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BIM is key to future of Quantity Surveying profession says RICS

BIM is key to future of Quantity Surveying profession says RICS Building Information Modelling (BIM) can help quantity surveyors to speed up the estimating process by supporting the use of the New Rules of Measurement, says new RICS research published in January. BIM’s ability to automate measurement and speed up the traditional estimating process are [...]

Global commercial property market ends 2017 in positive mood

Great news for Quantity Surveyors and related industries. The Q4 2017 RICS Global Commercial Property Monitor, which has just been released, suggests that sentiment remains generally upbeat across the majority of real estate markets covered by the survey. Read the Full article here:

Saudi’s top 10 projects are worth a combined $92bn

Saudi Arabia’s 10 largest construction projects are worth a combined $92bn (SAR345bn), according to research conducted by BNC Network on behalf of The Big 5 Saudi 2017. The researchers list the country’s top 10 projects as: Jeddah Tower, Abraj Kudai, Holy Haram Mosque, Prophet’s Mosque, Dahiyat Al Fursan, Mall of Saudi, The Avenues, Riyadh Metro, [...]

Green light for road project to ease Dubai-Sharjah congestion

Dubai ruler approves award of contract for 12km highway at cost of $136 million Two road projects worth a combined AED 990 million ($270m) are set to ease congestion on the busy Sharjah-Dubai route and improve access to the airport, according to officials. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the [...]

Qatar-Turkey JV wins contract for upcoming World Cup stadium

Qatar’s World Cup organizers have awarded the main construction contract for one of their final tournament stadiums. The Al Thumama stadium will be built by a joint venture between Qatar’s AlJaber Engineer (JEC) and Turkey’s Tekfen Construction. The venue will be located between E-Ring and F-Ring Roads, or between the Medical Commission and the under-construction [...]

Qatar 2022 stadium installs first modular seating

The first modular seating elements are set to be installed at Al Bayt Stadium – Al Khor City as construction continues to advance, according to the organisers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup tournament. The stands of Al Bayt Stadium - Al Khor City are now visible from afar reaching a height of 39 metres [...]

Qatar: 90% of World Cup 2022 projects awarded

Prime Minister says works expected be executed on schedule. About 90% of FIFA World Cup 2022 projects, across all sectors, have been awarded and are expected to be executed on time, the Prime Minister and Interior Minister of Qatar has said. According to a report in The Peninsula, a Qatari newspaper, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser [...]

Qatar spending $500m a week on World Cup infrastructure projects

Qatar is spending almost $500m (£400m) a week on major infrastructure projects as it prepares for the 2022 Fifa World Cup, its finance minister has said. Ali al-Emadi expected spending to continue at that level for three to four years as new stadiums, motorways, rail links and hospitals are built. More than $200bn (£160bn) will [...]