Building a better construction industry in the UAE – MEED

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After more than a year of severe economic and commercial disruption from the pandemic, the UAE construction industry finds itself at a crossroads.

On its path to recovery, the industry can continue to operate in the way it has for so many years, hindered by the short-sighted standard practices that have persisted for so long.

Or it can choose to do things differently.

It is time to fix the problems. New approaches and mechanisms must be introduced to improve the way projects are planned, with a greater focus on digitalisation and sustainability.

The third UAE Construction Industry Think Tank examined what actions could be taken by the industry together with the government to fix and improve the UAE’s construction system.

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The Think Tank brought together senior representatives from across the UAE construction sector to recommend practical actions more...