Health and Wellness among the U.A.E has taken top priority due to current covid-19 precautions. However, many are taking this a step further to encourage not only physical health care, but also mental health. Recent studies have reported that physical and mental wellness is now 80 percent more important than ever among U.A.E businesses in the corporate sector.
The current boom of the construction industry has left everyone in a frenzy to stay at the top. Plant hire or equipment rentals have been a growing market catering to the needs within the construction industry currently showcasing a rental revenue of nearly $38 billion dollars (North America). Ever changing industry requirements and advancements in technology has led to a remarkable rise in the heavy machinery industry.
For decades, experts have presented solutions for ensuring productivity among the workplace. Some of the leading institutions in Engineering such as CIOB (Charted Institute of Building) and MCIOB as well as, other scholarly institutions in the industry such as McKinsey & Company have repeatedly outlined employee productivity as a vital part of any project and management.
As the Gulf Cooperation Council peaks in its stage of infrastructural development, industry reports have indicated a rise in injuries and fatalities. Construction work requires treacherous labor under conditions that could potentially lead to injuries, machine or structural collapses.
With the onset of smart building operations, Artificial Intelligence (IoT), BIM, and revolutionizing project management software the buzz of digitization within the construction industry still continues. Leading companies such as CAT, XCMG, Liebherr as well as technology solution providers such as Schneider Electric, ABB and General Electric have taken this chance to merge the two worlds
The Green Movement has given many a chance to rise to the occasion of setting an environmentally friendly city. Over the past decade, Green Building sectors have been the fastest contributors towards environmental deterioration. This is evident in the rise in C02 emissions, energy use, landfill waste, and water and electricity consumption. Recent reports showcased alarming statistics of 68% electricity consumption, followed by nearly 40% of energy use and 38% in terms of CO2 emissions.
With UAE’s recent release on National Guidelines for Smart Construction, many have taken to transition towards being a more technologically-advanced organization. In support of the 2021 Vision, Innovation Week is an impeccable platform for UAE to celebrate being the top innovator in the Arab World. Not only have these set standards for leading engineering and construction firms within the GCC region, but have also given a chance for global and up and coming firms to follow suit. Smart building as an umbrella term has been a vast category giving rise to several technologies such as: Occupancy sensors, Building Dashboard, Electro-chromic windows and indoor positioning systems. Smart building assets such as Internet Of Things (IoT), Intelligent Building Management Systems (iBMS) and Next Generation Power Systems are the powerhouses that generate efficiency within any smart building project.
Recent technological advancements have been known to create impending changes within the construction industry. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) or better known as, drones are being increasingly utilized by many construction and engineering firms. Bearing in mind, the impact of COVID-19 within the region, many have turned to the use of drones to help maintain vital Health and Safety standards.