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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?


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Are Middle East construction employers addressing mental health?

Are Middle East construction employers addressing mental health?

The Middle East’s construction employers continue to pursue skilled talent and employee loyalty, but are they paying attention to the mental health of their workforce?
 
A retrofitting budget can help future-proof buildings in the Middle East

A retrofitting budget can help future-proof buildings in the Middle East

A proper programme and budget for retrofits can help to trim a building’s operational and maintainence costs, as well as keeping it future-ready
 
Italy's interest in Middle East construction is good news for contractors

Italy's interest in Middle East construction is good news for contractors

Italian contractors Saipem and Salini Impregilo differ in terms of current financial health, but their shared interest in the Middle East should buoy regional construction leaders
 
Dubai's new development game is attention to detail and sustainability

Dubai's new development game is attention to detail and sustainability

Chief executive officer of UAE-based Aurora Real Estate Development, Cian Farah explains the changing trends in Dubai's property market in 2018
 

 

Stand out from the crowd with Construction Week’s 2018 Power 100

Stand out from the crowd with Construction Week’s 2018 Power 100

The deadline is approaching to submit responses for CW’s 2018 Power 100 ranking. Have your say, and make sure you aren’t overshadowed by your competitors this year
 
Has Dubai’s property market finally stabilised?

Has Dubai’s property market finally stabilised?

Though reports indicate a stagnant market for Q1 2018, is Dubai property finally showing stability, or are further declines on the horizon?
 
FIDIC’s new neutrality clause will impact Middle East’s construction engineers

FIDIC’s new neutrality clause will impact Middle East’s construction engineers

What impact will FIDIC’s newly introduced requirement for engineers to act ‘neutrally’ have on the construction schemes under way in the Middle East?
 
International collaborations will benefit Middle East construction

International collaborations will benefit Middle East construction

The Middle East’s construction sector appears to be gaining an international flavour as the team begins to compile this year’s Construction Week Power 100 list
 
Transparency will drive the Middle East construction sector's success

Transparency will drive the Middle East construction sector's success

Building ethical, profitable, and sustainable companies is a long process, and one with its share of challenges, but being open about how we do business will help the process along
 
Prefab can ease time and quality challenges for the GCC's contractors

Prefab can ease time and quality challenges for the GCC's contractors

With pressure mounting to build faster, better, and cheaper, prefabrication presents an opportunity to boost efficiency while at the same time cutting costs
 
GCC construction leaders must learn from the UAE's real estate JVs

GCC construction leaders must learn from the UAE's real estate JVs

The recent JVs formed by Aldar Properties and Emaar Properties, as well as Shurooq and Nakheel, indicate that a paradigm shift is under way in the UAE’s real estate sector
 
Skyscraper construction is lifting the Middle East’s elevator market

Skyscraper construction is lifting the Middle East’s elevator market

Skyscraper construction is one of the key factors impacting – and benefitting – the Middle East’s people-flow management firms, but in no way is it the only driver of growth in the sector
 
How science and tech solutions are transforming the flooring industry

How science and tech solutions are transforming the flooring industry

Vik Vithlani, sales director, MENA (Middle East & North Africa), Flooring, at Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings EMEAI, examines how science and technology is changing the flooring industry
 
Proposed updates to GTPL will benefit Saudi's construction sector

Proposed updates to GTPL will benefit Saudi's construction sector

Haroon Niazi, partner in the Middle East at HKA, explains how proposed changes to Government Tenders and Procurement Law will impact procurement in the kingdom
 
Construction sector must adapt to the age of the 'gigaproject'

Construction sector must adapt to the age of the 'gigaproject'

Guy Barlow, global commercial director, Connected Cost, ‎at Aconex talks about the growing prominence of the ‘gigaproject’ in today's construction industry
 



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