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Al Maktoum Road Corridor
Traffic Engineering, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Infrastructure, Landscaping & Supervision
The project was assigned following the award of the first prize for a Dubai Municipality design competition.
Its objective was the detailed planning and programming of development of a 550 ha. area along the main artery of Dubai and its related urban zone. The study covered proposals and cost estimates for central infrastructure as well as land use zoning, urban design, dhow wharf-age, development controls and incentives.
The second stage comprised detailed design and construction supervision of Al Maktoum road’s service roads, sewage, storm drainage and landscaping.
Athens International Airport
Master Plan and Structural Design, Joint Venture, Greece
Structural Design & Infrastructure
The Firm was involved in this project during two separate stages. First, in 1979 - 1981 as a member of the GREDECO-NACO joint venture when the original Master Plan was prepared and second in 1996-1998 as a structural designer for various building assigned to the firm by HOCHTIEF AG concessionaire and contractor of the new Airport. In 1979 the Greek State awarded a contract to GREDECO, a Joint Venture of 3 Greek design firms and the Dutch firm NACO to review an existing old Master Plan and produce all designs necessary to construct a new International airport at Spata, northeast of Athens.
The new Master Plan was approved, the preliminary design of installations and infrastructure were finalized and a tender for earthworks was awarded to a contractor. Following the completion of most of the earthworks the work was halted for several years. It was resumed in 1996 when HOCHTIEF AG was awarded a concession to build and operate the new International Airport. HOCHTIEF contracted the preparation of structural designs and shop drawings for various buildings, including: The Air Traffic Control Building and Tower and the Buildings and Ground Equipment Maintenance Complex.
Al Jubail Industrial Complex
Master Plan Update & Transportation Study, Saudi Arabia
The project started with an update of the Master Plan of Al Jubail Industrial Complex New Community to accommodate 255,000 inhabitants instead of the original 350,000 forecasted by the first 1978 Master Plan.
This Community is located north of the Al Jubail Industrial area, one of the largest in the world, covering a zone of 90km².
Planning work was later followed by the development of a sophisticated traffic computer model based on the UTPS software, in order to assess the capacities of the planned road network and to amend its design parameters according to the updated Master Plan. A new public transport system was also included.
Athens 2004 Olympic Games
Transportation Planning, Traffic and Parking Management
Consultancy services to the Athens 2004 Organization Committee and other agencies, focused on transportation planning and traffic management in relation to the 2004 Athens Olympic Games: Preparation and assistance of the chapter Transport for the Athens candidacy bid both for the 1996 and the 2004 Olympic Games. Consultancy services were provided to the transport Directorate General of "Athens 2004" for the preparation of the Olympic Transportation Strategic Plan. Traffic / parking and demand management studies for various Olympic venues, were made. Calculation of Olympic Games related trips (Olympic family, spectators, etc.) at various Olympic venues, with the use of traffic models, was rendered. Traffic management studies and optimization of traffic conditions along the main Olympic use road arteries were developed, with the use of traffic simulation models, for both the Olympic Games period and the period after the Games. Special traffic and Games period and the period after the Games, were considered. Special traffic and parking studies for various Olympic venues were carried out for designers and contractors in various stages of implementation. Determination and design of special traffic lanes along major road arteries used exclusively for Olympic family vehicles. The firm participated in the preparation of the Information Campaign for the use of Public Transport during the games.
Structural Design of Stations & Traffic Diversion Studies
From 1992 to date the Firm was continuously involved in the Athens Metro Project either under assignment by ‘Attiko Metro’ or by the contractors in charge of implementation in two distinct fields: The structural design of stations, shafts, galleries and tunnel and the planning, design and supervision of implementation of all necessary traffic diversions at the numerous construction sites within the Athens urban area as well as the mandatory relocation of all utility lines (water supply, sewage, electricity, natural gas, telephone) in conflict with the works, were rendered.