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Confidence is returning to our construction market

Confidence is returning to our construction market

Confidence appears to be returning to the Middle East’s construction community, not only in spite of market challenges but also, perhaps, because of them


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The legal ramifications of exclusivity agreements

The legal ramifications of exclusivity agreements

Exclusivity agreements may be common in the Middle East, but it’s important that all stakeholders consider the potential legal ramifications of such deals
 
Motivating your workforce

Motivating your workforce

In today’s difficult market conditions, it is absolutely essential for employers to retain their best employees by keeping them motivated to produce top-quality work
 
The great gearshift

The great gearshift

Design is all about solving problems and creating energy efficient buildings and communities, which will drive us towards a better and greener future.
 
Rental supply to increase over 12 months

Rental supply to increase over 12 months

In the wake of redundancies, the slew of rental options has resulted in landlords offering incentives to entice tenants to their buildings
 

 

Exploring fire safety within UAE construction

Exploring fire safety within UAE construction

As fires continue to engulf structures across the UAE, such accidents bring into question the safety practices and measures that are adopted during the construction of local projects
 
The evolution of CSR within GCC construction

The evolution of CSR within GCC construction

Corporate social responsibility is continuing to thrive in the Middle East’s construction sector, with a diverse range of small- and large-scale initiatives that should be encouraged
 
UAE developers must focus on quality of service

UAE developers must focus on quality of service

Present challenges aside, UAE developers that concentrate on quality of service and maintenance now will reap significant commercial benefits in the longer term
 
Will Dubai become the global capital of tourism?

Will Dubai become the global capital of tourism?

Dubai’s construction sector must continue to develop transport infrastructure capable of supporting the emirate’s ever-increasing visitor numbers, and not only landlubbers
 
Keeping the novelty alive in GCC construction

Keeping the novelty alive in GCC construction

When used within the context of GCC construction, the term ‘first’ can often be taken with a pinch of salt, but out-of-context favourites continue to serve the region well
 
Is this the dawn of affordable UAE real estate?

Is this the dawn of affordable UAE real estate?

Do current trends in the UAE’s construction and real estate markets represent a bellwether for an era of affordability within the country’s residential sector?
 
Why people are so interested in GCC construction

Why people are so interested in GCC construction

People are taking a keen interest in the Middle East’s construction sector at present – a fact evidenced by ConstructionWeekOnline.com’s record-breaking month of traffic
 
Proactive GCC companies will survive low fluidity

Proactive GCC companies will survive low fluidity

The power of the Gulf’s construction sector lies not only in its ability to take advantage of a positive economic climate, but also in its capacity to adjust to less-than-ideal circumstances
 
Qatar's contractors must study its risk structures

Qatar's contractors must study its risk structures

Contractors new to the Qatari market must understand the Gulf state’s contractual and risk structures to reap the benefits of its construction industry
 
Can GCC construction overcome Chinese steel?

Can GCC construction overcome Chinese steel?

Gulf construction markets will have to look beyond price-sensitivity as China expands its steel production capacities, despite the metal’s bloated global supply
 
Do not underestimate Saudi's Deputy Crown Prince

Do not underestimate Saudi's Deputy Crown Prince

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
 








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