KSA construction sector to be worth USD 23 billion by 2015
Rushika Bhatia
Industry Watch

KSA construction sector to be worth USD 23 billion by 2015

Innovative technologies from DuPont, a market driven science company, are being eyed to sustain Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) vibrant construction sector which is set to grow at an annual average of 4% to become a USD 23 billion market by 2015.

The recent order by King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud to construct 500,000 houses for Saudi nationals at a cost of USD 66.7 billion places a huge demand on housing materials and technologies alone. DuPont offerings are capable of meeting performance, aesthetic and regulatory requirements of residential and commercial developments across KSA.

“Saudi construction places equal emphasis on good appearance and functionality, two qualities which are exactly what our construction materials and technologies are intended to provide,” said Tony Azzam, Regional Business Manager DuPont Building Innovations, Middle East, Africa, Turkey & Pakistan.

To address the booming construction demand, DuPont and E.A. Juffali & Brothers (fabricator and distributor of DuPont Corian surfacing products in KSA) recently offered workshops to interior design and architectural students from Effat University and Dar Al Hekma College, one of the most well known Interior designing and architectural colleges in Saudi Arabia for women in Jeddah.

E.A. Juffali & Brothers also organised seminars in Madinah Al Monwara inviting key architects, consultants and main contractors sharing “the miracles of science” behind increasing the performance of building systems to create more sustainable residential and commercial structures in KSA through DuPont products. DuPont also hosted  Zuhier Fayez Partnership – an architectural, engineering, project management consultants in KSA.

DuPont Corian techno-surface, a versatile surfacing solution used in a wide range of architectural and design applications for both indoor and outdoor environments. Hygienic, resistant and also repairable, it is available in over 100 colours. It can be fabricated with the techniques used for wood but can also be carved, thermoformed, routed and inlayed.

Its numerous applications range from kitchens to lamps, from bathrooms to the skin of buildings, from seating solutions to home automation systems, from radiators to touch control surfaces, from tables to furnishing and fashion accessories, to mention just a few.

DuPont SentryGlas line of laminated safety glass, is another popular material among leading consultants. The products’ interlayers are five times stronger and up to 100 times stiffer than conventional laminating materials, providing protection against the weather, hard impacts and heavy loads.

From high-quality and chemical free weed control, root barrier, surface stabilisation solutions to pond lining, DuPont offers through its family of DuPont Plantex landscape solutions a complete range of smart and innovative products for professionals that helps creating and maintaining a beautiful landscape while efficiently managing irrigation and rain water.

DuPont Zonyl offers a solution for all surface protection needs. It provides oil and water repellent treatments that resist stain without affecting natural appearance. The versatile product line is used to protect coatings and paints, electronics, leather, textiles and concrete.