Smart buildings and smart cities, a burden or opportunity?
How we can turn the still largely theoretical concept of smart cities as an urban and architectural vision that combines economy, ecology and technology, into a reality. This was the topic of a virtual roundtable discussion hosted by Drees & Sommer where a panel of regional experts shared their perspectives on the development of smart buildings and cities.
Adapting to the new normal
Until a vaccine/cure is found for COVID-19, we can assume that social distancing, work from home polices and ongoing disinfection/sanitisation is the new normal. Sary Azakir, Project Partner and Head of Commercial & Retail Design Delivery at Drees & Sommer Middle East shares his insights with Middle East Consultant Magazine, providing possible outcomes that consultants consider vital for future planning. This feature looks to explore what impact the pandemic will have on office spaces and shared/co-working spaces, and their management, going forward.
Taj Lake Garden Jumeirah wins Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards
The winners of the Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 have been announced! Drees & Sommer Middle East's Hospitality team provided services to this year's winner Taj Lake Garden Jumeirah in the category Favourite New Hotel in the MENA region.
Value Engineering Summit Webinar
Drees & Sommer ME will participate in Value Engineering Summit Webinar from 28-30th June. The event will bring together industry’s leaders for insightful discussions and presentations. The focus of the discussion would be on finding new efficiencies in optimising design and delivery.
Drees & Sommer Presents a Film with a Difference
Drees & Sommer held the premiere of a very special film: it is long (6.5 minutes) and it is different! It is not a glossy promotional film. And this is indicative of the Group’s DNA – what makes the staff get out of bed every morning and what drives them in their projects.
Drees & Sommer ME launches new TDD services
Uncertain and unprecedented times call for clarity and informed decisions, especially as organisations prepare to return to a new normal once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted around the world. Now more than ever, businesses should invest in Due Diligence that reduces risk and increases returns before making investment decisions.
Is your business ready for a safe return to the office?
As organisations are planning for the re-opening of their offices following the ease of a number of COVID-19 restrictions in the UAE, Martin Gregory – Director of Facilities Management Consulting at Drees & Sommer Middle East, looks at the critical considerations for the safe and professional re-opening of office spaces.
Step inside the luxury of TAJ Hotel & Residences in Dubai
Featured in Commercial Interior Design Magazine, Middle East this month is TAJ Jumeirah Lakes Towers, a project managed by Drees & Sommer and designed by Arch Group with interiors by Wilson Associates. This 200-meter tall magnificent piece of real estate, with unparalleled views, luxury amenities, and prime location, is a stunning project worth taking a closer look at.