In this Episode we shed the light over the
international successful experiences and practices in the world of “Building
Technologies”. It’s the area that the advanced countries entered: to obtain modern and effective
solutions for the real-estate sector. What’s more is that other countries used
it to solve the housing crisis they have, specially countries that suffers from
population boost that force them to provide modern houses that helps to close
the gap between the supply and demand.
that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia introduce strongly is considered one of the Tech
generation that the industry witness in different areas.
Now we are at the
edge of the fourth generation in Building Technologies. Which depends on 3D
printing that enable designing the house, easily execution, and reducing the
steps to suite the customer and satisfy his needs.
In Europe, especially in countries such as
Sweden, Norway and Germany, building the house is not executed in the old fashion that depends on the
From A to Z, but there has been factories
that prepare the components of the house already to be ready, then to be
installed to establish new house in as soon as possible, as if it is a process
of Installation of household furniture.
In India for example that is inhibited with
one billion and four million human, the housing crisis is considered a big
dilemma that faces the government and the citizen equally, in addition to that,
the urban areas there suffers from crowd and difficulty in accomplishing the
required tasks and consuming time more than required, therefor the government
executed big plan that depends on the Building Technologies to face this dilemma
to provide elegant houses , and during short amount of time and reasonable
cost. The Ministry of Housing has created ready houses that depends on modern
Technologies such as cast concrete to provide reasonable social house, and to
reach with the plan that is named ( Housing For Everybody ) to building 20 Million house in 2022.
Building Technology is based initially on
preparing the components of house, walls and roofs in specialized factories,
which then is transferred to the site to install it over the concrete or metal
body afterwards through experts to cut the time of building the house to the half
of the traditional way of building.
And in United
States the Building Technologies entered wider horizon and utilized the 3D
Technology or 3D printing in the world of building.
One of the
companies working in the field of contracting introduced a project that they
said will do a leap in the building world: where it will provide ready-made
house using the printer with cost of around 8 thousand dollars and the building
will take only 24 hours. The house size is 60 Meters and will be ready to
occupy in few hours, and this is what made the company believe that millions
around the world will adopt this technology to solve the crisis of housing,
especially in poor and crowded countries.
The idea of Building Technologies is based
on different objectives that leads to developing the industry and it results in
the interest of both the consumer and the government equally, and saving time
one of these objectives, where putting the parts of the house together using ready
concrete slabs in limited time in contrast to the process of building on site,
and even with reasonable price as a result of the reducing many processes
that’s is required to execute the building and it will be at that time
attainable by everybody . In The Kingdom it takes around one year and half to
build suitable house using traditional ways that depends on first generation
technology, whereas the fourth generation technology reduces this period big
time. In addition to that, this technology will provide many jobs and develops
local industry in the kingdom and to become the pioneer in the region in this
sector and to export to it.
In the same way Saudi Arabia entered
this field to create it`s experience in Building Technology field. Where many
projects has conducted depending on this idea .The government allocated the
required support to many factories to apply this transformation which aims to
apply huge change in the concept of housing and real-estate in the kingdom.
Here “Building Technology Stimulation
Initiative” is outstanding as one of the pioneer initiatives of private sector
in the field of developing building and its technologies, and choosing
“Building Transforms “slogan for it. The initiative that is under housing
program and National Industrial Development and Logistics Program, aims to
highlighting Building Technologies according to “2030 Vision” which aims to
attract local and international investments and localizing the industry of
Building Technology to provide modern houses for Saudi Citizen, in addition to
supporting developers and contractors and encouraging them to use these
And The increase in the production capacity of Building Technology Factories through developing this industry and increasing the execution speed to improve the capacity of annual building, and decrease the cost of building to insure building housing units in easy way, and participate in creating jobs for Saudis, is considered the priority of the initiative, and this is what we will discuss in more details in the next episode under the umbrella of 2030.