In 2012, following its corporate rebrand, the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank began a high-spec upgrade of their head office buildings, to include underfloor cooling throughout the ground floor atrium and coffee shop and mezzanine level coffee shop.Contact Us...
This iconic bank, which was formally inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Information and Culture, when it opened in 1998 has won numerous awards within the middle eastern banking industry, and has branches across the middle east plus the UK.
This project consisted of the following:
Thermo-Floor carried out a bespoke design of the underfloor cooling for the atrium and mezzanine areas, specific to the consultant requirements. This design covered an area of approx 1000m2 of underfloor cooling.
After ensuring timely delivery of materials from the UK to Abu Dhabi, Thermo-Floor were then responsible for the Project Management of the first zone of underfloor cooling on the ground floor.
For this our project manager travelled out and met with the construction team, to run through all design drawings and lead a training session with the installation team, and then supervised the installation to the first zone and completed a water test on the system. For this project we chose our exclusive RU-WK manifolds specific for underfloor cooling which has its own heat exchanger.
A total of 4 manifolds were used on the ground floor and 1 manifold on the first floor, and approx 7500m of pipe installed to provide cooling to the areas (nearly 4.5miles of pipe). The final result is a bespoke system that links to the buildings state of the art control systems, providing constant and comfortable temperature levels throughout the ground floor, via underfloor cooling, to counter the high temperatures that Abu Dhabi experiences all year round, and to alleviate the cold air drafts from the air handling units.