UAE launches National Guide for Smart Construction

UAE's Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure launched the guide during the ongoing Innovation Week

UAE launches National Guide for Smart Construction [representational]
UAE launches National Guide for Smart Construction [representational]

UAE's Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure unveiled the National Guide for Smart Construction during the ongoing Innovation Week.

Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei said the guide aims to develop basic drivers of policies, flexible elements and targets that stimulate the development of the construction sector in a way that meets the aspirations of the UAE government, UAE's state-run news agency Wam reported.

The guide contains key elements for smart construction, which are essential for all parties to improve the construction process and include benchmarking to qualify contractors' capabilities and enhance cooperation between all stakeholders to improve the overall results of the construction project, which include the unified smart building index and building information modelling index, he said.

In correspondence to the launch of the guide, the minister also launched the live monitoring system for bridges on federal roads, which is the system for assessing the condition of the existing bridges and planning their maintenance operations, in partnership with the University of Palermo in Italy.

"The university will analyse data to set up a mechanism for predicting the condition of the bridges and the quality of the necessary maintenance," he said.

"We will work with innovative tools and methods to explore the future and develop our performance to keep pace with the directions of the UAE government," he concluded.

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