Intertek Partners with Brookfield Multiplex as Quality Consultant on Al Maryah Central in Abu Dhabi
- 24.10.2016 10:15 am
Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has announced it was appointed as enclosure quality consultant on Al Maryah Central in Abu Dhabi by Brookfield Multiplex, the project’s main contractor.
Due to open in 2018, Al Maryah Central is a retail-led mixed-use development owned and managed by Gulf Related, the joint venture partnership between Gulf Capital and Related Companies. Al Maryah Central, combined with The Galleria on Al Maryah Island – Abu Dhabi's luxury shopping and dining destination, will deliver a 2.8 million-square-feet super-regional mall in Abu Dhabi.
As part of its mandate, Intertek’s scope of work is to implement a quality assurance, testing, inspection, and consulting programme to assure the complex building performance requirements of the new mall, and compliance to the UAE Fire & Life Safety Code are fully met. This includes reviewing and approving the submittals of all façade elements such as glass and glazing, stone cladding, Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Cladding (GFRC) and the different types of skylights to cover 9,000 square meters of glazing on the roof. The work also includes testing to ensure the stone types used meet the mineralogical, chemical, physical and mechanical properties required. Intertek is also providing full time factory quality control inspections for the coating systems of all the façade’s secondary steel structures.
“We are very pleased to be awarded this contract and to work alongside Brookfield Multiplex” commented Michael Luna, Building & Construction, Intertek, Middle East North Africa and Pakistan. “Our goal is to exceed our customer’s expectations throughout the entire process. Utilizing some of the industry’s leading technical experts and engineers, we will verify that all parties are committed to quality in a cost efficient manner while complying with international standards.”
Intertek has expanded its Building and Construction services to offer a full-suite of product-related testing and certification capabilities, project-related assurance, testing, inspection, and consulting services. Its global network of state of the art facilities and its highly trained scientists and engineers have developed a number of specifications, test methods, and certification programmes applied in the construction industry.