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Google Earth plugin highlights impact of rising sea levels on cities across the world

An interactive mapping tool recently developed Climate Central, a non-profit news organisation that analyses and reports on climate science, provides a glimpse … More

Jumeirah appoints new CEO to oversee international expansion

Luxury hotel operator Jumeirah has announced the appointment of Jose Silva as its new chief executive officer, Construction Week Online reported. Silva … More

Preview: SOM designs region’s largest cancer centre for Egypt

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Egypt’s New National Cancer Institute (NNCI) will stretch across a nine million square foot campus … More

Evolution in transportation, fuel and building materials to influence the future of sustainable cities says Foster + Partners

Changes in the urban environment over the next decade will be driven by a global evolution in the transportation, fuel, and building … More

Work on Dubai’s Expo 2020 country pavilions planned for April

Work on Expo 2020 Dubai country pavilions has been planned to start in April this year, Construction Week Online reported. As many … More

UNESCO heritage site Bahrain Fort to feature carbon-neutral AV show

A carbon-neutral audio-visual (AV) show opened in Bahrain on 11 January, 2018, Construction Week Online reported. Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities … More

Tamayouz launches award for women in architecture and construction across NENA region

The international architecture initiative, Tamayouz Excellence Award, which serves to promote architecture for and from Iraq and the greater Middle East, has … More

Mohammed Abdullah appointed as president of DIDI design school in Dubai

The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) has appointed the previous managing director of TECOM’s Media Cluster Mohammed Abdullah as president … More

World’s second tallest tower designed by Gensler opens in Shanghai

Gensler-designed Shanghai Tower is now open- becoming the world’s second tallest building, as well as being the tallest structure in China. The … More

Dubai Frame opens to the public

The Dubai Frame, the emirate’s latest tourist attraction, opened to the public on January 1, complete with gold cladding in a circular … More

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