The Sharjah Engineering Research Institute (SERI), in collaboration with universities and other research centers, is committed to carry out the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah that the massive resources available for research in sciences should be employed for the development of the Emirate of Sharjah, UAE and to conduct quality applied engineering research relevant to the region.
SERI provided valuable contribution in the field of maintenance and rehabilitation, heritage conservation and quality control. It carried out performance reviews and conducted assessments and evaluations of existing conditions for infrastructures and set out rehabilitation and maintenance strategies. SERI recommended schemes and monitored strategies for quality control and advised on specifications for construction projects for conservation, restoration and reconstruction of cultural heritage. In the field of quality control, SERI played the role of a third-party reviewer for proposed plans and construction documents independent of designers/engineers to identify design flaw, areas to improve constructability and minimization of liability.
The added service from SERI expedited the building department review process. SERI assisted during final foundation design and construction, and provide recommendations for further testing and inspection as required for construction projects as a part of soil mechanics research.
– Professor Mufid Samarai