What makes us the premier design firm in the MENA region and Sub-Saharan Africa?
The answer comes in one all-encompassing word: Versatility.
Versatility is what allows us to meet the requirements of diverse projects and respond to the needs of different individuals. Versatility is what allows us to innovate and adapt wherever we are in the world. Versatility is also how we always manage to reconcile cost-effectiveness with great quality.
Our extensive range of engineering and design services plays a great role in enhancing this versatility as well:
ECG’s engineering services cover MEP, infrastructure, transportation and process engineering, in conjunction with a range of supplementary engineering services. These include civil and environmental engineering, together with fire protection, lighting, communications, security, and building management systems.
Our design services, on the other hand, cover Front-End Engineering & Design (FEED), Conceptual Design, Preliminary Design, Basis of Design Reports (BODRs), Schematic Design, Design Development, Detailed Design, Design Optimization, Construction Documents, Value Engineering and Computer Simulations.see projects related
We will admit we are perfectionists. When it comes to architectural design, we want to be innovative, functional, beautiful, environmentally friendly, and above all we want to leave a legacy for the generations to come. We also want to bring all that to every possible structure. Whether it be a bridge or a highway, an exterior or an interior, we want it to shine.
Although this perfectionism keeps us up all night, it also pays off. We are very proud of our contributions to some of the most prestigious projects in the region: From landmark high-rises and mega residential compounds, to business parks and LEED compliant buildings, and from acoustics and vertical transportation to conveyor systems and much more.see projects related
Qatar Education City People-Mover System
A consortium comprising Leighton Contracting Qatar WLL, Siemens WLL Doha, and Siemens AG has been awarded a US$412 million contract to develop a People-Mover System (PMS) for Qatar Foundation’s Education City campus at the west of Doha.
The project, which is set to be the first PMS in Qatar, represents a precursor of the country’s US$35 billion investment in rail infrastructure over the next 10 years, as part of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Infrastructure Program.
The energy-saving PMS, which utilizes battery-powered trams, is designed to reduce the flow of traffic within Qatar Education City. It will allow students to travel free of charge to their destination within the city. A fleet of 19 trams will operate on an 11 km-long route, with a capacity of 3,300 passengers/hour in each direction. Trams will operate at four-minute intervals in both directions on the busiest sections of the network.
Siemens Tram Consortium has awarded building design services to WSP Middle East and Grimshaw Architects. As a third-party consultant, ECG will serve as Architect of Record and Engineer of Record for the following components of the project:
- 18 tram stops with single-sided and/or double-sided kiosks as waiting areas for students, employees, and visitors, along with a shaded open space (canopy) for each tram stop
- Siemens underground technical rooms, 8 substations, and a 500 meter-long tunnel
- 17 buildings serving the PMS, with a total built-up area of 10,540 m2. The buildings include administrative offices, main service stations, panel beaters’ workshops, control rooms, and main communication systems
- Electrical service buildings, including MV switchgear for TSS 1–5 and TSS 6–8 feeding the railway and tram stops, with a view to complying with the standards of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA)