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:

  • PQP Community - to lead Pearl Community Rating submissions.
  • PQP Building - to lead Pearl Building and Villa Rating submissions.

 

The PQP's key responsibilities during Design are:

  • Understand the DPM planning process in relation to implementing the various PRS (Community, Building and Villa).
  • Coordinate meetings with the DPM and the project team and prepare Integrated Development Processes and Organisational Charts.
  • Assist and lead the design team to ensure appropriate Pearl Rating is targeted and sustainability principles are embedded into the design.
  • Provide expert advice on the Pearl Rating System credits and their application to projects.
  • Provide the administrative support required to collect, interpret and organise all supporting documentation.
  • Manage queries/follow up between the design team and Estidama, including the submitting of Credit Clarification Requests as appropriate.
  • Ensure technical quality control on documentation submitted for assessment, including calculations, drawings and specifications.
  • Lead the re-submission process following any review comments issued by Estidama.
  • Monitor the responsibilities of all PRS related commitments from the design stage to the construction.

 

The PQP's key responsibilities during Construction are:

  • Understand Estidama Construction Audit process in relation to implementing the various PRS (Community, Building and Villa).
  • Coordinate meetings with the DPM and the construction team and ensure handover from Design PQP aligns with the Integrated Development Process. Update Integrated Development Processes and Organisational Charts as necessary.
  • Assist and lead the construction team to ensure appropriate Pearl Rating is targeted and sustainability principles are carried over to construction.
  • Provide the administrative support required to collect, interpret and organise all supporting documentation.
  • Manage queries/follow up between the construction team and Estidama, including the submitting of Credit Clarification Requests as appropriate.
  • Ensure technical quality control on documentation submitted for assessment, including calculations, drawings and specifications.
  • Lead the re-submission process following any review comments issued by Estidama.

 

The PQP's key ongoing responsibilities are:

  • Record all correspondence between the Estidama team relating to Master Planning, Building, Villa and Community Rating submissions.
  • Check the DPM website for Information Bulletin releases and other updates.
  • Ensure appropriate conduct at all times as the responsible party for implementing the Estidama Pearl Rating Systems.

 

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

The DPM 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 the DPM, 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).

The DPM 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 and/or Construction Rating:

  • AECOM
  • Al Ain Consulting Engineers
  • Alabbar Energy and Sustainability Group
  • Alpin Limited
  • AL SUWEIDI Engineering
  • Altorath Engineering Consultants
  • ARCADIS
  • Architects Crang & Boake Inc.
  • Architecture & Planning Group (APG)
  • ARCHON Engineering Consultant
  • ATKINS
  • Bainona Engineering Consultancy
  • Beirut Engineering Consulting Bureau
  • BURT HILL
  • Capital Engineering Consultancy
  • Ceres Management Services LLC
  • Close System Architecture Consultancy LLC
  • Consulting Engineering Group (COENGR)
  • Consulting Engineering Office
  • Dar Al Handasah (Shair & Partners)
  • Dewan Architects & Engineers
  • EcoBuild Consultants
  • Ecoscape Agricultural Consultants
  • Engineering Consultants Group
  • ELARD
  • Elite Design & Engineering Consultancy L.L.C.
  • GHD
  • Global Energy & Envt. Eng. Services Ltd (GE3S)
  • Global Engineering Systems FZC
  • Graham Jons ALEWAN Engineering Consultants
  • Green Consulting
  • Green Initiative DWC LLC
  • Halcrow
  • HILSON MORAN
  • HKS
  • HOARE LEA Consulting Engineers
  • Implement Engineering Consultants
  • Inhabit Group
  • Integrated Environmental Solutions
  • Jacobs
  • KEO International Consultants
  • Khatib & Alami
  • Nael General Contracting LLC
  • MAKAN Consulting Engineers
  • Mustadam Limited
  • Parsons International
  • Platinum Sustainable Development Limited
  • Rafael Vinoy Architects
  • Ramboll
  • Shankland Cox
  • Salimus Consultancy JLT
  • Society Technology House L.L.C
  • Tebodin Middle East Ltd.
  • Tilke
  • WSP Middle East


PQP Recognition

The requirements for PQP consultancy listings are as follows:

The PQP/consultant has completed at least one DPM PRS assessment

  1. With minor exceptions, the submittals from the PQP have been completed, well organised and labelled for speed of the DPM evaluation.
  2. All companies that request to be included in the PQP consultancy list must refer to the PQP Consultancy Listing service found here.

Please note that this list is provided as a reference only. The DPM 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 the DPM. Likewise, non-inclusion of any company should not be construed as disapproval by the DPM. Users are responsible for making an independent assessment of the information contained within the list.

If you have any questions, please email ds@dpm.gov.abudhabi


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

 

 

Close System Architecture Consultancy LLC

 

 

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 Energy & Envt. Eng. Services Ltd (GE3S)      

Global Engineering Systems FZC

 

Green Consulting

 

Green Initiative DWC LLC

 

HILSON MORAN

 

HOARE LEA Consulting Engineers

Implement Engineering Consultants

 

Integrated Environmental Services

 

 

KEO International Consultants

 

Khatib & Alami

 

 

 Mustadam Limited      

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

All companies that request to be included in the List of Companies providing Commissioning Services, must refer to the Commissioning Services Companies Listing service found here.

If you have any questions including update requests, please email EstidamaInfo@dpm.gov.abudhabi

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