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Top 10: GCC contract wins - August 2015 Kuwait International Airport.

Top 10: GCC contract wins - August 2015

Construction Week lists the 10 largest GCC contract wins by value, awarded during August 2015


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Abu Dhabi launches online design approvals system

Abu Dhabi launches online design approvals system

The online Infrastructure Designs Approval System, launched by Abu Dhabi City Municipality, costs 38 times less than paper approvals, and reduces authorities' approval time from 240 minutes to 10 minutes
 
Parsons wins Dubai Expo 2020 site supervision deal

Parsons wins Dubai Expo 2020 site supervision deal

Parsons' scope of work on the 438ha site includes infrastructure design and construction supervision, it has been revealed
 
Qatar: Jean Nouvel's Museum seeks new logo ideas

Qatar: Jean Nouvel's Museum seeks new logo ideas

All Qatari nationals over the age of 18 will be able to enter before the building in Doha opens next year
 
Qatar Rail outlines design and procurement plans

Qatar Rail outlines design and procurement plans

“Architectural Works for Doha Metro – Phase One” was organised to shed light on Qatar Rail’s procurement strategy, packages, and prequalification processes
 

 

Top five Dubai buildings with international twins

Top five Dubai buildings with international twins

Construction Week looks at five buildings in the UAE which echo projects worldwide
 
Revealed: Dubai Municipality's updated BIM mandate

Revealed: Dubai Municipality's updated BIM mandate

Dubai Municipality has released circular (207), which updates its requirements for the usage of BIM on projects in the Emirate, Construction Week finds
 
WSP PB: GCC must focus on preventative fire safety

WSP PB: GCC must focus on preventative fire safety

Consultancy welcomes the notion of a GCC-wide fire safety code, and calls for a move away from the “disaster-led component of the industry”
 
Etihad opens premium lounge at Abu Dhabi Airport

Etihad opens premium lounge at Abu Dhabi Airport

The 1,044sqm facility offers seating for 134 guests, and has been designed to reflect the airline's new branding, Etihad announced
 
UAE: $195.7m desalination plant for Ras Al Khaimah

UAE: $195.7m desalination plant for Ras Al Khaimah

Emirati-Spanish joint venture Al Hamra Water Company will construct the plant, due for completion by 2017, in RAK's Al Hamra Jazeerah area
 
Solar panel powered palm-trees provide free wi-fi

Solar panel powered palm-trees provide free wi-fi

Umm Suqeim Beach and Za'abeel Park are the first two locations for the Smart Palms which provide free wireless internet access
 
Qatar Investment Authority JV to build in London

Qatar Investment Authority JV to build in London

Canary Wharf Group has received the required approval to build a residential tower in London, UK
 
Kuwaiti-American JV awarded Kuwait university deal

Kuwaiti-American JV awarded Kuwait university deal

American firm Perkins Eastman, SSH Design and Soor Engineering Bureau, have been awarded a master plan and design contract by Kuwait's Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET)
 
Three Hyder managers join WSP | PB Middle East

Three Hyder managers join WSP | PB Middle East

WSP | PB announced it has hired 190 employees in the Middle East during the first six months of 2015, at least three of which previously worked at Hyder Consulting
 
Shigeru Ban to make UK debut with timber scheme

Shigeru Ban to make UK debut with timber scheme

BAN will work with cross laminated timber specialist Waugh Thistleton on an office and residential scheme close to London's City Hall
 
New director for 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

New director for 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena has been appointed as artistic director for the festival, open to public from 28 May to 27 November, 2016
 









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