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What is Estidama ?

The UAE has never shied away from adopting the latest trends and practices. In the field of construction and architecture, a dominant trend in the region has been the adoption of sustainable and eco-friendly practices. A fact not known to many : The UAE ranked 9th in 2014 among the top 10 nations in the world in adopting green building …

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Biophilia – Using Nature to Nurture Modern Workspaces

What is Biophilia ? Biophilia is the instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems. Research suggests that buildings that contain features of preferred natural environments will be more supportive of human well-being and performance than those that do not contain these features. Until the past few years, plants were not a core element involved in interior design. It’s …

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LEED Building or LEED Product – Which one is it ?

There’s no such thing as a LEED certified product.The LEED certification, bestowed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) applies only to buildings and construction , interior design, operations & maintenance, developments & homes. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As an added bonus, they save money. It’s important to …

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Wellness & Well-being Deconstructed

Wellness is all the craze right now across the globe, it’s our industry’s new sexy buzz word! What happened to collaboration, sustainability, acoustics or ergonomics? Would you believe it, it’s all of that and a bag of chips! 😉 Why all the talk about Wellness? There is a ton of statistics on the cost of poor ergonomics. Below are just …

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8 expert cost saving tips to furnish your workspace

Value engineer – (VE) by definition is a systematic method to improve the “value” of goods or products and services by using an examination of function. Value, as defined, is the ratio of function to cost. Value can therefore be increased by either improving the function or reducing the cost. In the construction industry, however, its most common purpose is …