GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Real Estate and Retail

 
  Share
  • Topping out ceremony held in the presence of senior officials
  • Net-zero building to showcase new standards in sustainable architecture
  • State-of-the-art Tesla Powerpack to supplement energy requirements
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December 11, 2017:  Bee'ah, the Sharjah-based award-winning environmental management company, has made great headway in the construction of its iconic new headquarters. The company commemorated the completion of the highest point of the structure, with a topping out ceremony held on Sunday, 10th of December, at the location of the site in Al Saj'ah. 
 
HE Salim Al Owais, Chairman of Bee'ah; Patrik Schumacher, Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects; and Edmund Mahabir, Managing Director of Al Futtaim Carillion, signed a special concrete panel at the topmost section of the building, in recognition of the important achievement. The event marked an important occasion for Bee'ah, and the project stakeholders, indicating that the headquarters is on schedule for completion, by the end of 2018. 
 
In alignment with Bee'ah's growing ambition of improving the quality of life in the region, the company has created an environmentally sound structure, which will have minimal negative impact on the environment, across its lifetime. In addition to being completely powered by renewable energy, the new headquarters uses products like recycled aggregate in construction, incorporates energy and water saving fixtures, maximises the benefit of natural elements like sunlight and winds for heating and cooling, utilises native vegetation for landscaping, and ensures reuse of greywater. 
 
HE Salim Al Owais, Chairman of Bee'ah said, “I believe that we cannot envision a future of being a sustainable city, without advancements in green architecture. At Bee'ah, as environmental pioneers, we have always driven ourselves to innovate and lead the UAE's journey towards sustainability. Through our HQ project, we have formed partnerships with some of the world's most renowned entities, to examine as to how we can maximise the potential for sustainability in the built environment. With its ultra-low carbon footprint, minimal water and energy usage and the efficient recycling of construction materials, this project will set a benchmark for all future green construction projects in the Gulf region. It is also a model for a green building system that can be replicated across the UAE, as the nation seeks to transition into a green economy.”
 
A primary feature of the headquarters is that of its zero net energy consumption. The building will be utilising photovoltaic cells to ensure complete reliance on renewable energy. To facilitate efficient use of the cells, Bee'ah signed an agreement with Tesla to utilise their advanced Powerpack battery technology. The company has acquired nine storage packs, with a total capacity of 1,890 kWhs, which will store the energy from the cells, and keep the building operational in the absence of sunlight. 
 
The building which is expected to receive a platinum certification, by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), under its Leadership in Energy and Efficient Design (LEED) programme, is making rapid progress towards the completion of construction.
 
With 270 construction workers, engineers and managers on site, the steelwork for the massive structure has been completed, while the architectural concrete dome which forms the centrepiece of the project has been put in place. Mechanical and electrical fixing work is progressing rapidly across the site, while internal work is also underway. Construction on external envelopes for the roof and walls is ongoing. This structure and façade work, with its complex 3D geometrical shapes made of glass reinforced concrete (GRC), is the responsibility of specialist engineering firm BuroHappold. The main structure of the Visitors' Centre and of the Main Dune is complete, while that of the standalone Energy Centre is 50% complete. It is a measure of the care and precision with which the project is being executed, that 1 million man hours have elapsed without an incident or injury to any site workers. 
 
In keeping with Bee'ah's holistic approach to sustainability, the headquarters has followed a robust sustainability strategy, right from the designing phase. In a unique representation of sustainable aesthetics, the building has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects to resemble a series of intersecting sand dunes, enabling it to blend harmoniously into the desert landscape. The construction process has also been notable for its innovative and intelligent approach to recycling. In addition to recycling greywater and material waste generated on site, the raw building materials are acquired from sustainable sources, while concrete aggregates produced by the project itself are used in the construction of barriers. Lights on perimeter fences are solar powered and the project as a whole, has sought to benefit the wider community by encouraging site visits from engineering and architecture student groups based within the UAE. The local community has benefitted in other ways too, as the majority of the supply chain comes from Sharjah and the surrounding emirates. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 9748 times
Posted on : Monday, December 11, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Interpipe Supplies a Million Tons of Pipe Products to the Middle East
Next Story : Mutual Recognition: DPM Launches Engineer Registration System
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Timeless Ties
COLAB - Dry Shampoo
ORANGE & BERGAMOT Awaken the Cult Icon New Additions
FOREO delivers the ultimate festival survival kit for a glow-on-the-go.
Samsung launches Exciting Smartphone Trade-In Program with Galaxy S9 or S9+
Enhance skin radiance, smoothness and brightness in just 14 days, with the new J...
Summertime Beauty Picks at Glambeaute.com
The Perfect Gift Mark
Dubai Sports Council Pavilion a big hit at Bangkok SportAccord
New XE 300 Sport Edition Wins Gripping Ice Race
Dubai-based Al Kasir Group launches three Crypto assets backed by diamonds
A Royal Ramadan Experience by Master Chef Mama in Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre
Skyline University College Economics Day 2018: One Step towards Tomorrow
Get Vibrant and lively hair with Rahua's new Color Full Range
Filorga Mesotherapist Derma Roller
du to Offer New 9.7-inch iPad With Apple Pencil Support
New Blow Out Bar and Make-Up Studio SWISH by Immaclife Opens in Abu Dhabi in Apr...
Rolling Cones, a new luxury ice cream concept, launches at the Hyatt Regency Dub...
Penny Scallan Design Launches in the Middle East
MINI at Auto China Beijing 2018
The new BMW M2 Competition
Mumzworld Announce Recruitment Drive To Empower Women in the Middle East
Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company Launches Two 64-Meter Landing Ships for the Kuwa...
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi Leads Sharjah Contingent to Kuwait Arab Media Forum
Genesis G70 Luxury Sedan Arrives in Middle East
Pandora Shine Discover A New Way to Shine
Toshiba Releases New, Powerful Surveillance and Video Streaming Internal Consume...
Exclusive, Limited‐Edition, Swiss‐Made Cryptocurrency Watches
10 Kg gold for 100 winners at Malabar Gold & Diamonds
Olivia Burton Marble Florals - Embrace these styles for a new artistic way to wo...
Stylish Nursing wear at Mums and Bumps
Understanding what women want Balmain reveals the Madrigal Mini II
Gifts for Ramadan at Hour Choice
Airport Show Attracts Influential Aviation Leaders for Global Airport Leaders Fo...
Adamavi - Elegant, Timeles S, and Reliable
Pandora Spring Embrace Nature's Beauty
April Marks Autism Awareness Month at Nursery Chain
Tommy Fleetwood joins OMEGA's line-up of golfing greats
Mido Ramadan Watch Collection
Ashridge to help Saudi leaders explore and implement strategies for growth
In Its 100th Year, Panasonic Bullish On ME Growth
Village Street Sale at The Outlet Village offers designer outfits at great prices
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Ruler Delivers Keynote Opening Speech to 14th Arabian Hotel...
Tamouh unveils unique art piece dedicated to the late Sheikh Zayed at Cityscape ...
Mido Multifort Datometer Limited Edition - A piece of history on your wrist
Get ready for an exciting Ramadan at Danat Al Ain Resort
du LaLiga HPC U16 Crowned UAE FA Academy League Champions and City FC Win U14 ...
'Global Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturers Gear Up for Robust Business Growth ...
Mint Middle East to Collaborate with Interac in UAE
Dragon Mart appoints Ines Akari as its official Toy Detective