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CW’s 2017 Power 100 reflects the Middle East’s fluid job market

CW’s 2017 Power 100 reflects the Middle East’s fluid job market

The Middle East’s construction community has had an interesting year, as evidenced by the number of fresh faces within Construction Week’s 2017 Power 100


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Oversizing is hurting the GCC's sustainability plans

Oversizing is hurting the GCC's sustainability plans

The regional construction industry’s practice of oversizing is not only a bane to sustainability initiatives, but also an obstacle to efforts to reduce project costs
 
It’s time for the GCC to focus on the quality of its infrastructure

It’s time for the GCC to focus on the quality of its infrastructure

There is a growing focus on safeguarding infrastructure within the GCC’s built environment, and stakeholders appear increasingly willing to pick up the bill
 
Could new project finance models help reduce GCC construction claims?

Could new project finance models help reduce GCC construction claims?

Construction claims and disputes may be on the rise in the Middle East, but alternative models of project finance should serve to ease this situation in the not-too-distant future
 
Managing project risk to secure profit

Managing project risk to secure profit

The way to secure target profit on a job is to negotiate a good deal at the outset and thereafter adhere to the contract, performing (only) as contractually required
 

 

It’s time to change how we apportion service charges in the Gulf

It’s time to change how we apportion service charges in the Gulf

Developers will reap the benefits of rationally apportioned service charges, but what is the best method to ensure the final fee is fair and financially viable?
 
Smart grids will dramatically improve the GCC’s power sector

Smart grids will dramatically improve the GCC’s power sector

Smart grids are modern power networks that are the future of the energy sector as they have a remarkable potential to improve the quality of power
 
A pan-GCC plan could curb the sale of counterfeit building materials

A pan-GCC plan could curb the sale of counterfeit building materials

Counterfeit materials have a negative impact on suppliers, contractors and, in particular, developers, resulting in risks to safety, as well as diminished revenues and market share
 
GCC construction firms shouldn’t take site security for granted

GCC construction firms shouldn’t take site security for granted

Despite the comparatively low rates of theft in GCC countries, regional construction companies cannot afford to become complacent when it comes to project-site security
 
The GCC’s real estate market is changing

The GCC’s real estate market is changing

After a tumultuous couple of years, the GCC property market is witnessing new trends that will change the face of the construction industry in the years to come 
 
How can GCC construction retain its top talent?

How can GCC construction retain its top talent?

If the GCC’s construction industry is to succeed in retaining the best international talent, policy-makers will need to find ways to offer expat workers long-term security
 
Week in review: Back-up gensets at Dubai landmarks

Week in review: Back-up gensets at Dubai landmarks

The directive to install back-up power generators at landmark developments in Dubai will comprehensively benefit the emirate's building supply chain
 
Coping with Qatar’s compliance quirks

Coping with Qatar’s compliance quirks

Qatar’s new arbitration law is based on international standards, but is confidence in this method of dispute resolution well placed?
 
Lebanon has several property hurdles to overcome

Lebanon has several property hurdles to overcome

Lebanon’s property sector will need to overcome a number of political and geographical hurdles before it can realise its full potential
 
Paying bills on time can actually be beneficial

Paying bills on time can actually be beneficial

The investors and developers that honoured payment schedules in the wake of the last economic slowdown are now in commanding positions
 
Why the GCC's FM sector needs more women leaders

Why the GCC's FM sector needs more women leaders

Employing women is the (b)right thing to do
 








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