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Poor maintenance among GCC F&B outlets is costing building owners

Poor maintenance among GCC F&B outlets is costing building owners

F&B outlets are critical elements of the Gulf’s multi-use, leisure, and entertainment properties, but poor ventilation and maintenance could lead to losses for their owners


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GCC contractors need to know about the bilateral investment treaty

GCC contractors need to know about the bilateral investment treaty

Middle Eastern contractors can pursue contractual claims through bilateral investment treaty (BIT) arbitration, which offers benefits over traditional models
 
Can the UAE make its master-planned developments more ‘livable’?

Can the UAE make its master-planned developments more ‘livable’?

While livability continues to pose a challenge for regional master-planners, the UAE clearly has no intention of taking its foot off the gas when it comes to building communities
 
Middle East construction recruitment market 2017 roundup

Middle East construction recruitment market 2017 roundup

In a ConstructionWeekOnline exclusive, Aaron Fletcher, head of construction at Randstad MENA, analyses how the region's construction recruitment market is shaping up
 
The lack of female leaders will hurt GCC construction

The lack of female leaders will hurt GCC construction

Inducting more women to the workforce has clear benefits for organisations in all sectors and countries, but are the Gulf’s construction leaders ready to do more?
 

 

Leaders UAE 2017: A summit characterised by realism and innovation

Leaders UAE 2017: A summit characterised by realism and innovation

In line with our industry’s adjustment to the ‘new norm’, CW: Leaders in Construction UAE Summit 2017 was characterised by a potent combination of realism and innovation
 
How can developers ensure the wellbeing of building tenants?

How can developers ensure the wellbeing of building tenants?

Developers must adopt a new approach to project conception and design in order to ensure the long-term wellbeing of building tenants and occupants
 
GCC contractors need a tough conversation about technology

GCC contractors need a tough conversation about technology

Now, more than ever, the Gulf’s construction leaders need to brave tough conversations if a new tech-forward paradigm is to emerge in the regional sector
 
Cityscape Global 2017 highlights need for more nuanced sales strategies

Cityscape Global 2017 highlights need for more nuanced sales strategies

While early indications suggest that Cityscape Global 2017 was a resounding success, certain exhibitors stand to benefit from a more nuanced approach to sales
 
Construction firms shouldn’t fear the transparency of social media

Construction firms shouldn’t fear the transparency of social media

Social media is helping organisations across the globe to achieve their branding and recruitment goals, but the transparency it promotes continues to attract resistance
 
Building smart cities will require more than bricks and mortar

Building smart cities will require more than bricks and mortar

The GCC governments’ drive towards smart cities will benefit from an understanding of the real-world scope and challenges of wireless connectivity
 
Turnkey Insurance on the long-term benefits of CAR/TPL policies

Turnkey Insurance on the long-term benefits of CAR/TPL policies

Understanding contractors’ all risks/third-party liability (CAR/TPL) policies could reap long-term benefits for the GCC’s construction sector
 
Expertise is becoming the most sought-after product in construction

Expertise is becoming the most sought-after product in construction

Suppliers looking to achieve growth within the Gulf’s ultra-competitive construction sector can no longer afford to offer raw materials and components in isolation
 
Is Gulf hospitality the tonic our sector has been searching for?

Is Gulf hospitality the tonic our sector has been searching for?

As GCC countries push ahead with economic diversification efforts, the region’s busy hospitality-development market is providing a much-needed boost for construction firms
 
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
 
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?
 



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