Harmony team have launched the construction phase of the project on Saturday 4th of September 2021. Representing the British University in Dubai, Harmony team, comprising of 18 students and alumni, was shortlisted to participate in the Solar Decathlon ME design competition organized by DEWA which will take place in Dubai Expo 2020 as part of its activities. All design proposals entered into the competition focus on solving the issues and needs of sustainable living in the Middle East.
The event was hosted by DUBOX, an innovative construction company that aims to challenge the exciting traditions followed in construction by improving efficiencies and quality to the built environment. They are continuously investing in research & development projects across the region through their SMART Center of Innovation located in Dubai which develops materials, processes and best practices research with the world of research and academia.
Eng. Mohammad Yasser Baaj, CEO & Founder of B3G Engineering Services elaborated on the important role of utilizing the company’s founders extensive experience in the construction industry around the world and investing them to support harmonyhome where multi-talented young engineers come together with the industry leaders to cover architectural, structural, mechanical and project management disciplines. The result is, bringing the future of construction innovation TODAY.
The event started by welcoming the participating sponsors and presenting their contribution made towards the project, providing a brief explanation on the competition and the terms of participation and explaining the main design elements for Harmony home. Sponsors had the ability to be interviewed about their contribution towards Harmony home and how the project supports their initiative to build the most sustainable and smart net zero house and to find new ways to save energy using renewable resources.
Professor Bassam Abu Hijleh, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and IT, said, “We are very proud that BUiD’s team has been selected to participate in this competition alongside several top-quality local and international teams taking part in this challenging event. The Harmony building design is focused on a wide range of sustainable design practices and green technologies. The goal is to create a building which exists in harmony with nature, by using a range of renewable resources while reducing any potential negative impacts on the environment in order to reduce its overall environmental footprint.”
Harmony home team members are excited about starting this phase since they will be able to interact with sponsors from professional field while applying the knowledge learned at the university with their previous experience gained.