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Legislation is driving the GCC's rooftop solar sector

Legislation is driving the GCC's rooftop solar sector

As the GCC’s earliest adopters of rooftop solar tech begin to reap the benefits, regulatory support in Saudi Arabia, Oman, and the UAE should offer an extra boost


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Is the GCC's hospitality segment facing oversupply?

Is the GCC's hospitality segment facing oversupply?

GCC developers have launched a plethora of hotel projects over the past year but, with softer-than-anticipated occupancy rates, is the region facing potential oversupply?
 
Wireless way-finding: A roadmap for aspiring smart cities

Wireless way-finding: A roadmap for aspiring smart cities

Kamal Mokrani, global vice president of InfiNet Wireless talks about why a robust and reliable wireless infrastructure is the cornerstone of the Smart Cities of tomorrow
 
The GCC's construction technology sector is ready for more

The GCC's construction technology sector is ready for more

Despite its relative nascence, technology uptake is effecting measurable change in the GCC’s construction sector, but the road to integrated tech adoption is a long one
 
For most construction-related questions, technology has the answer

For most construction-related questions, technology has the answer

Rapid advancements within the field of technology could provide answers to many of the perennial challenges faced by the UAE’s construction community
 

 

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
 
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
 



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