During his 30-year career with BAM International, Patrick McKinney has worked in the Middle East for 22 years. He has served eight years as the company’s area director for the Middle East / Gulf States, and has built a reputation as a leader in the regional construction industry, especially within the contractor’s core market of civil and marine engineering projects.
In the last 12 months, BAM International completed Phases 1a, 1b, and 2 of Jebel Ali Container Terminal 4 in Dubai; and Phase 2 of Al Ain Stadium and Mixed-Use Development, which comprises seven five-storey apartment buildings, a 172-bed hotel, and associated infrastructure, and was named Residential Project of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2017.
Looking ahead, BAM International will be involved with various projects, including Phases 1 and 2 of the Saqr Port expansion in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; the Container Terminal 4 Connection Project Packages 1 and 2 in Jebel Ali; the Jebel Ali Landfill Project for Dubai Municipality’s Drainage Lift Station; and the construction an 18,000-seat, multifunctional arena located within Abu Dhabi’s Yas integrated destination resort.
Another major project for BAM going forwards is the Museum of the Future in Dubai, due to open in 2019. A feat of design, engineering, and construction, the museum will rank as “oneof the most complicated projects ever built”, according to BAM. The museum’s façade requires the joint-free assembly of 1,050 stainless steel and fiberglass-fused panels, fabricated using methods borrowed from the aviation industry. According to McKinney, in light of the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai, the “timely completion of the technically challenging and iconic Museum of the Future” represents a significant opportunity in terms of the “exposure this project will provide for BAM”.