On Nov. 14th, a group of undergraduate students including four women engineers from the Environmental Engineering department of the American University of Sharjah had the unique opportunity to conduct a site visit at Al Zahia City Center (ZCC), a LEED Gold project that is currently being constructed by CCC for Majid Al Futtaim.
This interactive experience was designed by CCC to enhance students’ understanding of real construction practices and as a tangible way of becoming engaged with sustainability and green building.
The visit allowed students to learn about the LEED project certification process and progress made so far, the structure and finishing works and how this development uses fewer natural resources and benefits the community.
The site visit was conducted by Samir Thabet, CCC Sustainability Coordination Manager and Abdallah Anasweh ZCC Sustainability Engineer. It included a presentation on the project’s LEED requirements and the environmental best practices implemented such as carbon and waste management as well as an open discussion about corporate sustainability and how CCC is aligning business objectives with the UN SDG’s. A tour of the project site was carried out to demonstrate how project management and sustainable construction are put into practice.