August 27, 2017
It is undeniable that the dynamics of delivering a construction project in the Gulf are rapidly changing. As regional leaders contend with the impact of reduced petrodollars, a new economy is emerging within the GCC’s building market. Developers, now faced with limited budgets, are demanding more environment-friendly projects, at lower costs, and within shorter timelines.
Now more than ever, a project manager holds the key to rationalising the oft-challenging demands of construction teams in the GCC. As William Haddad, chairman and founder of MACE Contractors, explains, shifting economic trends have reiterated the need for agility in project management teams.
“In these tight times, where every dirham counts and is counted, our focus has shifted to value-creation and value engineering,” Haddad tells Construction Week.
“Therefore, project managers have to become more