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Project description

Services provided

Benefits to the client

Third-party inspection and quality control of residential buildings in Dubai

IBW Middle East Holdings, UAE

  • Sub-contracted by TÜV SÜD Middle East L.L.C.
  • Third-party inspections during construction of residential flats and terrace houses in Dubai
  • Performance period: 08/2009 to present
  • Design checks and compliance verification using expert quality control system
  • Quality control of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering installations
  • Fire protection and noise insulation inspections
  • Cost reduction
  • Implementation of German quality standards

Design review of hotel construction

South West Architecture, Qatar

  • Design review and static review during construction of high-rise hotel in Doha which has two basement garage levels
  • Performance period: 01/2011 to present
  • Review of planning documentation such as architectural plans, structural plans and static calculations
  • Design checks of mechanical installations
  • Static problems are being resolved
  • Saving money with TÜV SÜD’s cost-effective solutions

On-site inspections of Crystal Palace Stadium

ALPINE Munich, Azerbaijan

  • On-site inspections during construction of Crystal Palace Stadium in Baku for Eurovision Song Contest 2012
  • Performance period: 01/2012 to 5/2012
  • On-site inspections during the construction phase for safety and building technology
  • Final approval
  • Efficient solutions to safety-related problems
  • Compliance with safety standards
  • Safety attestation accepted by governmental authorities

Third-party inspections of Campus El Gouna

Orascom Hotels & Development Co., Egypt

  • Construction of Campus El Gouna, a branch of the Technical University of Berlin (TUB), in El Guona
  • Performance period: 08/2009 to present
  • Third-party on-site inspections during construction for safety and quality
  • Check for design compliance using a quality control system
  • Verification of safety, fire protection and energy efficiency
  • Implementation of German safety standards in Egypt
  • Mediation between operator (TUB) and client (Orascom)

Safety assessment of Nanofab Core Lab

KAUST, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • Safety assessment of the Nanofab Core Lab in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • Performance period: 2010
  • On-site safety inspections and valuation of documentation
  • Certification of safety of existing buildings according to TÜV SÜD standard BC 7
  • Independent expert opinion on high safety standard of construction
  • Identification and elimination of safety risks

Third-party inspections of damaged sewer pipe

New Construction Technologies, Georgia

  • Refurbishment of a damaged sewer pipe under the Rustavi culvert
  • Performance period: 2010
  • Third-party quality inspection of pipe
  • Damage assessment
  • Design checks of redevelopment plans

TÜV SÜD’s quality control services during the project was a
decisive argument for the construction company to give
commission to the client

Third-party inspections of utility tunnel

Zueblin International Qatar L.L.C.

  • Third-party inspections during construction of south utility tunnel in Doha
  • Performance period: 10/2010 to present
  • Third-party inspections of mechanical installations during construction
  • Design review against planning specifications
  • Visual on-site inspections

Independent and impartial assessment

Road resurfacing in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, India

  • Testing and inspection during the resurfacing of roads in the West and New West Zone in Ahmedabad
  • Duration: 2008 to present
  • Quantity and quality survey
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality inspections
  • Material testing
  • Progress monitoring and construction safety
  • Minimised costly delays and reworks
  • Saved time and money with cost-effective solutions from a one-stop source

Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi

Taj Palace Hotel, India

Energy efficiency consultancy of the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi

  • Reviewed energy consumption pattern and evaluated energy savings potential
  • Scope included air-conditioning system, electricity supply and operation facilities

Identified a 15% energy savings without compromising on service level

Goodman’s Fields development in London

Berkeley Group, UK

Sustainable MEP design for development comprising 850 residential dwellings, various retail units and a hotel

  • Energy modelling, thermal comfort assessments, sunlight/daylight studies, utilities impact assessments, Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM assessments
  • Sustainable design elements: site wide CHP lead energy centre, passive energy reduction measures such as improved fabric performance and air tightness levels
  • Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 rating for Residential
  • BREEAM “Excellent” rating for the hotel
  • A world-class mixed use development in the heart of the City of London for the Berkeley Group

Athletes Village for London Olympics 2012

Lend Lease / ODA, UK

  • Athletes Village London 2012 providing accommodation for 18,000 athletes and officials during the Olympics and Paralympics
  • 2,800 apartments which shall be converted to homes for families and a state of the art polyclinic and academy serving the new community
  • Design of sustainable building services engineering
  • Low carbon energy heating network with biomass CHP and wind turbine contribution
  • First large development to achieve Code for Sustainable Homes level 4
  • Achieved BREEAM “Excellent” rating for all commercial and community space

British Telecom Framework

British Telecom, UK

For over 20 years, and since 2010 as part of the current
framework, we have provided national services to BT
including the iconic BT Tower (as pictured)

  • We provide sustainable design solutions
  • Covered all of the building services works ranging from lifecycle replacement, new build offices and data centres
  • Renewed energy management systems across their estate
  • Innovative design solutions of “free cooling” to the data centres
  • Significant reduction in energy costs throughout estate
  • Able to prioritise and vacate non-performing buildings
  • Secure data centres with very high resilience

Secondary school in London

London Borough of Southwark, UK

Sustainable MEP design for a new secondary school in London for the Borough of Southwark

  • Intelligent Energy Controller (IES) dynamic software used for full building simulation to test energy reducing design options, daylight studies and thermal comfort levels
  • Mixed mode ventilation operating with night time cooling and exposed thermal mass
  • Delivered 20% of the building’s energy consumption by renewable sources including biomass boiler and photovoltaics

Achieved BREEAM “Excellent” rating and “Outstanding”
rating by Ofsted for the new Sacred Heart building

Aberdeen City Council HQ and Marischal College

Aberdeen City Council, UK

  • Sustainable MEP design for new Aberdeen City Council HQ
  • Green refurbishment of iconic Marischal College
  • Delivered sustainable energy efficient solutions with flexible working solutions
  • Dynamic simulation software used for full building simulation to test energy reducing design options
  • Sustainable design elements: water loop heat pump system, free cooling, biomass boilers, thermal comfort optimisation
  • The Council achieved Section 6 Compliance without the need for renewables, saving over £1M
  • BREEAM “Excellent” and energy rating of “B” achieved

IKEA Belfast


Sustainable MEP design for new IKEA’s 300,000 sq ft. store in Belfast

  • Full design of all mechanical and electrical engineering services, infrastructure and plant
  • Sustainability advice to client
  • Use of biomass boilers, rainwater harvesting and solar hot water heating
  • Most cost effective M&E solution in a UK store to date
  • Greener footprint through sustainable technology
  • Reduced maintenance costs

St. James Retail Park in Dumbarton

British Land, UK

  • Sustainable MEP design for extension of existing out of town retail park
  • Meet client’s requirement of BREEAM “Very Good” rating
  • Development and strengthening of utility infrastructure to meet tenant requirements and landlord systems
  • Used Intelligent Energy Controller (IES) dynamic software to assess the building energy requirements for compliance
  • Increased U-values to allow each tenant to achieve Section 6 compliance and reduce their energy and carbon usage
  • BREEAM “Very Good” rating achieved, allowing tenants the ability to achieve their own individual energy and performance targets

Retail parks in Glasgow

Land Securities, UK

  • City centre retail destinations including covered shopping malls such as Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow, The Centre, Livingston and Overgate, and Dundee
  • Retail parks providing leisure and retail experiences such as Kingsway, Dundee, Almondvale, Livingston and Team Valley, Gateshead
  • Sustainable building services engineering design
  • Low carbon energy systems including mall cooling
  • Rainwater recycling system to reduce water use
  • First covered shopping mall in the Livingston UK to achieve BREEAM “Excellent” rating
  • Reduced energy bills and better performing environments

Aldi Stores across Ireland

Aldi Stores (Ireland) Ltd

  • Wallace Whittle have provided M&E design services for Aldi Stores since they entered the market in Ireland in 1999. Since then we have completed over 80 new stores, major extensions, refits and various other projects for this major international discount retailer.

Full mechanical, electrical and sustainability design
services comprising all electrical power, security, HVAC and
telecoms systems

  • Long standing relationships with people that deliver
  • Continuity of service and excellent knowledge

Prime Four Business Park in Kingswells

Drum Property Group Limited, UK

  • Campus development in Kingswells, Aberdeen covering 750,000 sq. ft. of new build offices
  • Phase 1 includes new headquarter buildings for Apache, Nexen & Transocean
  • Phase 2 includes a campus hub, 120 bed hotel, retail outlets, a nursery and two offices
  • Phase 1 expected completion: Autumn 2013
  • Full mechanical, electrical and sustainability design
  • Infrastructure design including private telecoms network
  • BREEAM “Very Good” rating for all buildings
  • Significant commercial benefits through multi-utility approach to infrastructure and revenue earning private telecoms network

Prospect Park and Cityview industrial business parks

Knight Property Group, UK

  • New build commercial industrial business parks
  • Prospect Park in Westhill: 6 acres consisting of three large office pavilion buildings for Bluesky serviced offices, Bibby offshore, and another speculative
  • Cityview in Altens: five office pavilion buildings
  • Expected completion: Summer 2013
  • Full mechanical, electrical and sustainability design
  • Full infrastructure design
  • Very cost effective design solutions implemented
  • Maximum return on investment for client