Zayed University

Zayed University, located in the new administrative district of Abu Dhabi, is a university campus which can comfortably accommodate 10,000 students. The most striking feature of this project is the 400m-long, steel-framed, aluminium-clad architectural roof which envelopes the university building facilities below. Robert Bird Group’s role across this challenging project included value engineering and alternate concept development across all buildings. We undertook design and construction methodology reviews of the feature roof and detailed design of the central library, convention centre, administration and ancillary service buildings.

Structural Features

This fast-tracked project has required a design and documentation process focused on delivery, which we achieved by working with our talented site team and staff in Australia and UK Operations.

Year Completed
Building Metrics
Total Area: 213,000m²
Al Habtoor Leighton / Murray & Roberts JV

Primary Contractor:
Al Habtoor Group
Hadi Teherani
Robert Bird Group Services:
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering

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Robert Bird Group provide outstanding innovative and buildable structural design solutions in all sectors across the globe.


Robert Bird Group’s Civil Engineers provide engineering design services from concept and planning through detailed design on to construction and maintenance, with the potential for ongoing management and advice for the operating life of a project.


The twenty-first century has seen a revolution both in the knowledge we have access to, and the way we share it. As a result, educational buildings need to be more adaptive, more flexible,

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