Sustainable building codes in the Middle East being developed

The International Code Council and ASTM International are partnering to support the use of codes and standards in sustainable construction in the Middle East. The work is part of The Standards and Codes for Sustainable Construction project and is funded in part through the Market Development Cooperator Program at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. The goal is to enhance the Gulf region’s efforts in areas such as energy efficiency, water conservation, materials management, building safety, and overall economic growth.

Through 2017, ICC and ASTM will conduct technical seminars and training programs about sustainable codes and standards, disseminate information at exhibits and trade shows, and accompany industry officials to standards development and green construction code meetings.

In May, ICC and ASTM will hold a workshop in Doha, Qatar, in conjunction with the International Construction Technology and Building Materials Exhibition. The goal of the workshop is to provide information about codes and standards, build support for sustainable construction, and demonstrate the relationship between manufactured products and codes and standards…

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