According to Sam Robinson, managing director, Hydro Building Systems Middle East, “As per United Nations data, 68 per cent of the world population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050. As urban areas get crowded the only option left is to build city-centric sustainable housing (to accommodate this mass urbanisation).”
Robinson added, “World of Technal Muscat edition addresses the transition of cities into ‘sustainable cities’ of tomorrow. The core focus of the seminar in Muscat was building sustainable building envelopes which will have to answer specific challenges of ‘compressed’ urban spaces, where more people will live per square kilometre.”
In his keynote speech, Robinson mentioned that exterior challenges, due to climate modify are now even a lot more serious, specifically with the improve in ‘dust storms’ and ‘wind loads up to tornado scale’. Buildings consume 40 per cent of worldwide power and are accountable for 30 per cent of Green House Gases.
Special highlight of the occasion was the worldwide launch of Hydro CIRCAL, a revolutionary aluminium alloy with a lot more than 75 per cent finish of life recycled aluminium. Using the Hydro CIRCAL aluminium alloy for developing facades aids to decrease carbon footprint by 50 per cent.
Masood Raza, principal architect, Atkins, talked about the significance of sustainability in hospitality sector.
Information Source: Muscat Daily