The Ministry of Housing is considering allowing citizens to build their units using modern technology by 2020, by facilitating the granting of licenses for prefabricated houses, in coordination with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs.
“The subject is still under study to develop the main frameworks and parameters and to identify legislation related to this matter in partnership with the relevant authorities,” said Saif al-Suwailem, spokesman for the ministry.
On the requirements of the use of rapid construction technology and whether it will be within the specific residential complexes isolated from the traditional building complexes or according to the desire of the beneficiary, he stressed that it is not required to be in isolated complexes, and will be according to the desire of the beneficiary and in accordance with the requirements required and the code of building Saudi Arabia.
He explained that since the adoption of the plan to stimulate the private sector has been working and search for the best and best construction techniques around the world in line with the local nature and the desire of citizens, adding that the ministry aims to pump thousands of housing units within the projects in partnership with qualified developers.
He pointed out that this type of construction will contribute to the provision of more quality housing and the appropriate price, and in less time compared to traditional construction methods.
The Ministry of Housing estimated that the share of the Ministry of Housing’s projected construction capacity in the Ministry’s housing projects would be between 30 and 50 per cent of the Ministry’s total projects by the end of 2020.
The ministry indicated to the “Economic” earlier that the prices of these units ranged from 200 to 700 thousand riyals, where completed the first projects that adopt the method of modern construction techniques, within the project housing Riyadh, during the period announced by the ministry in advance, set by 35 days , Taking into account their conformity with the quality standards complying with the Saudi Construction Code.
“Housing” has adopted the “quick building” technique to qualify and adopt a number of new international technologies, which aim to raise the quality of the construction process and reduce the time required to finish the construction process and reduce the total cost of the Ministry’s projects. On quality.
This technique is characterized by its technical and design quality, shortening the period of construction compared to traditional construction and its low cost. The ministry seeks to attract such advanced construction techniques and subject it to a series of technical tests in cooperation with the relevant authorities and to verify their potential for future projects in partnership with the private sector. In addition to the usual traditional construction, and thus contribute to the provision of more housing units of different options and quality and price appropriate to all groups of society ranging from 200 thousand to 700 thousand riyals.
The Ministry has accelerated its steps to implement the “Quick Building” initiative in its residential projects within its programs to achieve the “Vision 2030” to overcome the obstacles it faces towards providing housing to citizens through the adoption of intelligent solutions in the organization, financing, construction, and shortening of time and cost after achieving the requirement of compatibility With Saudi construction code to become a new option for housing applicants.
The Ministry’s approach to the adoption of fast-built buildings will benefit developers from these initiatives and innovations to become national companies to enter the prefabricated prefabricated concrete projects. In addition to their activities, the company will benefit from the expertise of US companies that adopt high technical specifications. In the field of housing and works on the development and transfer of modern construction techniques and related industries, training the professional cadres necessary for their operation and maintenance, as well as benefiting from successful experiences in the implementation of housing plans and policies, Implementation of housing in the hip projects in different categories, and also encourage real estate developers to enter into various housing programs sector.
The building will provide citizens with various housing solutions to break the monopoly barrier practiced by some real estate companies and some companies. There are international systems that have been applied and developed over the past decades. They have guarantees that preceded the advanced countries such as America, Europe, China, hurricane-bearing, Fire-resistant and long-lasting fire resistant, with easy maintenance of electricity and plumbing at the lowest cost, most of which are not available in existing dwellings, the portable ceiling system without columns, or the wall-bearing walls without columns, the system of these houses with steel and poly-styrene With an excellent insulation system, a global system built by skyscrapers, and a fast galvanized construction system.