Mario Associates

About Us


The Practice is managed by Mr. Feroze Ahmed, the Senior Partner & Chief Executive and Mr. Vicky Malkani, the Managing Partner. Both have extensive UAE and Middle East experience in the Building Services industry as elaborated further.

The Practice is based on a portfolio of existing clients which has resulted in repeat works since 1992.  The business plan is to extend the practice to larger, more demanding and challenging projects which can benefit from the combined 100+ years of experience that the partners and senior engineers of the practice have accumulated in the building services industry. 

The Practice’s partners have HVAC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing and LEED experience in the Middle East exceeding a combined 70 years of working in the industry, within UAE. The Practice considers itself and prides itself to being a provider of professional and reliable total MEP engineering services, second to none, for any size of mechanical and/or electrical project requiring practical expertise, technical know-how and complex analysis for optimum engineering solutions. As a part of its commitments to sustainable design, Mario Associates has 3 LEED AP’s and 2 LEED GA’s and are registered with Trakhees for undertaking green building consultancy and sustainable design for MEP building services.

we have designed projects for retail, office, residential, laboratory, educational, health care, government, hospitality, recreational, road works, airports, cold stores, and industrial facilities which have involved:

  • HVAC Systems
  • Central Plants
  • Controls
  • Refrigeration Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Plumbing
  • Drainage
  • Fire protection
  • Process Engineering

We provide complete engineering design services with analysis and assistance during conceptual and schematic phases, and continued service and support during construction and start-up regardless of project size. This continuous involvement integrates cost effective, energy-efficient systems within the building design while respecting natural and human environment.

Our selection & application of state-of-the-art technology is fully compatible with ‘green’ buildings or ‘sustainable’ buildings requirements for saving energy; recycling; reducing material useage; preserving local eco-systems & bio-diversity; selections of low environmental impact, resource efficient materials; maximize longevity & adaptability; conserve water, make the building healthy, safe & comfortable; minimize waste. Due to the decades of local experience of the partners in the Practice, local sensitivities and cultural practices are not only appreciated but incorporated as a part of our design services.