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​​​Saudi Arabia 2030 Vision is built around three themes: a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation. The first theme: A Vibrant Society represents a society with Strong Roots, Fulfilling Lives, and Strong Foundations. This first theme is vital to achieving the Vision and it acts as a strong foundation for economic prosperity, developing KSA cities to offer high quality of living, and achieve environmental sustainability.

The Smart Building Research Center (SBRC) works under the overarching framework of the first  theme and aims to offer scientific and practical solutions to the pressing problem of “Climate  Change” in the environmental conditions of our time, in the urbanization of future cities and  communities, and in the building construction methods and possibilities. The contribution of SBRC will fill a significant gap in the scientific discourse of this area in KSA and will draw the center’s main goal and objectives, as well as the formation of its structure.

Vision

The Smart Building Research Center aspires to be one of the competitive research centers in KSA that produces highly interdisciplinary research output and contributes nationally and internationally in developing the knowledge and enriching the profession in the fields of the built environment.

Mission

The The Smart Building Research Center aims to establish qualified research teams and equipped research labs that will provide highly interdisciplinary research environment to enable the researchers to produce high quality research and to attract internal and external funded projects. The research activities, research output, and commercialized products of the SBRC will contribute internationally in developing the knowledge and will enrich nationally the professional consultancy in the field of the built environment.

Goal

Contribute to the achievement of the KSA Vision 2030 target to provide a Vibrant Society with Strong Roots, Fulfilling Lives, and Strong Foundations by producing highly interdisciplinary research activities, outputs, and commercialized products.

Objectives

  1. Provide scientific solutions to the environmental conditions of our time,
  2. Contribute in the urbanization of future cities and communities, and
  3. Offer smart clarifications to the building construction methods and possibilities.

The Center Structure and Research Interest

SBRC includes three research laboratories and three supporting unites/laboratories. Research interests within SBRC are similarly broad, and include sustainable behavior, climate change economics, building information modelling (BIM), and sustainable cities. We apply a variety of disciplinary perspectives to sustainability-related questions including environmental psychology, management, economics and construction research.

The SBRC Labs are

Main Labs

  1. Environmental Design of Buildings Lab (EDoB Lab.)
  2. Urban Design Lab (UD Lab)
  3. Construction and Material Testing Lab (CMT Lab)

Supporting Units and Labs

  1. Fabrication Lab (Fab Lab)
  2. Media Lab. (Print/Scanning Unit)
  3. Virtual Environment Lab (VE Lab)

Smart Building Research Center

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