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ICT firm delivering integrated system and service solutions Waseela has been awarded US$10mn worth of construction packages requiring integrated ICT/ELV/BMS systems in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar
According to reports, the total net value of planned and ongoing construction projects in the GCC amounts to US$2.7 trillion.
Of this, in 2015 alone, it is forecasted that the value of awarded constructions projects to reach US$172bn, the highest on record for any year.
In the region, a major trend in the construction sector is the adoption of green and smart building initiatives. The trends expand the role of technology in the construction of modern mega buildings, which rely on integrated ICT/extra low voltage (ELV) /building management systems (BMS) systems for its efficient functioning. Typically, converged ICT/ELV/BMS solutions are expected to be a requirement at newly constructed malls, hotels, hospitals, airports, schools and stadiums.
Smart buildings are commonly equipped with ELV smart systems for physical security, communication, lighting, audio-visual, surveillance cameras, parking, and access control. While green buildings are advanced versions of Smart Buildings and require BMSs to control and regulate air conditioning, elevators, lighting and heating, and other electro-mechanical systems to make the buildings more economical and reduce harmful environmental contaminants.
Samer Taha, CEO of Waseela, said, “State-of-the-art BMS solutions now operate over IP networks. Similarly, this is the case with surveillance and access control solutions. In the coming years and as the trends of smart buildings intensify, more converged and integrated ICT/ELV/BMS solutions will emerge requiring more complex and sophisticated engineering and integration capabilities.”
He also added that Waseela has observed a significant increase in demand for converged ICT/ELV/BMS packages amongst mega buildings under construction in the GCC.
Since 2007, Waseela has been active in building telecom solutions and has strong experience in advanced IP networking that include nationwide rollout of advanced wireless networks, to the rollout of advanced indoor telecom systems inside airports, hotels, malls, universities and towers across the GCC.