Egis in KSA signed the contract with King Saud University (KSU) for Internal Transit System: Preparing Engineering Design, Technical Specifications, Tender Documents and Providing Consultancy Services to Manage the Tendering Phase.
The King Saudi University (KSU) is planning the design and the implementation of an Internal Transit System to be operated on the Campus, including the KSU Girls Campus. This is the largest university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Riyadh campus occupies about 900 hectares of land and was one of the world's largest construction projects when it was built. Nearly 40,000 students are expected upon the completion of all the projects in the Campus.
The project concludes previous studies prepared by Egis under the responsibility and governance of Arriyadh Development Authority – ADA, including Internal Transit System Feasibility Study performed in 2012-2013 and later updated.
Huge congratulations to Projacs for the award of King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Project for the Reconstruction of Makkah.
The project aim is to provide the comprehensive and integrated advisory services required to manage the King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz project for the reconstruction of Makkah through the establishment and management of the Project Management Office (PMO) at the Makkah Region Development Authority (MRDA).
The project has been divided into two phases:
- Furnishing and establishing the Project Management Office from the date of signing the contract
- Managing the Project Management Office from the date of receipt of the site after processing.
Partnership Agreement between Projacs International represented by Projacs Training Academy and PECB
On 29th August Projacs International represented by Projacs Training Academy and PECB signed a partnership agreement. This strategic decision and move will allow further expansion of both companies in UAE market and abroad, via extended cooperation leading to exceptional educational services to all customers.
PECB is a certification body for persons, management systems, and products on a wide range of international standards. As a global provider of training, examination, audit, and certification services, PECB offers its expertise on multiple fields, including but not limited to Information Security, IT, Business Continuity, Service Management, Quality Management Systems, Risk & Management, Health, Safety, and Environment.
Projacs Academy, founded in 1984, has been providing multidisciplinary training, management and educational courses on a global scale. Since then over 16,300 trainings were carried out for 313,640 professionals.
The newly opened office in London serves as a connection with the European clients, looking for a highest quality of the services. Projacs Academy specializes in Project and Construction Management with a new focus on innovative solutions such as BIM, Green Building methods and energy saving construction techniques.
“We are thrilled to have PECB as our international business partner as this partnership will give us the opportunity to further achieve our vision as leading training providers to our clients,” said Nizar Awwad, the Operations Director of Projacs International.
Sponsored by HE Eng. Abdul Latif Bin Abdul Malek Bin Omar Al Al Shaikh the Saudi Minister of Municipal and Rural Affairs and in the presence of their Excellencies Lt. Gen. Sulaiman bin Abdullah Al-Amr, the director general of Saudi Civil Defence and Saad bin Othman Al-Qasabi, Governor of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization, Projacs Academy has successfully delivered workshop ”Saudi Building Code Development” which was held in Riyadh on 9th & 10th September 2018.
The Saudi Building Code development workshop was a result of a successful three years training project that was delivered to Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and trained more than 900 engineers and 400 technicians on the Saudi Building Code application.
4th September marked the Grand Opening of first IKEA store in Salmabad in Bahrain.
The shop was inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, who was deputised by Deputy King His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa under whose patronage the event was held.
This is the largest IKEA store in the region and it will hold a largest restaurant in the country with 650 seats. The showroom area is spread over 6,200 sqm, another 6,000 sqm feature market, 5,000 sqm – self service area and another 4,000 sqm will house a full – serve area.
Projacs provided Project Management Consultancy and will continue to manage Defects Liability Duration for next 12 months.
In the most recent list published by ENR – Engineering News Record – in August 2018, Projacs International was ranked 12th in the Top 20 Non – US Firms in International Construction Management and Program Management Fees and 15th in Top 20 Non – US Firms in Total Global Construction Management and Program Management Fees.
The company, acquired in mid-2015 by Egis Group - French consultancy firm, continues to strengthen their position on international markets and particularly in the Middle East through a network of their long established offices.
Projacs International has been listed by ENR for the past nine years and maintained its position internationally on the rank 12, while stepped up globally from the 17th position to the 15th this year, marking a shift of two places up in Top 20 Non – US Firms in Total Global Construction Management and Program Management Fees, based on fees for management services provided on a fee-only basis for all projects, both domestic and international.
“We are extremely happy with this result, despite the recent tensions in the Middle East region that have caused various investment constraints” – says Ashraf Al Garf, CEO of Projacs International.
In general, the region has faced many recent changes that influenced the development of the projects. One of them is the VAT implementation among the countries: 5% VAT has been already introduced in United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia whilst Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait wait until 1st January 2019. This has forced some of the governmental procedures to change, causing a delay in awarding the new projects and affecting the cost and fees fluctuation.
Despite this, Projacs International managed to secure and continues to work on some iconic projects, such as new IKEA store in Bahrain, National Bank of Kuwait HQ in Kuwait City, new HQ for Housing Bank for Trade and Finance in Jordan, Hilton Panorama Hotel in Qatar, The Cove and The Creek in Dubai Creek Harbour in UAE and many more.
Projacs UAE has been awarded two BIM projects for the developments in Dubai Creek Harbour.
The COVE Dubai Creek Harbour Project consists of three residential towers (C, D, J) and The CREEK GATE Dubai Creek Harbour Project consists of two residential towers (Tower 1 & Tower 2). Both are connected to the podium that integrates the said towers with 14 townhouses. Podium will include car park, amenities, storage and external landscaping. The towers range from six to thirty seven floors above grounds.
The Dubai Creek Harbour is a new project located in Dubai that offers luxury accommodation on the water edge and with the views of Burj Khalifa. The apartments and townhouses will provide large size elegant living with a connection to the adjacent Marina.
Projacs’ scope of works includes:
- Preparation of LOD 400 and LOD 500 modelling for Architectural, Structural, MEP and Landscaping from the provided LOD 300
- Preparation of extracted BOQ for all disciplines
- Clash coordination for all disciplines
- Shop drawings
- As-built drawings
The works already started on Projacs’ recently awarded: Consultancy Services on Call-off Basis for Project Management and Construction Supervision for Aspire Zone.
The Client wishes to secure the services of an experienced, Project Management and Construction Management Consultant to perform Project’s Prime Management Consultancy Services for the majority of Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) projects. The PM Consultant shall act on behalf of AZF in all day to day matters related to the Projects Design and Construction Management for the Projects as described in this Scope of Services.
The project duration is two years.
Eight students from Qatar University gathered in Egis meeting room for the induction presentation.
On 1st July 2018 they started their internship program and they will spend next 6 weeks working hand in hand with Egis and Projacs engineers on various projects: Doha Metro project, Hilton Panorama, Airport Road Mix Use project and Al Rayyan Expressway project.
The students represent electrical and civil engineering faculties and will be able to gain real work experience working on live projects – the opportunity will enhance their chances for better jobs once they graduate.
The internship program is a result of the strategic partnership agreement signed between Qatar University and Egis.
Projacs Bahrain won a contract to conduct Value Engineering Studies for King’s School in Bahrain.
The Client – Bin Faqeeh Education, part of Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company, is planning to develop the state of art educational services in a campus of around 25,000sqm. The school will cater to 1,500-2,000 students once at full capacity, from kindergarten to English grade 13.
Projacs has been successfully cooperating with Bin Faqeeh Group for many projects.