GCC CHAPTER (GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL)
We are pleased to announce that the CSA GCC chapter is now in place. Over recent years, Commissioning in the UAE has become a mandatory requirement on all construction projects thanks to the Green Building initiatives such as LEED and Estidama.
Whilst the implementation of these initiatives displays an intent and understanding of the beneﬁts eﬀective commissioning of building services can bring to a development, the actual application of the commissioning process is still often neglected or compromised on projects in the region.
Over recent years Corporate members of the CSA have been working on major projects in this part of the world, helping to raise the standards of commissioning. To assist these goals even further the CSA have recently formed a GCC chapter based in Abu Dhabi. This consists of all the CSA corporate companies working in the GCC area.
Educating the project developers and property owners about the beneﬁts of having an eﬀective commissioning process on their buildings is essential. The CSA intends to play a leading role in this process in the region, by ensuring that developers and consultants are aware of the standards that would be implemented towards commissioning on their projects when it is enforced that CSA corporate members are utilised.
The CSA intends to play a major part in raising the standard of commissioning throughout the region by training all corporate members employees, whether they are technicians or engineers, utilising the Path of Development. The Distance Learning Courses and framework of grading for CSA members helps to ensure that members have the theoretical knowledge of commissioning required as well as the practical skills needed to implement eﬀective and eﬃcient commissioning on projects.
Andrew Lawlor – CSA GCC Chapter Chairman (Operations Director of Sutton Commissioning & Management Consultancy LLC)