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August 5, 2021

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Major key safety milestone achievement at Uptown Tower and LEED Gold Certification to boot.

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WSP Middle East today celebrated a health and safety milestone along with Belgian infrastructure group Besix and US construction company Turner International Middle East at the Uptown Tower project site in Dubai with their team clocking 10 million working hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI). 

Guided by a smart and sustainable construction strategy, Uptown Tower will be LEED Gold Certified Building, and home to a state-of-the-art DMCC Business Hub. 

Paul Ashton, Executive Director (Property) at DMCC, said: “We would like to congratulate Besix, WSP and Turner International Middle East for achieving this impressive milestone. This is a testament to their combined efforts to provide a safe working environment for everyone involved in the delivery of this iconic tower using state-of-the-art smart and digital innovative safety measures.”  

Shafiq Hussain, Associate Director, Building Structures at WSP Middle East, said: “Engineering projects of the scale of Uptown Tower require industry-leading health, safety and wellbeing practices to be woven into the construction programme at every step.” “Thanks to the immense contributions of all project stakeholders and the invaluable support of DMCC, we are proud to be delivering the first super tall tower in the Uptown Dubai district and celebrating this LTI-free milestone in line with our acclaimed Zero Harm Vision, which calls on everyone to embed a spirit of accountability and collaboration in order to reduce risk and ensure everyone gets home safely at the end of every day,” he noted. 

Miguel Monteiro, Project Director at Besix said: “Collaboration and teamwork across all levels of the hierarchy as well as among clients, consultants and sub-contractors are at the heart of this outstanding achievement that above all guarantees every single day, a safe return home and to our families to each man and woman involved in our project.” “I personally congratulate each and everyone involved in our project since the very early stage,” he noted. This phenomenal achievement is testament to a collaborative Health & Safety effort from all project stakeholders which continuously pushes the parameters of modern-day engineering in line with international best practice, he added

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