PQP and ICA

PQP and ICA

Pearl Qualified Professional (PQP)

A Pearl Qualified Professional (PQP) is an integral member of a project team who facilitates the Pearl Rating System (PRS) throughout the development process. To benefit all development types, which encompasses Master Plans, Buildings and Villas, a PQP will provide expert guidance from the planning concept design stage through to construction and implementation.

There are two types of PQP qualifications:

 

The PQP's key responsibilities during Design are:

 

The PQP's key responsibilities during Construction are:

 

The PQP's key ongoing responsibilities are:

 

There are several benefits for an individual to become a PQP. The knowledge and experience that a PQP provides are highly sought after since a PQP is now required to prepare and submit a Pearl Rating application and to be the main point of contact between the project team and Urban Planning and/or Municipality.

Details on the examination process to become a PQP can be found here.

 

PQP Recognition

Urban Planning will support PQPs in communicating to their clients. Developers, consultants and owners should not require PQPs to submit insufficient documentation.

PQP performance will be monitored by Urban Planning, including but not limited to, the following deficiencies:

  1. Repeated "incomplete" submissions (e.g. missing documentation, improperly re-formatted Submittal Templates, information missing from the cover sheet)
  2. Repeated submission of excessive, poorly labelled, or falsified documentation (including documentation intended for other projects)
  3. Repeated submission of inappropriate Credit Clarification Requests (e.g. questions that are process-related, not specific to a certain project, submitted after the Assessment review process has begun, or answerable from the website).

 

Urban Planning will inform PQPs of inadequate performance as it occurs. PQPs unable to demonstrate their technical and procedural understanding of the Pearl Rating Systems will have their status evaluated.

 

PQP Certificate Requests

Upon successfully passing the PQP Exam, all candidates that wish to request a PQP certificate must refer to PQP Certificate Request found here. This is inclusive of all relevant information regarding this service.

 

PQP Companies Listing

The following companies (listed alphabetically by name) possess Pearl Qualified Professional(s) and have successfully achieved a Design Rating:

 

PQP Recognition

The requirements for PQP consultancy listings are as follows:

  1. The PQP/consultant has completed at least one Urban Planning PRS assessment
  2. With minor exceptions, the submittals from the PQP have been completed, well organised and labelled for speed of Urban Planning evaluation.

 

Please note that this list is provided as a reference only. Urban Planning does not warrant or guarantee that the information contained in this list is accurate. The inclusion of any company in the list above does not in any way imply a recommendation or approval by Urban Planning. Likewise, non-inclusion of any company should not be construed as disapproval by Urban Planning. Users are responsible for making an independent assessment of the information contained within the list.

If you have any questions including update request, please email EstidamaInfo@upc.gov.ae

 

 

Independent Commissioning Agent (ICA)

The Independent Commissioning Agent (ICA) must have a minimum of 2 years experience in building commissioning and can be an employee of one of the companies involved in the project as long as this individual is not involved in the project design and/or construction.

 

List of Companies providing Commissioning Services

The following companies (listed alphabetically by name) provide commissioning services in line with IDP-R3: Basic Commissioning requirements and have successfully contributed to achieving a PBRS Design Rating on at least one project for various Gross Floor Area (GFA) categories:

Please read the disclaimer below carefully before making use of any information contained in this list.

 

Company Name

Project GFA Category

Up to 10,000 m2

10,000 m2 - 100,000 m2

More than 100,000 m2

AECOM

ALPIN Limited

Al Ain Consulting Engineers

Al Bayaty Architects

Al Suweidi Engineering Consultants L.L.C

Alabbar Energy and Sustainability Group (AESG)

Allen & Shariff Corporation (ASC)

Architectural Energy Corporation

Architecture& Planning Group

Bechtel International Inc

 

CML International

COMMAND Commissioning

Consulting Engineering Group (COENGR)   

DAEWOO Engineering & Construction Co.

Ecoscape Agricultural Consultants

Energy Management Services International

Environmental Systems Design

Ewan Architectural and Engineering Consultancy

Global Engineering Systems FZC

Green Consulting

HILSON MORAN

HOARE LEA Consulting Engineers

Implement Engineering Consultants

Integrated Environmental Services

KEO International Consultants

Khatib & Alami

OGER International Abu Dhabi

Parson International

Salimus Consultancy JLT

Shankland Cox

Sutton Commissioning and Management Consultancy

Sutton International

Technical Engineering & Scientific Studies

World Planners Consultant Engineers

 

Disclaimer: This list is provided as a reference only. The inclusion of any company in the list above does not imply a recommendation or approval by the UPC. Likewise, non-inclusion of any company should not be construed as disapproval. Design and Development teams are responsible for making an independent assessment to ensure an Independent Commissioning Agent (ICA), reporting to the project owner, is engaged and that the qualification requirements are met.

The UPC does not warrant or guarantee that the information contained in this list is accurate.

If you have any questions including update requests, please email EstidamaInfo@upc.gov.ae.

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