Interviews

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    What are the essential factors in choosing a facade system?

    September 04, 2017

    Michel Francis, chief architect and design director at Dubai-based Dynamic Engineering Consultants (DEC), provides examples of essential factors in the selection of a façade system

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    Transformers of the Public Realm

    August 09, 2017

    Understanding the process of transforming a public realm’s functionality, from connected liveability to socio-economic viability.

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    Developing Urban Landscapes with Happiness

    United Arab Emirates | August 02, 2017

    "When developing urban landscapes with happiness as core value and principle, it can have far reaching effects on the health of future generations," believes Peter Scott, director landscape architecture, Khatib & Alami who explains how smart and sustainable...

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    Building on a strong foundation

    United Arab Emirates | June 05, 2017

    Specialist geotechnical intelligence is the need of the hour in overcoming ‘unforseen ground conditions’ in the built environment in the GCC.

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    Building and sustaining a PMO

    May 21, 2017

    Tarik Al Hraki, Managing Director, Founder and Project Management Consultant of PM House Consulting, explains the relevance of using a project management office (PMO) at the core of a business.

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    Adopting sustainable building design in the GCC

    May 18, 2017

    Dr. Edgar Small, Coordinator of Construction Management and Associate Professor at the American University in Dubai, speaks about the trends, advantages and challenges in the implementation of sustainable building design within the GCC construction sector.

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    Distinguishing between CAD and BIM

    United Arab Emirates | May 18, 2017

    Khaled HajBakri, Architect / BIM Engineer at Mazaya Consulting Engineers, explains the difference between conventional CAD to the current and advanced BIM methods of architectural engineering.

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    Dynamic SageGlass takes home the GAIA Award for Sustainability

    United Arab Emirates | December 28, 2016

    SageGlass, from Saint Gobain, was announced the winner of the 2016 Gaia Award for Sustainability, which took place during The Big 5 exhibition in November. Launched in 2008, the Gaia Awards honours companies in the construction sector that work to reduce...

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    EXCLUSIVE: PPPs will secure GCC project pipelines long-term,...

    September 26, 2016

    The Big 5 speaks to Bentley Systems on the rising prominence of Public-Private Partnerships and how the model will guarantee the continuous flow of projects over the next decade

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    Reynaers: Keeping it in the family

    September 22, 2016

    Reynaers' Managing Director shares insight on his company's growing presence in the windows, doors and facades market in the region

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