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Integrating Sustainability into Building Design – How JPW Group, leading MEP engineers in Dubai, helps clients turn their buildings green
Integrating Sustainability into Building Design – How JPW Group, leading MEP engineers in Dubai, helps clients turn their buildings green

Building design requires combining numerous technical systems with aesthetic considerations and code standards. Increasingly, sustainability is a key objective for engineering companies in UAE. In fact, the Emirates Green Building Council issued green building codes in 2016 and Abu Dhabi mandates compliance with the emirate’s Estidama system, which promotes sustainable design and construction. To meet these new green goals, engineering consultants in Dubai and engineering companies in Abu Dhabi focus on integrating sustainability into building design, which can be achieved during the design phase or as a retrofitting project.

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9Mar 2017
Can duct cleaning help avoid kitchen fires?
Can duct cleaning help avoid kitchen fires?

Last month, Eng Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, said that the agency’s Air Quality Monitoring Stations Network has received the prestigious European Standard Compliance certificate, making it the first government entity at the national and the regional level to receive the accreditation. Remarking on the receipt of the certificate, Lootah said Dubai Municipality is keen to adopt advanced technologies and techniques for the air quality sector, “which has become an urgent need at present, and among the priorities of paramount importance”.

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6Mar 2017
Four ‘traps’ slowing BIM use in healthcare O&M
Four ‘traps’ slowing BIM use in healthcare O&M

While an increasing number of healthcare owners are receiving BIM data following construction projects, not all are putting this information to use, a recently released white paper states. A number of factors are restricting the use of BIM for operation and maintenance (O&M) work of healthcare facilities. The white paper by Health Care Institute of IFMA, in partnership with BIM for Healthcare Owners outlines four "traps" that prevent the use of BIM for healthcare O&M.

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27Feb 2017
The Problem Solving Process for Engineers
The Problem Solving Process for Engineers

JPW Consulting Group explains how engineering companies in UAE approach complicated engineering issues At their core, engineers are problem solvers. Whether the problem is seemingly straightforward, such as how to maxmise fresh airflow through an office tower, or more complex, like creating the Palm Jumeirah, engineering companies in UAE approach these problems as challenges that can be resolved by applying a step-by-step problem-solving process. The ultimate result is a safer, more sustainable final product that meets the client’s project objectives and will continue to do so for years to come.

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22Feb 2017
DEWA scores big on global sustainability survey
DEWA scores big on global sustainability survey

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has scored an 88.7% on the Sustainability Culture Indicator, an annual survey conducted by organisations to measure their ability to instil a culture of sustainability among the business community, exceeding the global average. The score was an increase of 3.7% over the previous year, showing a positive increase across all individual and organisational levels in the areas of commitment, leadership, and sustainability.

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20Feb 2017
MEP and Interior Design
MEP and Interior Design

JPW Consulting Group, leading MEP consultants in Dubai, discuss why MEP engineering works and interior design should work together. Interior design and MEP engineering are both critical to the comfort of the building’s inhabitants and the sustainability of the structure’s systems. To make sure a project meets these objectives, the interior design team and the MEP engineering team must work together. This collaboration must rise above simply communicating openly with each and providing updates regarding changes and delays.

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16Feb 2017
GCC Countries to implement VAT in January 2018
GCC Countries to implement VAT in January 2018

Six GCC countries are planning on simultaneous adaption of the VAT tax in January 2018, a UAE official said. Along with the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain will adopt the new tax which will act as a way to increase non-oil revenues during a time of economic slowdown due to low oil prices, Arabian Business reported citing Reuters and Zawya. Younis al-Khouri, under-secretary at the UAE finance ministry, said: "By 2018, 1 January, we are aiming to adopt 5% VAT across the GCC.” The minister said that the government was aiming for a 5% rate across the board, though it may not be as strict for some sectors, namely education, healthcare, renewable energy, water, space, transport.

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13Feb 2017
4 Points to Keep in Mind When Completing an Engineering Project
4 Points to Keep in Mind When Completing an Engineering Project

Engineering companies in the UAE usually work in a ‘project environment,’ which means there must be a plan for a successful conclusion. As a project comes closer to handover, there are a few key points engineering consultants in Dubai and engineering companies in Abu Dhabi review to ensure each participant meets their actual end goals.

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8Feb 2017
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6Feb 2017
GCC face VAT implementation challenges
GCC face VAT implementation challenges

Value added tax (VAT) is due to roll out across the Gulf region by 2018, but the relevant States are ill-equipped to handle the implementation.

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1Feb 2017
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