Public Institute for Social Security (PIFSS)

Project Location: Safat, Kuwait

Client / Contractor: Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Co.

Architect: WZMH – Toronto, Canada

Project Value: $53 Million USD

Trans Seas Project Duration: 2001 - 2003



Project Overview

The first integrated law for social security was issued in Kuwait in 1976, and the Public Institute for Social Security (PIFSS) was established to implement a system embracing: old age, disability, sickness and death insurance of civilians employed in the public sector as well as the private and oil sectors. The new headquarters of PIFSS is intended to symbolize the importance of this government agency and make a dramatic statement on the skyline of Kuwait. It consists of a 5 story podium building housing transaction areas, a 400 seat conference center and café, and 60M long enquiry hall. The 22 story tower houses offices and executive suites.


Trans Seas was involved in the Design and Specification Assistance to the Senior Design and Project Manager of Salem Al-Marzouk & Sabah Abi-Hanna - Architect, for the following items listed below:


1. High-Density Mobile Storage Systems and Library Shelving
2. Advanced Filing Systems and Accessories
3. Custom Leather
4. Custom Executive Wood Furniture

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