Wednesday, September 27, 2017

DUBAI new big installation with SEICOM SPORT PARQUET

4 new sports Parquet floor installations for 4 big sports clubs in Dubai - total of over 10.000 sq m.
Dubai is known as the world capital of luxury and innovation. In 2020 Dubai will be hosting Expo 2020, expected to be a worldwide resonant event. Within this atmosphere of great innovation and modernity, during July and August, Seicom made the installation of the sports parquet floor in the 4 main Dubai Sport Clubs: Al Wasl; Al Nasr; Al Shabab; Al Ahli. Al Nasr (if translated it means victory) founded in 1945 is probably the most well-known Emirates Club and also the most famous outside the Arabian Gulf.
Sport Parquet model SPLUGA

The parquet floor model Spluga - manufactured & installed by Seicom - is considered as the most resilient & performing floor by basketball experts; this system's been manufactured since the early 80's (an evergreen) and it may be the most representative product among Seicom range of sports parquet floors.

The four big sports facilities are exactly the same, the only difference consists in different colors of interior furnishings and logos: yellow for Al Wasl,  blue for Al Nasr, red for Al Alhi and green for Al Shabab. Each facility can host up to max. 8.000 people thanks to big seating systems (both permanent & telescopic); besides, every sport hall can be divided into 3 or 4 separate courts by means of a smart and innovative mobile curtain system, in order to be used for training sessions by several teams and different sports (basketball, volleyball, handball) at the same time. These facilities are multi-purposes, so You can play basketball, volleyball, handball & badminton; each sport hall has 3 central courts (the main ones) and then also the cross-wise courts, 6 more, and 2 further volleyball courts. Therefore every facility has 12 courts totally, plus some badminton courts: it's really a lot. Because of the complexity of the project, in order to avoid any problems while making the linemarking, Seicom has adopted a new laser projection technology (which guarantees high precision & speed of execution).
Each sport Club is located within residential areas of the city. AL Nasr is right in the heart of the city, close to te stadium bearing the name of the Emir Al Maktum  (Emir of Dubai). Every single sport hall is located inside a big area (compound); within these big areas we have a stadium with seating systems, more training courts, swimming pool, piscina, buildings for relax and for meetings, bars, restaurants and companies' brand shops. Al Alhi brand shop is extremely nice being a kind of museum (memorabilia) of trophies & glories of the Club. Al Nasr Club has launched a brand shop dedicated to all sponsors, with all official merchandising of the glorious Team; inside there's also a coffee bar serving Italian espresso (Nannini from Toscana), a real relaxing oasis for Seicom's Italian Technicians, even though a coffee costs 38 dirham (which is almost 4 Euro).




The realization of such big sports facilities at the same time involves a huge organization and logistic work; it's very challenging to prepare every single shipment with all elements, equipments, lacquers, colors etc. 

Seicom - thanks to the experience acquired over the years and to major references - has manufactured and completed the installation of the sports floors even in advance of the delay set by the contract.
Seicom's qualified technical team, supervised by Aldo Cammarata, has checked every single step of parquet installation and game line marking. The first steps have been the removal of the previous sports surface consisting of American maple (old and not complying with current standards anymore), followed by parquet installation. Coordination between Seicom technical team in Dubai and Seicom head office in Sondrio has been essential and crucial; some small problems have arisen - just like in any important project, but they've been promptly and effectively solved by Seicom's technicians constantly supervising all steps of the project, from 7 a.m. until midnight (sometimes at night as well).
Dubai's hot summer (up to 50° C) has obviously and heavily put our Technicians (used to cold Alps and Valtellina weather) to the test, but satisfaction to see the first handball match at the first open facility Al Wasl - with many compliments from end Users - has totally repaid us of all sacrifices we've made.