Who we are

Black & White Engineering Middle East (B&W) is a leading MEP design consultancy.

Launched in the UAE in 2007 as REME (or Red), B&W became an independent company in 2014. B&W has extensive experience in producing energy efficient, practical electromechanical designs that are commercially feasible, robust and meet the exacting demands of the local conditions.

As an independent company, B&W is a fully licensed MEP design consultancy in the UAE and is capable of making direct submissions to UAE authorities. Clients can therefore have confidence in knowing that no third-party involvement is needed to gain official approval for their MEP requirements.

The B&W team of highly qualified and experienced MEP experts are fully committed to ensuring its clients receive a level of engineering and service excellence unsurpassed in the industry.

Our approach

B&W’s ethos is simple: quick delivery of premium MEP services by experienced and talented engineers.

Our business model is designed to commit all our available engineering expertise to client projects. That means our directors are able to devote their time to the needs of clients, away from the shackles of general management. It also allows our senior engineers to do what they do best: produce distinctive and innovative designs that maintain B&W as an industry leader.

Our principles

Great consultants listen

A consultant’s job is to find the solution to a client’s problem. The solution can only be found if a client’s problem is fully understood.

The client’s goals are our goals

Clients know what they want; it is our job to find out what that is and help them deliver it.

Early involvement prevents late problems

Bringing all parties of a project team together at the earliest opportunity minimises clashes between design and construction, and ensures the delivery of sustainable and efficient systems.

Get it right first time

Spending time on the right design at concept stage saves times and money at the construction stage.

A simple design is often the best design

A system must not only be understood by the designer, but by those who install it and maintain it. Keeping it simple avoids confusion – and is often more efficient.

Teams must stay together

The best project teams are often those with the fewest personnel changes. A team that stays intact from concept to handover provides the best opportunity for smooth delivery and minimised costs.

Leaders in our field

The repeat business we enjoy from some of the region’s most distinguished clients is just one indicator of our success; another is the recognition we have received from the industry itself.

Winner: Young Engineer of the Year;
Jamie Darragh
MEP Middle East Awards 2015

Winner: Electrical Engineer of the Year;
Steve Clough
MEP Middle East Awards 2014

Commendation: Mechanical Engineer of the Year;
Iain MacDougall
MEP Middle East Awards 2014

Commendation: Mechanical Project of the Year;
Dubai Marina Gate
MEP Middle East Awards 2014

Winner: MEP Innovation of the Year:
Seawater Cooling Technology
MEP Middle East Awards 2013

Winner: Engineer of the Year;
Shaun O’Mahoney
MEP Middle East Awards 2013

Winner: Specialist MEP Consultancy of the Year
MEP Middle East Awards 2012

Winner: Engineer of the Year
MEP Middle East Awards 2011

Winner: Innovation of the Year
Bioclimatic Design for Hotels
MEP Middle East Awards 2011

Winner: Innovation of the Year
Bladeroom Data Centre
MEP Middle East Awards 2010

Winner: Engineer of the Year
Paul Allen
MEP Middle East Awards 2010

Winner: MEP Project of the Year
Yas Hotel
MEP Middle East Awards 2009

Finalist: Consultancy of the Year
Black & White Engineering
MEP Middle East 2015

Finalist: MEP Executive of the Year
Mick Cairns
MEP Middle East 2015

Finalist: Electrical Engineer of the Year
Shaun O’Mahoney
MEP Middle East 2015

Finalist: Mechanical Engineer of the Year
Alistair Davis
MEP Middle East 2015

Finalist: Plumbing Engineer of the Year
Eric Pol Castro
MEP Middle East 2015

Finalist: Project Manager of the Year
Jonathan Mitchell
MEP Middle East 2015

Finalist: Mechanical Project of the Year
Residences at Marina Gate II, Dubai Marina (North Gate)
MEP Middle East 2015

Finalist: Retrofit Project of the Year
MEP Services for the expansion of Dubai Festival City
MEP Middle East 2015

Finalist: Sustainable Project of the Year
Seawater Heat Rejection for Coastal Retail Development
MEP Middle East 2015

Finalist: Engineer of the Year
Iain MacDougall
MEP Middle East 2013

Finalist: Project Manager of the Year
Errol Ruddock
MEP Middle East 2013

Finalist: Project Manager of the Year
Jonathan Mitchell
MEP Middle East 2013

Finalist: Young Engineer of the Year
Ray Choi
MEP Middle East Awards 2013

Finalist: Young Engineer of the Year
MEP Middle East Awards 2013

Finalist: Young Engineer of the Year
Ray Choi
MEP Middle East Awards 2012

Finalist: Engineer of the Year
MEP Middle East Awards 2012

Finalist; Engineer of the Year
Iain MacDougall
MEP Middle East Awards 2012

Finalist; Project Manager of the Year
MEP Middle East Awards 2012

Finalist: Project Manager of the Year
MEP Middle East Awards 2012

Finalist: Consultant of the Year
MEP Middle East Awards 2013

Finalist: Specialist MEP Consultant of the Year
MEP Middle East 2013