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Dubai’s $272m Gate Avenue at DIFC passes 35% completion mark

Gate Avenue at DIFC has passed the 35% completion mark, according to Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Construction Week reported. With 85% of structural concrete work and 75% of concrete blockwork now complete, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) activities underway, the 6.1ha retail … More

Meet the CID Awards Gold sponsor: Zip Water

In 1970, Zip Industries, a privately owned Australian business, installed the world’s first boiling water faucet that provided instant boiling water from an under-sink pressurised cylinder. Headquartered in Sydney and with distributors worldwide, Zip set up its operations in the Middle East two … More

Abu Dhabi UPC workshops Hudayriat Island master plan

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (Abu Dhabi UPC) is holding a series of stakeholder workshops in a bid to shape the master plan for Hudayriat Island. During the second of five workshops, which was held on 16 August, government officials, urban planners, and developers … More

KEO issues progress update for Expo 2020 Dubai’s Expo Village

KEO International Consultants has completed the technical design for six parcels of Expo 2020 Dubai’s Expo Village, Construction Week Online reported. The Kuwait-headquartered consultancy has also conducted piling-related supervision services for five parcels of the project, which is being developed by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). … More

Dubai Municipality releases memo mandating Dubai Lamp for new buildings

The use of Dubai Lamp has been mandated in new buildings following the issuance of a memo by Dubai Municipality. Consultancies, contractors, and developers operating in the emirate have reportedly received the memo. All consultancies must develop project-relevant mechanisms that ensure the use of … More

Meet the CID Awards Gold sponsor: Kohler

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, Kohler Co is one of the oldest and largest privately held companies in the US comprised of more than 30,000 associates. With more than 50 manufacturing locations worldwide, Kohler has been in the MENA region … More

Turner & Townsend to launch Saudi office in 2017

Multidisciplinary construction consultancy, Turner & Townsend, is set to launch an office in Saudi Arabia this year, a senior official told Construction Week. Alan Talabani, managing director for Turner & Townsend’s Middle East operations, said the development would support the firm’s ambition to expand its operations in the kingdom. … More

Dubai’s RTA visits Italy to review Route 2020 materials

A delegation comprising officials from Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently visited Italian suppliers to review the concrete and rubber materials to be used for the Route 2020 project. According to Construction Week, specialists from RTA‘s rail agency, as well as Route 2020’s … More

Meet the CID Awards Gold sponsor: Grohe

Grohe, the leading manufacturer and supplier of sanitary fittings, this year comes on board as Gold sponsor of the CID Awards. As a company operating in the UAE, Renu Misra, president of Grohe Middle East, Africa and East Mediterranean, says it is very … More

Meet the CID Awards Gold sponsor: Preciosa

Preciosa, the leading global designer and manufacturer of bespoke decorative lighting installations and chandeliers, is for a seventh year a Gold sponsor of the CID Awards. The company has been working in the UAE design industry for several years through its lighting projects … More

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