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Sectoral perspectives on IEQ

Representatives from the healthcare, hospitality and education sectors explored in detail the link between indoor environmental quality and the health of building occupants at the 4th edition of the World IEQ Forum.

Added: Feb 6, 2017 | By Fatima de la Cerna

‘The plan is to have all MoH hospitals JCI-certified by 2020’

Imran Ahmed, Senior Mechanical Engineer of the Engineering and Maintenance Department at Al Qassimi Hospital, talks about the different projects in progress at the Sharjah-based facility run by the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention, as it prepares to apply for JCI accreditation.

Added: Nov 27, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

A winning approach

Can the hospitality industry achieve energy savings without compromising on guest experience? Saying that it’s doable, Denis Sorin and Aamir Riaz of Dur Hospitality share details of how their Saudi Arabia-based company has taken initiatives to meet the twin targets.

Added: Mar 17, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna


Marrying aesthetics with IEQ principles – a challenge for interior designers

Noura A Aziz, a design expert for Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal), talks with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East about the role interior design plays in achieving good IEQ in healthcare facilities. She identifies common pitfalls interior designers face and suggests ways to address them.

Added: Feb 14, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna


The real cost of downtime in hospitals – human lives

Syed Mahmood Akhter, Manager of MEP & Communication Engineering and Construction Services for the New Jeddah International Airport at M/S Builders and Contracting, talks about the challenges facing the healthcare industry from an MEP perspective. He also offers suggestions on how facility owners can ensure that they get true value for their money.

Added: Jan 18, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

‘Management and operations are the true life of a building’

Nasser B Abulhasan, a Principal at AGi architects, speaks with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East, about his firm’s work on a cardiac research and rehabilitation centre in Kuwait, and explains why passive design elements are just as critical as active systems in achieving good IEQ and energy efficiency.

Added: Dec 14, 2015 | By Fatima de la Cerna

Designing for children in isolation units

Joshua Theodore is a Principal at Page Southerland Page, a full-service design organisation headquartered in Washington, DC. In conversation with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East, he talks about the special isolation unit project his firm worked on for Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.

Added: Nov 15, 2015 | By Fatima de la Cerna


IEQ in hospitals – human being is the yardstick

A hospital needs to be a healthy place, be it for patients, staff or visitors, says Faisal Zaidi, who gives pointers to achieve the goal through HVAC solutions.

Added: Nov 10, 2015 | By CCME Content Team


Branding healthcare and hospital renovation projects

Jeffrey Brand, Principal and Executive Director at Perkins Eastman, discusses the challenges involved in hospital renovations and the steps that can be taken to prevent a dip in IEQ. 

Added: Sep 6, 2015 | By Fatima de la Cerna

‘Ventilation and HVAC, especially, are significant considerations’

Mohammed R Alyemeni, Senior Advisor at TVM | Capital Healthcare Partners for Saudi Arabia & the GCC countries, and former Deputy Health Minister of Saudi Arabia for Planning & Health Economics, speaks with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East about the projects the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom has lined up for the next few years and the challenges involved. Excerpts...

Added: Aug 12, 2015 | By Fatima de la Cerna