ACC's $127m Clemenceau Medical Centre in Dubai 96% complete
Building programme revealed by Arabian Construction Company for healthcare project that kicked off in June 2017
The Clemenceau Medical Centre project in Dubai’s Al Jadaf locality, on which Arabian Construction Company (ACC) is working as main and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) contractor, is 96% complete, with details now available of the $127m (AED466.5m) development’s construction programme, which was amended to comply with the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code 2018.
According to a report by Construction Week’s sister title MEP Middle East, ACC’s project manager, Imad Mehiou, said work on the project started on 1 June, 2017 and faced “a few problems” that were quickly resolved to ensure scheduled completion by September 2019.
MEP manager at ACC, Ahmed Kobeissy, said the hospital’s MRI room was among its most complicated element.
Since MRI technology cannot be left idle, it had to be plugged in as soon as it arrived on site, which led ACC’s engineers to review control platform and independent back-up generator plans in the event of a power outage.
The rest of the complex is supported by two back-up generators located on the roof which, in case of a lack of power, will take turns fuelling the hospital on eight-hour shifts.
Solar panels have also been installed at the project’s rooftop, and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority is reviewing the development.
Commenting on ACC’s construction programme, Mehiou said: “It started from procurement; then to engineering – which as a department had a lot of load and success to deliver – then the construction team on site, which immediately followed up what the engineering department needed.
“The quality control team [was also important] in order to avoid aborted work you need to see the problems coming, and the engineering department then needs to give a solution before you get to work,” he added, according to MEP Middle East.