Mick Cairns interviewed in Middle East Consultant magazine

Our CEO Mick Cairns was interviewed in June’s edition of Middle East Consultant
discussing the regional MEP market and how data modelling can drive
quality engineering solutions.

Read the full interview here.

London Office Relocation

We are delighted to announce that we have recently moved our London Office to facilitate our expansion targets in the United Kingdom.

We are committed to investing in improvements which will benefit our business and valued clients and this move will further establish our position in the market.

We took possession of the new office on the 21st December 2017 and following fitout and upgrade of the existing space, completed March 2018, we are now fully operational.

The office is situated at 28-30 Worship Street, close by Liverpool Street, Old Street and Moorgate and is centrally located to most of our clients and partners.

This move coincides with the exciting development of our London team which has recently doubled in size and with a continued recruitment drive, we are confident our targets for 2018 will be achieved.

The new office, coupled with our excellent team of engineer’s places B&W in a strong position, providing a platform for improved market competitiveness.

This is endorsed by our recent project wins, demonstrating a successful start in the new premises, a result of a brilliant team effort and a key factor in achieving our growth targets.

B&W sponsors Northumbria University Degree Show

Black & White Engineering are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring the Northumbria University Architectural and Building Services Engineering Degree Show 2018​.

The show will be held at the Wynne Jones Building at the University Campus on 16 May 2018 and will showcase over 50 final year design projects from the level 6 and 7 students, covering a range of renewable and sustainable design approaches associated with the architectural and building services engineering discipline.

This year’s level 6 project challenge has been to develop designs for Northumbria University’s Sport Central building, whilst level 7 students have been working on concept designs for a National Museum building.

We are providing 2 prizes for:

  • ‘Best Display & Communication’ at the degree show of final year project, awarded to the best displayed and communicated Level 6 Architectural Engineering Design Project. To be awarded on the night, following voting by guests at the event.
  • ‘Best Final Year Project’, awarded to the best Level 6 Architectural Engineering Design Project.

Our sponsorship further builds upon our excellent relationship with the University and demonstrates that we are keen supporters of the best local engineering talent. ​

We have graduate engineers all the way through to senior management and directors who have been educated at the university. This endorses the level of opportunity for personal and professional growth at Black & White Engineering. The event will also be supported by the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, CIBSE.

‘Highly Commended’ at Dubai RetrofitTech Awards

Black & White Engineering are pleased to announce that we were ‘Highly Commended’ in the Public Building Retrofit Awards Category at the RetrofitTech Awards.

The judges commendation recognises Black & White Engineering’s design and site management of Dubai Festival City Mall.​

Dubai Festival City Mall is a landmark urban retail resort which forms the Centre of Dubai Festival City, now acknowledged to be one of UAE’s most exciting retail, dining and leisure attractions.

In its second year, the RetrofitTech Awards was bigger and more exciting than ever and continued to recognise the best retrofit projects in the region.

The Awards provided a unique platform for companies and entities involved in existing retrofitting projects in the region to raise their profile, brands, products and services.

The Awards acknowledged retrofit projects, consultancy firms and other providers who contribute to the region’s retrofitting, innovation, quality, technology and sustainability.

It was an excellent awards celebration night and the judges were delighted by the achievements of the finalists, highly commended and winners, especially considering the exceptionally high standard of entries this year.

Global Design Hub prepares for growth

​​​​Black & White Engineering is pleased to announce the next phase in our planned organic growth strategy with the expansion of our Global Design Hub in Manila.

B&W has occupied​ unit 01 on the 22nd floor of the Zuellig Building since 2014. Acquiring the adjacent unit 02 provides an additional 187m2 of space, giving the Global Design Hub a new total of 468m2.  The extra space will provide sufficient capacity for an additional 30 engineers and REVIT technicians. The target is to fill these positions by Summer 2018, pushing our production capacity towards 1,800 MEP drawings per month.

B&W congratulate Select Group on completion and handover of Marina Gate I

The building services, designed by Black & White Engineering provided a unique and sustainable offering for our client’s buyers. Luxurious on a grand scale, the building’s design, efficient floor plans and high end amenities are the perfect way to experience Marina living.



Rahail Aslam, CEO Select Group said, “Marina Gate has raised the bar for developments in Dubai Marina. We are committed to ensuring the highest standards for our customers and timely delivery of projects without compromising on quality.”

In a statement announcing the opening of the building, he reported that the remaining two towers within the development are progressing on schedule. Cladding works are ongoing for the topped-out Marina Gate II and handover is scheduled for early next year. The third and final tower in the development, Jumeirah Living Marina Gate, which will be managed by Jumeirah Group under their Jumeirah Living brand, is also at an advanced stage of construction.

B&W Shortlisted in Dubai Retrofit Awards

Black & White Engineering are pleased to announce that they have been shortlisted at the 4th Dubai RetrofitTech Awards, due to be held at Roda Al Bustan Hotel on 9th April 2018.

The awards ceremony recognises and celebrates excellence and achievements in the retrofitting field. B&W have been shortlisted in two categories among the top five nominations – Retrofit of the year and Public retrofit.

Reducing overall energy demand in Dubai is a topical issue and The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has set the goal of reducing energy demand by 30% by 2030. Retrofitting and refurbishing existing buildings has been identified as a key strategy to achieve this.

The RetrofitTech summit in Dubai provides an ideal opportunity to discover and showcase the latest technologies and solutions in the retrofitting industry which help achieve energy and water efficiency savings and ROIs. The summit will also highlight the latest project opportunities for retrofitting government buildings, as well as the buildings within the commercial, retail, hospitality, healthcare, education and industrial sectors, and the best practice retrofitting strategies.

The event will also discuss future financing models, regulative frameworks and requirements.

Last year’s Summit & Awards was a resounding success with over 300 attending.

Becoming a member of The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres

Black & White Engineering is pleased to announce it has become a member of the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC) and also the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC).

The MECSC is the largest regional organization representing the Retail Industry in the Middle East & North Africa and beyond. It is the voice of the retail industry for retailers, shopping centre owners, management, service providers and all retail professionals. They help businesses to raise their profiles locally, regionally and globally through their affiliation to the ICSC, which is based in New York.

ICSC’s office of Global Public Policy (GPP) actively shapes public policy for the retail real estate industry by advocating on behalf of its members and the industry at the federal, state, local and provincial levels and before the European Union.

ICSC’s research team collects, interprets and disseminates invaluable industry data to share with its members.

Membership of MECSC & ICSC will serve to enhance Black & White’s visibility and provide valuable opportunities for the exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge within a broad community of colleagues in the retail industry.


Value Engineering – an opportunity to reduce the cost of a building and its effects on the environment over its lifetime.

Black & White Engineering was invited to contribute to an article published this month in the May 2017 issue of Middle East Consultant magazine.
For the full article, go to:

‘IMAGINE’ Guiness World Record Breaking Attraction

Black & White Engineering were responsible for the MEP design of the new record breaking attraction at Dubai Festival City, ‘IMAGINE’.

The show delivers a unique sensory experience, utilising light, water and fire, combined with giant projection screens, 30 fountains and surround sound.

Boasting the largest water screen projection in the world – a Guinness World Record breaker, it features the latest entertainment technology in water, pyrotechnics, lasers, lights and dramatic effects.

We developed the design in accordance with the requirements of Laser Vision Mega Media, providing services to land based and water based equipment.

The land based design consisted of services to 22 media blades which form an integral part of the shows operation, alongside the control and projector rooms located on the roof of the mall.

The water based assets are operated via generators installed in a compound adjacent the mall.

Meeting the demands of laser vision was a challenge and something which we have successfully achieved.

The attraction opened during the festive period 2016 and continues to be a success.