About Green Concrete UAE
Green Concrete UAE 2015 will gather government representatives, developers, builders, engineering consultants, main contractors, admixture and ready-mix companies, precast concrete companies, concrete cutting, drilling , coring suppliers, 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, including all concrete cutting contractors, particularly related to the drilling, sawing and services. They maden this 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.
With the increasing interest in carbon emissions reduction, the green materials market revenue for construction is estimated to reach 23 billion dollars by 2016 as per Frost & Sullivan.
The recent spike in construction has left massive backlash in quality equipment being used in construction. Massive concrete yards have left sea water very dirty and government officials have had to pay professional contractors to pick up the pieces when cleaning the environment.
Demolition plays a massive part in the pollution, particularly concrete demolition and the slurry the concrete cutters and excavators leave behind.
Dubai construction market is estimated to be worth $42.2bn (AED155bn) in 2015. Alot of this figure is made up of massive asphalt, masonry and concrete drilling/cutting companies who play a massive role the demolition of old infrastructure.
Recent estimates have indicated that the mandatory switch to using green cement will add an extra forty years lifespan to buildings that use it and offer a cost saving of $52.3bn (AED192bn) for the Dubai construction , commercial concrete , cutting and professional contractors sector.