Changing the Future of Design & Construction

Changing the Future of Design & Construction

Merging digital end-to-end design with sustainable construction in a fourth industrial revolution to ensure NEOM is the standard by which the industry measures itself. A retooled economic model built on advanced technology, best-in-class efficiency, worker welfare and competency – in order to deliver livability and capital projects standards never before witnessed. Not just in NEOM, but in the global market beyond. This is a game-changing circular economy with digital prototyping, built in parallel with a fundamentally progressive society – at a scale and speed previously not thought possible. In short, a new ecosystem to help build smarter, more ethical and highly-profitable industries. Join our transformational movement, be the change.

  • Oxagon infrastructure projects

    Leading the world in

    Future-proof capital projects & infrastructure

  • Oxagon robotics tech

    Leading the world in

    Circular economy, internet of things & robotics

  • Oxagon vehicles cognitive cities

    Leading the world in

    Cognitive cities, autonomous vehicles & digital twins

  • Oxagon city livability welfare

    Leading the world in

    Worker welfare, training & livability for all

  • Oxagon sustainable construction

    Leading the world in

    Low-carbon sustainable construction

  • Oxagon industry investment

    Leading the world in

    Enabling industry investment, incubation & certification

  • Oxagon 3d printing

    Leading the world in

    Off-site modular construction & 3D printing

  • Oxagon design prototyping

    Leading the world in

    Human-centric design, rapid prototyping & transformational thinking

  • 2030: NEOM to become carbon-neutral

  • upgrading construction plant efficiency from 25% to 100%

  • reducing construction vehicle emissions by 25%+

  • 60

    reducing carbon in built structures by up to 60%

  • 85

    tons of cement needed to build NEOM

  • 90

    prefabricated components – to cut waste

Our Goals & Objectives

  • 01

    Implement the principles of a circular economy

    The construction industry will be driven by the principles of the cradle-to-cradle economy, which aims to eliminate waste, recycle materials and mimic nature’s harmonic, sustainable cycle overall.

  • 02

    Incorporate the latest developments in modern methods of construction (MMC)

    Over one third of the projects in NEOM will be modular construction. After the initial start-up phase, NEOM’s annual request for this technology is expected to be in excess of $1 billion.

  • 03

    Establish innovative labor rights and improve workers’ lives

    Besides creating and implementing a groundbreaking legal framework that puts human rights first, NEOM will adopt technology that ensures that workers can automate time-consuming tasks seamlessly and improve standards of work.

  • 04

    Develop state-of-the-art design and construction codes

    NEOM will require unprecedented levels of off-site manufacturing within the construction sector. That’s why the legal and business operating frameworks will be designed accordingly, with efficiency, simple licensing procedures and transparent regulatory processes in mind.

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Our People

NEOM Design and Construction is bringing together experts from around the world to create the blueprint for planning, designing, installing and operating the construction industry of tomorrow in a sustainable way.

  • Zsolt Eotvos

    Zsolt Eotvos

    Construction Equipment Technology Director

    With 20+ years of global industry and financial services leadership experience at GE, Raiffeisen and Home Credit, Zsolt Eotvos is building a world-class construction technology ecosystem at NEOM. His focus includes a low-emission plant and equipment infrastructure, built on sustainable technologies.

  • David Heron

    David Heron

    Industrialized Design and Construction Director

    David Heron is an engineer with 25+ years of experience in technology, building materials and modern construction methods. He has worked at Accenture, Holcim and run his own consultancy. At NEOM, he is responsible for state-of-the-art design, construction ecosystems and modern construction methods.

  • AbuJahed Ahad

    AbuJahed Ahad

    Worker Welfare & Livability Director

    With 28 years of experience in the UK and Middle East – including leadership roles at Expo 2020, Tamkeen and Masdar – AbuJahed Ahad is an expert in worker welfare, auditing and risk management. At NEOM, he is responsible for elevating work and livability standards for every worker in the sector.

  • Menno de Jonge

    Menno de Jonge

    Digital Delivery Director

    Menno de Jonge leads the digital transformation efforts across NEOM. Along with a passion for innovation and sustainability, he brings 30 years of construction and technology experience at companies including Royal BAM Group and Autodesk.

  • Pepe Cantillana

    Pepe Cantillana

    Cementitious Supply Chain Director

    Pepe Cantillana is an expert in business innovation and cement. Drawing from his 15+ years of C-level experience at Holcim Group and his own consulting company, at NEOM he is responsible for reimagining the supply and usage of cement – and cementitious materials – to reduce the carbon footprint.