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Podcast: Construction tech round-up from Dubai’s Gitex 2019

Latest CW viewpoint episode rounds up key digitisation tools revealed during Gitex Technology Week 2019

Dubai's Silicon Oasis is among the UAE's smart city developments.
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Dubai's Silicon Oasis is among the UAE's smart city developments.

Technology implementation in the Middle East’s construction sector is beginning to gain traction with the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, smart cities, and similar digitisation tools creating more efficient ways for the GCC to do business, as the recently concluded Gitex Technology Week 2019 exhibition showed. 

In this episode of the Construction Week Viewpoint podcast, Construction Week’s features writer, Ashley Williams, sits down with deputy editor, Anup Oommen, to discuss the latest technology introductions in the regional construction sector.

Oommen talked about several developments from the trade show including a partnership between Dubai's Road Transport Authority (RTA) and telecoms provider Du for enhanced Wifi networks on public transport.

Construction Week Viewpoint is a weekly podcast series produced by the Construction Week editorial team and published on SoundCloud and iTunes at noon (GST) every Monday.

Business leaders are regular podcast special guests. The weekly bulletin has welcomed the likes of Grant Porter, CEO of the Middle East and Africa for Atkins; Anthony Taylor, head of real estate for ENBD-Reit; Lee French, Cundall Middle East’s operations director; and tech entrepreneur Karim Helal, co-founder and chief executive officer of building portal ProTenders.

To volunteer yourself or a colleague as a guest speaker on Construction Week Viewpoint, please contact Ashley Williams.

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