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Construction BusinessNews Middle East - - Contents - Paromita Dey Ed­i­tor paromita@bncpub­lish­ing.net @paromi­tadey1 linkedin.com/in/paromita-dey

The GCC has al­ways been the hub for am­bi­tious real es­tate projects. Ac­cord­ing to a re­cent re­port by Deloitte, the re­gion's con­struc­tion sec­tor boasts a ro­bust pipe­line of projects, cur­rently in the plan­ning stages, thus in­di­cat­ing there is still de­mand for con­struc­tion projects. The re­port states that these projects are mainly driven by so­cial needs, ini­tia­tives as­so­ci­ated with eco­nomic trans­for­ma­tion plans, gov­ern­ment’s com­mit­ment to­wards in­vest­ment in in­fra­struc­ture, as well as tourism re­lated projects.

The re­port also high­lights the im­por­tance of greater pri­vate sec­tor par­tic­i­pa­tion to im­prove the de­liv­ery of so­cial ser­vices, in­clud­ing health­care, ed­u­ca­tion, trans­porta­tion, and util­i­ties in­fra­struc­ture. In the cur­rent eco­nomic en­vi­ron­ment, in­vest­ment into con­struc­tion projects by gov­ern­ments, re­gional pri­vate and in­ter­na­tional in­vestors is less ag­gres­sive than it used to be.

In ad­di­tion to this, Dubai has suc­ceeded in trans­form­ing it­self into a truly global city, and a re­gional busi­ness and tourism hub; this has hap­pened pre­dom­i­nantly in the last two decades. With the gov­ern­ment also un­der­tak­ing nu­mer­ous ‘smart’ ini­tia­tives, the ben­e­fits of digi­ti­sa­tion are ex­pected to per­co­late to every sec­tor in the econ­omy, es­pe­cially in­fra­struc­ture, util­i­ties, trans­porta­tion, avi­a­tion, and tourism.

Keep­ing in line with this vi­sion, I present to you our Con­struc­tion In­no­va­tion Fo­rum, to be held on March 27, 2018, at The St Regis Dubai. The fo­rum will present an op­por­tu­nity for the at­ten­dees to get ac­quainted with the facts about the tech­nol­ogy so­lu­tions for the grow­ing in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor in the re­gion, uses of build­ing in­for­ma­tion modelling (BIM) to tackle MEP chal­lenges, ad­dress­ing the grow­ing form­work de­mand in the GCC, and the im­por­tance of sus­tain­abil­ity in the HVAC in­dus­try.

The fo­rum will fea­ture in­dus­try ex­perts from well known com­pa­nies and will give the at­ten­dees a chance to in­ter­act with them and make the most out of it.

See you at the fo­rum!

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