Testing and certification company to offer various project-related assurance and consulting services
The testing and certification company Intertek has been appointed as quality consultant for Al Maryah Central in Abu Dhabi, according to a joint statement with Brookfield Multiplex, the retail project’s main contractor.
Intertek will implement a quality assurance, testing, inspection, and consulting programme to assure the complex building performance requirements meet rigorous quality standards.
This includes reviewing and approving the submittals of all façade elements such as glass and glazing, stone and glass cladding, and 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.
“We are very pleased to be awarded this contract and to work alongside Brookfield Multiplex,” commented Michael Luna, business line leader for building, construction and electrical at Intertek in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan.
“Using our technical experts and engineers, we will verify that all parties are committed to quality in a cost efficient manner while complying with international standards.”
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 associated companies. Al Maryah Central, combined with The Galleria on Al Maryah Island will deliver a 2.8 million-square-feet super-regional mall in Abu Dhabi.