With overall market statistics and named project information, the report once again provides unique detail on the commercial, education and healthcare fit out opportunities available to North American companies in the Middle East region.
An extract from the overall conclusion of the Report confirms as follows :
The GCC’s fit out industry has its hands full heading into 2016 due to heightened construction activity, and the completion of structural works on large-scale. Fit out operations have evolved in line with industry changes, and modern fit out designs and practices are transitioning to suit international standards. This evolution can be attributed to the rapid globalisation ambitions of local GCC markets such as the UAE and Qatar.
As sustainability has become a major issue, the fit out industry has experienced increased pressure to implement environmentally-responsible practices.
Despite the slump in oil prices, the GCC building construction and interiors market is clearly set for a sustained upward stint over the next few years.
– The GCC interiors and fit out spend in the Commercial Sector is expected to increase from US$ 1,150 million in 2015 to US$ 1,168 million in 2016.
– All GCC countries are likely to register an upward trend in 2016 in terms of interior and fit outs spend except for Saudi Arabia.
– The interiors and fit out spend in the UAE Commercial Sector alone is likely to increase from US$ 328 million in 2015 to US$ 350 million in 2016.
Air and land transportation in the Eastern United States is expected to be disrupted over the next three days and beyond as Winter Storm Jonas dumps snow and ice on a large portion of the country from the Carolinas through New England. The storm has already hit the Mid Atlantic states, with snowfall reported in North Carolina and 1-2 feet expected in eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, southern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The storm is expected to hit Washington, DC and Virginia later on Friday, with 1-3 feet of snow expected in the area. As the storm moves north, some 8-12 inches of snow is forecast for New York City through Saturday and into Sunday.
The anticipated impact of the storm on transportation infrastructure is significant:
U.S eastern railroads, parcel providers and trucking companies are warning shippers that the storm with blizzard conditions affecting 18 states will delay shipments Friday and through the weekend.
U.S. North Atlantic ports are shortening their operating hours in preparation for Winter Storm Jonas. Much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, as far west as the Tennessee-Missouri border, and north as Connecticut, was under a mix of winter storm, blizzard, and flood warnings and watches, with Jonas threatening to dump anywhere from six to 30 inches of snow and precipitation on the Eastern U.S.
Over 5,000 flights in the United States have been cancelled through Saturday.
American Airlines has canceled all flights from New York’s Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark Airports as of Saturday afternoon
United Airlines has canceled all flights from Washington Dulles Airport and other airports in the Mid-Atlantic United States as of Friday afternoon.
All flight operations at Philadelphia International Airport will be cancelled Saturday
Significant disruptions on major highways from North Carolina and Tennessee through New York.
Interstate 81 – a key highway linking the Northeast United States with the Mid-Atlantic – may be closed during the storm.
courtesy : CNN, The Weather Channel, JOC
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