Sustainable development

NEON: The Future of Sustainable Living

NEOM: The Future of Sustainable Living

September 6, 2022

NEOM is a proposed megacity in Saudi Arabia that will be built on the kingdom's northwestern coast. It is intended to be a hub of technology and innovation and will be powered entirely by renewable energy. Construction is expected to be completed by 2025, with the aim of providing housing[...]
The Need for a National Construction Waste Management Policy in Pakistan

The Need for a National Construction Waste Management Policy in Pakistan

June 13, 2022

In any given country, the construction industry is always the most significant and dominant industry. In Pakistan alone, the construction sector adds up to 380 billion PKR approximately in GDP annually (Invest Pakistan). Not only does the construction sector consume the maximum number of natural resources worldwide, but is also[...]
Tameer Se Taleem - Connecting construction with education through chairs

Graana.com launches TameerSeTaleem for construction waste management

June 4, 2022

Graana.com, Pakistan’s #1 online real estate marketplace, has launched the novel initiative of TameerSeTaleem that aims to promote sustainable development goals in Pakistan’s construction sector.  It aims to resolve three major urban issues in Pakistan’s construction sector: the rise of construction waste and, consequently, solid waste; lack of monitoring over[...]
Scope of Sustainable Architecture

Scope of Sustainable Architecture

May 23, 2022

As we grow more conscious of the importance of environmental issues, there is one aspect of our life where sustainability is more important than ever. And that is how the places in which we live are developed. The building sector, which is heavily reliant on natural resources, has no choice[...]

Top Sustainable Designs Trends in Commercial Real Estate

May 6, 2022

Many real estate investors are turning towards sustainable options for building materials, especially to raise the value of the property. Due to decreased operating and maintenance expenses, corporate tenants now also recognise the importance of green office buildings, a significant element in today's competitive real estate market. Sustainable design takes[...]
Prefabricated Houses in Pakistan

Prefabricated Houses in Pakistan

March 21, 2022

Prefabricated houses in Pakistan are the next big thing for all the right reasons. The phrase 'prefabrication' has gained popularity in the construction sector in recent years. Prefabricated homes are specialized residential homes made up of building materials produced off-site in advance, typically in standard components that can be readily[...]

Buying Real Estate in Metaverse

March 6, 2022

Introduction The Metaverse is a combination of augmented, virtual, and physical reality programs, which allow users to work, play and stay connected with friends in the virtual realm. Even though the term ‘metaverse’ recently got traction ever since Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced the rebranding of his company’s name[...]

The Significance of Structural Engineering in Construction Industry

February 2, 2022

While observing the mammoth-sized buildings and the marvels of architecture, one thing that compels us to ponder and praise such structures is their strength and the ability to withstand the exogenous climate factors. The secret to such stability and resilience is the structural engineering that ensures that the complex structures[...]

All you need to know about Eco-friendly Construction Materials

January 28, 2022

Environmental impact and sustainability have become a primary concern worldwide, and many individuals and industry sectors are paying close attention to it. While recognising the necessity of creating a more sustainable society, the use of eco-friendly construction materials is becoming increasingly popular.  Many construction materials have surfaced to minimise the[...]

Benefits of Living in High-Rise Buildings

January 27, 2022

Introduction Land in urban areas is becoming an increasingly scarce resource due to increasing global population growth levels and rising rural to urban migration trends, forcing urban planners to adopt vertical growth over horizontal expansion. Vertical development of the cities has emerged as a solution that can accommodate a large[...]