Dubiotech raises the standard for green building construction
The world’s largest LEED certified green building title now resides in Dubai at Dubiotech.
The world’s largest LEED certified green building title now resides in Dubai at Dubiotech .
The Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park, a member of TECOM Investments , recently won the Design and Sustainability Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New Jersey Chapter. The CUH2A project includes a 22-story, 60,000-sq. ft headquarters and laboratory buildings that will house the center of excellence for biotechnology education and research. The complex also includes a 500,000 sq. ft animal reserve for indigenous conservation and wildlife protection. The scheduled completion for phase 1 of the complex is 2009.
The Dubiotech building will offer collaboration between universities, medical institutions, and biotechnology parks to create more than 20,000 jobs. Italian architect David Fisher’s design displays DNA movement in a gel electrophoresis, where the alternate slabs running along side the complex symbolizes DNA strands of different sizes migrating in a gel.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, United Arab Emirates vice president and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, launched the project as part of Dubai’s 2010 vision to establish a knowledge-based economy. The park is currently the world’s first freezone dedicated to the global life science industry.ated by the park or located within it receive commercial incentives because of their freezone status, included are 100% foreign ownerships, 100% repatriation of profits, long-term land leases, and a guaranteed 50-year exemption from personal, income, and corporate taxes.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.