MEP Awards 2015: P&T lands Mechanical Project
P&T Architects and Engineers' work on the Burj Rafal in Saudi Arabia landed them the Mechanical Project of the Year award
P&T Architects and Engineers’ work on the Burj Rafal in Saudi Arabia saw it land the Mechanical Project of the Year award.
The firm was praised by judges for its forward-planning on the Riyadh-based mixed use project which includes a Kempinski Hotel and 440 residential apartments.
Judges noted the simplistic early stage design decision such as orientation and room depths have helped reduce loads and the requirement for mechanical solutions.
One judge said it was a complex project which utilised a range of sustainable technologies.
P&T was presented with a trophy at the 2015 MEP Middle East Awards held on Wednesday 18 November at the Park Hyatt in Dubai.
Rehan Shahid, director of MEP at P&T Architects, said: “It’s a pleasant surprise. The project did have a lot of MEP new design aspects which is in the right direction for us – going down the route of being involved in more sustainable buildings and projects.
“We are working on a five star hotel at the moment - The Viceroy on The Palm in Dubai. The construction stage is going on, but once it’s done you can see your design performing in the way you anticipated. It’s due to complete in mid-2016.”
Highly commended in this category was Arabian MEP Contracting for its work on Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical in Qatar.
The other shortlisted projects were: Al Jalila Children's Speciality Hospital (Sensaire Services); Ras Al Hamra School (KEO International Consultants); and Residences at Marina Gate II, Dubai Marina - North Gate – (Black & White Engineering).
An independent panel of judges six judges (with MEP Middle East having the deciding vote in the case of a tie) made up of industry professionals from across the GCC and throughout the construction sector came up with the final decision in each of the 15 categories.
This year’s the event was supported by Platinum Sponsor Trimble, Gold Sponsors Famco, ALEMCO, Arcadis, SSH, and Elemecs; Silver Sponsors Betec CAD, Leminar and Rheem Manufacturing; Category Sponsors Trox, Energi People, IMI Hydronic Engineering, Faisal Jassam Trading, Beeby Anderson Recruitment (B-A-R); Entertainment Sponsor Black & White Engineering; and Social Media Sponsor Godwin Austen Johnson.