Design and Engineering

As architects constantly seek to stretch the boundaries of what is possible in design, at Affan we realize that to be part of this evolution we have to have both the best design personnel, combined with state of the art software. Together with an innovative approach to material selection we have the flexibility to turn the architect’s vision, into a reality, that can be safely installed and commissioned.

Our designers and engineers are the core of our business. Selected for their competence on software such as 3D Catia, Tekla, Abacus and NDN, they can quickly take an AutoCAD design and turn it into a production model demonstrating in the process whether a particular design can in fact be realized.

This input is invaluable to architects and provides a tool for collaboration in the early stages of the design process that builds valuable project team relationships, and confidence from the professional team that their project is in good hands.

In parallel with the design process, it’s important to select the materials that will be required to achieve the architect’s vision. Affan has established itself as a market leader in complex steel and glass structures. In recent years Affan has turned to advanced structural composites as the material of the future.

Traditionally used in the world of aviation, super yachts and wind turbines, high performance fiber composites offer designers a material which is incredibly light but stronger than steel. Development of carbon as a key fiber has transformed aviation design to the point where the aircraft now consists, entirely of structural composite. At Affan we constantly look for solutions to our construction problems and in considering the use of composites, turned to CFK Valley for their advice and support.

Today our calculations and assessments are checked by a subsidiary company of Airbus which gives our Clients comfort that their design solutions are approved by experts in composite design and construction.

IIn addition, Affan is a member of CFK Valley, A network of companies who share their expertise in the field of structural composites. Their support is invaluable as we look to new ways of introducing composites into the world of construction.

Less risk of incident and accident by reducing operations at height and handling of dangerous materials ie glass.

From our top management down to our site installers, the majority of our people are directly employed giving greater control of quality by using known trained operatives. Depending on the location of our project we may utilize local labour to supplement our teams as and when necessary.