Different utility sectors in the GCC prefer to adhere to a strict structural structure in order to make their offerings more efficient and satisfy specific customer needs. These layouts often include at least a few facilities, including the facility's security office, fire pump system and operation specifications, and the main facility support house. The challenges in designing these facility structural layouts appear to result in enormous expense requirements, which will be discussed in this article. Multiple buildings on a single plot result in multiple distinct "rafts," each with its own set of access conditions. Getting multiple foundations/buildings, on the other hand, represents the amount of manpower and money needed to complete the project schedule within the prescribed time frame, without including the high cost of having multiple separate sets of buildings. Separate facilities, in the long run, would necessitate a high level of protection and upkeep in order to fulfill their functions, which would increase the utility's total expense. It also stops any expansion from being hampered by a lack of capacity. The aim of this research study and the idea under discussion is to reduce the remaining excessive costs levied on service sectors and facilities while improving productivity, eliminating duplication, and shortening the overall project completion timeframe.

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Master's Project

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Degree Name

Engineering Management (ME)


Ghalib Kawaji

Advisor/Committee Member

Slim Saidi


RIT Dubai