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NVQ Level 6 Construction Management

NVQ Level 6 Construction Management NVQ Level 6 Construction Management qualification certifies your on-site working skills. It is a nationally recognized certificate which validates that you have skills in that occupation up to the respective NVQ level. NVQ program is a skill assessment system and has a high acceptance rate towards getting employment….

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CIOB Professional Review Coaching Service

CIOB Professional Review

CIOB Professional Review Coaching Service Why is it important? The CIOB is a highly respected body within the building and construction industry, with a long history of excellence among its members stretching back to 1834. We at the College of Contract Management are fortunate enough to have close links with…

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What qualification do you need to be a manager?

What qualification do you need to be a manager? Over the last several years, there has been a significant growth in the number and types of qualifications that are offered by various groups and institutions. Does this mean anything? Is it important to get one of these qualifications before becoming…

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Is CMI a recognised qualification?

Is CMI a recognised qualification? Is CMI a recognised qualification? is simple question any one can ask. When you see a course like our CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, it can be hard to gather what that means. The question we’re going to be looking at…

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What is a Level 7 qualification?

What is a Level 7 qualification? Level 7 qualification is all too easy to get bogged down in strings of numbers and letters when it comes to trying to work out what a qualification actually means. Exactly what you call a qualification seems to change regularly and you’re left unsure…

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How to become a structural engineer

How to become a structural engineer The College of Contract Management’s Advanced Diploma in Structural Engineering programme is the right choice that will set you on the path to becoming a professional structural engineer. Accreditation The course is accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers…

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Professional Practice Courses 2014-12-14 22:30:00

Major manpower shortfall in Dubai’s construction and real estate sectorsDubai’s construction and real estate sectors are facing a combined manpower shortfall of up to 500,000 heading into 2015, according to the `Workforce Planning Study’ commissioned b…

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Professional Practice Courses 2014-12-14 21:30:00

Major manpower shortfall in Dubai’s construction and real estate sectors


Dubai’s construction and real estate sectors are facing a combined manpower shortfall of up to 500,000 heading into 2015, according to the `Workforce Planning Study’ commissioned by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC).

Conducted by Deloitte, the study revealed that building and construction project management skills are most lacking among senior levels, according to 43 percent of companies surveyed. Likewise, 54 percent of companies believe that design engineering skills are lacking among mid-level professionals, followed by civil engineering skills. Among entry-level employees, health and safety skills were identified as most lacking.

Real estate project financing, property pricing and appraisal, real estate evaluation, property market analysis and brokerage are also cited as key skills in demand. The resurgent construction market has also provided a need for skilled trades such as HVAC, plumbing and electrical engineering.

The study is aimed to help empower students and graduates by providing a better understanding of employment prospects in the UAE market. Similarly, it should inform employers about where there are potential skills gaps, enabling them to make decisions around recruitment and training programmes.
Contributors to the economy
The real estate and construction sectors contributed 21 percent of Dubai’s growth in Q1, 2014, according to the `Dubai Economic Outlook’ report and accounts for 7.8 percent of overall GDP. Current forecasts show that Dubai expects to add 100,000 new residents per year, according to the Dubai Statistics Centre and annual tourist arrivals are expected to more than double to at least 20 million under Tourism Vision 2020.
Dubai Expo 2020
Dubai winning the bid to host Expo 2020 is expected to be a major catalyst for development across all segments. HSBC estimates that about 45,000 new hotel rooms would be needed for the event, at a cost of more than AED 31 bn. The total infrastructure works is estimated at AED 12.54 bn, producing a large demand for talent and skilled workers in the UAE for job opportunities.
Oxford Economics estimates that more than 277,000 job opportunities would be created in the UAE between 2013 and 2021, with the majority of new jobs being in the construction and tourism sectors.
Ayoub Kazim, managing director of DIAC and Dubai Knowledge Village said: ”The growth in the property and construction sectors is driven by strong economic and demographic fundamentals and robust government spending. Yet, high attrition rates among the expatriate labour force and lack of skilled labour are causing an increased labour cost, which amounts to up to 25 percent of construction costs.”
(Source: on Apr 20, 14 • by  http://www.bqdoha.com/ )

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Professional Practice Courses 2014-12-14 21:30:00

Major manpower shortfall in Dubai’s construction and real estate sectors


Dubai’s construction and real estate sectors are facing a combined manpower shortfall of up to 500,000 heading into 2015, according to the `Workforce Planning Study’ commissioned by Dubai International Academic City (DIAC).

Conducted by Deloitte, the study revealed that building and construction project management skills are most lacking among senior levels, according to 43 percent of companies surveyed. Likewise, 54 percent of companies believe that design engineering skills are lacking among mid-level professionals, followed by civil engineering skills. Among entry-level employees, health and safety skills were identified as most lacking.

Real estate project financing, property pricing and appraisal, real estate evaluation, property market analysis and brokerage are also cited as key skills in demand. The resurgent construction market has also provided a need for skilled trades such as HVAC, plumbing and electrical engineering.

The study is aimed to help empower students and graduates by providing a better understanding of employment prospects in the UAE market. Similarly, it should inform employers about where there are potential skills gaps, enabling them to make decisions around recruitment and training programmes.
Contributors to the economy
The real estate and construction sectors contributed 21 percent of Dubai’s growth in Q1, 2014, according to the `Dubai Economic Outlook’ report and accounts for 7.8 percent of overall GDP. Current forecasts show that Dubai expects to add 100,000 new residents per year, according to the Dubai Statistics Centre and annual tourist arrivals are expected to more than double to at least 20 million under Tourism Vision 2020.
Dubai Expo 2020
Dubai winning the bid to host Expo 2020 is expected to be a major catalyst for development across all segments. HSBC estimates that about 45,000 new hotel rooms would be needed for the event, at a cost of more than AED 31 bn. The total infrastructure works is estimated at AED 12.54 bn, producing a large demand for talent and skilled workers in the UAE for job opportunities.
Oxford Economics estimates that more than 277,000 job opportunities would be created in the UAE between 2013 and 2021, with the majority of new jobs being in the construction and tourism sectors.
Ayoub Kazim, managing director of DIAC and Dubai Knowledge Village said: ”The growth in the property and construction sectors is driven by strong economic and demographic fundamentals and robust government spending. Yet, high attrition rates among the expatriate labour force and lack of skilled labour are causing an increased labour cost, which amounts to up to 25 percent of construction costs.”
(Source: on Apr 20, 14 • by  http://www.bqdoha.com/ )

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