Smart cities are no longer science fiction, but do regional contractors understand this yet?
In the last few weeks, three Gulf construction outfits have shown how to manage incorrect market rumours and gossip
The mindset of retirement planning now needs to be applied to the built environment in the UAE at the federal level, Aecom's Matthew Anthony says
The future of architecture and property development relied on a massive dose of examination and study, says Imkan's chief executive officer Walid El Hindi
Builders in the UAE and beyond must "align their expectations" to making a steady income, a project management expert says
The future of architecture and property development relies on extensive study, Imkan's Walid El Hindi says
A booming project pipeline will increase competition in the Middle East’s fiercely contested hospitality market, and a drive to be different will create new challenges ...
Once viewed as an alternative power source, solar energy is rapidly gaining favour with forward-looking construction contractors, such as CCC and ALEC
Digital transformation can benefit the fragile and fragmented construction sector, but only if industry professionals are ready to embrace a new way of doing business
Adopting technology such as BIM remains a challenge for the global rail industry, but some Middle East stakeholders are paving the way for greater digitisation ...
Like new global arenas, the Middle East's emerging football stadiums must be designed as sustainable and "immersive" facilities for regional spectators
With pressure mounting to build faster, better, and cheaper, prefabrication presents an opportunity to boost efficiency while at the same time cutting costs
Sameer Daoud, group chief development officer and managing director for Drake and Scull International (DSI), explains why VAT is not such a bad thing
Dan Mizesko, managing partner, US Chillers, writes about retrofit solutions that can help modernise chillers
James Mowat, manager – international, MEP building services recruitment consultant, Energi People, writes about the MEP recruitment market in the region
Richard Sweatt, the Middle East representative of Euro Auctions, provides insights into the demand for used construction and agriculture equipment
Reflections on the industry from PMV Middle East’s editor of the last three years, as he moves on seemingly just as the winds of change ...
Are we missing the point by knocking down our cities’ older structures and building shiny new ones in its place?
A new waste disposal fee from the Dubai Municipality will come into effect this May that targets industries and factories
CAFM, BIM and BMS systems might sound like jargon, but contrary to popular belief it’s a much smarter way to carry out FM operations, give ...
The first part (fmME issue 1301, p17) of the worksplace safety, columnist Simon Stirzaker highlighted some of the more fundamental causes for accidents at the ...
Chances are your job application has been rejected by a résumé-reading robot – welcome to the 21st century
Construction contractors in the Middle East all face similar challenges, but the UAE’s expat retiree visa may solve some local industry problems in the long ...
Millennials can learn from the Middle East’s construction gurus – but are they being provided patient guidance?
Is remote working an option for the Middle East's construction employees – and can employers afford it? A UAE-based recruitment expert weighs in