Gulf construction markets will have to look beyond price-sensitivity as China expands its steel production capacities, despite the metal’s bloated global supply
Contractors new to the Qatari market must understand the Gulf state’s contractual and risk structures to reap the benefits of its construction industry
The Saudi Deputy Crown Prince’s strategies might once have been unthinkable for the Kingdom, but Dubai’s success story shows how rapidly change can be effected
Is it possible for Middle East construction companies to offer specificity without leaving themselves exposed to market fluctuations?
Public-private partnerships can facilitate the Middle East’s efforts to adopt district energy platforms, with Dubai well-poised to lead the charge
A collective willingness to break with convention has seen the GCC transform itself into a global powerhouse during recent decades, and that boldness is needed now more than ever.
Dwindling oil prices have slowed down the rate of GCC investments, but the ongoing downtime is an opportunity for construction firms to review their management practices
The Middle East’s high-rise designers cannot afford to become complacent when it comes to safety, but they should also trust the proven expertise that exists within the market
The merits of Oman’s localisation policy are clear to see, but the post-employment protectionism that is taking place in the Sultanate is not benefitting anybody
As GCC governments lead the discussion about climate change in the Middle East, architects and designers can make a difference by mitigating urban heat islands
It may not be plain sailing for the Sultanate’s construction sector at present, but if the Construction Week Oman Awards are anything to go by, the long-term future looks bright
Dubai’s public-private partnership (PPP) law is likely to accelerate investment opportunities in the Emirate, say legal experts from Diaz, Reus & Targ
If the GCC intends to replace the mighty petrodollar with tourism revenues in its post-oil economy, it must build hotels that cater to the full spectrum of hospitality-related demand
As disputes increase in the GCC’s construction market, contractors will have to implement diligent record-keeping policies to file successful claims
GCC construction outfits would benefit from a round of introspection to improve their operations and trustworthiness in challenging economic conditions
As the Middle East’s construction sector pushes forward with its collective belt tightening, generalist hires are becoming increasingly sought after