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Expo 2020 unveils 47 contracts worth $3bn for 2017 After awarding 1,200 contracts worth more than $544m in 2016, the team responsible for the delivery of Expo 2020 has announced that 47 contracts worth $3bn will be awarded this year.

Expo 2020 unveils 47 contracts worth $3bn for 2017

The team responsible for the delivery of Expo 2020 Dubai has announced that 47 construction contracts, worth $3bn (AED11bn), will be awarded in 2017


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Video: How will Dubai’s rotating skyscraper work?

Video: How will Dubai’s rotating skyscraper work?

The following video outlines the theory behind Dynamic Tower, Dynamic Architecture’s proposed rotating skyscraper for Dubai
 
UAE: KOA launches $10,000-prize design challenge

UAE: KOA launches $10,000-prize design challenge

As part of the KOA University Design Challenge, Canadian University Dubai students will compete for a prize of $10,000 by designing an aspect of the developer’s Canvas project
 
Philips Lighting appoints Middle East, Turkey head

Philips Lighting appoints Middle East, Turkey head

Philips Lighting has appointed Goktug Gur as head of its operations in the Middle East (excluding Saudi Arabia) and Turkey
 
Al-Futtaim Motors opens 3S Toyota service centre

Al-Futtaim Motors opens 3S Toyota service centre

Toyota distributor for the UAE, Al-Futtaim Motors, launches The Wave – the largest, most advanced service facility in the country
 

 

UAE: Dubai College hires GAJ to design admin block

UAE: Dubai College hires GAJ to design admin block

Dubai College has enlisted Godwin Austen Johnson to design its new administration block, which will include a main reception, offices, and meeting rooms
 
Landmark Oman hotel set for major revamp

Landmark Oman hotel set for major revamp

The work, which is scheduled to begin soon, will include a complete refreshment of the 200 guest rooms and 50 suites
 
Siemens, Bentley team up to digitalise utilities

Siemens, Bentley team up to digitalise utilities

A system will be developed integrating Bentley's utility design and GIS capabilities with Siemens' Power System Simulation suite
 
Video: Dubai is working to improve accessibility

Video: Dubai is working to improve accessibility

Elie Ghoussoub and Steven Carpenter from WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff explain how the upcoming Dubai Universal Design Code is likely to improve accessibility in the emirate
 
Foster + Partners to design luxury hotel in Makkah

Foster + Partners to design luxury hotel in Makkah

The concept reinterprets the traditional dense building clusters, creating a new contemporary vernacular that respects its sacred location
 
Dubai Lamp to be installed in all new buildings

Dubai Lamp to be installed in all new buildings

The development of the world’s first commercially available 200 lumen per Watt LED lamp was launched last year and will be available in widely used shapes and colours
 
IKEA wins award for its temporary shelter design

IKEA wins award for its temporary shelter design

The IKEA Foundation launched its flat-pack emergency shelter back in 2013 to offer an alternative to the tents often used to house refugees and displaced people
 
Perkins+Will tests new hospital design for KCH

Perkins+Will tests new hospital design for KCH

The design features individual in-room environmental controls including windows with landscape and downtown skyline views for patient comfort
 
DEWA launches first 132/11kV substation at d3

DEWA launches first 132/11kV substation at d3

The substation is the first of three that will support the district’s innovative business partners as well as the events and activities hosted within d3
 
McDermott bags another EPCI contract from Aramco

McDermott bags another EPCI contract from Aramco

The contract includes the design, procurement, fabrication, transportation, installation, testing, and pre-commissioning of nine slipover jackets and decks, subsea pipelines, and cables
 
First 3D-printed pedestrian bridge constructed

First 3D-printed pedestrian bridge constructed

The structure was designed by the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia who say it is intended to reflect natural forms
 








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