The UAE Civil Code and Claims under the Red Book FIDIC in the UAE

The UAE Civil Code and Claims under the Red Book FIDIC in the UAE
For all its innovation and spectacular achievements, the
construction industry in the UAE has been slow to move on from
its close relationship with the FIDIC Red Book (4th Edition) (the
Red Book). This was, of course, superseded long ago and it is
scarcely used anywhere else in the world, outside of this region. [Read more…]

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Dubai Escrow Law

By Mark Cijo

Dubai, one of the seven emirates that constitute the United Arab Emirates, is one of the hottest real estate markets in the world right now. Lawmakers in Dubai have shown their willingness to help this trend continue with a recent change to Dubai escrow law. [Read more…]

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Safeguarding against employer insolvency

What are the options available and mechanisms that a contractor should have in place to safeguard its interests in the event of its employer becoming insolvent? MARTIN PRESTON* of Norton Rose provides a guideline. [Read more…]

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PPP: the way forward for region’s projects

While there are constraints to the implementation of PPPs in the Middle East, the region remains a fertile ground for innovative PPP solutions and governments are working hard to overcome the obstacles that currently exist, writes Joanne Emerson*. [Read more…]

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Team Resistance to Managing the Workplan

It’s one thing to build a project definition and the workplan. It’s another thing to effectively manage the project. If the project manager could just could create the plan and the work assignments and have everyone complete their activities on-time, your life would be much easier. However, the process of managing the team and the workplan is more complex than that. [Read more…]

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New engineering

by Dennis Brand

How does the New Engineering Contract (NEC) compare to FIDIC? Dennis Brand examines the uptake of NEC in the region and outlines what you need to know. [Read more…]

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Allocating Resources in a Matrix Organization

In large organizations, or on large projects, you may have the luxury of full-time resources for your entire team. However, in many (or most) situations, the project manager must utilize shared and part-time resources to complete the work. Some resources may be working on multiple projects, while other resources may be working in support (or operations) roles as well. The process of gaining and retaining resources in this environment can be difficult and is related to the way your organization is structured. [Read more…]

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Five strategies to win negotiations

So far, talks have been productive. After much discussion and careful analysis, you think you understand the issues on the table and the other side’s priorities. [Read more…]

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Moving procurement to the next level

by Gordon Moffat

The NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) – previously the New Engineering Contract – was first introduced in 1993 and the third edition, NEC3, came into operation in 2005. Despite the considerable press coverage it has received in the UK, it is still very new to a lot of contractors and employers. [Read more…]

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Five steps to good management

By Professor Adrian Furnham

Stability

Senior positions always involve stress. People have to make hard decisions, take risks, face criticism and endure set-backs. They need to be hardy and resilient to respond to the pace and challenges of modern business life. [Read more…]

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