Tagged with construction

How construction impacts our economy

How construction impacts our economy

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, issued a note on 20 June 2015 on the “State of the UAE’s Economy”, outlining the performance of key economic indicators. He said “2014 has been the strongest year for the UAE’s economy since its foundation where GDP grew … Continue reading

Efficient airport capital spend

Efficient airport capital spend

The region’s advantageous geographical location has supported the rapid expansion of the region’s airlines demanding investment into its airports in an attempt to stay ahead of the continuing growth. Increasingly, these major capital projects are being funded by third parties, both through joint venturing, debt raising and PPP structures. This is increasing expectations around transparence, … Continue reading

On the way up…?

On the way up…?

Having attended a construction industry leader’s event in the UAE recently that explored the hypothesis “is the recession over in the GCC and what opportunities lay ahead?” it made me start thinking.. Is it? For me, before we get carried away with the notion that a boom is on the way for our construction industry, … Continue reading

The new trend – BIM?

The new trend – BIM?

This blog is the fourth in the series of Middle East construction industry submissions by Deloitte Middle East leaders. For more information, link to the ‘GCC Powers of Construction: Meeting the challenges of delivering mega projects’ report at http://bit.ly/163aZOD As the Dubai summer arrives like many western ex-pats living in the region my family heads … Continue reading

To JV or not to JV… that is the question!

To JV or not to JV… that is the question!

For a couple starting out a personal relationship, when you are both single, all you care about are your own selfish needs. Yet when courtship begins, the mutual need for the ‘relationship’ to succeed takes precedence and the combined gain is much larger than either party could have achieved individually. A joint venture between companies … Continue reading