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Chemicals vital to Gulf’s economic diversification strategy Oscar Rousseau is deputy editor of Construction Week.

Chemicals vital to Gulf’s economic diversification strategy

Diversification is helping the chemicals industry grow in the Middle East


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GCC construction needs better New Year resolutions

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Project progress of 2018 will boost GCC construction in 2019

Project progress of 2018 will boost GCC construction in 2019

Regional megaprojects have achieved major milestones despite some market challenges in 2018
 
GCC construction can rewrite the meaning of procurement

GCC construction can rewrite the meaning of procurement

The GCC's multitrillion-dollar megaprojects need revamped contract procurement strategies
 
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Power of drones will build smart cities

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What is sustainable construction procurement?

What is sustainable construction procurement?

Procurement decision-making processes must change to encourage social and corporate benefits
 
Masdar's new ventures highlight the future of building sustainability

Masdar's new ventures highlight the future of building sustainability

Abu Dhabi giant's energy services director explains why Masdar is entering the energy performance contracting sector
 
Dubai's Gitex 2018 shows why construction needs smart city tech

Dubai's Gitex 2018 shows why construction needs smart city tech

Smart cities are no longer science fiction, but do regional contractors understand this yet?
 
Rumours and the grapevine in the Gulf's construction industry

Rumours and the grapevine in the Gulf's construction industry

In the last few weeks, three Gulf construction outfits have shown how to manage incorrect market rumours and gossip
 
UAE's new visa a reminder that buildings also need retirement plans

UAE's new visa a reminder that buildings also need retirement plans

The mindset of retirement planning now needs to be applied to the built environment in the UAE at the federal level, Aecom's Matthew Anthony says
 
Leaders UAE 2018 unites top construction bosses in Dubai

Leaders UAE 2018 unites top construction bosses in Dubai

The UAE's biggest construction leaders debated and discussed payment delays, contract disputes, and mental health at CW's conference last week
 
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Middle East contractors embrace selectivity to manage financial risks

As payment delays challenge parts of the Middle East’s construction sector, cash-savvy contractors in the region are adopting a selective approach to safeguard their growth
 
Middle East construction HSE schemes resist cash flow delays

Middle East construction HSE schemes resist cash flow delays

Middle Eastern builders have posted impressive site safety records so far this year, and HSE standards appear to improving by the day, even as contractors face cash flow problems
 
Why staff training is vital for GCC firms hoping to stay on top

Why staff training is vital for GCC firms hoping to stay on top

Marcus Taylor, managing partner at Taylor Sterling Associates, explains why staff training and development programmes are necessary for regional employers looking to get ahead of the curve
 
Kuwait's airport construction schemes to spur real estate growth

Kuwait's airport construction schemes to spur real estate growth

The billion-dollar Silk City and Jahra Medical City projects signify Kuwait’s appetite for real estate growth, which its aviation schemes could help secure in the future
 
Five construction firms using technology right

Five construction firms using technology right

Aidan Mercer, industry marketing director, Project Delivery, Bentley Systems explains how construction is 'going digital" and highlights five companies who are helping to shape the sector in a big way
 



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