Boulevard Point

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It has 297 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments overlooking Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. The amenities include world-class facilities such as swimming pools, a dedicated children’s area, a fully equipped gymnasium and a barbeque deck.

Boulevard Point residences feature stone countertops, pendant lights, and glass paneling to enhance each living space with a tasteful and modern aesthetics.

The tower sits on a multi-level podium which includes mixed-use retail spaces and food service outlets and is adjacent to the Dubai Mall.

Bouleavard Point is aiming for a minimum Silver LEED certification.

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The development consists of two apartment types: half-floor units and full-floor units. The half-floor units have two bedrooms and are 5,000 square feet. The whole-floor units have five bedrooms and are 10,000 square feet.

Volante also includes a spa, gym, sauna, treatment rooms and steam room; a lounge area including a coffee bar, conference room and cinema; and an outdoor pool deck including an infinity pool, BBQ area and external spa treatment areas.

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Etihad Towers

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This unique and prestigious mixed-use complex is made up of five towers ranging from 54 to 75 floors and covers an area of over 500,000 m².

Tower 1 (75 floors) serves as the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotel and serviced apartments, offering 382 rooms and suites, 199 luxurious serviced apartments and an array of beauty, fashion and relaxation amenities.

Towers 2 (60 floors), 4 (60 floors) and 5 (55 floors) are spectacular residential towers, offering 884 apartments and penthouses, ranging from 1-5 bedrooms.

Tower 3 (64 floors) operates as a prestigious office tower with a total area of 56,000 m² .

All apartments, hotel rooms and office spaces have stunning sea views, overlooking the Abu Dhabi coastline.

The towers also offer a luxury boutique shopping mall, an array of restaurants and a supermarket, all located on a three-floor podium.

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

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It currently receives more than three million worshippers and visitors per year and in 2017 was voted the 2nd top landmark in the world by Tripadvisor contributors.

The mosque was built in two phases. ACC/Sixco JV were awarded the second phase, valued at US$ 450 million.  The works involved finishes; electro-mechanical works; marble cladding and intricate Islamic designs; decoration and carvings adorning the magnificent structure using the richest finishing materials (by artisans from all over the world); and extensive landscaping works.

The mosque has three public entrances and one exclusive to VIP guests. The main entrance reveals text from the Holy Quran, as well as designs carved into the white marble of the arches leading to the Sahan (outdoor prayer area).

The main prayer hall (which can accommodate up to 9,000 worshippers, smaller prayer halls and the arcade are built on an 8 m pedestal and the mosque has one 85 m high main dome, with two 75 m high domes on either side of it. The mosque is surrounded by four 110 m tall minarets.

The 17,400 m² white marble floor of the Sahan is inlaid with multi-coloured marble reflecting rich floral designs. The arcades surrounding it are made up of a series of arches supported by columns, clad with white marble and inlaid with semi-precious stones depicting a floral design crowned by palm tree motifs.

The arcades are covered with 34 domes internally lined with colourful engraved GRG as well as calligraphy from the Holy Quran and are externally clad with Macedonian white marble topped by marble merlons.

The huge crystal chandelier in the main prayer hall is one of seven German made chandeliers costing more than US$ 8 million.  This chandelier, which is considered the world’s largest is 10 m tall, 10 m wide and weighs nine tonnes.

The walls are clad with textured white Italian marble. The hall’s columns are made of seamless circular white marble uniquely inlaid with exquisite floral patterns of semi-precious stones and mother of pearl. The 6,000 m² hand made Persian carpet that adorns the floors is said to be the biggest in the world, weighs 45 tonnes and is worth more than US$ 8.5 million.

The area around the mosque is landscaped with water features and parks.

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The Emirates Palace Hotel

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Located on the Abu Dhabi Corniche on a 1 mile stretch of private beach, its palatial, yet traditional arabic architecture and sheer scale have made it one of the most iconic buildings in the UAE.

It has 394 ornate hotel rooms and luxury suites which are decorated with gold and marble, 114 domes and over 1000 chandeliers.

Facilities include 14 restaurants, 2 swimming pools, a private marina and 85 hectares of landscaped gardens.

ACC was awarded the structures and finishes packages for the two winged, 400 room hotel and related covered parking and ramps. The structure works met a very tight schedule of fourteen months as it played a vital role for subsequent specialized contractors to commence their works. Our success on these packages translated into further awards to construct the Grand Arch, ancillary buildings, boundary wall, stone paving and landscaping works.

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Etisalat Sharjah

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The basement of the building contains the main switches of the city of Sharjah. The first three floors consist of public areas, which have granite, and stainless steel finishes. The fourth floor contains a cafeteria and a lounge and a highly finished 72-seat auditorium.

The remaining floors (5-17) include office, mechanical, transmission and computer areas. Above the roof are three small access floors that act as a base to the communications pinnacle, which is partially covered by a fiberglass circular dome typical of Etisalat buildings.

The exterior of the building is finished with curtain wall and granite. The building controls are managed by an advanced Building Management System and an integrated access control system.

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The Westin, Dubai

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It features 5 swimming pools, 289 luxury rooms, 8 restaurants, a state-of-the-art gym and a luxury spa.

Panoramic views over the Arabian Gulf and the Palm Jumeira can be enjoyed from most rooms and parts of the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort.

The scope of this project included the construction, completion and maintenance of the building,  the main civil works and back of house finishes and finishes for guest rooms and common areas

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