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Is this the time for UAE investment in Hyperloop?

Is this the time for UAE investment in Hyperloop?

Billed as the fifth mode of transportation, the UAE is seriously considering the implementation of Hyperloop, but is the time right for such an investment?


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GCC construction firms need liquidity, pronto

GCC construction firms need liquidity, pronto

Certain aspects of Construction Week’s 2016 Salary Survey make for uncomfortable reading, and liquidity appears to be the root cause of many of the problems being faced
 
Contra-charge controversy cleared

Contra-charge controversy cleared

On what basis are contra-charges and set-off sums permitted?
 
FM leaders can learn from Trump's election victory

FM leaders can learn from Trump's election victory

Do not underestimate the promise of change
 
Big 5: GCC construction firms are on the offensive

Big 5: GCC construction firms are on the offensive

After attending this year’s surprisingly upbeat The Big 5 in Dubai, I’m pleased to report that many within the regional construction sector are firmly on the front foot
 

 

The Big 5 2016 is growing with the market

The Big 5 2016 is growing with the market

The 37th edition of The Big 5 will build on the exhibition’s historic successes, but with a few changes to reflect the construction industry’s evolving needs
 
Contractors: Think twice before offering discounts

Contractors: Think twice before offering discounts

It may be tempting for contractors operating in the GCC to offer discounts, but it is equally important that they consider the longer-term ramifications for their businesses
 
Delay and disruption in GCC construction contracts

Delay and disruption in GCC construction contracts

English law, the English language, and a protocol with English roots are influencing delays and disruptions within the Middle East’s construction market
 
Could UK procurement initiatives benefit the UAE?

Could UK procurement initiatives benefit the UAE?

Could the UAE benefit from the implementation of construction procurement initiatives that have been tried and tested in the UK market?
 
The GCC is not exclusively an importer of skills

The GCC is not exclusively an importer of skills

The GCC may have benefitted from the input of international construction outfits, but its own pool of local talent is also being leveraged to facilitate development in other regions
 
Comment: Beware of bringing a knife to a gunfight

Comment: Beware of bringing a knife to a gunfight

The vital role of the expert in a construction dispute is often underestimated and misunderstood by the party appointing that same expert
 
fmME 10th Anniversary: What lies ahead for GCC FM?

fmME 10th Anniversary: What lies ahead for GCC FM?

Is regional FM ready for a new reality?
 
Are false economies harming Dubai construction?

Are false economies harming Dubai construction?

The temptation to choose cost over value represents a false economy, and could be negatively impacting Dubai’s construction sector, explains Thomas & Adamson’s Zander Muego
 
GCC governments are prescribing the right medicine

GCC governments are prescribing the right medicine

The remedies currently being prescribed by GCC governments may be bitter pills for construction professionals to swallow, but their long-term health benefits are clear to see
 
Economic diversity will benefit GCC developers

Economic diversity will benefit GCC developers

Construction Week’s Top 50 GCC Developers 2016 list is populated by individuals who have responded to market challenges with a positive long-term attitude
 
The shift to PPP project finance is gathering pace

The shift to PPP project finance is gathering pace

Amid reports that Saudi Arabian officials are set to mull the cancellation of more than $20bn worth of projects, is the Middle East’s shift towards PPPs about to gather pace?
 








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