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  ARCH. ABDULFATTAH ALMUMEN INVITED AS GUEST SPEAKER IN SAUDI UMRAN SOCIETY AL HASSA CHAPTER EVENT  
 
Al-Hassa, KSA

Arch. Abdulfattah Alumem was invited as one of the guest speakers in Saudi Umran Society Al Hassa Chapter event on January 5, 2017. The attendees were elite group of professional architects and a very special interested audience. The topic of the talk was the Saudi House Design, a challenge between modern lifestyle and traditional cultural values. The discussion led to awareness of using effective materials and pattern for contemporary style versus the socio-cultural concerns.



 
 


 
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  AFM-CONSULTANTS ATTENDED THE ROYAL COMMISSION’S WORKSHOP ON PROCESS OF INTERACTION WITH APPROVED ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS AND RC TECHNICAL DIRECTORS  
 
Jubail Industrial City, KSA

AFM-Consultants and other Engineering Consultants companies were invited to attend the workshop on process of interaction with Royal Commission for projects Kingdom wide on January 1, 2017. Representative from AFM’s technical management team have attended this workshop at Al-Fursan Hall Jubail. The objective of the workshop was to discuss the review/approval process of Industrial and Commercial Investment projects, point out difficulties faced during approval process and challenges facing investors & consultants from inception to project hand-over. Workshop was one-on-one interactive between authorities and consultants sharing thoughts and ideas on problems and procedures toward improvement. New ideas were brought out by the attendees and RC promised on studying the ideas for immediate implementation of those feasible suggestion for reducing time frame of approval process while maintaining the quality of the product.



 
 


 
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  AFM-CONSULTANTS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE “BUSINESS GATE” PROJECT  
 
Dammam, KSA

“Business Gate” located in Dammam along Khobar-Dammam Highway was successfully completed. Business Gate boasts the largest area in the eastern province with 55,000 square meters of luxury high class office spaces, comprising several floors for offices. The center has also dedicated a large value to office spaces with ground floor dedicated to retail shops & the basement floor for parking. A health center with luxury facilities, a mosque and various other amenities and services are also available at all times. The overall quality of day light and openness provides unique working environment. The glass façade structure combined with terreal (terracotta) façade cladding were developed to reflect selective material selection to integrate the futuristic business style. The building is open for rentable shops and offices. As a sign of appreciation, the Owner visited AFM-Consultants on November 09, 2016 and presented a memento to AFM as token of appreciation to confirm highest satisfaction for AFM services.



 
 


 
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  AL FARES WAREHOUSES ON ITS NEARLY COMPLETION  
 
Dammam, KSA

The nearly completed Al Fares Warehouses project which is located in 2nd Industrial City, Dammam with a total lote area of 17,847 sqm. The project has a 2 warehouse building with a lot area of approximately 5,500 sqm each.



 
 


 
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  AFM CONDO ONGOING CONSTRUCTION  
 
Dammam, KSA

Located near the business center of Dammam, the ongoing AFM Condo will be the newest addition to residential and leisure in one package. One of the features of the building is the sliding louvers in the front elevation which gives a variable appearance depending on the location of each louver, a style which is not common in the local architecture typology.



 
 


 
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  RAMADA ENCORE HOTEL WAS FEATURED IN ALBEENA ONLINE  
 
Dammam, KSA

One of the Hospitality Design project of AFM-Consultants, the Ramada Encore hotel was published in the recent posts of Albenaa online, one of the leading architectural magazine in Kingdom wide. The three-star hotel consist of 90 rooms, a business center, meeting rooms and retail shops at the ground floor. The hotel is located on a business district of Dammam.



 
 


 
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  CENTRO BY ROTANA HOTEL TO OPEN SOON  
 
Al-Khobar waterfront, KSA

With its nearly completed construction, the Centro by Rotana Hotel will be the newly added elegant and modern architectural-style hotel along Prince Turki, Khobar corniche. Centro by Rotana is an 11-storey hotel with a unique international Centro brand style.



 
 


 
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  AFM-CONSULTANTS ON RAMADA HOTEL'S CONTRACT SIGNING  
 
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Mr. Abdulaziz Suhaimi, on behalf of group of owners, has signed 2 agreements for the new proposed Ramada Encore Hotel to be constructed along Princes Mohammed bin Fahd street in Dammam. A construction agreement with the selected contractor, Messer Maitham Al Wakeel Contracting and a supervision agreement with AFM-Consultants to supervise the construction works.

The proposed project is a 3-star business hotel consists of the following:
• 90 business guest rooms
• Business center with meeting rooms and multi-purpose halls in the first floor
• Gym room located at the roof annex
• Retail and coffee shops in the ground floor
• Sufficient number of parking spaces is provided in 2 basement and parking levels of the building



 
 


 
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  AFM-CONSULTANTS' ANNUAL GET TOGETHER PARTY  
 
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

AFM-Consultants employees had their get together party at the house of Arch. Abdulfattah Alumen, Managing director in Dammam. This is part of the annual get together party in the company that keeps the closeness and friendship of each members of the group.

 
 


 
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  TRADITIONAL SOUK WON FIRST PRIZE IN THE CITYSCAPE AWARDS 2014  
 
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The Traditional Souk (Reviving the Dammam Old Ladies Market) has been announced, the 1st prize winner for the 2014 Cityscape Awards for Real Estate in Saudi Arabia in the Community and Culture Category yesterday Monday, 5th May 2014 during the special event organized for this purpose in parallel to the running internationally renowned real-estate exhibition, the Cityscape Jeddah, 2014 .

The awards have seen a rise in the number and qualities of entries making it harder for the judging panel to select the top final shortlist. The eventual winner was announced at a prestigious Awards Ceremony at the Cityscape Jeddah Exhibition. The Award was presented to Mr. Mohammed Al Sofaian, the director of public relation and Architect Sami Al Haddad, Director of Urban Planning Studies, the appointed project manager at then as representatives from Dammam Municipality, beside Architect Abdulfattah Almumen, the Managing Director of AFM Consultants, the project designer and consultants. The prize and the Award Ceremony have fully demonstrated the Public and private sectors partnership success.

 
 


 
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  HOTEL SHOW SAUDI ARABIA 2014  
 
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2014 was a huge success and many exhibitors have already reserved their stands for the next edition; a must-attend event for all hotel and hospitality professionals who are looking to meet with some of the world’s best global suppliers of hotel brands. Organized by MICE Arabia, over 15 0exhibitors and 200 leading global hospitality brands were present in the show. The event was held on April 22 -24, 2014 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events. AFM-Consultants was invited to take part of the event.

 
 


 
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  AL FARES WAREHOUSES AT MINA PORT WAS ABOUT TO COMPLETE  
 
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

AFM-Consultants was appointed by Al Fares Trading Ltd. to supervise two (2) warehouse projects in Dammam port. The warehouse comprises of 14,882 sqm and 14,554 sqm total lot area respectively. The project was carefully planned with complete security and proper HVAC designs. The objective of the project was to provide a big space for companies to secure their products, hence make it a safe shelter to keep their stocks.

 
 


 
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  SIPOREX SEMINAR 2014  
 
Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

AFM-Consultants attended a seminar regarding the introduction to SIPOREX which was organized by Lightweight Construction Co. LTD on April 15, 2014 at Le Meridien Hotel. Siporex is available as reinforced precast units and blocks for any application in a building structure. The Siporex product range includes blocks, roof and floor slabs, wall panels, lintels and scuppers.

 
 


 
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  AFM-CONSULTANTS ATTENDED THE 16th GENERAL CONFERENCE IN QATAR  
 
Doha, Qatar

Dammam Municipality and AFM-Consultants attended the 16th General Conference of Arab Towns Organization in Doha, Qatar last May 14-16, 2013. They presented the project Urban Design Study of Dammam downtown as part of the discussion.

Dammam Municipality implemented traditional architecture in Dammam to retain the "heritage" image of the city. AFM was appointed by the Municipality to do the consultant study to innovate technical regulations and building rules of the city.

" The project is reflecting the preservation of history and culture of the city". AFM-Consultants and Dammam Municipality were then given awards for the said project during the conference.

 
 


 
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  AFM-CONSULTANTS AT BUILDEX 2013  
 
Saudi Arabia

Architect Abdulfattah Al-Mumen, Managing Principal of AFM-Consultants was invited by Albeena Magazine to be one of the speakers in the recently held Buildex 2013 at Dhahran International Exhibit Center, KSA. Two of the projects of AFM-Consultants were featured in their "Buildex 2013" magazine dated February 2013.

Architect Al-Mumen discussed traditional and modern development of the city, the importance of keeping traditional architecture from different perspectives. The development of a certain city is affected by current economy, creativity of the architects and decision makers. The architecture today is experimental and researching; so with economic's growth, architecture is growing also.


 
 


 
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  RAMADA ENCORE HOTEL  
 
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Architectural Design : The Ramada Encore Hotel is located in a strategic commercial area in Dammam. The project consists of Retail & Coffee shops in the ground floor and business center with meeting rooms and multi-purpose halls in the first floor.


 
 


 
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  AL-FATEH CLUB  
 
Al Hassa , Saudi Arabia

Al Fateh Club is a regional power center located in Al-Hassa area. It consists of 5,000 sqm (with a possibility of adding a mezzanine) ground and terrace floor located a 10,780 sqm lot facing a prime street.

The concept is to bring the “fans” to their favorite soccer team, where their training fields are located at the rear end of the power center in full view of shoppers and café goers.

 

 
 


 
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  SAMIR HEADQUARTERS  
 
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

A class A+ office building to serve as the “Samir Group” headquarters in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The structure is derived to high standard, where many LEED practices were pre-defined from the start:

a. Building Orientation (blocking harmful sun(heat/gain) on the east and east were shading the south elevation with shading devices.

b. The interior has open atrium to further enhance interior work/air quality, where eveyone has a “green” view.



 
 


 
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  AL-NAKHEEL HOTEL  
 
Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

A four-star 16-storey International brand hotel located on a 1,358sqm facing the sea at Khobar corniche. 160 keys with two full-time restaurants, meeting/wedding halls, gym and pool areas with spectacular sea view for three sides.


 
 


 
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  SABTANK ADMIN BUILDING - KFIP  
 
Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia

Project consists of designing “Sustainable” Administration Building (11,000 sqm) to serve the company’s headquarter office. As part of being “sustainable”, the building utilized” grey water recirculating system to be used to irrigate the site and the green roof top garden, double insulated wall system.


 
 


 
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  Palm Hotel Complex Hotel    
 
Hofuf, Saudi Arabia

The Palm Hotel Complex, is located in a prestigious and strategic entry point of Al- Hassa area along Qatar highway, the project consists of a Mixed-Use development of office , retail and a four star hotel building at 16 stories high with 280 rooms and suites, with full facilities such as : gymnasium, pool, sauna, boutique, 2 cafes and 2 full restaurants; one of which is located at the 14th & 15th levels.

At this stage, Client is discussing the operation and management deal with a renown international operator to partnership on this project.



 
 


 
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  CENTRO HOTEL BY ROTANA    
 
Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

A “business-type“ hotel situated in the prestigious Al-Khobar Waterfront with a sea view. The Hotel consists of the following:

A. 11 stories.
B. 17,581m² ( gross area ).
C. 250 rooms, studios and suites.
D. 109 parking spaces.
E. Roof top restaurant, with gymnasium and swimming pool.
F. Full restaurant and deli at ground floor
G. Meeting rooms and business center.