SEFA LAB of the Year Competition for 2021

16 April 2021

Lab Design

2021 SEFA Lab of the Year™ Competition - Deadline to Enter July 1, 2021.

For additional information or to upload your entry, visit the sefa website -

Click the PDF below for the Rules ,Category, Awards and Criteria

Rescheduled Dubai Expo hopes to attract 25 million visits

11 April 2021

Lab Chat

Dubai is gearing up to host the World Expo - a year after it was originally supposed to be held.

Held every five years, expos see hundreds of countries using pavilions to show off the latest in architecture and technology.

Before the pandemic forced the event to be postponed, organisers had expected 25 million visits during the course of the six-month international fair. It will now run f...

When will the UAE achieve HERD IMMUNITY?

31 March 2021

Lab Chat

The UAE’s vaccination programme is progressing well and is hoping to achieve herd immunity in the not-too-distant future, according to a senior official involved in the process. Dr Hanan Al Suwaidi, who currently serves as the Chair of Testing Stream at the COVID-19 Command and Control Centre, says there has been “great progress across the country.”

The latest statistics show that over 60% o...

JAPAN’S COSMO backs ADNOC with Exploration Deal

28 March 2021

Enviro Chat

The state-owned oil company Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signalled its intention to continue expanding its production capacity and enhance its international partnerships by signing a deal with Japan’s Cosmo Energy Holdings Company last month.

Under the terms of the deal, Cosmo are granted permission to search for new offshore oil and gas fields in Emirati waters. The Japanese f...


24 March 2021

Enviro Chat

The UAE has traditionally relied upon fossil fuels for both its energy generation needs and its economic success. However, the country’s leaders are well aware that the dangers of climate change mean a transition to more sustainable forms of energy generation are likely to replace oil, gas and coal in the long run.

In recognition of that fact, the UAE has been diversifying its energy portfol...

What is the National Integrated ENERGY MODEL?

21 March 2021

Enviro Chat

The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has announced the launch of its National Integrated Energy Model this month. Devised in collaboration with Khalifa University (KU) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the model aims to set out a roadmap for the country’s energy sector to follow over the coming half century.

As well as defining specific objectives and putting in...


18 March 2021

Lab Design


"SEFA is pleased to announce that its SEFA member exhibitors at ArabLab 2021 will be making presentations about building safer and sustainable labs through the use of SEFA members who make laboratory grade products and meet SEFA's demanding standards. The presentations will take place on November 15th and 17th in the SEFA Theatre. These presentation...

Two Days of superb presentations by Global Experts involved in Planning & Developing LABS all over the world.

17 March 2021

Lab Design

Make sure that you attend this unique SEMINAR event @ ARABLAB+ 2021.

No fees required to attend.

Details  how to book your seat will be available soon at :

UAE resident collects samples from the CHALLENGER DEEP

17 March 2021

Enviro Chat

Dubai-based explorer Hamish Harding broke new ground earlier this month, when he and his American counterpart Victor Vescovo plumbed the depths of the Mariana Trench in a two-person submersible. By traversing the entire length of the Challenger Deep, the pair set a new Guinness World Record for the longest distance travelled at full ocean depth.

Aside from making history, their mission was a...

SEFA LAB of the YEAR 2020

16 March 2021

Lab Design

SEFA is proud to announce the winner of the 2020 SEFA Lab of the Year™ Award:

Stavros Niarchos Foundation - David Rockefeller River Campus at The Rockefeller University

Our congratulations to the entire project team, particularly our SEFA Members:

Project Architect - Jay Bargmann, Rafael Viñoly Architects
Fume Hoods and Casework – BICASA, s.r.l.
Work Surfaces – American Epoxy Scienti...

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