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3D mapping can preserve Middle East's heritage architecture

Marcus Taylor, managing director of construction recruitment agency, Taylor Sterling, talks to Nicholas Sykes, co-founder and managing director of Urban Surveys, about 3D mapping


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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
 
How are formwork firms adapting to their customers’ changing needs?

How are formwork firms adapting to their customers’ changing needs?

These are challenging times for the Gulf’s formwork sector, but firms willing to adapt their products and processes to suit the changing market are well placed to secure long-term success
 
Has Dubai finally learned to prioritise substance over style?

Has Dubai finally learned to prioritise substance over style?

Government plans to overhaul and expand Dubai’s sewerage infrastructure demonstrate the emirate’s unwillingness to prioritise style over substance
 

 

GCC entertainment projects need 'designed-in' security

GCC entertainment projects need 'designed-in' security

‘Designing-in’ contemporary security theories and technologies will lead to the development of safer entertainment and leisure projects in the GCC
 
Is Sharjah a hidden gem for regional developers?

Is Sharjah a hidden gem for regional developers?

Abu Dhabi and Dubai may have traditionally garnered the lion’s share of attention when it comes to UAE construction, but Sharjah is quietly gaining ground on both
 
Saudi Arabia could become a huge entertainment hub

Saudi Arabia could become a huge entertainment hub

Saudi Arabia has the potential to grow into a world-class entertainment hub, providing that this transition is handled in a culturally sensitive manner
 
Gulf garbage isn’t glamorous, but it’s interesting

Gulf garbage isn’t glamorous, but it’s interesting

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
 
Kuwait is making steady progress, albeit quietly

Kuwait is making steady progress, albeit quietly

Despite a lack of fanfare, Kuwait is working diligently to bolster its construction sector while simultaneously strengthening its position on the international stage
 
GCC project finance is set to change in a big way

GCC project finance is set to change in a big way

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
 
Fire prevention benefits safety and boosts profits

Fire prevention benefits safety and boosts profits

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
 
How can we neutralise the project fraud threat?

How can we neutralise the project fraud threat?

An awareness of common scams, coupled with robust preventative safeguards, can help to mitigate the threat of project fraud within GCC construction
 
How enforceable are settlement agreement waivers?

How enforceable are settlement agreement waivers?

Settlement agreements which waive future claims – are they enforceable?
 
ICMS adoption will benefit GCC dispute resolution

ICMS adoption will benefit GCC dispute resolution

Universal adoption of the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS) would aid the avoidance and resolution of disputes in the GCC market
 
Improving accessibility is an open goal for Dubai

Improving accessibility is an open goal for Dubai

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
 



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