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Outlook 2017: Ashraf Samy Botros, MD of Al Shafar United (ASU)

Expo 2020 is the most important catalyst for growth over the next three years. Considering the large scale investment in infrastructure, we can say that construction will be providing the best opportunities in 2017.

Big MEP projects awarded to ASU recently are Dubai Arena (Meraas), Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (Dubai Municipality), Refurbishment of Dubai International Terminal 1, Halls C&D (Dubai Aviation Engineering Project Corporation), Boulevard Point (Emaar) and Mediclinic Parkview Hospital (Mediclinic Middle East).

Green building and Building Information Modelling (BIM) will be the key trends for the coming years. The benefits of Green Building are manifold, and may be categorised along three fronts: environmental, economic, and social.

BIM will deliver benefits throughout the building project lifecycle. In our field it will make better design decisions, build more efficiently, and manage and maintain building portfolios more effectively.

Our biggest challenge for 2017 is to be one of the best MEP companies in the UAE.