Special report: Social infrastructure
Demand for education and healthcare projects keeps contractors busy
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The need to serve the Gulf's growing population with more advanced educational and healthcare facilities is providing a vital source of workflow for the region's construction sector. A recent report by Deloitte showed that social infrastructure projects now comprise around 36% of the pipeline of current construction work - more than the power, transport and oil & gas sectors.
In this Special Report, we speak to Sheikh Solaiman Abdullah El-Khereiji about the remaking of Jeddah, pay a visit to the new Dubai Foundation and we look at the region's top healthcare and educational projects.
Face-to-face: Sheikh Solaiman Abdullah El-Khereiji
The chairman of Saudi Arabia's UBA Bank and architecture firm SAK Consultants discusses how both roles have influenced his approach to construction
GEMS Education's head of design, Graeme Fisher discusses the switch away from architecture to new developing schools
Site visit: Dubai Foundation
A redevelopment of Dubai Foundation's facilities will provide shelter for victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking
Top 10 Education Projects
Featuring the $14.7bn King Faisal University in Al Hisa, and the $1bn Education Mega Park planned for Ras Al Khaimah
Top 10 Healthcare Projects
Featuring Qatar Foundation's $2.4bn Sidra Medical & Research Facility and the $2bn hospital for Shiekh Khalifa Medical City
How to build a $100m hospital
IHCC CEO Sultan Sobhi Batterjee discusses his firm's role in delivering the $109m Saudi German hospital in Dubai