To employ innovative techniques in material characterization and design guides

Energy creates a national guide for smart construction

  • The Ministry confirmed that the evidence supports the country's transit for the next 50 years.


  • Suhail Al Mazrouei: “The guide strengthens the leadership of the UAE globally, by creating an incubator environment for qualitative and innovative projects.”


The Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Suhail Al Mazrouei, stated that the ministry has created an ambitious national guide for smart construction, to employ modern and innovative technologies and smart industries in the description of materials, specifications and design guides for the construction process, keep abreast of the best practices and technologies developed, and push forward the modern industries related to construction forward. To become the United Arab Emirates a leader in the field.

He pointed out that the guide aims to develop basic engines of flexible policies, elements and targets that stimulate the development of the construction sector, in a manner that meets the aspirations of the UAE government and its rational leadership, which will support the country's passage for the next fifty years, and enhance its global leadership, by creating an incubator environment for innovative projects supporting the work system .

National Directory

Al Mazrouei pointed out that the National Guide for Smart Construction contains key elements for smart constructions that are necessary for all parties to improve the construction process, and include benchmarking for qualifying contractors' capabilities and enhancing cooperation between architects, designers and contractors to improve the overall results of the construction project, which includes the smart building index. The unified, in addition to the national index for smart construction, and building information modeling: with the aim of providing support for investment decisions, by comparing roles, scope and project costs, and optimal use of building project data during construction, operations and maintenance, as well as information technologies targeting construction and business project management to maximize Measurable business objectives, for example "safety, schedule, cost, scope of delivery, and sustainability".

The components of the guide also include smart materials, which aim to improve the quality and technical performance of the structure, methods and also aim to reduce the three factors: cost, time, and unskilled labor to complete projects within the time frame, as well as a methodology to improve work efficiency and the ability of institutions to repeat the process in an organized and productive manner. And other elements associated with smart construction.

Live observation

In a related context, the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure launched the live monitoring system for bridges on federal roads, which is a system for assessing the condition of the existing bridges and planning their maintenance operations, and aims to work on implementing the initiative, in cooperation with the University of Palermo in Italy, where the university will analyze the data in cooperation with The ministry to set up a mechanism to predict the condition of bridges and determine the type of necessary maintenance

Al Mazrouei said: “Innovation represents a real breakthrough to draw the features of a better and prosperous future, and one of the tools for crossing the United Arab Emirates for the next 50 years, in a way that meets the aspirations of the wise leadership, for the UAE to be in the ranks of developed countries globally, and the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure pays great attention to the energy sectors. Infrastructure, housing and transportation, and in order to enhance the vital role of the sector, the Ministry worked to link it with innovation, artificial intelligence and modern technology.

Creative tools and methods

The Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Suhail Al Mazrouei, said: “We will work with innovative tools and methods to foresee the future and develop our performance, to keep pace with the directions of the UAE government. Globally, and to achieve happiness, quality of life, and ensuring stability for all citizens and residents of the state's land.

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