects in the Middle East, but what business leaders do agree on is this: growth is up for grabs, Oscar Rousseau reports
 
Contractors may exit the UAE if disputes get worse

Contractors may exit the UAE if disputes get worse

The state of contract resolution has left some contractors to consider whether it's worth doing business in the UAE
 
GCC formwork companies are diversifying amid high competition

GCC formwork companies are diversifying amid high competition

To boost their performance in a highly competitive market, formwork companies operating in the GCC region are changing the way they do business by adopting a more sustainable and consultative approach
 
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
 

 

The UAE is leading the Gulf’s fire safety programmes

The UAE is leading the Gulf’s fire safety programmes

Through legislation and investments in technology, the UAE is leading the effort to boost fire safety across the Gulf region, as Neha Bhatia reports
 
Saudi's $32bn housing fund will boost residential construction

Saudi's $32bn housing fund will boost residential construction

An evolving socio-economic environment is changing the dynamics of residential real estate development in Saudi Arabia, Neha Bhatia reports
 
Case study: Designing the steel structure of Dubai’s Nakheel Mall

Case study: Designing the steel structure of Dubai’s Nakheel Mall

As the sole steel contractor for the Nakheel Mall project, Rasana Engineering needed an interoperable structural design technology with advanced analysis capabilities
 
Which project party is the legal owner of BIM data?

Which project party is the legal owner of BIM data?

Clyde & Co’s Dino Wilkinson and Matthew Heywood detail the legal concerns that the construction sector should be aware of in relation to the use of BIM, including data ownership and intellectual property rights
 
Will precast concrete find long-term investors in GCC construction?

Will precast concrete find long-term investors in GCC construction?

The use of precast concrete in projects can help the Middle East construction sector address issues concerning cost, safety, quality, and sustainability, experts tell Construction Week
 
Is education the key to increased sustainability in GCC concrete?

Is education the key to increased sustainability in GCC concrete?

The Middle East’s appetite for construction technology and sustainability – coupled with initiatives by organisations such as the American Concrete Institute – will buoy the global concrete sector, 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
 
Experts laud updates to UAE fire safety programmes

Experts laud updates to UAE fire safety programmes

The number and size of fire safety initiatives in the UAE is steadily increasing, with the number of fire accidents in the country reducing by 31% in 2016.
 
Sky Gate: An urban window of structural ingenuity from CCL

Sky Gate: An urban window of structural ingenuity from CCL

Rabih Hajjar, projects manager - Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at CCL, writes about the post-tensioning techniques his team deployed during the construction of Sky Gate, a gravity-defying 42-storey residential tower in east Beirut
 
Everything you need to know about Sharjah’s $6.5bn Aljada project

Everything you need to know about Sharjah’s $6.5bn Aljada project

Spread across 2.2km2 of land in the heart of Sharjah, UAE-based Arada’s $6.5bn Aljada megaproject looks set to become the emirate’s largest ever real estate development.
 
Does the GCC have what it takes to become a global healthcare hub?

Does the GCC have what it takes to become a global healthcare hub?

With an estimated $65bn worth of healthcare projects currently underway in the GCC, there are plenty of fresh faces looking to make names for themselves within the sector. James Morgan reports
 



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