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GCC concrete firms can't afford to be reactive

GCC concrete firms can't afford to be reactive

Today’s construction market is as challenging as it is interesting for the Middle East’s concrete players. The firms that adopt proactive strategies today are most likely to thrive in the longer term


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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
 
Futurists and pragmatists need to join forces

Futurists and pragmatists need to join forces

While the Middle East’s construction sector needs individuals to predict what tomorrow may hold, it also needs people with the ability to reshape the industry today
 
A run-down of the new Qatari Arbitration Law

A run-down of the new Qatari Arbitration Law

The new Qatari Arbitration Law should serve to increase efficiency and transparency, thus significantly benefitting the country’s construction sector
 
Is Oman doing enough to diversify its economy?

Is Oman doing enough to diversify its economy?

The sultanate’s current construction landscape is not for the faint of heart, but the shortlist for the Construction Week Oman Awards 2017 offers cause for optimism
 
Nanotechnology is a step too far for surface care

Nanotechnology is a step too far for surface care

Nanotechnologies may be a hot topic in the surface treatment industry at present, but the jury is still out when it comes to their effectiveness and safety
 
Is the contracting market becoming less saturated?

Is the contracting market becoming less saturated?

If global construction firms continue to pare back their operations in the Gulf, opting instead to focus on traditional competencies, the market could become less saturated
 
A slow market is driving people-flow innovation

A slow market is driving people-flow innovation

Lower levels of demand from the residential tower sector have caused many of the Middle East’s people-flow experts to look towards novel markets – and technologies – to maintain growth
 
How truck scales benefit the construction sector

How truck scales benefit the construction sector

The construction industry deals with heavy materials on a daily basis. It is important for them to measure and transport the right amount of resources
 



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