Wednesday 21 August 2019

Dubai summit puts spotlight on sustainable building materials

DUBAI, November 7, 2018

Dubai Municipality highlighted the pivotal role being played by the civic body in implementing several initiatives, projects and laws related to sustainability, at a key summit in Dubai.

The sixth International Conference for Sustainable Construction Materials, which concludes today, was organised by Dubai Municipality under the theme, "Building the Future – Construction Technology of Tomorrow" at Conrad Dubai Hotel.

The Dubai Municipality's key initiatives cover many areas such as sustainable urban planning, environment, waste water treatment, solid waste management, thermal insulation, energy conservation, green building and its evaluation system (Al Saafaat), in order to reach the ultimate goal of making Dubai a sustainable green city.

Khalid Sharif Al Awadhi, CEO of Dubai Municipality for the Environment, Health and Safety Sector, and a number of researchers and experts in the field of sustainable construction materials are taking part in the event.

Al Awadhi, who delivered the opening speech, stressed the pivotal role played by Dubai Municipality in the use of modern digital technologies and advanced technological applications, that have reflected positively on the services of testing and issuing conformity certificates and labels for construction materials, products and systems, which has a significant impact on enhancing the performance of the construction sector in accordance with the highest standards of quality and sustainability.

He pointed out that this year, the conference focused on ways to look ahead in terms of finding alternatives and smart technologies in the development of construction materials, products and systems.

Al Awadhi said the conference will support in enhancing the ways of benefiting from scientific and knowledge expertise and development opportunities that will be presented in this distinguished scientific gathering, which will help in the process of inventing creative and sustainable solutions that support the efforts to address environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Al Awadhi also opened the exhibition, which was held alongside the conference.

The exhibition was attended by a number of establishments and companies in the field of sustainable construction materials.

On the second day, today, the conference programme included a field visit to Expo 2020 site, where participants were briefed on the progress of the important global event, especially the construction work, as well as a field visit to the Sustainable City site to learn about the most important techniques used there.-TradeArabia News Service

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