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[26 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

A reconstruction project that will see one of Dubai’s oldest parks transformed into an eco-friendly haven for the public is now 20 per cent complete, theeasterntribune.com reports. Image source The 3.7-acre Satwa Reservoir Park was originally built in 1980 and is famous for its centrepiece – a 40-metre tall water tank. The government announced recently […]

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[18 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

Dubai-based construction firm Shapoorji Pollonji International has been chosen to build what will eventually be the tallest residential building in South Asia, dailymirror.lk reports. The company will act as the main contractor for the Altair luxury riverside condominium in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. The development will comprise two separate towers, the tallest of which […]

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[14 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]

The construction project to build the Dubai Pearl skyscraper could be salvaged, thanks to new investment from a Hong Kong-based group. According to cnbc.com, Chow Tai Fook Endowment Industry Investment Development (CTFE) has acquired $1.9 billion (£1.16 billion) worth of property assets in the tower, which could see it get back on track. The skyscraper […]

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[24 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

This futuristic train network in Dubai has sped into the record books thanks to the support of Tata Steel. Officially the world’s longest fully-automated metro network spanning 47 miles with two operational lines, the Dubai Metro is a feat of modern transport engineering, underpinned by over 60,000m2 of Tata Steel ComFlor® 80 composite floor decking […]

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[15 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

A number of experts are set to provide valuable insights into the green construction industry at an upcoming Middle East congress, according to middleastevents.com. The second Annual Congress of the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) will take place on December 11 and 12. Participants will discuss the ways in which sustainable goals for green construction […]

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[19 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it will spend AED16M (£2.75 million) on green building measures across its buildings next year, according to dewa.gov.ae. The organisation has been making sure all its new constructions meet green building standards since 2011. However, following studies with a number of its customer care centres […]

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[21 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

The first villas in Dubai’s new Sustainable City will be delivered by the end of 2014, khaleejtimes.com reports. According to Diamond Developers, construction will start in July on the initial ‘cluster’ of 100 villas and townhouses. The entire project, which will comprise 500 residences, should be competed in mid-2015. 70% of the project will be dedicated […]

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[14 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

The world’s tallest residential tower has at last opened for occupancy, gulfnews.com writes. The Princess Tower in Dubai Marina stands at 414 metres in height. The 107 storey building, comprises six basements, 763 apartments on 100 levels and shops on the ground floor. Developer, Tameer, says that 98 per cent of the tower has already been sold. […]