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Dubai Sustainable Concrete Baseline to support innovation in construction sector

As part of its ongoing efforts to achieve the strategic objectives in the development of the construction sector, Dubai Municipality's Buildings Department has conducted a series of environmental studies on sustainable concrete in cooperation with a number of concrete factories in the emirate.

Layali Al Mulla, Director of Buildings Department said that after the study the list of concrete mixtures of environment friendly cement materials used in the sustainable concrete industry has been updated.

She added that the study also resulted in the introduction of a new option, the Dubai Sustainable Concrete Baseline, which aims to open the door to innovation and creativity and increase options in the design of concrete mixes and the use of sustainable technologies in the field of raw materials manufacturing, which contributes positively to reduce the environmental impact of concrete and reduce the overall cost in general.

Fida Al Hammadi, Director of Research and Building Materials Section in the Buildings Department, said that new services have been provided to enable customers to evaluate their concrete mixtures using the Dubai Sustainable Concrete Baseline and to be approved by the Municipality's Buildings Department.

She said these services include membership in the specialized technical data site of the Buildings Department and subscription to the smart concrete calculator as well as specialized study such as the approval of concrete mixtures and new sustainable materials.

The Dubai Sustainable Concrete Baseline is an alternative solution to green concrete requirements and represents the maximum allowable environmental impact of concrete mixtures depending upon an Environmental Impact Assessment study based on the data collected from some of the concrete factories operating in the Emirate.


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