Giant glass panels arrive for the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi – Building

March 2, 2009,AEDT

Building.co.uk reports “The world’s biggest flatbed delivers diamond-shaped glazing panels for the RMJM-designed Capital Gate building Monster glass panels for Abu Dhabi’s ‘leaning tower’ development have arrived on what the project team claims is the world’s biggest flat bed truck. The panels are for the Capital Gate building, which architect | Read More

Cash boost for property firms – The National Newspaper

March 1, 2009,AEDT

The National Newspaper reports “Firms fully or partially owned by the Government, such as Dubai Properties, Emaar Properties and Nakheel, will be able to tap into the first US$10 billion (Dh36.73bn) of what will eventually be a $20bn sovereign bond programme, to meet their financial obligations. The Central Bank agreed | Read More

Development proceeds on EDAW-designed Palestinian eco-town

February 23, 2009,AEDT

EDAW reports “EDAW and Faber Maunsell are collaborating to plan and design Rawabi, the first new town to be constructed in the West Bank region. The town will accomadate 30,000 people, providing social infrastructure such as schools and libraries, and following a sustainable framework.” [SOURCE: EDAW.com – Development proceeds on | Read More

New Estidama website launched – AMEinfo.com

February 22, 2009,AEDT

AMEinfo reports “The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC)has launched the new web site version of Estidama – sustainability in Arabic…….The state-of-the-art online portal includes a number of interactive tools that allow users home page customization according to their bespoke needs and specialized interests on sustainability issues.” [SOURCE: AMEinfo – | Read More

Confusion over plan for Qatar’s tallest tower – ArabianBusiness.com

February 4, 2009,AEDT

Arabian Business reports “The architects behind the Dubai Towers in Doha, which will be Qatar’s tallest building, are waiting for clarification over whether the project will be passed to a new master developer for completion, Arabian Business can reveal.” SOURCE: Confusion over plan for Qatar’s tallest tower – ArabianBusiness.com

Arabian World Construction Summit

February 1, 2009,AEDT

Over 500 delegates and 60 industry experts will attend the Arabian World Construction Summit (AWCS) 2009 to discuss the changing face of the region’s construction industry in light of the global economic downturn. To be held from 9-11 February at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE the summit will | Read More

Abu Dhabi approves public park plans – Construction Week Online

January 19, 2009,AEDT

Construction Week Online  reports “The parks will be located in residential areas and will create more than 60,000 square metres of public space, the municipality said.” Construction of the parks is set to start in September 2009 [SOURCE: Design News from Construction Week Online – ‘Abu Dhabi approves public park | Read More

Tiger Woods Dubai earth works completed – Trade Arabia

January 19, 2009,AEDT

Trade Arabia  reports “The Tiger Woods Dubai, a member of Tatweer Dubai, has successfully completed bulk earth works at the 55 million sq. ft. golf community development, enabling the project to progress to the next phase of construction.” [SOURCE: Trade Arabia – Middle East business information ]

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