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Construction disputes highest in Middle East: Arcadis

The Middle East saw its dispute value increase to nearly 7%, once more, to their highest value since 2011 and remains the only region with increasing dispute values compared to last year, according to...

GREG KANE IS NEW MD OF WSP | PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF, M.E.

Greg Kane has been appointed as the Middle East Managing Director for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, which has 1,400 employees in the region with offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and KSA....

Thomas & Adamson bolsters UAE property consultancy

As UAE construction and property consultancy Thomas & Adamson’s success continues into 2016, they have strengthened the Middle East practice with the addition of senior project manager, Gareth Nixon...


Future Cities Roundtable Series

DUBAI: IN AN EMIRATES STATE OF MIND

Dubai has come a long way since uae’s independence in 1971. in this interview we speak with a couple of its long time residents to find how far the city has come and how much further it can go.
The setting was perfect. The idyllic, rustic and yet modern environs of the Bab Al Shams Resort and Spa provided the perfect location to have a relaxed tete-a-tete on the changing face of Dubai. We sat down with two stalwarts of the industry Mr Jamil Jadallah, MD/CEO/Partner of National Engineering Bureau and Mr Amer Bin Ahmed, CEO of Knauf Middle East-Africa-Asia, to have a free-wheeling discussion on Dubai, how it has changed in the last three decades and what the city has come to mean to them today on both, professional and personal levels.

Q1: SINCE BOTH OF YOU HAVE BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY FOR QUITE SOME TIME, WHAT ARE THE D...


Public-Private partnerships to create a sustainable Dubai

Public Private Partnership or PPP is now being recognized and encouraged by the Government of Dubai. In the wake of the recent PPP legislation being passed in Dubai, Future Cities organized a ThinkTan...

Sociology…not just technology

Until recently the focus around BIM has increasingly been on software and technology. Overlooked is one key factor for which we – regardless of our position within the production chain – c...

INSPIRE AND NOT EDUCATE:
that is the way forward

Earlier this month, Future Cities ME sat down with industry leaders to discuss the role of multinationals in the GCC construction market. During the discussion we examined areas where collaboration ca...

BIM technology and early collaboration key to sustainability

With the ongoing evolution of the EmiratesGBC green building code and with the Dubai Municipality making BIM an integral part of certain projects, information technology and sustainability have come s...


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