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How will President Trump affect GCC construction? How will Donald Trump's presidency affect the GCC's construction and real estate sectors? [Image: Getty]

How will President Trump affect GCC construction?

Following confirmation that Donald Trump had been named US president-elect, Construction Week quizzed experts on how his new administration would affect construction in the Middle East


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AkzoNobel launches new range of paints, primers

AkzoNobel launches new range of paints, primers

Dutch paint and specialty chemical manufacturer has brought Dulux Professional, its range of paints and primers to the Middle East for the first time
 
Big 5: Aleris showcases anodised aluminium to GCC

Big 5: Aleris showcases anodised aluminium to GCC

Aleris is using The Big 5 2016 as a platform to raise awareness of its anodised aluminium products among prospective customers in the Middle East
 
QPMC & Rent-A-Port sign material handling deal

QPMC & Rent-A-Port sign material handling deal

QPMC has signed a contract with Belgian engineering firm Rent-a-Port to operate a Bulk Material Handling System (BMHS) located in Mesaieed Port.
 
Mapei supports stone installation at Dubai Opera

Mapei supports stone installation at Dubai Opera

Sital Marble enlisted Mapei to provide adhesives and grouts to support the installation of natural stone in Dubai Opera’s main lobby areas and bathrooms
 

 

Big 5: Danube to expand into African markets

Big 5: Danube to expand into African markets

Danube Group has revealed its intention to expand its operations into African markets, having already agreed terms with a franchise partner in Nigeria
 
Big 5: Fila Surface Care to unveil Hydrorep Eco

Big 5: Fila Surface Care to unveil Hydrorep Eco

Fila’s Hydrorep Eco is a natural-effect, water-repellent product that can be applied to indoor and outdoor surfaces to protect against deterioration caused by damp
 
Readymix concrete market to reach $955bn by 2024

Readymix concrete market to reach $955bn by 2024

Global readymix concrete demand hit 9.74 billion tonnes in 2015, with the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market accounting for 10.1% of total volume share
 
Steel alliance pledges support for stringent rules

Steel alliance pledges support for stringent rules

With the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice undergoing a revision, support for stricter laws against counterfeit steel products are being pledged
 
EGA, MIT to renew aluminium smelting R&D programme

EGA, MIT to renew aluminium smelting R&D programme

Emirates Global Aluminium and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have teamed up to develop technologies that will improve the aluminium smelting process
 
EGA’s Hot Metal Road begins aluminium deliveries

EGA’s Hot Metal Road begins aluminium deliveries

Emirates Global Aluminium’s (EGA) Al Taweelah smelter has commenced deliveries of molten aluminium to customers in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) via its Hot Metal Road – the first system in the UAE to link separate industrial sites
 
China’s oversupply killing aluminium producers

China’s oversupply killing aluminium producers

Middle East’s combined aluminium production stood at 5.59 million tonnes in 2015, most of it was exported as China continues to dump cheap imports in local markets
 
UAE: RAKtherm plans growth strategy for 2017

UAE: RAKtherm plans growth strategy for 2017

RAKTherm has come up with a three-pronged plan to increase its presence in the international market
 
Steel oversupply remains a global concern

Steel oversupply remains a global concern

As the region continues to grapple with low oil prices and oversupply, steelmakers are confident that the worst is behind them
 
New projects to support regional steel growth

New projects to support regional steel growth

With passenger traffic expected to grow at a fast pace, the GCC is pumping in $100bn into airport expansion and construction projects
 
QIMC: Early procurement is key to project success

QIMC: Early procurement is key to project success

Qatar's small market poses challenges to the construction sector when it comes to securing building materials, coupled with seasonal availability
 








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