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What is a Trend?

DATE: 24/01/24

At this time of year we tend to talk about trends for the year ahead. But what exactly is a trend and is it something we should be following? Swati Rokade shares her thoughts on this topic. As an architect and an interior designer, I have always had ...

2024 - What Can We Expect in the Year Ahead?

DATE: 11/01/24

Our industry continues to evolve with new developments and initiatives emerging each year. We asked the team for their thoughts on what they think is shaping the industry in 2024 and it probably comes as no surprise that some of the key themes which ...

The Power of a Positive Workplace Culture: Why Employees Choose to Stay

DATE: 29/12/23

A positive workplace culture is a key factor that can significantly impact the success and growth of an organisation. So, why do employees choose to stay? The answer lies in the power of a positive workplace culture. When employees feel valued, suppo...

COP28 and the Construction Industry's Commitment

DATE: 18/12/23

COP28 closed this month with a very clear message that the world needs to ratchet up climate action before the end of the decade and that the global average annual rate of energy efficiency improvements needs to double by 2030. This brings to the for...

Fair Workplaces: Why Gender Parity Leads to Greater Productivity

DATE: 08/12/23

Gender stereotypes have no place in today’s workplace. It is time for us to move away from the mindset of assigning roles based on gender. Instead, workplaces should prioritise abilities and skillsets above whether the person is male or female. Any w...

Exploring Sustainability in Architecture: A Collaborative RIBA Workshop

DATE: 21/11/23

I was recently invited to take part in a very exciting workshop organised by RIBA. Aimed at professionals familiar with AI, we were tasked with the preparation of a proposal for a building in Dubai using AI tools and teamwork from one of the followin...

Brian Johnson Awarded SchoolsCompared.com Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education in the United Arab Emirates 2023-2024

DATE: 17/11/23

A stalwart of the architecture industry, Brian Johnson is perhaps best recognised for his work on the Dubai Creek Golf Club. However, his story began in 1976 when he was invited to design part of the Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) which then...

Balancing Infrastructure Projects and Affordable Homeownership

DATE: 09/11/23

Traditionally Dubai has always been a city built on luxury accommodation, but as it continues to grow so too does the workforce. But not all of those moving into the city are high net worth individuals. Many are looking for affordable housing that is...

Harnessing Technology's Potential in Construction

DATE: 20/10/23

In the constantly evolving world of construction, technology has ushered in a new era of efficiency, connectivity and innovation. It is shaping the entire industry, and the tangible transformations it brings cannot be ignored. According to McKinsey, ...

Biophilic Design: Answering the Call of the Wild

DATE: 09/10/23

As a professional in the building industry, have you ever stopped to consider the impact of our concrete cities on our health and well-being? Have you wondered about the concrete jungles we've built and the natural habitats we have displaced? Every d...

Transforming Infrastructure with Clean Energy

DATE: 02/10/23

A new reality is quietly taking place. It's a revolution that's not just about saving money but also about saving our planet. This article delves into the debate regarding the economic viability of incorporating renewable energy into infrastructure p...

What is Biophilic Design and How Can it be Used in Interiors?

DATE: 27/09/23

What is Biophilic Design? What exactly is biophilic design and how does it benefit users? We sat down with Swati Rokade to learn more. Apart from using plants how else can we introduce biophilia design to interiors? The keyword is nature. Nature in s...