Me­chan­i­cal Project of the Year

MEP Middle East - - MEP AWARDS 2018 -

Voltas bagged the 2018 Me­chan­i­cal Project of the Year award for its Dubai Trade Cen­ter District Phase 2 project.

The Dubai Trade Cen­ter District Phase 2 project posed a com­plex set of chal­lenges; how­ever, the firm’s past ex­per­tise helped in do­ing the back­ground re­search, set­ting ap­pro­pri­ate goals and achiev­ing them by us­ing an ef­fec­tive roadmap. This project in­volved plenty of metic­u­lous de­tail­ing and sev­eral sys­tems had to blend into seam­less op­er­a­tion. The space in­volved was a large C2 Com­mer­cial Of­fice Tower span­ning 58,223m2 and C4 Com­mer­cial Of­fice Tower with 43,770m2. Sev­eral teams had to work si­mul­ta­ne­ously and co-or­di­na­tion, al­lo­ca­tion of re­sources and timely com­ple­tion was of great con­se­quence.

The ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem in­stalled at the DTCD project com­prises 175 fans with duty/standby ar­range­ment, in­stalled through­out the project lo­ca­tion. This en­sures the ex­change of fresh air and still air be­tween the at­mos­phere and build­ing to main­tain the in­door air qual­ity (IAQ), tem­per­a­ture Level and fire­fight­ing ven­ti­la­tion.

Talk­ing about the chal­lenges of the project, Prab­hakar Ke­sa­van (not in the pic­ture; im­age of Syed Ilyas Ahmed, project di­rec­tor), com­mer­cial di­rec­tor for Voltas, said: “Ba­si­cally, we had a very de­mand­ing cus­tomer that was par­tic­u­larly fix­ated on good qual­ity. So we had to make sure that we met the very high stan­dards of the Dubai World Trade Cen­tre, and de­liver to what they re­quire. In ad­di­tion, it was an in­ter­nal chal­lenge for us as well: we wanted to set a new bench­mark for Voltas, and achieve it.” On Voltas’s vi­sion, he said: “We have been in the re­gion for a long time, and we are here for the long haul. We are known for re­li­a­bil­ity, qual­ity and never walk­ing away from a project.”

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