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Innovation is muscling into the Middle East’s construction industry Contractors should tap into disruptive tech like 3D printing and artificial intelligence.

Innovation is muscling into the Middle East’s construction industry

Disruptive technology is muscling its way into the Middle East’s construction sector, which has faced criticism in the past for being slow to embrace innovation


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Schindler UAE seeks to elevate urban mobility across the GCC

Schindler UAE seeks to elevate urban mobility across the GCC

Schindler UAE is rising to the demands of the ever-expanding urbanisation of the Emirates, meeting the challenges with a digital strategy, and taking the management of people flow to new heights
 
Sound construction tech can help contractors cut costs

Sound construction tech can help contractors cut costs

Ian Hauptfleisch,  general manager of Construction Computer Software (CCS) Gulf outlines how the right construction software can result in long-term cost and efficiency savings
 
Duct and insulation maintenance negligence may cause UAE building pitfalls

Duct and insulation maintenance negligence may cause UAE building pitfalls

Notable experts from the Middle East’s HVAC industry gather in the UAE to discuss the importance of ducting and insulation, and the perils of overlooking their installation and maintenance
 
CW Skills Gap Survey: 72% say construction colleagues struggle to fulfill tasks

CW Skills Gap Survey: 72% say construction colleagues struggle to fulfill tasks

Construction Week's Skills Gap Survey saw less than a third of its 132 respondents provided relevant training or professional development courses by their employers
 

 

Higher emission standards reshaping UAE vehicle fleets

Higher emission standards reshaping UAE vehicle fleets

Local operators are adopting Euro 4 and Euro 5 fleets as the UAE pushes ahead with its uptake of environment-friendly and 'smart' vehicles
 
Solar retrofits prove functional and cost-efficient

Solar retrofits prove functional and cost-efficient

While the cost of retrofit programmes typically outweighs their operational benefits to building owners, regional experts say solar technology can alleviate the challenge in the Middle East
 
Is the scarcity of contractors affecting the MidEast’s retrofit market?

Is the scarcity of contractors affecting the MidEast’s retrofit market?

Investment in retrofitting is on the up as building owners cash in on the benefits of eco-friendly properties, but a lack of specialist contractors on the ground threatens to derail development
 
The circular economy of waste can improve MidEast's construction operations

The circular economy of waste can improve MidEast's construction operations

Contractors and developers must explore and invest in new systems to integrate green waste management systems into future construction projects, Oscar Rousseau reports
 
IT operations at UAE's Al Naboodah Group Enterprises 99.8% virtualised

IT operations at UAE's Al Naboodah Group Enterprises 99.8% virtualised

The construction giant's work with Swiss technology provider, Veeam, has resulted in benefits such as capital expense savings worth $180,000, group chief information officer, Mario Foster, reveals
 
Machine control with UI-focused software will benefit regional operators

Machine control with UI-focused software will benefit regional operators

Machine control systems with user interface-driven software help to streamline operations and assist operators of all skill levels to boost productivity
 
Case study: Khansaheb's FM services at Abu Dhabi’s Al Ghadeer Village

Case study: Khansaheb's FM services at Abu Dhabi’s Al Ghadeer Village

Khansaheb FM has been providing facilities services at Al Ghadeer Village for two years
 
Greater understanding needed of what causes construction disputes

Greater understanding needed of what causes construction disputes

To mitigate conflicts in the Middle East’s construction market, the industry must address the causes of disputes
 
Inside the UAE-owned KEF Infra One Industrial Park, India

Inside the UAE-owned KEF Infra One Industrial Park, India

Construction Week’s sister publication, MEP Middle East, discovers how KEF Infra One Park, an off-site construction facility in India, is striving to revolutionise the industry
 
Experts outline how façade products can meet performance targets in the UAE

Experts outline how façade products can meet performance targets in the UAE

Sustainability is key to achieving optimal thermal comfort and airtightness, and ensuring façade performance matches expectations, experts tell Construction Week
 
Update: Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas to open in Q3 2018

Update: Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas to open in Q3 2018

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, a five-star hospitality development on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island, will officially open in Q3 2018, after facing years of construction-related delays
 



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