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VAT in the UAE: How Will It Affect Construction?

Middle East UAE Tax and Taxation Issues

Take a look at how the end to tax-free living in the Middle East will change the UAE construction business – everything from real estate to materials importation…

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Life as a Construction Professional Overseas

Overseas Career Advice Asia Hong Kong Malaysia Middle East

So you want to work abroad? We highlight some of the reasons many construction professionals are flocking to Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Middle East.…

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Middle East Slowdown Brings UK Focus

Middle East Qatar UK Market Updates

Expat construction employment in the Middle East slows down while nowhere appears to be any busier than the UK over the last 12-24 months…

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Transportation Innovation: Hyperloop Coming to Dubai in 2020?

Infrastructure Construction Middle East Abu Dhabi Dubai Rail Road Construction Innovation in Construction

Futuristic Hyperloop travel is heading to the Middle East as agreements and feasibility studies are in motion for public and logistics construction…

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Industry News

Safety council airs concerns about self-certification

The British Safety Council has expressed concern about some of the recommendation in the Hackitt review of building regulations, including self-certification for compliance.

Source: The Construction Index Last updated: 25 May, 07:20 Read more »

Training drive for mental health first aiders

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has committed £500,000 to train 156 construction workers as mental health first aid instructors as part of a drive to improve mental health in the UK construction industry.

Source: The Construction Index Last updated: 25 May, 06:43 Read more »

Contractor chosen for Dubai’s ‘infinity’ bridge

Besix Group subsidiary Six Construct has been appointed as the contractor for a Dubai bridge whose design is based on the symbol for infinity.

Source: The Construction Index Last updated: 24 May, 04:33 Read more »

Hochtief lands Singapore tunnelling contract

Hochtief subsidiary Leighton Asia is the lead partner in a joint venture that has won a contract worth A$540m (£305m) for tunnel and infrastructure work in Singapore.

Source: The Construction Index Last updated: 24 May, 04:26 Read more »

London law firm expands HK construction practice

The Hong Kong office of London-based law firm HFW has appointed a new construction partner .

Source: The Construction Index Last updated: 24 May, 04:15 Read more »
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