Articles
Companies
 

Home / COMMENT / Business

Dubai's Gitex 2018 shows why construction needs smart city tech Dubai is the home of the Middle East's smart city movement, but are construction contractors open to new technology concepts?

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?


 RSS Feed  more

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
 
Middle East contractors embrace selectivity to manage financial risks

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
 
Half-time: Middle East construction's H1 2018 review

Half-time: Middle East construction's H1 2018 review

Halfway through 2018, the Middle East construction sector’s report card suggests bright prospects lie ahead for the industry
 
Saudi Arabia is leading the evolution of the GCC's power sector

Saudi Arabia is leading the evolution of the GCC's power sector

Dr Floris Hendrikus Schulze, managing director and head of CESI Middle East explains how Saudi Arabia's power sector is thriving under the development of solar power projects
 
Can Saudi attract the construction talent its megaprojects need?

Can Saudi attract the construction talent its megaprojects need?

Saudi Arabia remains a lucrative proposition as a place for foreign talent to live and work, but can it attract the right people to build its future infrastructure?
 
The UAE’s new visas could support construction freelancers and SMEs

The UAE’s new visas could support construction freelancers and SMEs

The UAE's 10-year visa and reforms to its existing foreign worker visa system may spur the rise of regional construction freelancers
 
BIM’s benefits are clear, but it’s still confusing GCC construction

BIM’s benefits are clear, but it’s still confusing GCC construction

The potential benefits of BIM have been widely reported, so why is there still significant confusion about the software among many in the industry?
 
Are Gulf construction firms ready to embrace disruptive tech?

Are Gulf construction firms ready to embrace disruptive tech?

Businesses know investing in 3D printing, VR, and artificial intelligence can yield long-term financial gains, but they must now be bold and adopt these disruptive tools
 
Money troubles dent Middle East construction jobs

Money troubles dent Middle East construction jobs

Marcus Taylor, managing partner at Taylor Sterling Associates, outlines how liquidity issues are affecting the Middle East’s construction sector
 



Most Popular






Articles
Companies