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GCC professionals must pioneer a transformation

GCC professionals must pioneer a transformation

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.


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Downturns can filter out low quality construction

Downturns can filter out low quality construction

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 GCC should keep high-rise designs simple(r)

The GCC should keep high-rise designs simple(r)

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
 
Protectionism is not helping Omanisation efforts

Protectionism is not helping Omanisation efforts

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
 
Architects must mitigate GCC's urban heat islands

Architects must mitigate GCC's urban heat islands

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
 

 

Long-termism is Oman’s biggest asset

Long-termism is Oman’s biggest asset

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: PPP law will boost investment opportunities

Dubai: PPP law will boost investment opportunities

Dubai’s public-private partnership (PPP) law is likely to accelerate investment opportunities in the Emirate, say legal experts from Diaz, Reus & Targ
 
Why the GCC should build hotels for backpackers

Why the GCC should build hotels for backpackers

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
 
Effective record keeping pays off in the long term

Effective record keeping pays off in the long term

As disputes increase in the GCC’s construction market, contractors will have to implement diligent record-keeping policies to file successful claims
 
The time has come for some regional introspection

The time has come for some regional introspection

GCC construction outfits would benefit from a round of introspection to improve their operations and trustworthiness in challenging economic conditions
 
What makes the perfect construction applicant?

What makes the perfect construction applicant?

As the Middle East’s construction sector pushes forward with its collective belt tightening, generalist hires are becoming increasingly sought after
 
Enforcing foreign and non-domestic arbitral awards

Enforcing foreign and non-domestic arbitral awards

Before initiating proceedings, parties are advised to consider a number of practical and legal issues, including the method of enforcing both domestic and foreign arbitral awards in the preferred State
 
Dubai's history holds lessons for GCC developers

Dubai's history holds lessons for GCC developers

As crippling market conditions threaten GCC economies, developers have the opportunity to pilot the future of regional cities if they revisit Dubai’s history
 
Consultants can contribute to security in the GCC

Consultants can contribute to security in the GCC

The construction sector can ensure the safety and security of GCC residents by enlisting the services of consultants during the earliest stages of development
 
GCC construction is preparing for the post-oil era

GCC construction is preparing for the post-oil era

As regional leaders begin to prepare their economies for the post-oil era, the Middle East’s construction sector is carving its own path to a sustainable future
 
What are conditions governing subcontractors?

What are conditions governing subcontractors?

What are the conditions governing treatment of a nominated subcontractor, given that the client can determine an agreed price and scope of work?
 








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