Project Management Services for Ghayathi and Zayed Cities Residential Complexes - Western Regions

United Arab Emirates
Date: December 2008 - October 2011
Client: Urban Development Committee

Project overview

The project consists of providing the Urban Development Committee with management services at each stage of the design and construction for both of the Ghayathi and Zayed cities, for the construction of residential units. The related infrastructure includes roads, parking, landscaping, storm water, sewerage system, electrical power supply, and potable water system and telephone lines.

Zayed City: the area allocated for this project is situated in the Western Regions, along the Abu Dhabi-Liwa Road, and comprises approx. 360 ha. It is designed for the poulation of 17,000 persons and to include 788 villas, 4 hospitals, 3 mosques, 4 residential buildings, schools, recreational areas and facilities, and shopping areas. The project development started with the construction of the villas for nationals that covers an area of approximately 170 hectares.

Ghayathi City: the project area is about 420 ha. It is set up for the construction of 846 villas with all facilities usually associated with a development of that size, i.e. green parks, shops, offices, schools, clinics, retail outlets, etc.

Our missions

Egis provided the following services at the construction stage:

  • Full project responsibility including the 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.