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Lessons learned by the region’s early modular adopters

Construction Technology Awards 2021 Shortlists: Offsite Project of the Year

Modular construction is a small, but growing part of the overall market, but the sector must work hard to overcome objections to its use There has been much talk about the growth of modular construction in the GCC and wider Middle East. It has been argued that, due to the effects on Covid-19, offsite construction is a technology and approach whose time has finally come, as it gives companies greater control over safety and the build...

Will Covid-19 change future building design?

Will Covid-19 change future building design?

The pandemic is likely to result in new building codes, and a shift in thinking around how space is used. How will technology underpin these changes? The AEC industry has an unprecedented opportunity to rethink the fundamental assumptions made...

Changing mindsets on modular for hospitality builds

Changing mindsets on modular for hospitality builds

In conjunction with Spacemaker, Digital Construction Hub brought together leaders from the hospitality and construction industries, including megaproject developers, architects and contractors, to discuss modular construction and how it can be applied to the hospitality industry, creating a value...

Dubai Business Bay

Redefining Dubai’s building permit system

The work is creating a new BIM standard for the emirate, and is expected to accelerate the building permit process, from application to building completion The first version of the Dubai BIM standard and the BIM e-Submission platform have...

Bamboo

Modular bamboo: A versatile building material

Bamboo has potential for use as a sustainable, modular construction material due to its flexibility, durability and abundance Bamboo is considered a versatile, natural construction material that can be used to produce modular buildings. It is abundant and the...