QGBC seminar evaluates modern design methods in construction

February 28, 2014 - 5:48:41 am

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) Director Engineer Meshal Al Shamari speaking at the seminar.

Doha: Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) hosted a seminar this week highlighting new modern methods of design and construction applicable to Qatar and the wider region. Several pioneer architects, academics, engineers, construction professionals and manufacturers attended the event on Monday and learned about new approaches that could be applied to the green building industry across the region.

The seminar, held at Texas A&M University in Qatar at Education City, examined the alignment and holistic pursuit of continuous improvement in all elements of the built and national environment. The scope of so-called ‘Lean Construction’ includes the design, construction, activation, maintenance, salvaging and recycling of a single project. Ultimately, this approach seeks to manage and improve construction processes with minimum cost and maximum value.

QGBC Director Engineer Meshal Al Shamari said: “We are pleased that the seminar appealed to so many industry professionals. Lean construction is a new way of thinking and the seminar addressed this concept, its respective design functions, as well as how well it is being received across the Middle East market.”

He added, “This seminar is part of our continued efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the various aspects of sustainability and green buildings in Qatar. We will continue to bring experts and pioneers together in order to discuss topics around sustainability not only to raise awareness, but also to pave the way for sustainable research within these fields.”

The Peninsula

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