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Qatar invests $27bn annually on infrastructure Infrastructure spend in Qatar remains one of the main investment areas.

Qatar invests $27bn annually on infrastructure

Work is under way to address water shortages in Qatar, along with major infrastructure spend around the 2022 World Cup tournament


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GCC: Annual façades spending to hit $12bn by 2024

GCC: Annual façades spending to hit $12bn by 2024

Annual spending on building exteriors in the GCC will reach $12bn by 2024, according to a report from US-based Grand View Research
 
UDC reports $96.9m net profit for H1 2016

UDC reports $96.9m net profit for H1 2016

United Development Company (UDC) has delivered a net profit of QAR353mn, for H1 2016, with shares jumping 2.17% on Qatar Exchange on 18 July
 
UD Trucks launches GCC-specific Quester range

UD Trucks launches GCC-specific Quester range

UD Trucks has officially launched its Quester range in the Middle East, a line of commercial vehicles specifically designed for the region
 
CIC survey touts BIM as 'future of construction'

CIC survey touts BIM as 'future of construction'

Building information modelling represents the future of the construction industry, according to a survey conducted by the Construction Intelligence Center (CIC)
 

 

Atkins records 6% revenue increase in Q2 2016

Atkins records 6% revenue increase in Q2 2016

Atkins achieved turnover of $2.49bn during Q2 2016, with a pre-tax profit of $186bn
 
'Involving FM in GCC building design a challenge'

'Involving FM in GCC building design a challenge'

Early FM involvement can improve overall functionality, but owner awareness about its benefits remains low, Chandan Singh, group COO of Dhofar Global, told fmME
 
Abu Dhabi Municipality opens road design platform

Abu Dhabi Municipality opens road design platform

Contractors and consultants will now be able to submit road design layouts through the GIS-enabled e-service
 
KBW Investments acquires UAE-based fit-out company

KBW Investments acquires UAE-based fit-out company

KBW Investments has signed a majority acquisition of UAE-headquartered fit-out company, Grayscale Interiors
 
Dubai Ruler endorses $91m RTA control centre

Dubai Ruler endorses $91m RTA control centre

The Enterprise Command and Control Centre (EC3) will act as a unified platform linking the control centres of RTA's operational agencies, such as Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram
 
Steven Faulkner joins iGuzzini’s Qatar office

Steven Faulkner joins iGuzzini’s Qatar office

Architectural lighting firm iGuzzini has appointed Steven Faulkner to the position of business development manager at its office in Doha, Qatar
 
GAJ appoints Regina Santos as lighting associate

GAJ appoints Regina Santos as lighting associate

Godwin Austen Johnson has appointed Regina Santos to the position of associate – specialist lighting designer
 
UAE: 4,500 tube lights attached to Louvre dome

UAE: 4,500 tube lights attached to Louvre dome

The permanent feature is controlled by a lighting system that will allow operators to adjust brightness levels, TDIC said in a statement
 
Danish CEBRA unveils design for sustainable school

Danish CEBRA unveils design for sustainable school

Based in The Sustainable City, the school will feature open learning landscapes with greenery, wind towers and shaded outdoor areas.
 
Architect discusses design of Al Maryah Central

Architect discusses design of Al Maryah Central

Elkus Manfredi Architects and Gulf Related have initiated the implementation of “key design concepts” at Abu Dhabi’s $1bn Al Maryah Central
 
ACI Kuwait award for KIA HQ construction team

ACI Kuwait award for KIA HQ construction team

The client, consultant, contractor, and concrete supplier working on Kuwait's KIA Headquarters were awarded by the American Concrete Institute's Kuwait Chapter
 








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