Opinions & Insights

Our series of articles and videos shed light on best practices, common challenges, successful
solutions, and some of the community's biggest ideas
Dubai Exports talk Africa, and what's in it for UAE construction

Interview: Ahmed Al Omari, Director of Export Market Development, Dubai Exports

The Journey to an Energy-Efficient Future Starts with our Buildings

Opinion Piece: Marwan Zeidan, Real Estate and Healthcare Segment Director, Middle East...

Smart Buildings Enhances FM in the Covid-19 Era

Opinion Piece: Franco Atassi, Head of Smart Infrastructure at Simens Middle East...

Want to make the most of digitalisation in construction? Focus on people

Opinion Piece: Casey Rutland, Chair of BuildingSMART UK and Ireland...

The Big 5 Hub Insider Series: Garry Murray

Video Interview: Garry Murray

Sustainable Development and Transformation in Construction

Whitepaper: With sustainability taking a back seat to the global focus due to the COVID-19...

7 Trends Influencing Architecture Today

Trends: We’ve highlighted seven trends we believe will continue to shape the evolution...

Powering The Future Of Change

Whitepaper: Insights from the inaugural HVAC R Pioneers’ Summit on the growth opportunities...

Construction Culture Change

Whitepaper: The Big 5’s Women in Construction talks called not just for introspection, but for action

9 Trends
For Contractors

Trends: Money and how to save it define the standout trends that could keep contractors...

Turning Discussion
into Cohesive Action

Whitepaper: Insights from the exclusive CEO Forum that brought together 180+ leaders...

Tackling Policy And Diversity To Help Empower Women

Opinion Piece: Morgan Tuckness, Head of Technical Services & Development...

How Tech-Driven Facilities Can Promote Eco-Friendly Habits

Opinion Piece: Prabhu Ramachandran, Founder and CEO of Facilio

Smart Cities: Technology In Facilities Management

Opinion Piece: Suhas Inamdar, Wasl Properties Head of Technical Support & Planning...

5 Influential Engineering Trends Set To Shape The Future Of The Gcc

Trends: We’ve spotted trends that will have a lasting impact on engineers and...

Improved Indoor Air Quality Will Increase The Value Of Buildings

Opinion Piece: Azmi Aboul-Hoda, Managing Director at EMergy

Higher Utility Tariff Rates Help Owners To Go Green

Opinion Piece: Hassan Younes, partner at GRFN Consultants and President at ASHRAE...

5 Trends Changing The Work Of Construction Procurement Teams

Trends: Supply chain may be in for shake up if these five construction procurement trends...

The Future Of Urban Design And Landscaping Industry

Video Interview: Kourosh Salehi

The Evolution Of The Landscape Industry In Dubai

Video Interview: Don Sharp

Business Continuity Plans
during a global crisis

Whitepaper: Business continuity plans are critical...

Benefits Of Going Digital In The Construction Industry

Opinion Piece: Mark King, Reality Capture & BIM Solutions Manager at Leica Geosystems FZE

5 Project Management Trends On The Future Of The Construction Industry

Trends: Project management’s pivotal role set to grow more important as construction...

Technology Is Key To Meeting Kenya’s Construction Demands

Opinion Piece: Maye Edwin, Web Developer and Technology Advocate for Google

Technology In The Nigerian
Construction Industry

Opinion Piece: Babatunde Odunlami, Geomatics Engineer at China Civil Engineering Construction...

Debunking Myths
About Smart Buildings

Opinion Piece: Mohsen Haj, Senior Consultant for Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC)

9 Real Estate Trends Impacting The Regional Property Sector

Trends: We’ve picked nine trends quickly changing the real estate sector in the Gulf...

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Managing Director, DGrade DWC LLC

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Segment Development Manager of Building Services, Grundfos