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Can Saudi attract the construction talent its megaprojects need? Saudi Arabia is becoming a more attractive proposition as a place for foreign talent to live and work.

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?


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Transport strategies will boost the Gulf's entertainment sector

Transport strategies will boost the Gulf's entertainment sector

Public authorities in Saudi Arabia and the UAE emirate of Sharjah are adopting transport strategies that could help secure the growth of their entertainment properties
 
'Tech-first' model to deliver cost benefits for GCC's fleet managers

'Tech-first' model to deliver cost benefits for GCC's fleet managers

Sustainability and cost efficiency are hardly new ambitions for the Gulf’s fleets, but notable industry changes witnessed in 2017 have taken regional firms closer to achieving these goals
 
BIM awareness in the Gulf's construction sector is growing

BIM awareness in the Gulf's construction sector is growing

While select developers and contractors continue to resist or misunderstand BIM, experts are optimistic about the technology’s uptake in the Gulf’s construction sector
 
Poor maintenance among GCC F&B outlets is costing building owners

Poor maintenance among GCC F&B outlets is costing building owners

F&B outlets are critical elements of the Gulf’s multi-use, leisure, and entertainment properties, but poor ventilation and maintenance could lead to losses for their owners
 

 

GCC contractors need to know about the bilateral investment treaty

GCC contractors need to know about the bilateral investment treaty

Middle Eastern contractors can pursue contractual claims through bilateral investment treaty (BIT) arbitration, which offers benefits over traditional models
 
Can the UAE make its master-planned developments more ‘livable’?

Can the UAE make its master-planned developments more ‘livable’?

While livability continues to pose a challenge for regional master-planners, the UAE clearly has no intention of taking its foot off the gas when it comes to building communities
 
Middle East construction recruitment market 2017 roundup

Middle East construction recruitment market 2017 roundup

In a ConstructionWeekOnline exclusive, Aaron Fletcher, head of construction at Randstad MENA, analyses how the region's construction recruitment market is shaping up
 
The lack of female leaders will hurt GCC construction

The lack of female leaders will hurt GCC construction

Inducting more women to the workforce has clear benefits for organisations in all sectors and countries, but are the Gulf’s construction leaders ready to do more?
 
Leaders UAE 2017: A summit characterised by realism and innovation

Leaders UAE 2017: A summit characterised by realism and innovation

In line with our industry’s adjustment to the ‘new norm’, CW: Leaders in Construction UAE Summit 2017 was characterised by a potent combination of realism and innovation
 
How can developers ensure the wellbeing of building tenants?

How can developers ensure the wellbeing of building tenants?

Developers must adopt a new approach to project conception and design in order to ensure the long-term wellbeing of building tenants and occupants
 
GCC contractors need a tough conversation about technology

GCC contractors need a tough conversation about technology

Now, more than ever, the Gulf’s construction leaders need to brave tough conversations if a new tech-forward paradigm is to emerge in the regional sector
 
Cityscape Global 2017 highlights need for more nuanced sales strategies

Cityscape Global 2017 highlights need for more nuanced sales strategies

While early indications suggest that Cityscape Global 2017 was a resounding success, certain exhibitors stand to benefit from a more nuanced approach to sales
 
Construction firms shouldn’t fear the transparency of social media

Construction firms shouldn’t fear the transparency of social media

Social media is helping organisations across the globe to achieve their branding and recruitment goals, but the transparency it promotes continues to attract resistance
 
Building smart cities will require more than bricks and mortar

Building smart cities will require more than bricks and mortar

The GCC governments’ drive towards smart cities will benefit from an understanding of the real-world scope and challenges of wireless connectivity
 
Turnkey Insurance on the long-term benefits of CAR/TPL policies

Turnkey Insurance on the long-term benefits of CAR/TPL policies

Understanding contractors’ all risks/third-party liability (CAR/TPL) policies could reap long-term benefits for the GCC’s construction sector
 



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