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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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PM Modi’s visit highlights India's prospects for Middle East construction

PM Modi’s visit highlights India's prospects for Middle East construction

Prime Minister Modi’s tour of the Middle East highlights a renewed appreciation of the Indian economy, but can regional construction leaders capitalise on the opportunities?
 
The GCC's PPP schemes can help to avoid order book declines in 2018

The GCC's PPP schemes can help to avoid order book declines in 2018

It may be reasonable for Gulf construction leaders to expect order book declines in 2018, but the opportunities offered by the region’s expanding PPP network cannot be ignored
 
GCC contractors must learn from Carillion's mistakes

GCC contractors must learn from Carillion's mistakes

Once a leading light of the global construction market, Carillion has formally folded its operations. For the Gulf’s contractors, the Carillion story should serve as a caution
 
The new year has brought new goals for Middle East construction

The new year has brought new goals for Middle East construction

Changes are afoot throughout the Middle East’s construction industry as the new year brings with it new goals and resources, as well as challenges
 

 

Building up to 2018: Trends to look for in the building industry

Building up to 2018: Trends to look for in the building industry

Saeed Al Abbar, managing director at AESG shares his insight on the building trends the construction industry should look out for in 2018
 
A farewell to the Middle East's construction sector

A farewell to the Middle East's construction sector

With more than 400 industry leaders in attendance, the grand finale of the Construction Week Awards 2017 was a superb way to round off the year – and indeed my tenure as editor
 
Chemicals are changing how the Gulf’s buildings are designed and managed

Chemicals are changing how the Gulf’s buildings are designed and managed

The growing demand for sustainability both during a project’s construction and after its completion is changing how chemicals and admixtures are manufactured in the Gulf
 
Implementing VAT in your business as deadline looms

Implementing VAT in your business as deadline looms

Deltek explains what VAT will mean for your business and how it can help with implementation and compliance
 
GCC construction can look forward to workforce stability in 2018

GCC construction can look forward to workforce stability in 2018

The fact that the results of Construction Week’s 2017 Salary Survey so closely echo those collected last year suggests that our industry can look forward to a period of relative stability
 
The Big 5 2017 is grounded in reality, but looking to the future

The Big 5 2017 is grounded in reality, but looking to the future

The Big 5 2017 may boast a distinctly forward-looking flavour, but the tools and techniques being showcased are grounded in the realities of today’s market
 
Digital tools can reduce construction costs and boost productivity

Digital tools can reduce construction costs and boost productivity

The Middle East’s construction firms could record double-digit growth in productivity – and cost reductions of 45% – through the adoption of digital tools
 
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
 



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