Hotels & Luxury Villas

More than 100,00 hotel rooms are planned for the GCC by 2019, with as many as 44 chains now entering the market, to cater to the surge in visitors anticipated over the next 15 years.

Arabtec Construction is using the advantages of the flexibility, light weight and easy handling of Meva’s formwork systems to speed up the slab work on the prestigious Lilian Towers in the Business Bay district of Dubai, UAE. The project involves the construction of two towers housing a five-star hotel and serviced apartments.

Sahyadri Industries, a future-focused Indian company, claims it has developed a “wonder” material that is a wood-free, lightweight and asbestos-free alternative to conventional construction materials, providing an aesthetic and environment-friendly building board for the construction of villas, among other applications.

Spectra Information Technology, a leading security surveillance solutions and wireless communications provider in Bahrain, has considerably boosted its projects portfolio and expanded its range to cater to the sophisticated demands of the market.

In line with its tradition of sourcing the best products and materials for the construction industry from around the world, Universal Building Materials Merchants (UBM) of Saudi Arabia has enhanced its offering of door hardware for the hospitality and luxury palaces segment.

Floors and Decks (FnD), a UAE-based specialist in the supply and installation of different types of flooring, tiles and decks, is close to completing work on two high-profile restaurants  and a villa in Dubai.

RICHARD PRICE, technical director of Catnic, looks at some key considerations when selecting plaster beads and provides a step-by-step guide for specifiers in the Middle East. The Gulf region has a great selection of architectural masterpieces and is well known for wonderful creations made from steel and glass to concrete and render.

MOHAMMAD ARIF HUSSAIN elaborates on the various pesticides available and their use to ensure safe extermination of pests in all types of buildings.