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12 killed as powerful quake jolts Taiwan, building collapses

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 12 people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with some people still known to be missing in the ruins of the complex as night fell, government officials s

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COP21 deal to fast-track sustainability initiatives

The sustainability industry in the Middle East is set to gain prominence through the year following the success of COP21, the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference held in Paris, France recently.   I

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21 global firms eye 800MW Dubai solar park project

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has received 21 requests for qualification (RFQs) from international energy companies and consortia for the third phase of the 800MW Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park project.

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21 global firms eye 800MW Dubai solar park project

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has received 21 requests for qualification (RFQs) from international energy companies and consortia for the third phase of the 800MW Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park project.

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SSH wins Kuwait sewage treatment plant contract

SSH, a leading infrastructure, building design and project management firm in the Middle East, said it has won a major contract to design a sewage treatment plant for an ongoing waterside residential development in Kuwait. The mas

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Big 5 opens with 3,000 exhibitors

The Big 5 International Building & Construction Show, the Middle East's largest construction and building industry showcase, opened today (November 23) in Dubai, UAE, with around 3,000 exhibitors from across the globe taking part.

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Building software 'vital for $3 trillion GCC projects'

The contractors in the Gulf region must adopt the latest construction software to ensure the swift delivery of nearly $3 trillion worth of construction projects, said industry experts ahead of The Big 5 Show in Dubai, UAE. The lar

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Saudi building sector 'faces tough times ahead'

Saudi Arabia's construction industry faces difficult times ahead as the prospect of state budget cuts adds to painful labour reforms, according to major builder Al Khodari, in a sign of the strain on an economy squeezed by lower oil prices.

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Oman eyes novel technology to cool buildings

Oman's research and development institute has joined forces with the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences for the testing of a hybrid of technologies - a potential world first - for the cooling of buildings, said a report.

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GCC to launch unified building code next year

The GCC countries are working on an unified building code which will be launched in the second quarter of 2016, said a report.   Based on international best practices, it is a standard unified regional code that

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