Since Ancient times dominance, power, status, and ingenious of cultures and civilizations were described through their architecture. The state of the art technology employed in building their cities showed their advancement in science. Like the Egyptians and the Romans’, colossal structures have been built in various countries. The UAE has stood out in this regard by constructing the world’s tallest building. While having the world’s tallest building, the Emirates have not yet satiated their thirst for finer infrastructure. The country is stretching the boundaries of modern technology and architecture to construct edifices that scream luxury and extravagance.
The modern day architecture of the UAE has taken on a whole new dimension with its introduction of smart buildings. In other words, buildings that are sustainable and energy efficient reducing energy costs to a substantial level. Luxury beyond compare is an unwritten rule in the construction industry. The “think big” factor is taken to a whole new level when it comes to construction of modern infrastructure in the UAE.
In the past decade, the Building Material Manufacturers hit a high in the UAE with the construction of the world’s tallest structure the Burj Khalifa and with the construction of Palm Jumeirah. The buildings material manufacturing companies continue to maintain a high growth rate as there are more than a dozen projects under construction in Dubai alone. The Truck market, used furniture market, Hatta market, Bird and animal market, Deira fish market, Al Fahidi market, The Dubai safari, The Dubai frame, Boat and fishing market, Al fayas shopping complex are some of the mega projects that are underway in Dubai. A few of these projects have been completed giving the Emirate an extravagant facelift. Statistics prove that 20% of the cranes in the world is at work in the UAE.
The innovative structures that are luxurious and eco-friendly put the UAE on the map, giving them a place among the countries in the world renowned, for its edifices. This incessant urge to innovate and modernize their building structures to bring in more luxury, more accommodation while maintaining a low power consuming eco-friendly structure has brought some of the world’s top engineers to the Emirates.
The UAE imports a lot of its building material from other countries. There are construction workers and engineers from Asia, Europe and America is currently working the UAE. The UAE has proved that in the construction industry as well they have the prowess to bring the best in the world to their shores. The variety of constructions undertaken is also mind boggling: race tracks for motor sports, horse race tracks, shipping docks, residential buildings, official structures and the like. Building materials range from gravel to steel to glass and plastic along with Construction Equipment such as cranes, tools and trucks. These materials have been imported and local companies make these goods readily available to its consumers.
But another major reason behind the rise in building materials in the UAE was the latest transition to smart buildings. In recent times, buildings are not only measured in terms of their size and grandeur but by its efficiency. A concept relatively new but nevertheless required to face the global crisis of climate change. The efficiency of a building is measured by the amount of energy it saves and its impact on the environment. The installation of smart buildings has brought a new face to the entire construction industry, making use of technology to the fullest.
Smart buildings are soon becoming a fad in the cities in the UAE. With all the talk about climate change and sustainable energy the UAE is looking towards making their living and working space environment-friendly through the introduction of smart buildings. Smart buildings are imbedded with the latest technology, insulated in a way that saves 20% of the energy while using only energy from clean energy resources. This new innovation has prompted a rise in the building material manufacturing industry as well. Since 2013, there has been massive increase in the use of steel and glass in the UAE and this rise has continued to increase through the current year. The building material companies in the UAE are on the road to a flourishing future. These buildings are on the rise in the UAE with an Emirati touch in interior décor and external exuberance. Smart buildings are the way of the future and the UAE is deploying resources from around the globe making it a reality.