The RLB Crane Index® – Middle East Q4 2014

December 21, 2014.

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) in the Middle East is delighted to launch the first issue of the RLB Crane Index™ – Middle East. The RLB Crane Index™ originated in Australia in 2012 as a unique gauge of construction activity, highlighting the construction fluctuation for all sectors across Australia.

About the RLB Crane Index®

The RLB Crane Index™ is published twice a year in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and now in the Middle East. December 2014 represents the inaugural RLB Crane Index™ Middle East, covering Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Doha. It tracks the number of cranes in the main centres of each city.

How we count the cranes

The count gives a simplified measure of the current state of the construction industry development in these locations. Twice a year, RLB offices in the Middle East physically count all fixed cranes in each city’s skyline, providing the base information for the index.

Future publications of the RLB Crane Index™ Middle East will compare movements in the various sectors based on the crane counts.

Our 2014 RLB Crane Index™ shows over 1,000 cranes across Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai city skylines. This highlights the significant activity and the continued growth of the construction market following the global economic crisis.

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About RLB

With a network that covers the globe and a heritage spanning over two centuries, Rider Levett Bucknall is a leading independent organisation in cost management and quantity surveying, project management and advisory services.

Our achievements are renowned: from the early days of pioneering quantity surveying, to landmark projects such as the Sydney Opera House, HSBC Headquarters Building in Hong Kong, the 2012 London Olympic Games and CityCenter in Las Vegas.

We continue this successful legacy with our dedication to the value, quality and sustainability of the built environment. Our innovative thinking, global reach, and flawless execution push the boundaries. Taking ambitious projects from an idea to reality.