The cost of going green

by Antonios Dimitracopoulos

The general awareness witnessed in the construction market prompts two questions that Antonios Dimitracopoulos, Partner at Bin Shabib & Associates (BSA) LLP explores: how can one comply with local environmental law while at the same time coping with the increasing financial pressures of rising costs and inflation. [Read more…]

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Sustainability is the target for the industry

by Lauren Willington
 
With the UAE’s construction industry having to adopt measures in line with international ‘green’ building standards from January 2008, a massive shift is anticipated in the whole design and build process. [Read more…]

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Concept of sustainability

Concept of sustainability
 
by Mohammed Azad Hossain
 
Sustainable development is the concept of a relationship between economic growth and the environment. [Read more…]

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Dubai Municipality releases new safety manual for worksites

By  Sona Nambiar  on Wednesday, July 30, 2008
 
Dubai Municipality’s (DM) Building Department has issued a new safety manual for construction work priced at Dh100, which is an update on the previous one written more than a decade ago, according to a top municipal official. [Read more…]

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Time to take on delays

Time to take on delays

by Mohammed Elweshahy of Hill International tackles the issue of project delays and attempts to find some workable solutions. [Read more…]

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Guniting/Shotcrete

Gunite or Shotcrete refers to concrete produced by the projection of wet sand and cement mixture onto an area, by means of pressure applied through a continuously feeding pressure vessel.

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Who owns the float period?

by Chris Larkin

Delay analysis has for some time been a hot topic in construction law around the world. [Read more…]

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How does local law deal with liquidated damages?

The concept and mechanism of liquidated damages is well known and recognised throughout the construction industry in the Middle East.  [Read more…]

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How to prepare for those claims

by Michelle Nelson
 
As we come into 2007, a large number of projects are nearing completion and it seems that many contractors are starting to think about how well or badly they will have done when the money is balanced in the final account. [Read more…]

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Constructive acceleration demands clear intentions

by Chris Larkin
The construction industry in this region is arguably the most dynamic in the world. The scale of projects and the speed at which they progress makes working in this sector both exciting and challenging, but it does have its problems. [Read more…]

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