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01 Mar 2016 | Ben Flanagan Development set to be world’s largest wholesale hub

10 March 2016

 01 Mar 2016 | Ben Flanagan Development set to be world’s largest wholesale hub

Dubai is to be home to a AED30 billion ($8.2bn) ‘Wholesale City’ spanning over 550 million square feet, according to plans unveiled on Tuesday. Dubai Wholesale City is expected to become the world’s largest global wholesale hub, and take about 10 years to develop, according to UAE...

Massive demolition work under way near Shanghai Disneyland to remove illegal buildings

01 March 2016

Massive demolition work under way near Shanghai Disneyland to remove illegal buildings

Shanghai has begun a massive programme to demolish illegal buildings surrounding the Disney theme park ahead of its official opening in June, according to a news website report. Zhangjiang, one of three towns next to Disneyland in the Pudong district, said it would use drones to patrol...

10 Construction Industry Predictions to Keep on Your Radar for 2016

25 February 2016

10 Construction Industry Predictions to Keep on Your Radar for 2016

Wearable technology, an increase in jobsite automation and geographic diversification are just some construction industry trends that may be on the horizon for 2016 and beyond. #1 Drones will assume more roles on the jobsite In 2015, drones became popular among consumers, and consumer...

May opening confirmed for Panama Canal

23 February 2016

May opening confirmed for Panama Canal

The expanded Panama Canal system will come into operation on 31 May, it has been announced. Ilya Espino R. Marotta, vice president of engineering and program management for the project, said the new system of locks on the waterway would be running at full capacity from the outset. The...

Dubai’s RTA: $2bn budget includes 12 new road projects

18 February 2016

Dubai’s RTA: $2bn budget includes 12 new road projects

The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai has announced that it has been allotted an annual budget of AED7.609 billion ($2.07bn), and that it plansto complete 55 major infrastructure projects in 2016. Of the total budget, AED3.913bn ($1.06bn) has been allocated for operations, while...