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January 7th, 2017


Five minutes with: Martin Haupts, Phanes Group

Martin Haupts, chief executive officer of Phanes Group, tells Jochebed Menon why rooftop solar projects are more challenging than ground-mounted ones, and why renewable energy will not be running the show anytime soon

Top 10 construction news stories from 2016

Challenging for some, rewarding for others, 2016 was anything but boring. CW recaps 10 of the biggest GCC construction stories from the past year

Site visit: The One at Jumeirah Village Circle

CW takes a tour of First Group’s The One at Jumeirah Village Circle, a 496-key hospitality project that is located in Dubai and due to complete in September 2018

Comment: Never accept poorly drafted contracts

Tempting though it may be, it is vital that regional contractors do not fall into the trap of accepting poorly drafted legal documents for the sake of expediency

Will 2017 be a happy new year for construction?

From improving oil prices to increasing non-oil activity, there are reasons to be cheerful in 2017 despite looming concerns over reduced cash flow and structural reforms

What are our industry’s New Year’s resolutions?

Regional industry players tell Paromita Dey about their expectations for 2017 and their plan of action for the opportunities the year is going to present

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