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Design focus: Expo 2020 Dubai's country pavilions Expo 2020 Dubai will open its doors on 20 October, 2020 [image: Expo 2020 Dubai].

Design focus: Expo 2020 Dubai's country pavilions

Country pavilion designs revealed so far echo Expo 2020 Dubai's focus on technology, environment, and innovation


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Middle East construction supply chains must unite for fire safety

Middle East construction supply chains must unite for fire safety

Inefficient supply chain management can cause fire safety details about steelworks and stakeholder responsibility to "get lost, be misunderstood, or not be addressed at all", a regional expert says
 
Tower projects point to Gulf developers' optimism in 2018

Tower projects point to Gulf developers' optimism in 2018

Numerous skyscrapers have been announced for construction or reported progress in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait this year
 
Podcast: Construction Week Viewpoint – Solar energy projects

Podcast: Construction Week Viewpoint – Solar energy projects

The spotlight is on the Middle East's solar energy projects in the third episode of the Construction Week Viewpoint podcast series
 
UAE contractors and developers eye Abu Dhabi tourism construction

UAE contractors and developers eye Abu Dhabi tourism construction

Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification is oiling the wheels of change as construction firms view tourism as an engine for growth
 

 

Project awards buoy Gulf contractor order books in Q1 2018

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?
 
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
 



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