Suzannah Newboult is legal director at law firm DLA Piper Middle East.
Contractors could file stronger claims if they knew the difference between delay and disruption within the context of construction schedules
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
Whilst contractors must continue to promote physical health and safety at GCC construction projects, mental wellbeing away from the work site is also important
Jon Nash of Dentons & Co offers an expert overview of letters of intent (LOIs), and explores advantages and disadvantages within the context of construction
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
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
The success of high-investment infrastructure projects in the Middle East will – to a large extent – depend on whether they are waterproofed effectively
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
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
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
Contract administrators can prevent countless hours and amounts in construction disputes if companies employ their services from the outset
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
An understanding of the UAE’s laws concerning liquidated damages is critical to enable a project schedule devoid of completion delays and monetary losses
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?