After a disasterous fire during the Hajj
season in 1997 killed hundreds of pilgrims and destroyed tens of
thousands of traditional cotton tents, the Saudi Ministry of Public
Works and Housing invited offers for the design and production of
10,000 fireproof tents. See the 2 pages Brochure
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MINA TENT PROJECT
....The pilgrimage to Mecca is one of
the five pillars of Islam. Today over 2 Millions pilgrims from
all over the world assemble every year at the Holy places in
Saudi Arabia to pray. The city of Mina is one of the Hajj stations
and hosts the pilgrims for three days and nights. People from
different countries live peacefully together with the highest
population density in the world - 1.3 square meter of tent area
ICS Technologies, Inc. had
the privilege to be awarded a Construction Management Contract
to restore the burned down tents. Within 5 month the consortium
of companies, managed by ICS, was able to build fireproof tents
that accommodated over 500,000 people in the year of 1998 - first
year after the disastrous fire. Koch Hightex/SL JV of Munich (Germany)
provided the technology in developing the fireproof membranes
and backbone structures to support them. It was an unprecedented
effort from all participants of the construction team, and the
task was achieved by completion of 350 tents a day.
Ten thousands tents in no time
- the toughest membrane project in the world. Commitment and
competence. Patience and tolerance. Logistics and improvisation.
Torture and joy...
By one team of professionals managed
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