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The social impact of Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Metro Riyadh Metro will significantly impact Saudi Arabia socially and economically upon its completion.

The social impact of Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Metro

Riyadh Metro is undoubtedly one of the kingdom's most important construction schemes, but how will it fit into Saudi's socio-economic landscape upon completion?


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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
 
Middle East's top three green mosque initiatives

Middle East's top three green mosque initiatives

ConstructionWeekOnline rounds up the top three initiatives implemented across the Middle East to make mosques more 'smart' and energy-efficient
 
What Qatar's construction sector needs, not wants

What Qatar's construction sector needs, not wants

The difference between what Qatar construction ‘needs’ and ‘wants’.
 
Will fees rise in the lead-up to the World Cup?

Will fees rise in the lead-up to the World Cup?

As the 2022 FIFA World Cup project deadlines compress, is there a risk that contractors will charge top-dollar for their services in Qatar? Andrew Jones, partner at Dentons, explores the possibility
 
Qatar 2022: Tight deadlines may mean more spending

Qatar 2022: Tight deadlines may mean more spending

Will compressed deadlines pre-2022 see contractors charging top dollar?
 
Finding funding for GCC infrastructure projects

Finding funding for GCC infrastructure projects

Mihir Shah, KPMG discusses the infrastructure funding issue
 
In pictures: MEP Awards 2016 winners

In pictures: MEP Awards 2016 winners

A total of 16 awards were handed out on the night
 



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