Structural engineering and MEP firm DeSimone is bidding on six projects in the Middle East.
According to Construction Week, managing principle of DeSimone, Ahmed Osman, was bidding on one project in Dubai, UAE, three in Saudi Arabia, and two in Kuwait.
The US-based consultancy, which has offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, has not yet won any of the projects, but does have competitive bids in motion for the six projects.
Osman said: "We are working on a few projects at the moment in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and we are also bidding on projects outside of the UAE. In the GCC area we are bidding on projects in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, so we have our plate full at the moment."
When asked how many projects the company could bid for this year, Ahmed said: “That is a very tough question to answer, because you do not know what the future holds. But we are optimistic, as the company is growing in size, which is a good sign these days when there is slow economic growth."
DeSimone's current projects include structural design consultancy services for the 64-storey mixed-use skyscraper Wasl Tower.
The tower is located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, and will feature one of the world's largest ceramic façades.