Today’s construction market is as challenging as it is interesting for the Middle East’s concrete players. The firms that adopt proactive strategies today are most likely to thrive in the longer term
Saudi Arabia has the potential to grow into a world-class entertainment hub, providing that this transition is handled in a culturally sensitive manner
It may seem counter-intuitive but if the Middle East’s FM sector is serious about transforming its less-than-glamorous image, waste management could well represent the ideal starting point
Despite a lack of fanfare, Kuwait is working diligently to bolster its construction sector while simultaneously strengthening its position on the international stage
If necessity is the mother of invention, the 2019 implementation of Basel III banking regulations looks set to change the landscape of GCC project finance in a big way
The push to improve fire prevention and protection practices within the Middle East’s built environment is not only improving safety; it is also providing a host of commercial opportunities
An awareness of common scams, coupled with robust preventative safeguards, can help to mitigate the threat of project fraud within GCC construction
Settlement agreements which waive future claims – are they enforceable?
Universal adoption of the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) would aid the avoidance and resolution of disputes in the GCC market
It’s easy to convince people that the built environment should be made more accessible in theory, but such improvements would also offer commercial opportunities in practice
UAE construction firms may continue to face challenges in the coming years but, as the market improves, it is vital that late payment is not allowed to become a long-term habit
Expo 2020’s plans for 2017 will be music to the ears of the Middle East’s construction community, especially companies operating at the smaller end of the spectrum
Despite ongoing diversification efforts and steady progress on key projects, Oman’s construction sector has been fairly quiet of late. The time has come to make some noise!
Discussing façade design in Qatar