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Understand delays to file better contractor claims Suzannah Newboult is legal director at law firm DLA Piper Middle East.

Understand delays to file better contractor claims

Contractors could file stronger claims if they knew the difference between delay and disruption within the context of construction schedules


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How effective are anti-corruption laws in the GCC?

How effective are anti-corruption laws in the GCC?

The construction industry faces a variety of challenges when it comes to bribery, and the legal environment of the Gulf doesn’t always help matters
 
Healthy mindset crucial on GCC construction sites

Healthy mindset crucial on GCC construction sites

Whilst contractors must continue to promote physical health and safety at GCC construction projects, mental wellbeing away from the work site is also important
 
Legal insight: Pros and cons of letters of intent

Legal insight: Pros and cons of letters of intent

Jon Nash of Dentons & Co offers an expert overview of letters of intent (LOIs), and explores advantages and disadvantages within the context of construction
 
Comment: Predictable profitability is no accident

Comment: Predictable profitability is no accident

Engineering and construction companies operating within the Middle East must use technology effectively in order to deliver accurate and predictable profitability, according to AspenTech’s Ossama Tawfick
 

 

‘Business as usual’ is not an option for Saudi

‘Business as usual’ is not an option for Saudi

Two huge news stories have broken within the Kingdom’s construction sector this week – one is unfortunate but inevitable; the other is controversial yet encouraging
 
Waterproofing can boost project success in the GCC

Waterproofing can boost project success in the GCC

The success of high-investment infrastructure projects in the Middle East will – to a large extent – depend on whether they are waterproofed effectively
 
Can The Big 5 thrive in today’s economic climate?

Can The Big 5 thrive in today’s economic climate?

The GCC construction sector is waiting with bated breath to see whether The Big 5 2015 is able to deliver against a challenging economic backdrop – and with good reason
 
Keep calm and carry on building

Keep calm and carry on building

Strange though it may seem, paying less attention to financial markets could help the Middle East’s contractors to put themselves back in the black sooner rather than later
 
How can GCC construction strengthen its immunity?

How can GCC construction strengthen its immunity?

As global geopolitical and economic crises mount, reprioritisation and diversification will hold the key to success for construction firms in the Middle East next year
 
The benefits of effective contract administration

The benefits of effective contract administration

Contract administrators can prevent countless hours and amounts in construction disputes if companies employ their services from the outset
 
Is PPP the key to affordable housing in the Gulf?

Is PPP the key to affordable housing in the Gulf?

If the Middle East is serious about sustainability, its public and private sectors must work together to drive the creation of social and affordable housing for lower-income citizens
 
Understanding of UAE law is critical for projects

Understanding of UAE law is critical for projects

An understanding of the UAE’s laws concerning liquidated damages is critical to enable a project schedule devoid of completion delays and monetary losses
 
Are legacy projects the route to success in Dubai?

Are legacy projects the route to success in Dubai?

Economic and political turbulence in the Middle East has caused the GCC to momentarily halt extravagant projects, but could this approach become a long-term route to success?
 








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