‘Construction sector leads in using technology for sustainable cities’
September 26 2018 12:42 AM
Participants listen to a workshop at Big 5 Qatar.

Experts speaking at “Big 5 Qatar” free CPD (Continuing Professional Development) certified courses have noted that Qatar’s construction sector is leading in adopting technologies for sustainable cities.
Big 5 Qatar, which concludes today at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, gathered over 240 exhibitors from 21 countries, and hosted 40 free-to-attend education workshops, and live-product demonstrations.
Roberto Molinos, a professor at Instituto De Empresa in Spain, said: “Technology in buildings is crucial to enable the sustainable management of a city. Great opportunities arise by adopting these technologies in the construction industry, and we see that Qatar is extremely keen in doing so.”
Amal Yousuf al-Mulla, Quality and Sustainability Engineer Technical Office at Ashghal, added: “Adopting lean methods in construction, health and safety, waste recycling are examples of the commitment already made to meet the Qatar National Vision 2030 utilising the latest technology in project management, recycling, and BIM (Building Information Modeling). 
“Tech, digital, and BIM all have important contributions to make, to improve productivity, and also disrupt the current delivery model through innovation to deliver superior performance.”
With experience across many leading projects in the country, including Hamad International Airport, Tornado Tower, Sidra Medical Research Centre, Lusail Car Parks, Doha Oasis, and Doha Metro, Youssef A Wazni, senior sales manager at Thyssenkrupp Elevator Qatar, said: “In Qatar, clients are early adopters of innovative technologies, always looking for increasingly efficient and sustainable solutions to 
apply to their projects.”
Dr Hossam Samir Ibrahim, senior Urban and Regional Planning Expert for the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, said: “Evolving urban ways of life through the use of innovative technologies is at the centre of sustainable cities. The process starts by defining goals around the quality of life and growth in a green city, focusing on health, mobility, energy, smart citizens, and smart learning.”
Speaking at Women in Construction Seminar series today, Omeima Ismaiel, founder of The Architects Hub, shares her positive outlook on the construction industry in Qatar: “As an architect and through some of the projects on which I have worked, I am always inspired by the willingness to embrace novel experiences and innovative technologies. With such an open mind set, Qatar is surely a good place for trade fairs and business networking.”

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