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Spon's Middle East Construction Costs Handbook


This unique publication is the only detailed, multinational guide to the cost of construction work across the Middle East. Thirteen countries are covered in individual country chapters, along with comparative regional information: Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey and UAE.
The following information is given for each country:
Key data on the main economic and construction indicators
An outline of the national construction industry, covering structure, tendering and contract procedures, regulations and standards.
Labor and materials cost data
Measured rates for a range of construction work items
Approximate estimating costs for a range of building types.
Price index data and exchange rate movements against £ sterling and US $.
Addresses of public and private construction related organizations.
To facilitate country-to-country comparisons the book also includes a Comparative Data section. Figures are given in national currencies, £sterling and US$s.
In this extensively updated and revised new edition additional reference is given to civil engineering and infrastructure projects; the amount of supplementary information given is increased; and costs based on locally-sourced materials are added to enable quick and useful comparisons

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Table of Contents

'Preface vii Acknowledgements viii Users guide ix Conversion factors x SECTION ONE : REGIONAL OVERVIEW Map 2 The construction industry in the Africa region 3 SECTION TWO : INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES Introductory notes to country sections 9 Introduction 9 Key data 9 Construction cost data 9 Exchange rates and inflation values 11 Useful addresses 12 Individual countries Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and the UAE SECTION THREE : COMPARATIVE DATA Introductory notes 333 Key national indicators Population 334 Economy 335 Geography 336 Construction cost data Bricklayer and unskilled labour costs 337 Material costs - Cement an

About the Author

Franklin + Andrews, part of the Mott MacDonald Group, is one of the world's leading Construction Economists, operating in major centres of the UK and overseas in Asia Pacific, the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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