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Syed Sabzada

Managing Partner and the co-founder of SpEC

Syed is a graduate Mechanical Engineer with over 31 years’ experience in the building services construction industry. Syed has worked at various capacities as Project Manager, Senior Mechanical Engineer with leading MEP Consultant; viz. J. Roger Preston & Partners, Freeman Fox, Kennedy and Donkin M.E, Atkins and Ian Banham and Associates.

Prior to founding SpEC, Syed was with the Dubai International Airport for 7 years and was the Chief Engineer responsible for the operation and maintenance of Airport Systems and responsible for establishing and operating the crisis management centre.

During this time, he has closely associated with leading International Consultants like Bechtel, Airport de Paris International and Dar Al Handasah.

Syed has skills and experience in Facility Management, Building Services Design, Industrial Engineering and Airport Systems. Syed delivers projects optimally meeting the requirements of clients using his varied experience in design, construction supervision and facilities.

As a building services consultant, Syed has handled many prestigious projects including luxury hotel and resorts, business parks for TECOM Internet City and Media City and D3 Dubai, hospitals, shopping malls, industrial buildings and sports facilities in Middle East and India.

Syed had designed the HVAC system for two of the largest buildings with fabric tent roofs, viz. the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi and the Cultural Centre at the Riyadh University and also designed one of the largest refrigerated warehouse.

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Syraj Hamza

Managing Partner and one of the founders of SpEC

Syraj is a graduate Electrical Engineer and a Solar PV expert with diploma in Computer Studies from N.C.C., U.K., member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET), UK.

Syraj has been a building services consultant for more than 25 years prior to founding SpEC; Syraj was heading electrical department of Ian Banham and Associates as Deputy Director. Syraj’s experience in design spans over 1,700 projects in Middle East, India and Africa.

Syraj has pioneered innovative concepts, techniques, ideas and methods for implementing the varied requirements of clients while complying with British Standards, IEC, NBC, CIBSE Codes, EIA/TIA Regulations, NFPA Codes and regulations of local authorities having jurisdiction in various projects.

Syraj has handled projects of high complexity. Some of those are IT projects for TECOM Internet City and Media City Dubai, TECOM data centres for IBM, Grosvenor house, Dubai Mercantile Exchange, district cooling plant for Tabreed, 70 Storied JW Marriott Marquis, 7 Star Al Maha desert resort and Emirates Airlines HQ building, Hotels for Aloft and Elements, Hilton, Taj Vivanta, Mondrian, Venu, Grand Hyatt and alike.

Syraj is a specialist designer of Integrated Building Management Systems, converged solutions for building systems and IT network infrastructure, lighting control systems, data center design, Solar PV system etc. Syraj was personally involved in the evolution and development of JBR BMS integration of about 44 buildings in 7 sectors for TECOM in Dubai.

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