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A fully integrated smart office solution for Bank Audi, M1 Bldg., by SYSPRO

January 25, 2016 - Beirut, Lebanon

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SYSPRO, part of ITG SAL (Holding), provider of high-end smart building & home automation solutions, signed a deal with Bank Audi to design and furnish the workplace of its 9,000 sqm new office, distributed over 6 floors, in the M1 Building, downtown Beirut. Already, more than 450 Bank Audi employees moved to the new building.
Bank Audi needed a solution with maximum flexibility to cater for constant changes in office layout, yet based on standard elements that can be used throughout any transformation, a pre-finished system that does not require any post-installation finishing renders. In addition, the client required to have accessibility to the floor and ceiling, to execute any change without having to cut and patch, thus saving time, reducing cost and avoiding any disruption of employees work.
SYSPRO proposed a convenient solution for Bank Audi, which comprises an integrated system of raised flooring, partitions with various finishes (glass, gypsum and wood), doors and a fully accessible ceiling with integrated lighting.
The raised flooring includes a technical channel for access beneath the floor, for any modification of electrical wiring and cabling, preventing floor cutting and patching and saving time.
The integrated partitioning system offers flexibility not only in the variety of finishes but also in the management of space, as it can be easily modified upon changing needs and in the multiple use of doors throughout offices.
The ceiling’s great advantage is that it is fully accessible. The panels are made to open and roll on two main guides to provide full access for mechanical and electric services, and for any additional requirements. The metal panels are factory-finished and do not require any painting on site which saves both on time and maintenance.
SYSPRO provided the supply and installation of the integrated system including all required engineering services, and the liaison between the architect and the factory on all details needed to fulfill all the requirements imposed by Bank Audi. Upon the approval of the drawings, the factory released the production of each item individually in relevance to the sequence of works, enabling the delivery and installation of the material in a timely and efficient manner.
The project was completed in 5 months and the team consisted of a project manager, a site engineer, 21 labor personnel and a logistics team.
In the context of this project, SYSPRO managed through many challenges, including: Catering for design amendments while materials had been produced and delivered on site, tight timelines and coordination between various contractors and service providers.
‘’We are truly delighted of the final result of SYSPRO’s works. Our new offices in the M1 Building reflect Bank Audi’s image and set a new standard for a modern, functional and efficient working environment for our workforce. We thank our partner SYSPRO and its parent company ITG for their commitment and dedication to implement this project within our time, budget and most importantly quality constraints. ‘’ said Mr. Bassam Nasrallah, leading the relocation at Bank Audi SAL.           
“We are proud of the Bank Audi M1 very challenging and successful project. This is another icon, aside our new headquarters bldg., which will give SYSPRO a great exposure to other potential projects.” said Mr. Jawad Korban, General Manager of SYSPRO.
About Bank Audi
Bank Audi is a universal bank with a presence in 12 countries.
It operates principally in Lebanon, the Middle East North Africa ("MENA") region and Turkey offering a full range of products and services that cover principally commercial and corporate banking, retail and individual banking and private banking as well as ancillary activities such as investment banking and on-line brokerage. 
As at end-September 2015, the bank and its consolidated subsidiaries had 6,807 employees, including 3,149 persons employed in Lebanon, 1,506 persons employed at Odeabank in Turkey and 1,257 persons employed at Bank Audi Egypt.
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Emerging from the deep roots of ITG (Holding) in the Information Technology and relying on a team of experts in the field of automation and building solutions, SYSPRO is an entity that is formed to bridge the gap and complete the Intelligent Buildings and Office Solutions offering of ITG in the Middle East market.
SYSPRO is a system integrator company providing high end smart building and home automation solutions. After the recent merger with Icon Office Solutions S.A.L., SYSPRO also provides a complete portfolio of workplace architecture material and furnishing.
SYSPRO is an official dealer for several leading manufacturers in the automation/energy management systems and offices solutions such as Lutron Electronics, Schneider Electric, ekey, Gemino, Haworth, Vitra, Kreon, Mizar, Merten, Tense, and many others.
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Information Technology Group (ITG) is a Lebanese holding company. We combine an array of autonomous affiliates dedicated to providing a large portfolio of solutions and services in the MENA region, in the areas of hardware, system software, and application software, in addition to building automation and office solutions.
Being a highly diversified group, ITG’s professionals are specialized in numerous technological fields and business sectors. Strong with our established reputation, proven track-record, and solid partnerships with leaders in the ICT industry, we can offer the full spectrum of solutions to most businesses, ranging from office furniture to the full-fledged data center, in addition to Cloud-based services.
ITG derives additional strength and reach thanks to its affiliation with the HOLCOM group of companies which has a 50 year history in diligently serving clients in the EMEA region with its 5,500 professionals. 
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