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22.10.2007

UN Eco-Building Meeting with Local Engineers and UK Consulting Company

Podgorica. On the 1st of October, a meeting took place in the local UN offices regarding the construction of the new UN Headquarters, built on ECO standards. This was the third meeting of the ad-hoc meeting group, however, for the first time the newly appointed UK company “King Shaw” and selected local engineers were also present.

          The meeting started with presentations of the planned building, possible solutions on low energy and sustainable architecture, aimed at giving participants some general information on new possibilities in ecological architecture.
Mr. Nebojsa Djuranovic, local project coordinator, was chairing this highly productive meeting about technical issues. The local engineers received detailed instructions regarding further steps in project development.
          The UN ended the tendering procedure by employing 15 local engineers from various fields of expertise (protection at work, fire protection, building process, plums, electricity, etc.) and also hired one consulting company from the UK, “King Shaw”, whose representative Mr. Doug King (who is also founding partner of King Shaw) was there to present some of the projects his company realized all over the world.
          The construction of this extremely important Headquarters is an excellent opportunity for local architects and engineers to learn new techniques in this field. Participants agreed that this building will be a turning point in Montenegrin architecture that future projects will look upon.
          More good news could be received from the Austrian Coordination Office in Podgorica, Mr. Gerhard Schaumberger, who announced that additional funds, 2.000 EUR, will be made available for a geological study of the construction site. These funds will speed up the necessary processes in this project phase.
          Also at this meeting, discussions were led about the temporary office for the local engineers. WUS–Austria offered to use the premises of the WUS–Austria Podgorica office, located at the University of Montenegro.

Info: http://www.un-ecobuilding.info/, http://www2.undp.org.yu/montenegro/home/unb.html