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As COVID19 pandemic is far from being over, many countries are applying preventive measures to reduce the infection rates, one of them being wearing masks. In the United Arab Emirates, masks are obligatory outside private residences; this means that they must be worn even in the office when leaving one’s desk.

With sustainability at heart, Egis in the UAE offered an alternative solution to single use masks: the employees can chose to use washable masks.

The masks are 3 layered, breathable, with an option to add an additional filter, and with adjustable ear loops. They are easy to wash and most importantly – they will seriously reduce the amount of waste created by the single use masks.

Other Egis offices in the region are following the suit and we hope that all Egis locations will offer the same choice to the employees.

Passing through Abu Dhabi? Come and say hello to Egis team in their new office located in Adnec! This is the second permanent office in United Arab Emirates, the other one located in Dubai. 

In a first week of August Egis and Projacs teams in UAE hosted Egis Group new CEO, Laurent Germain. It was his first visit to the Middle East offices since joining the Group and due to COVID19 restrictions, travel could include only one country.

Mr Germain conducted the series of meetings with Egis & Projacs Business Unit Middle East top management. He also had a chance to visit site offices and meet the Clients: in Abu Dhabi he met Mr Shadi Malak, CEO of Etihad Rail and the team working on the project; in Dubai he visited the construction site of the new Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization and met with Mr Omar Omar El Deib, Projects Director at EREC (Emirates Real Estate Company).

Mr Germain thanked all employees for their commitment and hard work, especially during the challenging times of global pandemic. During the site visits he also highlighted the conditions of work specific to the region that must be taken into consideration, such as extreme heat.

The Beach Vista Project consists construction of 2 towers which share a common podium of ground floor for retail, mezzanine and 5 floors for car parking. Tower 1 is 40 stories and Tower 2 is 33 stories both comprising of residential apartments. The top of the podium is utilized for amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, park, barbeque area, etc. Facilities are also shared within the towers at this level, these comprise of a gym, changing rooms, and multi-purpose room.

Projacs team has been tasked with the Building Information Modeling (BIM) services as required for the Project in accordance with project requirements including and not limited to: validation of LOD300 provided to the service provider, preparation LOD400 shop drawings, LOD500 As Built preparation, Generation of 4D Data, COBie documentation, and 5D Cost estimation requirements up to the entire satisfaction and acceptance of the Client. The main part of reporting includes the identification of clashes.

LOD 400 & LOD 500 modelling for the Project will be for all related trades like Structural, Architectural, Irrigation, Water features, Landscaping, External works etc. excluding MEP and Façade from the LOD 300 model forwarded as received from the Engineer. The scope is also including to yield extracted BOQ for all disciplines.

Date: November 2019 - November 2021
Client: Nurol

Project overview

The Beach Vista Project consists construction of 2 towers which share a common podium of ground floor for retail, mezzanine and 5 floors for car parking. Tower 1 is 40 stories and Tower 2 is 33 stories both comprising of residential apartments. The top of the podium is utilized for amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, park, barbeque area, etc. Facilities are also shared within the towers at this level, these comprise of a gym, changing rooms, and multi-purpose room.

Projacs team has been tasked with the Building Information Modeling (BIM) services as required for the Project in accordance with project requirements including and not limited to: validation of LOD300 provided to the service provider, preparation LOD400 shop drawings, LOD500 As Built preparation, Generation of 4D Data, COBie documentation, and 5D Cost estimation requirements up to the entire satisfaction and acceptance of the Client. The main part of reporting includes the identification of clashes.

LOD 400 & LOD 500 modelling for the Project will be for all related trades like Structural, Architectural, Irrigation, Water features, Landscaping, External works etc. excluding MEP and Façade from the LOD 300 model forwarded as received from the Engineer. The scope is also including to yield extracted BOQ for all disciplines.

The Emirate of Sharjah decided to develop waste to energy facility, which will be the first in the UAE. It will use up to 37.5 tonnes of unrecyclable solid waste an hour to generate 30MW of electricity, supplying electricity to 28,000 households and diverting over 300,000 tonnes of waste from the landfills.

Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM) has been appointed to design, build, and operate the facility. The company tasked Projac team with the design review.

Date: January 2020 – April 2020
Client: CNIM

Project overview

The Emirate of Sharjah decided to develop waste to energy facility, which will be the first in the UAE. It will use up to 37.5 tonnes of unrecyclable solid waste an hour to generate 30MW of electricity, supplying electricity to 28,000 households and diverting over 300,000 tonnes of waste from the landfills.

Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM) has been appointed to design, build, and operate the facility. The company tasked Projac team with the design review, specifically related to:

  • mechanical systems (plumbing, HVAC, fire-fighting) including design drawings, design criteria, specifications and BOQ
  • electrical systems (electrical, low current, security, BMS) including design drawings, design criteria, specifications and BOQ

Five brave volunteers from Egis and Projacs in Dubai: Ahlam, Kasia, Garyth, Rob and Sita planted mangrove trees in Al Zorah, Ajman.

The Al Zorah Mangroves, which occupies over 5.4 mln sqm is recognized as a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention. The most common tree found in Al Zohra is Avicennia marina, commonly known as the gray or white mangrove due to the color of the bark. The trees grow to a height of 3-10m, creating a complex ecosystem for native marine and plant life and shelter for resident and migratory birds.

Recent studies indicate that mangroves can sequester four times more carbon than rainforests can, which makes them a very important tool in tacking the pollution. They are also vital in reducing flooding and erosion from storms, by creating the strong root connections.

Nowadays, the mangroves are at great risk, due to raising water levels and salt level in the water. The planting programms help in restoration of the mangrove forests, especially in the economically active areas, where the water is more polluted.

Congratulations to Projacs in UAE for signing the contract with EREC-Emirates Real Estate Corporation for Project Management Services for Offices Building for Ministry of Interior in Abu Dhabi.

Date: July 2019 - January 2023
Client: Emirates Real Estate Corporation (EREC)

Project overview

EREC, Emirates Real Estate Corporation, is a national organization operating in the UAE real estate sector. Established in 2000, EREC is responsible for the design and construction of properties for governmental entities: from ministries to local and federal authorities, both in UAE and abroad. It also provides the property maintenance services to all the tenants.

EREC building no 44 will house Ministry of Interior in Abu Dhabi, providing larger and modernized space for the employees. It will enhance the governmental and customer services for its clients and in line with country’s vision and mission.

Our missions

Projacs has been contracted to provide the below tasks:

1. Pre-construction (pre-design phase)

  • Agreements / contracts: to develop agreements and contracts for required consultants
  • Project Baselines: To confirm the project in terms of design, construction, financing and schedule

2. Pre-construction services (design phase)

  • Cost Control: to implement an integrated cost control system to document the overall construction program and to be of sufficient detail to record the history of each line item on the project
  • Schedule Control: to implement a schedule control system to track the progress of the works
  • Quality Control: to provide through an effective management plan, the highest quality and functional facilities for Client
  • Progress Meetings: to be the focal point for information involving members of the design team, the project management consultant staff and representatives from Client, to identify problems and investigate solutions in a timely manner
  • UAE Authorities Regulations: to monitor/maintain the design for compliance with the United Arab Emirates Authorities' requirements
  • Value Engineering: to evaluate throughout the design process approaches, that increase the efficiency which result from alternate materials, systems or methods of construction
  • Constructability: to complete a comprehensive review of plans and specifications throughout the design to evaluate the impact, each building components has, on the overall schedule and budgets for the project
  • Construction logistics/strategy: to develop the appropriate construction strategy taking into account the relationships between various building components, installations methods, procedures, and appropriate timing required to install each component
  • Contractor Pre-qualifications: to qualify and select contractors and subcontractors to accomplish the scope of work for the project
  • Bidding and tender analysis and recommendation: to determine a bid strategy to meet the Master Schedule requirements, assist in structuring bid packages and specifications conforming to the strategy that are clear, concise, and are easily interpreted by contractors and suppliers. Also, to perform a technical and commercial analysis for all Tender/bids
  • Contracts / agreements: to develop agreements and contracts for contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers for the project
  • Design Progress Reports: to provide design progress reports on a regular basis to Client for monitoring the progress of the design

3. Construction phase services

  • Progress meetings: to provide the forum for contractors, design firms, contractors and subcontractors to meet and discuss job progress, present ideas, discuss problems and solutions and to effect changes in a timely manner
  • Safety program: to see that the Contractor will implement an appropriate safety program throughout the construction process for contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers
  • Pre-construction meetings: to hold pre-construction meetings with the successful contractors, members from the design firm, Client and PM
  • Contract administration: to monitor and assure that the Contractor is coordinating the activities of all construction materials and equipment, contractors and subcontractors
  • Permits/licenses: to ensure permits and licenses, as required for the project, are obtained in a  timely manner and maintained throughout the duration
  • Bonding/insurance: to ensure that the total program for construction is bonded and that the contractor carries adequate insurance to cover its personnel, building, client. .. etc.
  • Document control: to maintain throughout construction a current set documentation, including construction documents and subsequent addenda, in addition to tracking submittals, requests for information and Change Order information and pricing
  • Scheduling: to confirm with the successful contractor that the construction schedule is planned and implemented as per the Master Schedule
  • Cost control: to enhance and maintain the project accounting as developed during the design phase under cost control
  • Changes: to institute a change management program for the successful coordination and delivery of construction changes
  • Payments: to review and certify monthly invoices submitted by all concerned parties
  • Close out: to finish the project as strongly as it starts with the confidence that all systems have been checked out and are proven to operate effectively and as designed
  • Project records: to maintain onsite all design, construction records, and data for the project
  • Reporting: to provide Client periodic reports illustrating the complete status, and overall status of the entire program
  • Punch list: to confirm that the Contractor corrects any items, which have not been completed in accordance with the contract documents
  • Certificate of Occupancy: to understand and fulfil all the necessary regulatory requirements to obtain a Certificate of occupancy and adequate time for smooth and orderly owner occupancy
  • Warranty: to identify and collect all warranties and guarantees required by the contract documents, and to develop procedures for inspection and correction of warranty problems
  • Operation and maintenance: to deliver all necessary documentation and training to provide a smooth transition for the Client staff
  • Final accounting: to provide a final accounting of the project funds

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