PIONEERING CONSTRUCTION INNOVATIONS: EMBRACING 3D PRINTING AND MODULAR TECHNIQUES
Construction in Saudi Arabia is witnessing a remarkable revolution with the introduction of 3D Construction Printing (3DCP) and modular construction. A prominent example of this innovative approach is Dar Al Arkan's project in Riyadh, which demonstrated the feasibility of fully 3DCP villas. The real estate company pioneered a two-storey, 9.9-meter high villa within a residential development using 3DCP technology.
Constructed on-site during the summer, the villa required the expertise of only three workers, thereby significantly reducing the required manpower. This approach slashes production time in half, enhances construction accuracy, and lowers future maintenance costs.
Complementing 3DCP, modular construction offers another avenue for innovation. This method involves the assembly of pre-constructed segments on-site, leading to decreased project timelines, cost savings, and improved environmental sustainability through energy-efficient construction practices.
A notable instance of modular construction is seen in the work of regional design-build contractor AMANA, which employs offsite manufacturing technologies in the construction of giga-projects such as Qaddiya and The Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia.
ELEVATING SITE INSPECTIONS: THE ROLE OF DRONES FOR EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY
In Saudi Arabia, drones are becoming an indispensable tool for real estate development. Their use in construction area inspections and data collection promotes increased efficiency and safety, enhancing the overall construction process.
COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY: SEAWATER COOLING AND HERITAGE CONSERVATION
Saudi Arabia is also investing in sustainable construction methods like seawater cooling. This temperature regulation technique involves circulating seawater from a cooling station throughout a building before returning it to the sea. This eco-friendly approach is evident in the SAR 1.6 billion project awarded to the China Harbour Engineering Company to implement a seawater cooling project in Jazan, Southern Saudi Arabia.
Integral to Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 is the preservation of its rich cultural heritage. Upholding the principles of Islam, the nation plans to restore historic buildings, establish museums, and erect cultural centers to celebrate and share Saudi Arabian heritage and Islamic traditions with its diverse citizenry and international visitors.
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