Topic: AESG

AESG’s Belarmino Cordero discusses facades as the ‘backdrop for zero-energy buildings’

Tall skyscrapers today dominate the skylines of major cities across the Middle East and these frequently incorporate fully-glazed façades to showcase modernity. Unfortunately, these design concepts often fail to account for the unique climate of the region and are therefore highly inefficient. Recognising … More

Building codes need to be updated periodically and fire codes are no different says AESG’s Saeed Al Abbar

Saeed Al Abbar, director of UAE-based specialist consultancy AESG said UAE’s upcoming Fire and Life Safety Code 2017 will be well received, according to ConstructionWeekOnline. Responding to a query about the evolution of the code since its first iteration in 2011, Al Abbar … More

Video: Saeed Al Abbar on the UAE’s sustainability evolution

Sustainable construction and design markets have grown on the back of “regulation-driven mandates” in the UAE, AESG director Saeed Al Abbar told ConstructionWeekOnline. Al Abbar added that the UAE’s sustainability market “was in its infancy when we [AESG] started.” He continued: “It wasn’t … More