Hala Supports The #SustainableDubai Initiative – Green Concrete
Since 2015, Dubai government has been pushing the initiative switch to green concrete to make its ever-expanding built-up areas healthier and more sustainable. Construction companies in Dubai have been using green alternatives for original Portland cement (OPC), the major component of concrete mix that is found to emit toxic gases.
Dubai has been at the forefront of innovation on many fronts and the construction industry is on par with this. This directive was after a study by the municipality’s Building Department established the negative impacts that Portland cement can have.
With more than 10 billion tons produced each year worldwide, concrete is by far the most important building material. The concrete industry is the largest user of natural resources in the world, and Portland cement, a key ingredient in most conventional cement, accounts for roughly five percent of all carbon dioxide gas generated by human activities worldwide.
According to research cited by the municipality, producing one ton of OPC is accompanied by the emission of 1.1 ton of carbon dioxide (CO2), in addition to the other harmful side-effects due to the production of huge amounts of dust, as it is estimated that each ton of OPC produces 164 kilograms of dust pollution. Construction companies now have the possibility of using more greener and safer alternatives like Fly Ash and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBFS).
The construction industry in the UAE depends solely on a dozen cement-manufacturing companies. The capacity of these 12 cement companies in the UAE is close to 39 million tonnes. These factories will now be producing more of GGBFS and Fly Ash. Apart from causing less emission of dust and fume, they are better resistant to water, salt and sulfate.
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