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Integration can promote innovation for water management sector Rolf Keil, Besix.

Integration can promote innovation for water management sector

In an exclusive article for Construction Week, project development manager of Besix Concessions and Assets, Rolf Keil, outlines what the future holds for total water management and desalination in the Middle East


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Advanced tech will benefit PLB systems at the GCC’s airports

Advanced tech will benefit PLB systems at the GCC’s airports

With pressure mounting to build faster, better, and cheaper, prefabrication presents an opportunity to boost efficiency while at the same time cutting costs
 
Electric vehicles are essential to develop the Middle East’s smart cities

Electric vehicles are essential to develop the Middle East’s smart cities

Transport electrification may spark an industrial revolution, increasing the need to build a charging infrastructure in anticipation of a battery-powered car boom
 
Are the Middle East’s contractors equipped to construct new energy projects?

Are the Middle East’s contractors equipped to construct new energy projects?

The increasing demand for green energy projects in the Middle East means regional contractors must be attuned to the delivery requirements of these schemes
 
Are contactors ready for the new wave of aviation growth in the GCC?

Are contactors ready for the new wave of aviation growth in the GCC?

My short flights to and from Muscat for the CW Oman Awards 2018 make me wonder whether the Gulf’s contractors are ready for an airport development boom
 

 

Leisure-focused infra spending will support the UAE’s growth

Leisure-focused infra spending will support the UAE’s growth

Heavy spending on leisure-focused infrastructure projects is helping to stimulate strong economic growth throughout the UAE in the lead up to 2020
 
Saudi's construction market is displaying resilience through innovation

Saudi's construction market is displaying resilience through innovation

Despite some understandable trepidation caused by market externalities, Saudi Arabia is not only developing landmark projects, but also improving operational efficiencies
 
GCC's private-sector firms are supporting fire safety regulation

GCC's private-sector firms are supporting fire safety regulation

Legislation will go a long way towards improving fire-safety standards in the Middle East, but regional suppliers’ efforts prove that these initiatives are not the preserve of the public sector
 
Which project party is the legal owner of BIM data?

Which project party is the legal owner of BIM data?

Clyde & Co’s Dino Wilkinson and Matthew Heywood detail the legal concerns that the construction sector should be aware of in relation to the use of BIM, including data ownership and intellectual property rights
 
Is the GCC's construction pool skilled to build waste infrastructure?

Is the GCC's construction pool skilled to build waste infrastructure?

Spending on waste infrastructure is steadily rising in the Gulf, but can the region’s current construction talent pool meet the demands of this new investment climate?
 
Concrete leaders can support GCC construction’s tech and sustainability goals

Concrete leaders can support GCC construction’s tech and sustainability goals

Technology is rapidly reshaping the concrete market in the GCC, where a shift towards sustainability is also underway. Concrete industry leaders must not be ignored in such times
 
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
 
Tech tools can boost construction site security in the GCC

Tech tools can boost construction site security in the GCC

Construction companies typically overlook the role of tech-oriented safety systems, but site security must be improved through the use of third-party applications
 
The UAE's heritage architecture must be preserved

The UAE's heritage architecture must be preserved

With construction activity continuing unabated in the UAE, the engineering community needs to ensure that progress doesn’t come at the expense of heritage
 
Sustainable cities will benefit the UAE's owners and occupiers alike

Sustainable cities will benefit the UAE's owners and occupiers alike

The UAE’s impressive sustainability credentials reiterate its commitment to developing green cities that benefit investors, developers, and occupiers alike
 
The UAE's affordable property sector is set to grow in 2018

The UAE's affordable property sector is set to grow in 2018

Affordable real estate has witnessed notable growth and investments in 2017, and the continuation of these efforts will boost the UAE’s property market next year
 



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