Project Management Services for the Construction of the South Shamkha and Al Wathba Residential Complexes in Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates
Date: June 2008 - December 2010
Client: Urban Development Committee

Project overview

Al Wathba & South Shamkha are development projects for residential complexes.The sites allocated for these projects are located in the south of Abu Dhabi International Airport, 30 km from capital city centre and comprises an approximate area of 4,300 ha.

The area is set up for the construction of: 10,500 villas, 1,300 single family houses for private investors, 900 town houses, a central business district, 6 towers, approx. 60 buildings of 4,200 apartments with complete infrastructure and all facilities usually associated with development of that size, i.e. green parks, shops, offices, schools, clinics, retail and district centres etc.

The planned population is 100,000 persons by 2030 and 160,000 persons by 2050.

Our missions

Egis provided the following services at the construction stage:

  • Full project responsibility including management and coordination of all construction activities on site, residential supervision services, etc.
  • Comprehensive construction phase services for the project, cost proposals for different approaches to construction management, options for the owner to potentially mitigate management costs
  • Participate in dispute resolution processes as needed
  • Scheduled updates and identify immediate action items in a monthly update report
  • Assist in program verification and facilitation of program changes or clarifications
  • Control each aspect of the program, including monitoring and analyzing all reports and schedule documentation submitted by the contractors
  • Coordinate all real estate transactions
  • Review all architectural and engineering drawings and provide a peer review at the completion of the various design development phases
  • Develop, implement, and administer a comprehensive quality control monitoring program for each project package
  • Facilitate value engineering meetings as required
  • Provide contract administration and management services for all related contracts held by the Agencies
  • Review, recommend for approval, coordinate, and facilitate approval of all design consultant and contractor progress payments and change order payments
  • Develop and implement comprehensive program cost control
  • Coordinate and monitor the contract change and change order process
  • Provide daily on-site construction observation
  • Oversee final punch lists and inspections for all aspects of the program
  • Monitor the compilation and preparation of all records and close out all documents
  • Facilitate commissioning and testing.