‘Significant’ rise seen in UAE contract disputes – ArabianBusiness.com

Arabian Business reports

“Disputes between contractors and developers over unpaid contracts in the UAE are close to “breaking point” as liquidity dries up in the real estate market, according to a construction lawyer in the country.”

read the full article @ the SOURCE ArabianBusiness.com – ‘Significant’ rise seen in UAE contract disputes

RMJM Hillier renamed RMJM and adds a new Director

Architect’s Journal reports “RMJM Hillier – the North American division of RMJM – has announced that the company will now operate under the name RMJM.”

Scotsman.com reports that RMJM has appointed Eric Allan as the new European commercial director to drive its continuing growth.

[SOURCE: Architects Journal – RMJM Hillier renamed RMJM].

[SOURCE: Scotsman – RMJM reveals new director]

Nakheel Tower design firm cuts jobs – ArabianBusiness.com

Arabian Business.com reports 

“International architecture firm Woods Bagot, the company designing Nakheel’s one kilometre tower, has made a number of staff redundant in the last few weeks as business slows in the face of the global real estate slump.”

Read the full article @ the [SOURCE: Arabian Business – Nakheel Tower design firm cuts jobs ]

BDP win Two gold at BCSC Awards

Two BDP designed shopping centres, Victoria Square in Belfast and Silverburn outside of Glasgow, won Gold awards at last Thursdays BCSC (British Council of Shopping Centres) awards dinner held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

SOURCE: BDP – Double Win at BCSC Golds.

Global crisis forces Dubailand review – The National Newspaper

“The Dubailand project, one of the emirate’s biggest and most important planned tourist attractions, is being reviewed” reported The National Newspaper

[SOURCE: Global crisis forces Dubailand review – The National Newspaper]

AECOM selected to provide design services for Toronto subway extension

AECOM Technology Corporation announced today that it has been selected to provide architectural and engineering services to the Toronto Transit Commission for design of the Sheppard West and Highway 407 stations on its Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension project.

[SOURCE: AECOM: News Release].

Nakheel cuts jobs as Dubai reels from financial crisis – Times Online

The Times (UK) reports
“Nakheel, the government-owned developer of Dubai’s man-made palm islands, has cut 500 jobs, or 15 per cent of its workforce, as it scales back projects amid the global financial crisis. “We have the responsibility to adjust our short-term business plans to accommodate the current global environment,” it said in a statement.”

SOURCE: Times Online.com – Nakheel cuts jobs as Dubai reels from financial crisis

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