Podcast: What is the future of sustainable construction?

Is the Middle East's construction sector ready to build green?

Can sustainable development meet the unprecedented challenges of the future?
Can sustainable development meet the unprecedented challenges of the future?

The future of sustainable construction will face unprecedented challenges as the global population booms to nearly 10 billion people in 2050, but what is the industry doing about it?

In this podcast, Construction Week's deputy editor and senior reporter respectively, Oscar Rousseau and Jack Ball, look at the innovations improving sustainable development, from drones and laser-guidance systems to biomaterials and humidity harvesting.

Some of the most environmentally conscious projects in the UAE, such as the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and Expo 2020 Dubai's Sustainability Pavilion, are reviewed in this episode. The editorial team also looks at investment pouring into sustainable construction, after the UAE agreed to invest millions of dollars into green development between 2019 and 2021. 

Check out the full episode here and please share it if you enjoyed it. Construction Week Viewpoint is published every Monday.

Past episodes have welcomed expert guests such as Greg Ward from Transguard and Chris Seymour from Mott MacDonald.

In addition to the weekly podcast series, a behind-the-scenes video of the podcast can be found on Construction Week's YouTube channel.

Please remember to subscribe to Construction Week's YouTube and SoundCloud accounts to stay up-to-date with the latest on Middle East construction. To volunteer yourself or a colleague as a guest speaker on Construction Week Viewpoint, please contact Oscar Rousseau.

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