Index of stories in this special report: Construction sector – Adaptive Strategies
Introduction: Adapting to the market
They just keep on coming. On 24 April, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority launched the $27,000 million Saadiyat island development.
Construction costs continue to rise
Gulf developers continue to face steep increases in the cost of construction and skilled labour.
Labour disputes: Spring of discontent
Labour unrest has hit some of the most high-profile construction sites in the Gulf in recent months.
Business Bay watch
With 150 waterfront towers planned, Business Bay will add yet another landmark to the Dubai skyline.
Abu Dhabi: Building change
With some $70,000 million of real estate investment planned, contractors are short on the ground.
National Engineering Bureau: Aiming higher
With a company history that mirrors Dubai’s own rapid rise, National Engineering Bureau has made its mark on the emirate.
Mott MacDonald: Enjoying the boom
UK-based engineering consultant, Mott MacDonald is doing well in a region full of both opportunities and growing challenges.
Gaza/West Bank: Construction comes to a grinding halt
The withdrawal of US and EU funding has had a disastrous effect on the Palestinian building industry.
Hill International: Kings of the Hill
The New Jersey-based firm has established itself as a major player in the Gulf.
Punj Lloyd: Grasping opportunities
Indian engineering and construction firm Punj Lloyd is intent on moving up the contracting chain in the Middle East.