Saudi Arabia's construction industry is excavating a new road to health, education, infrastructure, recreation, and tourism—in line with the country’s Vision 2030. The goal is to reduce Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil and diversify its economy in order to enhance the standards of life, work, and play.
The construction industry is an essential pillar of the government under the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030. With the focus on both the private and public sectors, the initiative will further pave the way for the leisure and hospitality market.
As a result, there is an increasing number of hotels being built. This is leading to international hoteliers having a risen construction and development required to navigate their growth ambitions. And the fuelling is being done by foreign direct investment.
Saudi Arabia's construction market has the largest pipeline of rooms under development in the region. Nearly 210 projects aim to deliver over 69,0000 in line with the Kingdom’s strategic vision to further benefit future resilience.
Saudi Arabia Construction Way Ahead
To accomplish the construction goals, the government has created the National Transformation Project (NTP). It is an action plan to improve the three vital pillars of the Kingdom: Economic enablers, standards of living for citizens, and governmental operational excellence.
Together, Vision 2030 and the NTP will provide the foundations that support the integration of sustainable development goals into the country’s planning process.
Life Quality, one of the key programs of Vision 2030 is directly associated with sustainable development goals. And the Saudi Arabia construction industry is at the center with some of the key projects already progressing into the future: Neom, King Abdullah Financial District, the Red Sea Project, Entertainment City, Qiddiya.
Sustainable Development & Green Building
To fuel the sustainable development goals, the Saudi Arabia construction market is actively working toward investing in green building.
In its basic sense, green building is the practice of enhancing the efficient consumption of water, energy, and materials that go into constructing a building. Low-carbon design, construction, and maintenance determine the impact on human health and the environment.
Therefore, the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Housing developed a new standard for rating buildings—known as the Mostadam Standard.
How Mostadam Standard Will Help the Saudi Arabia Construction Industry
The Mostadam Standard was introduced in 2019 by referring to the Saudi Building Code (SBC) and was designed to comply with existing legislation. In addition, the standard is also meant to satisfy the regional building rating requirements.
The government took the initiative to reduce the impact of construction on energy consumption and CO2 emissions—with the eventual aim to give a resilient Kingdom to both the current and future generations.
Green building rating systems, such as the Mostadam Standard, lower construction and building costs and make buildings more sustainable. The construction industry is responsible for more than 20% of the world’s emissions. And these types of rating systems are crucial to ensure a healthy future for everyone.
Furthermore, a regional green building rating system was developed as the international systems do not focus on regional differences.
The Role of Quality Marble Exports in the Saudi Arabia Construction Market
Quality Marble Exports India is one of the leading granite and marble exporters in Saudi Arabia—and the wider Middle East region. With over three decades of expertise and experience in the natural stone industry, we have been helping property owners, architects, and designers with sustainable construction materials.
Why Natural Stone?
From the granite of the Pyramids to the marble of the Taj Mahal and limestone of the Empire State building, natural stones have won the test of time.
The material is a significant contributor to enhancing the green building and LEED certifications. During its extraction, manufacture, and transport, it reduces the impact on the environment with comparatively low carbon emissions. Plus, harsh chemicals (harmful to the environment) are not used in the cleaning or finishing process.
The Mostadam Standard primarily focuses on recyclable materials. And the recyclability of nature is unparalleled. The material extracted from old buildings is nearly 100% recyclable and reusable.
Therefore, natural stone tends to be an obvious choice for builders, architects, and designers due to its enduring life cycle. Thanks to its strong historical track record as it holds up to weathering and ages into the future beautifully better than any other building material.
We at Quality Marble Exports India are supporting green building project initiators, architects, designers, and around the globe. Our aim is to provide customized natural stones and services that focus on cost-saving and energy-saving possibilities.
We love the symbiotic relationship of green building with nature. And our technology and materials are dedicated to helping buildings provide a beautiful and resilient future to everyone.
Are you planning to incorporate natural stone into your green building design? Feel free to consult us!