Faithful+Gould, through their framework for professional services with Modon, acted as client representative and project and cost managers on the first phase of this programme which eventually will see 20 new mosques across the city by the end of 2020.
The project is part of the Department of Municipalities and Transport’s (DMT) plan in co-operation with Modon to build 20 mosques across Abu Dhabi, with 10 in the capital city, five in Al Ain city, and five in the Al Dhafra region, to be delivered by the year-end.
The five mosques were completed in a record time of four months to coincide with Ramadan despite the considerable challenges that arose from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Working in close collaboration with key stakeholders involved in this project, the Faithful+Gould team developed a fast track construction solution based upon a prefabricated steel load bearing structure supported on a simple raft foundation.
Working closely with the contractor, the team was able to minimise the supply chain delays associated with traditional materials and significantly reduce site operations and construction time.
The careful selection of construction methodology together with the use on non-traditional materials has proven to be a real game changer in Mosque construction.
Project Director Andrew Watson said: "Innovative solutions, client centricity and pushing on through adversity are at the heart of the company’s culture and this is a perfect example of how we deliver on our promises."
"We have now set the benchmark for the roll out of mosques across Abu Dhabi and will be using this delivery model and lessons learned in the roll out of the additional 15 Mosques across the programme," stated Watson.
"This project has been an outstanding example of the client, consultant and contracting team going the extra mile. Construction works were completed in record time, well within client timelines and despite the challenges resulting from precautionary measures implemented to mitigate the risk of Coronavirus," he added.
With over 20 years’ experience in the Middle East, Faithful+Gould have helped transform the region into the live, work and play destination it is today through its portfolio of projects across the property, transport and infrastructure sectors.
The company’s strategy is derived from the ability to improve project management efficiencies through digital technology by enabling new business models and maximising the value from data to create safe and secure infrastructure fit for the future.-TradeArabia News Service
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