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Well Building Certification finding takers in Dubai The uptake of green building guidelines is increasing in Dubai and the UAE [representational image].

Well Building Certification finding takers in Dubai

The growing uptake sustainability guidelines points to changing design trends and the success of local government efforts, AESG's Dalia Wagdi told Construction Week


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Dubai's RTA unveils MENA's first BIM centre

Dubai's RTA unveils MENA's first BIM centre

Specialist workshops about BIM, aimed at the employees of RTA's agencies and sectors, are currently being designed by the new centre
 
Al Rajhi firm wins façade deal for Saudi's 60-storey Sail Tower

Al Rajhi firm wins façade deal for Saudi's 60-storey Sail Tower

Cladtech International, part of Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group, will manufacture and install curtain wall façades for the Jeddah project
 
Restrata receives license for GPS tracking work in Iraq

Restrata receives license for GPS tracking work in Iraq

The CMC License for GPS Tracking is part of an Iraqi government mandate enforced locally through inspection teams that run two-pronged compliance checks
 
GE turbine picked for Alba's 1.8GW power station in Bahrain

GE turbine picked for Alba's 1.8GW power station in Bahrain

The GE 9HA GT system is expected to support "sustainable power generation" at Power Station 5, being developed by GE and Gama, as part of Alba's Line 6 Expansion Project
 

 

Expert: Oversizing a common issue in the use of precast concrete

Expert: Oversizing a common issue in the use of precast concrete

The problem of overdesign arises from the incorrect assumption that precast concrete is weaker than site-cast concrete, expert says
 
Oman's Raysut Cement names new CEO

Oman's Raysut Cement names new CEO

Joey Ghose's appointment at Raysut Cement will take effect this December, the listed manufacturer's board chairman confirmed
 
Trade of building materials at Dubai's JAFZA hit $3.7bn in 2016

Trade of building materials at Dubai's JAFZA hit $3.7bn in 2016

JAFZA, the free zone that is a part of DP World, comprises 110ha of land for steel and building materials companies within its premises
 
Dubai Civil Defence approves Terraco exterior insulation and finishing system

Dubai Civil Defence approves Terraco exterior insulation and finishing system

Terraco is the first firm to receive DCD approval for an exterior insulation and finishing system since the introduction of the updated UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice
 
Big 5: Five minutes with Bashar Abou-Mayaleh, CIC

Big 5: Five minutes with Bashar Abou-Mayaleh, CIC

Bashar Abou-Mayaleh, managing director of Concrete Industries Complex, discusses demand for his group’s concrete-related products and services in the Middle East
 
Steel experts present anti-counterfeit measures to GCC contractors

Steel experts present anti-counterfeit measures to GCC contractors

In an open conference held at ADIPEC 2017, members of the Steel Alliance Against Counterfeiting presented a series of anti-counterfeit measures to regional delegates
 
Dubai's RTA mulls 3D-printed transport infrastructure

Dubai's RTA mulls 3D-printed transport infrastructure

RTA revealed that joint venture agreements have been signed with "flagship companies" to support the 3D printing of pedestrian bridges and marine transport stations
 
Oman income tax law change slashes 60% of Raysut Cement's profits

Oman income tax law change slashes 60% of Raysut Cement's profits

A 3% increase in the sultanate's income tax rate, announced earlier this year, reduced the cement giant's nine-month profits from $43m in 2016 to $17.5m in 2017
 
Guardian to supply glass for Jeddah Tower

Guardian to supply glass for Jeddah Tower

Guardian Glass won contract to supply façade glass for Saudi’s Jeddah Tower project
 
Japanese firm wins supply contract for Kuwaiti desalination plant

Japanese firm wins supply contract for Kuwaiti desalination plant

Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction has enlisted Japan’s Asahi Kasei to supply the pre-treatment membrane for Kuwait’s Doha Phase 1 desalination plant
 
Alba records Q3 production growth despite nine-month decline

Alba records Q3 production growth despite nine-month decline

The company's nine-month sales and production volumes respectively dropped by 2.4% and 1.9% in the aftermath of a power outage at one of its facilities this April
 



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