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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.


Alpin are the first in Abu Dhabi pursuing WELL

Alpin Limited’s headquarters at Masdar City is Abu Dhabi’s first registered Well certified project. As a commitment to the on-going health and wellbeing of our Alpiner team members, we are investing in the WELL certification of our headquarters.

With our in-house certified consultants at Alpin, we’re ready to share the experience with our clients on the cutting edge rating system that dovetails in with our LEED Gold certification.

What is The Well Building Standard (WELL)?

WELL is an independently verified, performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring features of buildings that impact human health and well-being. WELL is the first building standard to focus exclusively on human health and wellness.

WELL CertifiedTM spaces are designed to improve the nutrition, fitness, mood, sleep patterns, productivity and performance of the people working, living, shopping or playing inside of them.

WELL is composed of over 100 features that can be applied to each building project for a customized approach. Each WELL feature is designed to address issues that impact health and wellness through design, operations and behavior.

Seven concepts of WELL

WELL measures attributes of buildings that impact health by looking at seven concepts: Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind.

Visit International WELL Building Institute website

IWBI™ and the related logo are trademarks used with permission from the International WELL Building Institute™.


Habitat for Humanity for Nepal

Last week marked the 2nd anniversary of the Nepal Earthquakes. Team Alpin is proud to have help supported over 30,000 families in collaboration with Habitat through different interventions related to disaster response and preparedness for future disasters.

The efforts in Nepal continue as Habitat are training skilled and un-skilled masons in disaster-resilient construction techniques, building resilient homes for the most vulnerable, launching community based start-ups and much more. To learn more and to see how you may contribute to this worthy cause, please go to Habitat for Humanity for Nepal.


Alpin and University of California Berkeley bring you the latest in building evaluation technology

The ever-changing skyline in the Middle East is hard to keep up with. Amazing buildings are designed and built all year round, however in an industry that is so fast paced we often forget to stop and think about the purpose of these buildings.

Built for people just like me and you, be it business professionals, students or patients, we all have the same basic needs; clean air, general maintenance, thermal comfort and cleanliness, to name a few.

Over the past six months we have been working with Berkeley’s Centre for the Built Environment (CBE) together with the support of Alpin's Nour Mousa and Hani Matar, to customise and translate a cost-effective, web-based survey, which is in English and Arabic.

''We believe in sustainability for the built environment, and it is for this reason that we were happy to work with Berekley in creating an innovative tool to help optimise building performance'’ Jourdan Younis, Managing Director of Alpin.

This Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) survey will provide an invaluable source of information for improving the performance of buildings. It takes approximately ten minutes to complete, and results are quickly available.

With this information you will have the ability to optimize buildings and help drive employee productivity, student learning and patient recovery. It is an invaluable tool and with the constant introduction of new buildings, we understand how important it is to keep up with today’s standards.

Not only does this survey allow you to receive a pulse as to how your building is being perceived by your occupants, it also helps inform you as to how well your design intervention is working and provides information as to where to invest in your building in the future.

"we were happy to partner with Alpin to develop a tool which will improve the performance of buildings and we will be offering our CBE partners 4 complimentary surveys a year” Lindsay Graham, Berkeley

We know how important it is as a company to get the necessary feedback on people’s experiences of your building to ensure longevity and success within this ever-changing industry.

This tool is a perfect way to future-proof your building, as you're able to compare your building’s performance against our international database of buildings. Helping you to gain a better understanding of what design features work and don’t within your building portfolio.

Anthony Moddesette, Manager of Plant Operations & Maintenance, UC Davis Medical Centre said "We manage 2.1 million square feet of medical research space. CBE's Occupant IEQ Survey allowed us to quickly identify the causes of complaints in our buildings, and was an invaluable tool in communicating with senior management to revise our priorities.

To view the IEQ tool http://www.cbe.berkeley.edu/research/survey.htm


Beware “Greenwashing” Buzz Words like Net Zero and Carbon Offset

"In the recent past, these terms were optional add-ons for an interested few, but now it seems to be essential for many companies to be seen as green, eco, or sustainable.

However, what do companies mean when they claim to be sustainable, or their buildings are net zero, or their activities attached to a carbon offset? It can be confusing, as these terms are fluid, or appear to be coined on the run, without a unified definition. And it gets even more confusing when we have a variety of certification and rating systems which apply sustainability “stars” to our buildings.
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Augmented reality-reveal for Expo 2020 master plan

Using augmented reality, Dubai Expo 2020's organising team offered visitors of Arab Media Forum a glimpse of how the Expo 2020 site will "look and feel" upon completion.
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“BIM for Buildings” on Fast Track in China

Despite recent reports of China’s economic growth slowing, the country is still progressing very quickly and continuously. In an effort to maintain this progress for China’s unique scale and innovation in building technologies, CABRTech, a building solutions provider backed by the China Academy of Building Research, aims to accelerate the adoption of building information modeling (BIM) for use with the built environment in China with its PKPM-BIM software, which is used by 95 percent of the design industry in China.
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Déjà vu: as with tobacco, the climate wars are going to court

Investigative journalism has uncovered a “web of denial” in which polluting industries pay “independent” groups to disseminate misinformation to the public and policymakers. The same groups and tactics were employed first by the tobacco industry, then fossil fuel companies. Big Tobacco has been to court and lost; now it’s Big Oil’s turn. Political leaders are choosing sides in this war.
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The Global Market for Building Commissioning Services is Expected to Total Nearly $50 Billion from 2014 to 2024

A recent report from Navigant Research examines the global market for building optimization and commissioning services, including global market forecasts, segmented by service type, building type, and region, through 2024.
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BIM processes - impossible to ignore

The complex nature of infrastructure projects, and the requirement for collaboration across disciplines and project participants, has prompted many organisations to adopt BIM (Building Information Modelling) processes. With benefits ranging from asset sustainability to risk reduction, it is fast becoming impossible for other infrastructure professionals to ignore BIM if they want to remain competitive.
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