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Saudi re-Vision

Armed with a transformation plan, Saudi Arabia is eyeing growth and investment, which spells good news for the construction sector As plunging oil revenues and spending cuts cast gloom on the Saudi construction horizon, the silver lining is that the kingdom is now actively addressing its housing shortage and pushing ahead with some of its key infrastructure...

Saudi Arabia projects at a glance

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Iconic landmarks

Omrania and Associates has been busy creating stunning designs, some of which are already ...

Oasis homes

The Samaya project is being built to the highest engineering and urban planning standards ...

Major agreement

Zamil Steel Company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Eiffage Genie ...





Getting to the core of high-rise fires

CHRISTOPHER MIERS* and MARTIN EDWARDS of Probyn Miers discuss the risks associated with the various types of external cladding in the wake of devastating fires that have hit the region. The fire in the 12-tower Ajman One development in Ajman, UAE, on March 28, 2016 damaged both Towers Six and Eight, as the fire developed all around the external cladding of ...

Alubond USA launches fire-resistant panels

Alubond USA has introduced the first A2 fire-resistant aluminium composite panels in the ...





Masa tackles pests that destroy wood

MOHAMMAD ARIF HUSSAIN, entomologist at Masa, warns that termites could do extensive damage to buildings and their contents and the best time to tackle the problem is pre-construction. From the earliest times, timber has been used as a component of traditional buildings – for floors, walls, windows, doors and roofs. A variety of factors can lead to ...

New web tool allows green profiling

Following its successful introduction in 2014, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) ...

Mena key destination for US softwoods

Despite an overall decline in softwood exports, the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) ...





Flowcrete coating apt for region

Special attention should be given to the selection of car-park deck coatings to ensure that they can withstand both the scorching sunlight as well as flash floods that the region is subjected to, says Vik Vithlani*. Creating a high-quality car-park floor requires a careful assessment of the many types of challenges that the surface will inevitably face. ...

Tremco tape seals windows smartly

Tremco illbruck Middle East, a provider of high-performance sealing, bonding, flooring, ...





New Doosan unit suitable for region

The new 7/53 HA portable compressor from Doosan has applications in a wide range of segments and can withstand tough conditions. Doosan Portable Power has enhanced its small portable compressor range, which is aimed at a wide range of applications in plant hire, construction and general industry, including powering breakers and tools in road repair, ...

Efficient pumps key to saving power

Denmark-based Grundfos, a leading pump manufacturer globally, says the usage of ...

Varsity develops submersible pump test rig

The Fluid Mechanics Group of the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) at the ...





What to expect from new Fidic contracts

With Fidic working on rewriting its suite of contracts, STUART JORDAN tries to predict what user requirements the organisation could incorporate in its updates. It is odd now to think that we still talk of the Fidic 1999 suite of contracts as “the new forms”. Their longevity of use might be due to the quality and user-friendliness of the forms,...





Daimler launches a transport revolution

Daimler Trucks has staged the global premier of its ‘Highway Pilot Connect’ system, demonstrating its technological leadership in the field of connectivity and consolidating its worldwide leadership in connected trucks.  In late March 2016, on the A52 autobahn near Dusseldorf, Germany, Daimler Trucks presented an impressive example of the ...

MasterLine 8 stands for comfort, security

Reynaers Aluminium has recently unveiled its next-generation aluminium window system as ...

New Peri system uses fibre-reinforced plastics

Peri, a leading German formwork and scaffolding manufacturer, has successfully developed a ...





Your window to the region’s construction sector

Gulf Construction, launched over 35 years ago, is an authoritative and respected journal that provides unmatched coverage of the Gulf region through annual country and project reports, editorial features, news, contracts and tender information. Each month, the magazine provides editorial coverage on a wide range of topics which are of interest to ...





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