Podcast: Robotics find takers for building façade installation

Special episode of CW Viewpoint podcast explores how the building technology is driving façade applications in the UAE

Façade installation at Jumeirah Living at Marina Gate, a Select Group project in Dubai.
National Aluminium Ginco
Façade installation at Jumeirah Living at Marina Gate, a Select Group project in Dubai.

Robotics are rapidly finding uptake in the global construction industry, and the Middle East's building firms are not far behind, but what does the future hold for this building technology, and how can façades benefit from its adoption?

In this episode of Construction Week Viewpoint, Feras Farah, business development and operations manager at National Aluminium Ginco, sits down with Jack Ball, Construction Week's senior reporter, to explain the company's activities with robotics, particularly for the installation of its UAE-made aluminium façades.

Farah also discusses the firm's work on Jumeirah Living at Marina Gate, the third tower of Select Group’s Marina Gate project in Dubai, which is being built by ALEC.

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

Past episodes have welcomed expert guests such as Rizwan Sajan, founder of Dubai-headquartered building giant Danube Group, and Saaed Al Abbar, managing director of homegrown Emirati engineering consultancy AESG and chairman of the Emirates Green Building Council.

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To volunteer yourself or a colleague as a guest speaker on Construction Week Viewpoint, please contact Jack Ball

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