Saturday 28 March 2015

Traffic impact study 'may delay SMC car-park work'

A traffic impact study could delay construction of a proposed car-park at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) in Bahrain. Work on the BD6 million ($15.9 million) facility, covering 2,600 sq m, was due to start later this year, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our


Nakheel floats tender for new Dubai mall project

Leading developer Nakheel has issued a fresh tender for the enabling works at Al Khail Avenue, its new 3.6 million sq ft retail, dining and entertainment hub at Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Triangle. The scope of work includes infrastructure services relocation, shoring works a


Kirby Building Systems sees big potential in Africa

Kirby Building Systems, a global leader in pre-engineered steel building (PEB) systems, plans to make significant efforts to penetrate the vast African market following its success in the Middle East. “We will be venturing into that area more aggressively because we se


Bahrain ministry seals Diyar Al Muharraq housing deal

Bahrain's Ministry of Housing has signed a major agreement with Diyar Al Muharraq, one of the country's leading urban developer, for the purchase of 3,100 residential units at its upcoming residential project. The deal for the new housing units, which will be enrolled und


Dubai starts work on 700-m Wafi bridge

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started the construction of a 700-m-long bridge at Wafi Interchange to help minimise the overlapping traffic at the interchange and ensure better traffic flow. The bridge, comprising three lanes in each direction, stretches from


Bigger Aluminium Middle East show in April

The region’s future role as the world’s powerhouse in aluminium and issues related to boosting the downstream sector will come to the fore at the fourth edition of Aluminium Middle East 2015 taking place in Dubai, UAE, next month. Reed Exhibitions Middle East, the organiser


Zain Property in key Oman project success

Oman-based Zain Property Development has officially launched the fifth and sixth phase of its ambitious ‘Dar Al Zain’ project, which will boast of 21 premium villas built around an artificial lagoon in Seeb area of the sultanate. Dar Al Zain is just a 15 minutes away


CPC to build five industrial cities in Egypt

Saudi Construction Products Holding Company (CPC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the newly-launched Ayadi Company for Development and Investment to build five industrial cities for SMEs (small and medium enterprises) at a cost of $500 million. The agreement c


DI launches Saudi real estate JV firm

Dubai Investments (DI), a leading investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced a joint venture partnership with Red House, a Saudi-Lebanese joint stock company with expertise in real estate investments across Mena (Middle East and North Africa) region, to manage projec


Tekla unveils upgraded building model software

Tekla, a Trimble company specialising in model-based software products, has introduced Tekla Structures 21, the latest version of its Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for the engineering and construction markets. The new version improves industrial and commercial cons

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