Construction

MAKING CONCRETE A MORE SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MATERIAL

November 11, 2022

Making concrete whitepaper
Concrete is an outstanding building material. It is widely available, economical, hard and durable like stone, and easy to work with – all attractive properties for the construction industry. However, concrete also has its disadvantages. The cement contained in concrete consumes a lot of energy during its production process and emits large amounts of CO2. This, combined with the enormous demand for concrete and the simultaneous low recycling rate, makes concrete less-than-friendly for the environment.

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Qatar Engineering & Construction Company W.L.L

Qatar Engineering & Construction Company (Qcon) is the leading National EPC & Maintenance Contractor in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Fertilizer and Power industries. Formally known as MECON, the company was established in 1975. Since then, Qcon has contributed immensely to the hydrocarbon infrastructural development in Qatar.

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whitePaper | April 30, 2021

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whitePaper | March 6, 2020

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whitePaper | July 8, 2022

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UNPACKING THE BENEFITS OF STRUCTURAL BIM

whitePaper | September 19, 2022

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Qatar Engineering & Construction Company W.L.L

Qatar Engineering & Construction Company (Qcon) is the leading National EPC & Maintenance Contractor in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Fertilizer and Power industries. Formally known as MECON, the company was established in 1975. Since then, Qcon has contributed immensely to the hydrocarbon infrastructural development in Qatar.

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