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04 ME Construction OnlIne

The biggest stories from Big Project Middle East’s home on the web

14 Calculating the impact of VAT 36 The Power of the Sun analysIs

Sameer Daoud breaks down the effect VAT will have on the UAE’s construction sector

07 DSI completes debt restructure 16 Airolink The bIg pIcTure

Contractor secures new credit lines and working capital facilities for project portfolio

10 Carillion enters liquidation InTernaTIOnal news

UK contractor forced to enter compulsory liquidation following failure of talks

In prOFIle

Big Project ME speaks to Dr Anil Pillai, chairman and CEO of Airolink, about its rapid growth in the market

26 Disrupting Construction sITe VIsIT

Big Project ME travels to India to see the KEF Infra One Industrial Park

12 UAE Construction Intelligence 32 Taking the Right Steps MarkeT repOrT

green cOdes and regulaTIOns

Faithful+Gould report examines impact of Federal, Dubai and Sharjah budgets on the UAE construction industry

Wayne Morgan of Cundall on the impact of green building codes and regulations


Big Project ME speaks to Fadi Nassif of GE about how solar energy is powering the GCC’s ambitions

42 The Big 5 Heavy & MEE 2018 shOw preVIews

Big Project ME previews upcoming trade shows for the construction industry

44 Top Tenders Tenders

Big Project ME lists the Middle East’s biggest construction tenders for February 2018

48 Selling Space based on Data lasT wOrd

Ibrahim Ibrahim on how big data is changing the face of retail development

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