A green future for Dubai?

by Helen Waddell
 
As from January 2008, all buildings in Dubai have to be constructed in accordance with the new ‘green building’ standards. [Read more…]

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Additional reasons for going green

by Khaled Bushnaq
 
Khaled Bushnaq, managing director, Energy Management Systems, talks about the advantages for companies who go green. [Read more…]

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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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