Green Concrete UAE 2016
Will gather government representatives, developers, builders, engineering consultants, main contractors, admixture and ready-mix companies, precast concrete companies, cement suppliers and other industry stakeholders to discuss regulatory updates, cement pricing and mechanisms, green concrete properties, implementation challenges, eco-friendly solutions and the latest technology advancements to ensure the successful implementation of eco-friendly concrete in Dubai and across the UAE.
Dubai Municipality initiated a circular mandating the use of sustainable concrete for all new projects, made compulsory as of April 1st, 2015. In this circular, the authorities shared a table providing contractors, consultants, concrete factories and suppliers with environment-friendly supplementary cementitious materials ratios and the list of components to be used in concrete mixtures in order to reduce carbon emissions, and to strategically position the Emirates on the green building and urban planning scenes.
While Dubai is the first Emirate spearheading the green concrete initiative, Abu Dhabi Municipality has several projects mandating the use of green concrete. Sharjah Municipality has also shown interest in the use of green concrete to reduce carbon emissions and increase durability.
Green Concrete UAE 2015 will discuss strategies and solutions in developing sustainable concrete to reduce carbon emissions and increase the lifecycle of future projects across the United Arab Emirates.