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August 16th, 2008

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Let's all work together
Projects

Already proven in Europe, the use of collaborative working is now rising in the Middle East. Gary Turner, general manager of UK-based Fagerhult Lighting Group, gives us a manufacturer's perspective of the benefits of partnering.
 

Construction boom to ease
Business

Blair Hagkull, of Jones Lang LaSalle, MENA, on what lies ahead for the Middle East construction market.
 

Jeddah Gate on schedule
Projects

Emaar Middle East (Emaar ME) has said that progress on infrastructure work on the company's flagship US $1.6 billion Jeddah Gate project, is on schedule.
 

Enabling works awarded for Lincoln Park project
Projects

International Foundation Group (IFG) has picked up a US $2.9 million (AED10.72 million) enabling works contract for its Lincoln Park project at Arjan district in Dubailand.
 

Bahrain-Qatar link starts January
Projects

Construction of the US $3 billion (BHD1.1 billion) Bahrain-Qatar causeway will now start in January next year and is expected to be completed by 2013.
 

ISO draws out new standards
Projects

The International Standards Organisation (ISO) has set a new standard that will see engineers, builders and regulators design structures that can resist environmental and mechanical stresses and material degradation.
 

CW Awards 2008 nominations open
Business

Applications for the nominations of Construction Week Awards 2008 are now being accepted.
 

New office for green laws enforcement
Projects

Dubai Municipality (DM) is to set up a special office to oversee applications and enforcement of its green buildings laws to be introduced at the end of the year.
 

It's all about the kids
Projects

The latest development to bear a sporting name may lay claim to winning the branding world cup.
 

IT is the way to construct
Design

From micro project management to designing, the entire construction process can take place virtually thanks to the number of advanced IT software programmes that are now available to architects and contractors in the market.
 

Ibn Battuta ceiling fall still being investigated
Human Resource

Shoppers escaped unhurt after a number of decorative panels crashed from the ceiling at Dubai's Ibn Battuta Mall a fortnight ago.
 

Bursting with confidence
Business

Talk of the construction bubble bursting is never far, but Dubai has confounded doom-mongers.
 

Banned UK boss selling Canary City to investors
Business

Resurfaced British real estate boss Baljinder Chohan, who was banned from UK directorships for four years, is offering unsuspecting GCC investors plots of land in an empty field called 'Canary City' in Bromley, South London, Construction Week has learned.
 

Small firms need escalation clause
Business

Construction contracts that lack escalation clauses are forcing smaller firms out of business, a Dubai contractor said.
 

Saudi contract angers Filipinos
Human Resource

Angry recruitment agencies in the Philippines have threatened to stop recruiting Filipino construction workers to work in Saudi Arabia unless a unified contract is abolished by Saudi's Ministry of Interior.
 

Get ready for the ride
Business

There has been much hand-wringing over the past year on whether the construction bubble will burst and leave a mess in the UAE.
 


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