Ramboll, Samsung to develop materials database

Ramboll, Samsung develop regional database of green building materials

Heath Andersen from Ramboll
Heath Andersen from Ramboll

Ramboll has entered into a unique research project with Samsung Construction to develop a regional database of sustainable construction materials.

“We see the market moving a little bit more towards design and build, so we have been developing our relationship with key contractors, Samsung being one of them,” says sustainability and renewables director Heath Andersen.

“We have worked with contractors in the past, but in the last year we broke it down into a couple of key ones we really wanted to develop relationships with, including Samsung, which has been involved in LEED projects around the region.

"They are looking to helping their specification ad procurement departments a bit more. What we are actually doing is we are working with Samsung to develop a sustainable materials databse specifically for their projects for procuring and bidding in the Middle East.

“We are looking at China, Singapore, India. It is a research project; it is not something where they are trying to make a million dollars out of it. It is not only about developing the relationship with Samsung, but it is also about trying to give something back to the industry,” says Andersen.

Read the full interview with Heath Andersen in the February issue of MEP Middle East.

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