Ceilings are now in place at almost 315 villas in the Arabian Ranches, and residents have begun to move in. Over a period of 13 months Al Shirawi installed suspended ceilings in all of the villas in the Arabian Ranches, an Emaar property development. The scope of the work included gypsum board and calcium silicate ceilings, along with bulk heads and some decorative cladding work around the fire places.
As Raj Pal Saran, General Manager of the Interiors Division, explained, the vast scale of the Arabian Ranches posed a number of challenges: “The Arabian Ranches is set in a sprawling area and the distances between the villas were the biggest challenge. Sometimes work was being done on villas that were up to two kilometers apart,” Raj said. “Coordination between sites, supervising work, and getting the materials out were difficult challenges. However, the team from Al Shirawi overcame these difficulties to complete the job on time. Intricate coordination was also required with the other subcontractors working onsite.”
At the project’s peak period, Al Shirawi had over 170 people working at the site. “We would like to thank our client Al Basti and Mukhta for giving us the chance to work on such a prestigious project,” Raj added. “Particular mention must go to Al Basti and Muktha’s Assistant General Manager, M.D. Narayan, who did an excellent job of handling this project.” The project architect for the job was M/S SPP, Dubai.