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My dear friends,

The impact of digital transformation is all around us, the benefits of which, are seen in buildings, cities, and organisations. As the region aims to deliver strategic and economic development plans, creating sustainable living environments and world-class infrastructure plays a crucial role in achieving these goals.

The industry is undergoing rapid transformation, hence, construction companies involved in executing projects are adopting technologies and tools that not only create a safe and secure working environment for their employees, but also ensure that infrastructure design is not compromised. Smart buildings ultimately contribute to the wellbeing of their occupants.

The UAE Government believes in significant reduction of carbon footprint to ensure a brighter and more sustainable future for generations to come, and therefore, it attaches great importance to sustainability in all its operations and strategies. The UAE is currently witnessing the development of some of the world’s smartest buildings to reduce operating costs and improve the working environment. There is a huge demand for clean, green, and sustainable practices.

The rise of smart buildings is set to be one of the most far-reaching transformations and we are lucky to be able to witness it. This edition covers topics such as sustainable architecture and design, green building standards, the future of sustainable construction, among many others.

Eng Waleed Bin Salman

Editor in Chief
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