Demand for talent with digital and manufacturing construction skills is growing

DUBAI, UAE: The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated disruptions in the GCC’s construction industry, creating a mix of opportunities and headwinds. Many of these changes – such as industrialization and digitalisation– were already taking place. To navigate the ‘new normal’, the region’s construction ecosystem needs to make strategic business decisions. Leading regional design-build contractor AMANA is showing the way with a bold, digitally driven growth strategy that’s based on leveraging key trends and changing industry dynamics.

Riad Bsaibes, President and CEO of Amana Investments said: “Construction companies have to invest in digital transformation to future-proof their business and boost profitability in a dynamic market. We are also seeing a greater leaning into sustainability. One of the most significant trend stories of 2021 will be the convergence of manufacturing, technology and construction. We will see modular construction gaining traction, as it reduces waste, cuts projects costs and timelines, while complying with new on-site health and safety protocols.”

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Modular, greener, digital: AMANA reveals 2021 outlook for regional construction industry | ZAWYA MENA Edition