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Workforce Shortage Challenges: Why Outsourcing is the Way Forward for the AEC Industry

The AEC industry is facing a serious global talent shortage. As a result, many firms are struggling to complete projects on time and within budget.

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Outsourcing Outsourcing considerations Like other business decisions, outsourcing requires careful planning and consideration. You should not rush into outsourcing without carefully examining a wide range of possible issues.Most of the complexities associated with outsourcing fall into six broad categories:Productivity –…
by | December 13, 2020

Chapter 8: History Discovered and Fine Dining

Chapter 8: History Discovered and Fine Dining When I landed on Das Island 1977, the UAE was still a new country and work in progress, since morphing from the cluster of Trucial States just a few years previously. There were…
by | December 10, 2020

Chapter 7: Floating Planes and Gentlemen Mariners

Chapter 7: Floating Planes and Gentlemen Mariners Das Island was intriguing in some respects. Although it was uninhabited until the off-shore oil fields were discovered, a small cemetery was found there, which was believed to have been used by dhow…
by | December 9, 2020

Chapter 6: Smarty Pants Then All at Sea

Chapter 6: Smarty Pants Then All at Sea It is difficult to sign off on my time in the desert without recalling a comical episode with “Trooper” Cliff Brown, an easy going, wiry Newcastle-born pipe fitter, who preferred to be…
by | December 8, 2020

Chapter 5: Making Friends and Losing Pals

Chapter 5: Making Friends and Losing Pals After my experience on my previous excursion in the Middle East, I had little expectation, other than to look forward to basic facilities and a sparse existence,
by | December 7, 2020

Chapter 4: Cool Guys and Numpties

Chapter 4: Cool Guys and Numpties For an expat with children, returning home is always looked forward to, but never more so than at Christmas and so it was, at the end of my first full year away.
by | December 6, 2020

Chapter 3: From Birkenhead to Bandar Seri Begawan and Bishkek

Chapter 3: Down, Dirty and Sidewinders My pre-teenage time was dominated almost exclusively by all things football or occasionally exploring around my home locality.
by | November 8, 2020

Chapter 2: From Birkenhead to Bandar Seri Begawan and Bishkek

Chapter 2: Medieval Castles to Medieval Conditions The events of the day and reaction from my own management left me a bit deflated. Intimidation and veiled threats towards my family, followed by a lack of company support, made a serious…
by | October 27, 2020

Chapter 1: From Birkenhead to Bandar Seri Begawan and Bishkek

Chapter 1: A Cakewalk In retrospect, I suppose I always had that little nagging voice in the back of my head, urging me to peek over the horizon to find out what wonders were to be seen on the other…
by | October 17, 2020

Outsourcing to Overcome the Hurdles of the New Normal

Even many of the world’s largest corporate businesses and governmental structures have been thrown off-kilter by the uncertainty and have been forced to review, revise and re-strategize, sometimes even on a daily basis, in an attempt to manage and coordinate…
by | October 6, 2020