Construction Industry News

GCC proposed to have unified building codes by 2015

GCC proposed to have unified building codes by 2015

12th June 2014

In a meeting of representatives of all GCC countries this week, a unified building code was discussed for adoption by 2015 across all GCC countries. The unified code would be in tune with international guidelines and would be drafted taking into account the environmental needs and topography of the region.[..]

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Hilton brand Curio to make its Middle East debut in Qatar in 2016

Hilton brand Curio to make its Middle East debut in Qatar in 2016

12th June 2014

Hilton Worldwide  has announced its intention to launch its Curio brand hotel for the first time in the Middle East in Qatar in 2016. According to a report by Hotelier Middle East, the 207 key hotel will be located in the Mall of Qatar and the project will be launched in partnership with investors Al Jaryan Trading and Contracting.[..]

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Dubai Silicon Oasis to get new US$ 533 mn college hospital

Dubai Silicon Oasis to get new US$ 533 mn college hospital

12th June 2014

Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, a Saudi Arabian hospital has decided to build a US$ 533 million college hospital in the Silicon Oasis, Dubai. An Italian firm has been appointed to design the 300 bed hospital cum medical college project and it is scheduled to be completed by the last quarter of 2017. soliman fakeeh

 “The SAR 2bn medical academic project that the Soliman Fakeeh Hospital plans to establish in collaboration with the UAE at Dubai’s Silicon (Oasis)  is part of the hospital’s expansion plan,”  stated the chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Soliman Fakeeh Hospital Mazen Fakeih in a statement to Arab News.[..]

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Sohar free zone set for second phase of expansion

12th June 2014

After the tremendous success and response for the first phase of five square kilometers of the Sohar free zone development from international investors, Free zone Sohar is set for its second phase of .expansion, according to the CEO Eng Jamal T. Aziz  told journalists.[..]

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Hyder Consulting Completes EPC Design for Qatar Cool's Third DC plant

12th June 2014

Hyder Consulting, announced the completion of its Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) design of Qatar Cool's third district cooling plant in Doha.The plant is being  constructed to supply district cooling to residential and commercial buildings in the West Bay area of the city, and will offer 35,000 refrigeration (RT) tonnes of mechanical cooling, apart from a thermal energy storage (TES) tank feature that will add an additional 5,000 RT of cooling, according to a company statement.[..]

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