CLF is an independent specialist consultancy firm dedicated exclusively to the design and engineering of façades and building envelopes. Established in Dubai in June 2016, CLF is anchored to a solid ground of local and international experience through its founder and principle consultant Mr Chouaib Lekmiti, whose involvement in the design, engineering and supervision of façades of varying sizes and complexities across a diverse range of sectors stretches over twenty years, working alongside the world’s elite architects and engineers to undertake some of the most creative and imaginative building projects in the UK, and the Middle East.
We believe that an early involvement of specialist façade consultant in the concept and feasibility of the proposed design can bring a higher value to the project. CLF can assist owners/developers and their design team in making a more informed early critical design decisions with confidence, to avoid late costly design changes and value engineering exercises that often jeopardize important elements of the design intent.
We offer a wide range of services for new and existing buildings which can be tailored to suit our clients’ needs; be it developers, architects, main contractors or specialist contractors.
Typically, our services include front-end design at the concept and scheme design stages, through to detailed design and tender documentation, and culminating with our post-contact stage services which are centered around ensuring that what is being proposed and installed by the contractor is compliant with the design intent and the performance specification. This is done through reviewing the façade sub-contractors submissions, carrying out factory visits, witnessing lab testing of materials and systems and carrying out site inspections to control the quality of the works during installation.
CLF recognizes the fact that every project has its own specifics, therefore we pay great attention from the outset to understand the project and its components thoroughly, understand the client’s brief, priorities and expectations to determine the right services for the project. The right selection of services is, in our opinion, the key to a successful contribution from the façade consultant. We enable our clients to achieve maximum value with minimum risk through achieving the project’s overall objectives of sustainability, quality, performance, durability, cost and schedule.
CLF also collaborate with local and international specialist firms to bring together complimentary skill sets, which we believe are required to deliver holistic and integrated solutions to our clients. These requirements are assessed on project by project basis.
We are very familiar with the façade procurement routes in the Middle East region and are well known to industry professionals’ teams and façade contractors who are likely to tender for the works.
CLF aims to build and maintain successful long and lasting business relationships with our local and international clients by ensuring they receive exceptional professional services, adding value to their projects, exceeding their expectation while being transparent and honest throughout.