Damage control – Haaretz

July 30, 2009,AEDT

Haaretz reports The planners behind the recently opened section of Road 6 did their best to reduce the highway’s impact on the environment but admit that ‘irreversible damage’ was done The planning concept included a comprehensive approach to landscape, out of a desire to minimize damage to plant and animal | Read More

UAE projects worth over $300 billion on hold – Trade Arabia

July 29, 2009,AEDT

Dubai skyline – Image Source: Flickr – robertpaulyoung Trade Arabia reports Over 400 projects worth more than $300 billion have been placed on hold or cancelled in the United Arab Emirates due to the global financial crisis, Dubai-based research firm Proleads Global said on Tuesday. The construction sector in the | Read More

Heart of Doha project work all set to begin – The Peninsula On-line

July 23, 2009,AEDT

The Peninsula On-line reports DOHALAND has awarded contracts to leading industry experts as the company is all set to begin work on the first phase of its ambitious Heart of Doha project. Turner, in a joint venture with DOHALAND, is providing project and construction management services. DTZ (financial feasibility), Rider | Read More

Ground work begins at Deerfields Town Square in Abu Dhabi – AMEinfo.com

June 30, 2009,AEDT

AMEinfo.com reports International architecture firm RMJM has been appointed as lead design consultants for the Deerfields project. Mandated to review the architectural design of the entire development and responsible for the engineering delivery, RMJM will also work on implementing improvement changes to the facade, interiors, and landscape design of the | Read More

Dubai development may be down, but it’s not out – Los Angeles Times

June 22, 2009,AEDT

Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic  for the Los Angeles Times writes Reporting from Dubai, United Arab Emirates — If a city can be spectacularly quiet, this waterfront city-state has certainly qualified in recent months. Hundreds of abandoned construction cranes languish above Dubai’s gated communities and beach-side developments and, most dramatically, up | Read More

Crystal Fountains wins Masdar design contract – ConstructionWeekOnline.com

March 4, 2009,AEDT

ConstructionWeekOnline.com reports Water feature specialist Crystal Fountains has secured the contract to design and build the water displays of the headquarters of Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, Commercial Outdoor Design can reveal. SOURCE: ConstructionWeekOnline.com – Crystal Fountains wins Masdar design contract Technorati Tags: abu dhabi, crystal fountains, masdar city,

Dubai contractors face cash flow crisis – FT.com

March 4, 2009,AEDT

FT.com reports “Some contractors and consultants have not been paid for up to six months, and large Dubai-affiliated developers owe billions of dollars, according to contractors, lawyers and executives…” SOURCE: FT.com / Middle East – Dubai contractors face cash flow crisis Technorati Tags: FT.com, dubai, uae, contractors,

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