Specialist: Review of construction procedures contributes to reducing financial waste

Asharqia Chamber organized a lecture, among the activities and programs of the Contracting Committee, that is entitled “Basic Concepts Before Building Your House,” which talked about bout common mistakes that some people make when building a home, including design, demographics and architecture.

The member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Committee, Hamad bin Hamoud Al-Hammad, said that the lecture comes within the efforts of the work of the Contracting Committee and its activities for 2019 in order to raise the awareness of the contractors, architects and all individuals who are coming to build their houses with the basic concepts of building, requirements and steps necessary before, during and after the construction process, as one of the most important factors for achieving quality and sustainability.

He explained that many of the initiatives and programs of quality and awareness put forward by our wise government to provide a balanced and sustainable housing environment, which contributed to the organization of the sector and increase the awareness of individuals of the importance of obtaining new houses without risk, which is in line with the objectives and aspirations of the Vision of the Kingdom of 2030 that is promoting sustainable buildings and improving citizens’ lifestyles.

Al-Hammad pointed out that the lecture represents a valuable opportunity for the parties to the relationship to know whether the architects, contractors or the next to build houses on these basic concepts that must be increased awareness, thinking and taking into account before starting the construction because with their good knowledge, individuals can get the houses they want to live in according to the specifications they were hoping for.

For his part, Dr. Sameer Akbar, a specialist in urban construction, stressed the importance of ensuring the construction procedures in order to achieve the best results both in terms of safety of implementation and materials used or in terms of reducing the waste of money in the maintenance of frequent.

He pointed out that one of the most common mistakes when building the house are lost spaces that raise the cost of construction without interest.

He pointed to a very important issue related to the strength of soil, which is the norm in determining the type of rules that will be established under the structure.

This is a very important issue in order not to build more rules than required, which increases the cost and to avoid any future problems such as landing rules, which may make you pay a high price.

On the importance of the design of the house, Akbar said that many people do not know how difficult the design and does not appreciate the stages of design of the house and is keen not to pay high amounts to come out with a professional design and distinctive includes all the necessary details.

This is a fundamental reason for the poor facade in our urban environment.

This is indicating the need to take into account the needs of the family and its various wishes, because any change during the construction will be very expensive.

Akbar said that house design prices vary according to several factors including design quality, degree of detail, number of paintings required in the project and size of the house to be designed.

As prices rise and decrease according to the size of engineering offices Large offices have administrative expenses increase the cost of design fee.

He pointed out that the different areas of jobs in the house is to control the calculation of the cost of construction.

He gave the largest number of tips to reduce the cost of design, including reducing the areas of corridors, reducing the plumbing extensions by putting the bathrooms and the kitchen back to back and above each other, avoiding high ceilings in order to reduce bone scanning and finishing, as well as the volume of air conditioning.

In conclusion, the guest speaker was honored with a memorial plaque.

Source: Republic of Cyprus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs