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Capital Vision SOM envisages a sustainable Egyptian capital.

Capital Vision

SOM is to masterplan a new Egyptian capital city to “welcome the world”. Nick Ames explains


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All change: sustainability faces fast-paced change

All change: sustainability faces fast-paced change

Government agencies across the region are making sustainability a priority for new buildings. However, the rapid pace of change is presenting MEP consultants with a host of project management, training and skills challenges, Zoe Rawlins.
 
Managing the mega

Managing the mega

Few regions in the world have witnessed the abundance of mega projects in such a short space of time. But with clear deadlines allowing for no excuses, the challenge of managing these grand undertakings has never come with more pressure
 
Tidying House: Bahrain's unfinished projects

Tidying House: Bahrain's unfinished projects

Bahrain is keen to see stalled projects finished and private investment in new housing projects
 
Site visit: Plot 50, Lusail City, Qatar

Site visit: Plot 50, Lusail City, Qatar

The first green building due to open in Qatar’s Lusail City, ‘Plot 50’ is aiming for top sustainability ratings. Kim Kemp reports.
 

 

Post-tensioning: Tight deadlines

Post-tensioning: Tight deadlines

As construction efforts ramp up throughout the region, post-tensioning is proving its value in helping to deliver top-quality structures in rapid time
 
In with the new

In with the new

GCC states are forecast to continue spending big on capital projects over the next few years but is there a case for looking at new ways of procuring them?
 
Site visit: Dragon City Bahrain

Site visit: Dragon City Bahrain

Bahrain's Chinese-themed shopping mall development Dragon City aims to bring a unique wholesale and retail experience to the Gulf state
 
Smoothing the road ahead

Smoothing the road ahead

With two million tonnes of asphalt to lay, only the best and most reliable equipment will do for the New Orbital Highway
 
In the crosshairs

In the crosshairs

Could the construction sector be facing a slowdown, lead by Sharq Crossing's shelving?
 
Formidable formwork on the Doha Metro

Formidable formwork on the Doha Metro

Doha Metro Education City station is taking form
 
Site visit: Lusail City suspension bridges

Site visit: Lusail City suspension bridges

A pair of suspension bridges being built by Samsung C&T will become the focal points of the $50bn Lusail City project in Qatar
 
Face to face: Sumaya Dabbagh

Face to face: Sumaya Dabbagh

Architect Sumaya Dabbagh says the fabric of the kingdom's cities must be part of its future
 
Site visit: LNG terminal, Aqaba, Jordan

Site visit: LNG terminal, Aqaba, Jordan

A new LNG terminal in Jordan will provide a critical gas supply line
 
Site visit: Abu Dhabi Cultural District

Site visit: Abu Dhabi Cultural District

The three proposed museum sites are set to be the star attractions at Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island, but none would be able to operate without the infrastructure works delivered by NBHH and overseen by Parsons
 
Trickle Down Effect

Trickle Down Effect

Want to know what the flow of new construction contracts is likely to be in 2015? Ask a dewatering firm
 



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Site visit: KSA-Oman road build, Rub' al Khali

Site visit: KSA-Oman road build, Rub' al Khali

Al-Rosan Company and FAMCO explain how a 95-strong fleet of Volvo CE machines is helping to blaze a trail from Saudi Arabia to Oman

Site visit: Plot 50, Lusail City, Qatar

Site visit: Plot 50, Lusail City, Qatar

The first green building due to open in Qatar’s Lusail City, ‘Plot 50’ is aiming for top sustainability ratings. Kim Kemp reports.

Post-tensioning: Tight deadlines

Post-tensioning: Tight deadlines

As construction efforts ramp up throughout the region, post-tensioning is proving its value in helping to deliver top-quality structures in rapid time








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