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Drone Inspection at Jumeirah Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Alpin Innovation Labs recently conducted a drone inspection for Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort in Abu Dhabi. Here's a video from the site.

Hani Fitbit Hero Interview

In Spirit of the recent Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018, our very own Hani Abdel Razeo has shared his inspirational story with Fitness in DXB on how he has dropped half of his weight through sheer hard work; with his main tools being exercise daily, good nutrition and a whole lot of determination.

Hear how Hani shed 70kg through sheer hard work and determination, and has transformed his life so that now his fitness plays a major role in his everyday life. Hoping to encourage and inspire others, he also shares how he has used his Fitbit charge 3 during the Dubai Fitness Challenge, Dubai 30x30!

Source: Fitness in DXB

Whitepaper: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 and Sustainability

Vision 2030 is Saudi Arabia’s roadmap for future economic and developmental action that expresses their long term goals and objectives. It is being used as a basis of identifying the general direction of policies.

Vision 2030 has three main themes

  • Vibrant Society
  • Thriving Economy
  • Ambitious Nation

Each of these themes has sub-themes and associated objectives, goals and commitments. Many of the goals and objectives within Vision 2030 make reference to sustainability, directly and indirectly.

To continue reading on this that Alpin recently published, download Whitepaper: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 and Sustainability

Alpin’s strong presence in Saudi Arabia: Committed to supporting Saudi Vision 2030

Since the completion of our first project in Saudi Arabia back in 2012, we have built upon our strong reputation for helping to deliver some of the Kingdom’s most ambitious and forward-thinking developments. In 2018 we invested in a permanent office to service our clients and partners throughout the kingdom, from Jeddah to Riyadh, Al Khobar and beyond. We are proud of our project portfolio, which includes landmarks in Saudi Arabia and the wider GCC, as well as boasting everything from major airport projects like King Khaled International and Abha Airport Terminal, to metro systems, manufacturing plants and the first ever LEED platinum and LEED EBOM projects in the region.

Thanks to our strong presence on the ground, we have been able to establish a firm reputation with local clients from both the private and governmental sector, who have relied upon Alpin’s expertise for some of Saudi Arabia’s most challenging and complex of developments. Our team has delivered over 25% of all LEED projects in Saudi Arabia and we also continue to service the needs of several of the world’s Fortune 100 companies, from Banking and Finance to Engineering and Consumer Products.

Trusted by the Best, to Ensure the Best. Whether for Independent Commissioning or LEED Certification, Alpin is a name relied upon by the top players throughout the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia’s transformation as an investment powerhouse is well underway, in line with its own Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to boost its position as one of the world’s most strategic trading hubs. Over $219 billion worth of projects is expected to be awarded in the next 12 months, according to research by Deloitte Middle East. We are committed to helping implement this vision and are excited about our potential for future growth in Saudi Arabia.

To find out more about our presence there, contact us on +966 56 762 0693 or visit our office.

The power of Internship: Nurturing the Future Thought Leaders for the Built Environment

We take our internship program very seriously. After all, young people are the next generation of thinkers (the learning at Alpin goes both ways) and we are very proud to be able to offer one of the most hands-on programs in the region. Forget the misconception about interns just making coffee, photocopying or running endless errands. From day one, our interns are mentored and allowed to engage in some of the most cutting-edge work imaginable. Our aim is to nurture future talent, with the hope that they’ll one day become part of the Alpin family. In fact, one of the most exciting aspects of our internship is that over 90% of interns receive full time job offers after they finish the program.

“The Alpin internship has been a fantastic opportunity. It has provided me with the chance to gain real-world experience across a range of projects,” says Owais Yousef who joined the program in July 2017, fresh from a degree in Sustainable and Renewable Energy from the University of Sharjah. Owais has been a full-time employee since January this year. “Alpiners are very welcoming and are extremely happy to provide support and guidance. This nurturing environment has made Alpin a place to further develop my skills and knowledge.”

Alpin welcomes interns from all over the world and also reinvests heavily in local talent. Some of the universities that we work with include the American University of Sharjah, the Masdar Institute, Carlton (Canada), California Polytechnic (Cal Poly), the London School of Economics, the University of California Davis, RMIT University (Australia) and Curtin University of Technology (Australia). Applicants are typically enrolled in undergraduate studies or a graduate (Masters or PhD) from one of our accredited colleges. They come from a background in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Building Physics and Business.

“Alpin as a company truly believes in sustainability and the services it provides to its clients. This characteristic of Alpin, along with their reputation as a pioneer in the field of sustainability in the GCC, makes it a very attractive company to be an intern in,” says Shri Kiruba, who has been an intern since March 2018. Prior to joining Alpin she completed a Masters in Environmental Economics and Climate Change at the London School of Economics, and a Masters in Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis.

“The company's vision aligns closely with my own passion for sustainability and working here has provided a solid introduction to the implementation of sustainability in the GCC.”

Internships run for an average of 3, 6 or 12 months to ensure an all-round immersion in a wide variety of areas. Find out more about the Alpin Internship Program.

Alpin’s drone technology revolutionizes building inspection

Let’s face it, it would be pretty expensive to try to air condition the desert, so we were curious as to why so many building owners were letting their investment dollars literally slip through the cracks.Read more

Prioritizing employee well-being and boosting productivity with the WELL rating system. Alpin HQ, the perfect blend of LEED + WELL

Imagine a work environment which makes you feel relaxed, happy and productive. A motivating space where you don’t leave at the end of the day zapped of energy, despondent about the week that drags ahead. At Alpin, we believe our people are our most important asset and looking after our employees’ well-being is a top priority. That’s why we were quick to adopt the WELL rating system for our headquarters in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. It’s a certification that can turn a stressful work environment into a place where you actually look forward to coming to each day.Read more

Alpin’s Energy Modeling saves clients over $7.25 million per year

Take 30,000 cars and line them up to bumper to bumper, enough to stretch from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Together they would pump over 44,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere annually. That’s the amount Alpin’s Energy Modeling team helps clients save every year – the equivalent of 100,000,000 kWh of energy and enough to power over 14,000 homes. This in turn relates to client savings of more than $7.25 million every year, and this number is only increasing.

Energy Modeling is a vital part of our commitment to lowering the carbon footprint and maximizing our clients’ return on investment. Proper modeling greatly helps optimize a client’s construction budget, by not only lowering consumption during the operational phase, but also ensuring the most cost-effective materials are utilized in a building’s façade. While MEP equipment can be very expensive, Energy Modeling allows us to simulate exactly where our clients can make savings. Our EM team also integrates Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) – software that helps to visualize how air patterns affect a building as it flows past and can contribute to cooling strategies. Additionally, our EM team integrates services into life cycle analysis in order to help visualize the cost savings and investment profiles early in the project. This leads to higher ROI for our clients.

Find out more details on how Alpin can help risk proof your energy costs. Also find out about Energy Model and BIM Integration.

Savings through Alpin Energy modeling

Alpin's Energy Modeling team helps our clients save over +100,000,000 kWh of energy annually (over $7.25 million/year).

Here are some stats:

  • 44,000+ tonnes of CO2 kept out of the Atmosphere annually, the equivalent of 30,000 cars lined bumper to bumper covering the distance from Dubai to Abu Dhabi
  • The equivalent annual consumption of:
    • 14,000+ homes
    • 337,000 refrigerators
    • 3.2 billion coffee cups/yr

To learn more about how we can help your team create high performing buildings that save you money and the environment, please reach out to us. We would love to meet you.

Note: Equivalent annual consumption sourced from

Energy Modeling + BIM, Integrated At Last

White Paper: Energy Modeling + BIM,Integrated At Last: Real-time operational energy and cost analysis throughout design and construction

As the world moves rapidly towards a more sustainable future, the design and construction of high-performance buildings has become the aspiration of developers on a global scale. In order to bring high-performance design to life, developers and designers alike need to adopt novel processes and abandon timeworn and out of date practices.

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