Financials and contract wins are typically used as barometers of success, but the Middle East's construction leaders also have an intangible influence over the sector.

It is this social currency that the 2018 Construction Week Power 100, our annual ranking of the Middle East's most influential construction leaders, will seek to understand.

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The list is set to be revealed on Saturday, 30 June, 2018, across Construction Week's print and digital platforms.

A couple of new aspects will be visible in this year's list – for instance, given its role in government plans for economic growth and diversification, technology plays a part in the 2018 Power 100, and some leaders have revealed how they intend to use traditional and new tech tools to expand their construction business in the next 12 months.

More than 25 new faces will be visible in the list, and this selection includes leaders such as Mirwais Azizi of Dubai's Azizi Developments, and Shaun Killa from Killa Design.

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A new woman leader has also made her debut this year. In S02E07 of Construction Week In Focus, CW editor and deputy editor, Neha Bhatia and Oscar Rousseau, discuss what the 2018 Power 100 list says about the Middle East's construction sector.

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