ZÜBLIN named contractor to build new state-of-the-art campus for the American Community School of Abu Dhabi

Partnering with international education leader to deliver an innovative and exceptional new campus

Abu Dhabi, 15 November 2021 – ZÜBLIN Construction LLC today announced it was named contractor to build a new state-of-the-art K-12 campus for the American Community School of Abu Dhabi (ACS). The campus will sit on six hectares of land on Saadiyat Island, just 400 meters from New York University Abu Dhabi.

“We are pleased to continue our legacy of delivering landmark projects throughout the UAE,” said Rene Breithaupt, ZÜBLIN’ s Commercial Director. “It is an honor to be a part of this project, as ACS builds a world-class, innovative and sustainable campus that will push the boundaries of excellence for education both for the UAE and globally.”

The six-month tender and award process involved identifying an initial list of contractors, commercial and technical evaluations of the tenders, a series of interviews and a final recommendation to the school’s Board of Trustees. The project was designed by award-winning international architectural firm, Broadway-Malyan, and includes the ongoing support of the multinational infrastructure consulting firm, AECOM.

“Selecting ZÜBLIN as contractor for our new campus is a signature step forward in the implementation of our strategic plan to ensure ACS remains at the forefront of education. Zublin’s vast experience in the region and commitment to safety were key factors in making this important decision,” said Monique Flickinger, ACS Superintendent. “ACS’s Core Values of Courage, Curiosity, Compassion and Integrity are the underlying principles governing every activity associated with our school. We applaud Zublin’s commitment to promote a culture of mutual understanding and respect on and off our new campus site.”

STRABAG / ZÜBLIN’s portfolio of projects in the UAE includes Qasr Al Hosn, Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center, STEP Link Sewer, Sheikh Khalifa bridge and CLYMB on Yas Island, as well as the current construction of the landmark Abrahamic Family House, near the new ACS campus on Saadiyat Island.


ZÜBLIN, with more than 13,000 employees and an annual output of around 4 Bln. Euros, is one of Germany’s largest construction companies, Since its foundation in 1898, ZÜBLIN has been successfully realizing challenging Construction projects globally and has impressed with its innovative strength, which is reflected in intelligent constructions, new building materials and advanced manufacturing methods in complex turnkey construction, civil engineering, tunneling and ground engineering projects. ZÜBLIN has developed and maintained a reputation as a collaborative, transparent, solution driven and innovative Construction Partner for over 5 decades in the U.A.E

ZÜBLIN is part of STRABAG SE, a European based technology partner for construction services, which services span over all areas of the construction industry and over the entire Construction value chain being a leader in innovation and having the necessary financial strength; the group employs more than 75,000 construction professionals and generates an annual output volume of approximately 16 Bln. Euro. Because we believe in the strength of the team and that this is exactly what makes the difference when it comes to achieving the extraordinary.

About the American Community School of Abu Dhabi

Established in 1972, the American Community School of Abu Dhabi (ACS) is a nonprofit, U.S. accredited college preparatory school serving a culturally diverse student body of 1,200 students between the ages of 4 to 18. Affiliated with the US Embassy, ACS is the only nonprofit American school in Abu Dhabi. Building on a legacy of nearly 50 years of excellence, ACS empowers students to shape and define their futures by providing a balanced learning program in academics, the arts, athletics and service learning. Learn more about ACS by visiting


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