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BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - AIRPORT MODERNIZATION PROJECT

January-2019

Arabtec Construction has audited UFDS company policies and procedures, and has cleared the testing laboratory to carry out field or laboratory testing for the airport modernization project.

 

SAUDI FOOD AND DRUG ASSOCIATION

December 2018

UFDS has tested the thermal transmittance (U-value) of a double glazed unit within our testing lab at Riffa for Saudi BIGA. Both summer and winter U-values were determined using our bespoke hot box, with strict accordance to ASTM C1363 and client requirements.

 

SANABEL ALUMINIUM, SAUDI ARABIA

October 2018

The optical and thermal performance of a double glazed unit was checked by UFDS, for Sanabel Aluminium using handheld testing equipment. This test procedure was developed in-house and its accuracy was verified before testing.

 

WORLD TRADE CENTRE, BAHRAIN

August 2018

UFDS has conducted on-site water testing at the Bahrain World Trade Centre, upon the request of Cushman and Wakefield. The spray hose test was carried out as per AAMA 501.2.

 

TA’AZEEZ TOWER, DAMAM, SAUDI ARABIA

July 2018

UFDS has carried out the weather and structural testing of a unitized curtain wall sample for Aluminium Manufacturing Company (ALUMACO). The sample was tested within our 10m high, calibrated test chamber at the UFDS testing facility located in Sitra. The testing procedure was compiled with strict accordance to ASTM E283, E330/E330M and E331.

 

KING FAISAL SPECIALIST HOSPITAL & RESEARCH CENTRE, RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

July 2018

On-site water penetration tests were conducted on the curtain wall system of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Saudi Arabia, for Zamil Architectural Industries. These tests were carried out in accordance to AAMA 501.2 and ASTM E1105.

 

IKEA, BAHRAIN

March-August 2018

A six month long comprehensive series of water penetration tests were carried out by UFDS on the steel roof, window units and iconic signage of IKEA, Bahrain, for Kooheji Contractors. These tests are carried out in accordance to Section 10 of the CWCT and the BS EN 13051.

 

ACOUSTIC TESTING AT MARASSI AL BAHRAIN

March-2018

The acoustic performance of the selected partition walls of the Marassi Al Bahrain, were tested for Nass Contracting. Sound transmission class, sound absorption levels and sound reverberation times were determined as per ASTM E336, E2235 and E413 testing standards.

 

Al KHORAYEF CENTRE, SAUDI ARABIA

February-2018

UFDS has carried out the weather and structural testing of a unique envelope section comprising of curtain wall, tiled block work, steel walkway and lamella panels for Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast. The tests were carried out at our Sitra testing facility and the testing procedures were in accordance to ASTM E283, E330/E330M, E331 and AAMA 501.1

 

MARASSI AL BAHRAIN

January-2018

Air/water infiltration and structural tests have been carried out on a 6m high curtain wall sample from the Marassi Al Bahrain. These tests were carried out for Aluminium Services, and were in accordance to ASTM E283, E330/E330M, E331 and AAMA 501.1.

 

BANK ABC, BAHRAIN

September-2017

UFDS conducted laboratory weather and structural tests on a curtain wall sample from Bank ABC for Mannai Aluminium and Glass, at the Sitra Testing Facility. The tests were in accordance to ASTM E283, E330, E331 and AAMA 501.1.

 

KAZEROONI HEIGHTS, BAHRAIN

June-2017

UFDS conducted a series of on-site paint depth checks on installed curtain wall, window and sliding door framing members; for Ashbee Metal Cladding. This test adhered to the procedures listed out in ASTM B244.

 

NEW ONCOLOGY CENTRE AT KING HAMAD UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, BAHRAIN

May-2017

Weather and structural performance of a curtain wall sample from the King Hamad University Hospital, were tested by UFDS at the Sitra Testing Facility. The tests were carried out for G.P. Zachariades(GPZ) Engineering and Construction and the testing procedures were in compliance to sections 4,5,7,8 and 9 of the CWCT testing standard.

 

OBSERVATION TOWER, SAUDI-BAHRAIN CAUSEWAY

January-2017

UFDS has conducted laboratory impact testing on a laminated glass panel for G.P Zachariades Overseas, as per CWCT technical note 66 and 67. The sample was tested against soft and hard body impact, as well as retention of static load.

 

WINDOW TESTING FOR SYSTEM SUPPLIER

December-2016

Weather and structural performance of a window unit were tested as per the requirements of Technal Middle East. The tests were carried out with accordance to ASTM E283, E331 and E330.

 

‘The Avenues’ in Bahrain Bay

November 2016

UFDS have undertaken and completed 2 large test areas at ‘The Avenues’ in Bahrain Bay for Aluminium Services. It is the first time a test of this size (12m high and 7m wide) has been performed on-site in the Middle East. We also had a first in the Middle East by performing the 2nd test area with 2 chambers (one on top of the other) separately sealed in one test sequence. The tests were carried out in accordance with the AAMA Standards.

 

Mannai Aluminium & Glass

20 September 2016

Mannai Aluminium & Glass have successfully completed a sequence of testing. UFDS were commissioned to test a section of glazed curtain wall for Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company Headquarters in Isa Town. Tests included were Air permeability, structural deflection, static water and dynamic following CWCT procedures.

 

AAMA Membership for Façade Design and Services

Façade Design and Services is now a member of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA)

 

GHC award onsite weather testing

UFDS has been awarded the onsite testing on the façade of the Villamar Towers Development

 

FDS Operators Accredited for ISO: 17025

FDS operators for UFDS have successfully been awarded accreditation for ISO: 17025