With the Gulf construction marketing growing by the day, major clients are starting to adapt their contracting strategies in an attempt to secure contractors and implement projects on schedule.
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.
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