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MEP Conference 2016: Long term thinking

MEP Conference 2016: Long term thinking

How can the region’s construction industry can put long-term interests ahead of short-term ones?


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'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
 
Reem Mall secures Estidama 2 Pearl Design Rating

Reem Mall secures Estidama 2 Pearl Design Rating

The $1bn Reem Mall development has been awarded an Estidama 2 Pearl Design Rating by Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)
 
Sharjah MOU to study hot-climate infrastructure

Sharjah MOU to study hot-climate infrastructure

The MOU between Sharjah Research Academy and the Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering is expected to achieve extended project lifespans in hot areas
 
Augmented reality-reveal for Expo 2020 master plan

Augmented reality-reveal for Expo 2020 master plan

The Expo 2020 Dubai team has unveiled a master plan of the mega event by using augmented reality to offer experiences of how the 2sqkm site will "look and feel"
 
GCC workforce demands more flexible office designs

GCC workforce demands more flexible office designs

More than 75% of respondents to RICS and MECO’s Middle East Office Productivity Survey feel that to be more productive, they need more flexibility in their working environment
 
Net profit falls at Hill despite Q1 revenue rise

Net profit falls at Hill despite Q1 revenue rise

Hill International recorded Q1 revenue of $176.2m but net profit fell slightly during the same period
 








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