Al Kuwari Building

Location Doha, Qatar
Services Building services (MEP) and structural engineering 
Sector Workplace
Client Al Diyar Group
Architect Linear Interiors

Mel Awasi

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Cundall was appointed to carry out an assessment of the fire and life safety provisions as part of a phased refurbishment of the Al Kuwari office building, Doha, Qatar. The building has a basement and eight floor with a total area of 11,300 m².

Cundall proposed modifications to the existing systems to bring in line with Qatar Civil Defence requirements. The appointment also included project management of the works including procurement and management of contractor.

Cundall scope of services included the following:
  • Coordinate the development of as built drawings.
  • Develop detailed design for emergency lighting, fire detection, fire protection and staircase pressurisation.
  • Coordinate with architect the development of the fire and life safety plans including upgrading passive fire protection within the building.
  • Project management and client liaison 
  • Procurement and management of contractor
  • Site supervision of MEP installation including approval of shop drawings, as builts and O&M’s
  • Review proposal by specialist for maintenance and service agreement.


Particular challenges and lessons learnt: Through this project the team gained a thorough understanding of the local authority approval process and the recent changes in requirements.

Cundall worked very close with the client and his representative to explain the procedure to obtain approvals. Cundall also provided the client with budget costs for the works.