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Our series of articles and videos shed light on best practices, common challenges, successful
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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
Marwan Zeidan, Real Estate and Healthcare Segment Director, Middle East...
Smart Buildings Enhances FM in the Covid-19 Era
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
VIDEOVideo Interview: Garry Murray
Sustainable Development and Transformation in Construction
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
Trends: Money and how to save it define the standout trends that could keep contractors...
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
Opinion Piece: Babatunde Odunlami, Geomatics Engineer at China Civil Engineering Construction...
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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