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Growing Organisational Interest and Capabilities for Bigger Projects with Excellent Project Delivery

EPC Forum 2013, a multi-streamed conference targeting the EPC sector from the Middle East region, will be held on 18th-19th March 2013 in Hilton Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates as announced by marcus evans, one of the world’s largest conference organisers. (Read more..)

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Performance Contracts in FM

By Azzam Messaykeh

Today, with intense competition, high costs of operation and still-struggling economies, businesses are seeking ways to become leaner, more agile and increase operational efficiencies.

Concentrating efforts on cutting costs makes sound business sense, and that is where the importance of energy performance contracting comes in, making it a viable financial strategy. (Read more..)

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EPC Forum 2013

This EPC Forum 2013 will address the challenges faced by owners and EPC contractors from scope of work to delivery of project without compromising other aspects such as handling construction risk and cost management throughout the years. Take a step further to hear it from other key speakers around the globe and exploring new working opportunities around the world. (Read more..)

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International Joint Ventures

At long last, specialists have agreed upon two model contracts for international joint ventures. Legal experts from a Geneva law firm who provided the initial drafts describe their features. For several decades, companies’ legal departments secretly developed their own tailor-made joint venture contracts. They couldn’t do otherwise: no international model existed and no one dared to propose one in view of the diversity of legal cultures and practices.
A joint venture is a classic type of strategic alliance between two or more companies. It can be long or short term,  It seemed that no model could suit all these needs and reconcile lawyers from diverse backgrounds. Yet the demand for international models was pressing. (Read more..)

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Construction Safety

Unfortunately the construction industry has become stereotyped as an accident prone industry, in fact only mining and fishing industries have higher fatalities. Depressingly, the accident rates experienced closely correlate to the level of activity within the industry, indicating that when work load is high, safety tends to receive less attention. (Read more..)

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Time’s running out on FIDIC Middle East

FIDIC’s 3rd annual Middle Eastern Contract Users’ conference is next month – you still have time to attend but you’ll need to be quick!

CMGuide readers can get a 10% discount by quoting VIP code: FKW82257CMGP2 (Read more..)

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CMGuide is the Media Partner for the 3rd FIDIC Middle East Contract Users’ conference

FIDIC’s 2012 conference is your annual opportunity to get best practice advice on using the FIDIC contracts and updates on the contract changes and amendments – directly from the very people who drafted them!
GMGUIDE readers can get a 10% discount by with VIP code: FKW82257CMGL

Taking place on the 22nd & 23rd February 2012 in Doha, attend for advice on:

Selecting the most relevant form of contract; cost management; the FIDIC Construction Contract & new Construction Subcontract; the Plant & Design Build, EPC/Turnkey and DBO Contracts; claims under FIDIC Contracts; application of FIDIC Conditions of Contract in the Middle East; the new FIDIC Procurement Procedure Guide; DAB procedures, arbitration, ADR and more!  Find out more on the newly released agenda. (Read more..)

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Why eco-friendly builders should research green performance bonds

Legal debates come up frequently in the construction industry. No matter what the problem is or whose fault it actually was, professionals and project owners alike seem to be good at playing the blame game. When problems related to a structure’s stability or safeness arise, contractors generally find themselves having to resolve the problem in one way or another. (Read more..)

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Opening and Closing remarks of Construction Lifecycle Risk Management Conference

Construction Lifecycle Risk Management Conference

Date: 17th & 18th April 2011

Venue: Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Welcome and Opening Remarks by the Chairperson, Samer H SkaikWelcome and Opening Remarks by the Chairperson Samer H Skaik

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Good morning.

I am delighted to join our speakers in welcoming you all and open this Conference on “Construction lifecycle Risk Management” in Abu Dhabi.

It gives me great pleasure and honor to chair this conference. I am so happy that we have in this hall, dedicated individuals from different backgrounds and expertise, from various industries across the GCC region. Those delegates who travelled for miles remind us how important this conference is. Thank you all for coming.

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The FIDIC Contracts and Construction Law

The FIDIC Contracts and Construction Law
Free Open Lecture
Professor Dr. Nael G. Bunni

Date: Friday, 1st April, 2011
Time: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm (free admission)
Venue: BUiD Auditorium, 1st Floor, Block 11, Dubai International Academic City (Read more..)

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