UAE: Hot Issue

It is important to develop world class fire-safety building standards in the UAE By Barry Lynham Many of the innovative materials and systems such as ventilated facades and metal-faced sandwich panels often have combustible thermal insulation built in. As a country with a history of record-breaking skyscrapers, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a global

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Fire Hits UAE Residential Tower, Five Injuries Reported

DUBAI, March 29 – Firefighters brought under control a fire that broke out at a residential tower in Ajman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the city civil defence said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of blazes in the country’s high-rise buildings. Local media said that five people were treated on the spot

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Big, Bigger, Best

Mega GCC airport developments key to global aviation growth By Ghassan Amhaz With more than 3.7 billion passengers expected to traverse the skies across the world in 2016, airport expansion becomes imperative. The Middle East, namely Gulf Cooperation Council member states, have been ramping up their spending on development projects including ambitious aviation-related plans. Spending on

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