IT Lab of Excellence

Start: March 2021 | Finish: March 2023
Status: Completed


Al Midra Tower - Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Contract Type:


Saudi Aramco


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Design Consultant:

Project Description:

The project will build an IT Lab of excellence to be hosted in Al-Midra Tower in Dhahran. Currently, IT operates multiple labs that are necessary to test and assure quality of essential IT solutions before deployment Companywide; including wireless communication, data networking, cybersecurity, data recovery, vulnerability mitigation, computing solutions, desktop support and applications user experience enhancement. However, these labs are currently scattered in non-suitable office environments, lack sufficient space, and lack the proper integration and infrastructure to accommodate the increasing range of technical solutions. Additionally, IT lacks the proper facilities required for testing and prototyping new innovative technologies supporting digital transformation initiatives. The project aims to consolidate four existing labs used exclusively by separate IT organizations.

The project, with an approximate construction area of 2000 m2, is designed based on ultra-modern architecture in terms of interior spaces and materials giving the impression of high-tech. The new center is designed to include a new technology research lab, IT infrastructure and operational workspaces. Additionally, the center provides an innovation incubation area including innovation incubators, flexible workshop modules, user experience testing, prototyping display area and other innovation support components.

Demolition Work:

Demolish all existing furniture, offices and partial toilet area to prepare the area for hosting the new lab.
Demolish existing floor tiling.
Demolish existing ducts, diffusers, dampers, toilet fixtures & piping, existing wet sprinkler system etc.
Remove existing lighting fixtures, wiring devices, disconnect switches, floor boxes etc. & salvage.

New Works Include:

Supply & installation of floor finishes, ceiling finishes, wall finishes & complete furnitures as per furniture layout.
Mechanical ( HVAC, Fire protection, Plumbing)
Electrical (fire detection and alarm system, lighting, wiring devices)
Instrumentation (building management system)
Telecom (cable routing, data voice system, wireless LAN, AV system, data network)

IT Works Include:

The functional requirements of the IT Lab of Excellence project are to provide IT operational labs including the following:
- IT infrastructure with High computing and networking capabilities.
- Digital lab serving wireless communication and networking, computing and cybersecurity.
- Technology research lab to conduct research in the areas of RFID, mobile applications, AR/VR, IoT, blockchain, AI and data science.

Creative Content:

Produce, post-produce and deliver a creative, high quality content program in high definition resolution based on the overall display pixels count.
The program will cover several relevant content types that have to match the display media as per experiential touchpoints.

What our clients say about us?

• Good planning, coordination and execution of activities, work processes and critical operation. Good effort made to keep on schedule.
• Excellent management structure and reporting procedure.
• HSE representative has good knowledge and experience. Performance was above the acceptable standard.
Conclusion: General Performance exceeds expectations.

Dr. Engr. Salah Attia Abdelzaher

Director Projects JODC (Director of infrastructure and MEP)

Jabal Omar Development Company

Impressed with the project team’s expertise and hands on experience with road projects.

They have consistently delivered against project objectives and proved as most reliable construction partner.

Khaled El Kholy

Project Engineer

Umm Al Qura for Development & Construction

Always delighted to work with Shade team; our trusted EPC partner.

Their proactive approach has added value to each stage of the development and we have always been able to rely on their team to provide a very high quality, cost effective and robust results.

Ahmed Basiony

Project Manager

Nesma & Partners

The staff employed by Shade for the project, have supported us to deliver a challenging scheme on time, budget, quality and specification, which has resulted in us keeping promise of delivering key infrastructure for Makkah on time & budget.

Mostafa Sayed

Project Manager

Jabal Omar Development Authority

To have qualified construction partner as Shade, is key for the success of the project, especially something as complicated as Bridge road E.

Their competent site team supported us in execution as well as their planning process contribute to on time delivery

Amro Khatab

Project Manager

Khatib & Alami

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