Qatar to boost demand for 'smart' building systems
Qatar World Cup build a boon for 'smart' building systems, says GEZE
The pending construction boom in Qatar is a perfect opportunity to punt ‘smart’ building technologies, says GEZE Middle East MD Charles Constantin.
“Innovation and sustainability go together, and we are seeing new demand for innovative technologies that meet high safety and efficiency standards.
We have recently retooled our operations in the region, and are focusing on transferring technologies that deliver just that,” said Constantin.
GEZE Middle East, a leading developer and manufacturer of quality German construction systems for door, window and safety technology, anticipate rapid evolution in the building industry, particularly with the impetus being placed on innovative and sustainable building technologies in fast-growing economies such as Qatar.
The company is already present in Qatar through door, window and safety systems installed in iconic projects such as The Pearl Qatar, the new Wakra Hospital and the headquarters of Qatar Civil Defense.
It has officially unveiled its new RWA technology in Qatar to an audience comprising top executives from a number of property firms, architects and contractors. The new technology combines safety and design with preventative fire protection in smoke and heat extraction systems.
In addition, GEZE has also developed an integrated all-glass system promoting energy efficiency, a key trend in door and window technology.
“‘Smart’ doors and windows with coordinated control technologies save energy and provide additional convenience and security. GEZE predicts that control and monitoring systems to handle the opening status of windows, in the event of fire and for daily ventilation purposes, will become standard in a few years, with fast adoption expected in the GCC region, particularly in countries such as Qatar,” said Constantin.
With the clock ticking in anticipation of the FIFA Soccer World Cup in 2022 in Qatar, niche service providers such as GEZE are looking to develop their business further in that country.
“The potential for growth and collaboration in Qatar is immense,” said Constantin, citing current directives from Qatar Civil Defense to enforce mandatory safety standards, particularly in fire prevention and general safety measures across a number of critical sectors, including healthcare and civil utility facilities, as well as in general construction projects.