Faithful+Gould was appointed by Limitless to act as employers’ representative cost manager for the Downtown Jebel Ali infrastructure works in Dubai, and formed an integral part of the employers’ team from inception to completion of the project.
The infrastructure works stretch 11km beside Sheikh Zayed Road and cover over 200 hectares. The principal services we provided include the reporting, managing and controlling of all financial matters related to the project. The construction stage activities included updating the revised budgets, assessment of variations, payment certificates, cash flows.
The client required that contractors executing the infrastructure works were put into place as early as possible to enable third party developers to start the main development work on Downtown Jebel Ali. A process of approximate Bill of Quantities was implemented before final designs were completed enabling a fast-track commercial services delivery programme. The challenge was to programme and manage infrastructure contractors who had the skills to carry out the works within the clients’ overall programme of development and Maintain cost control management within budget compliance.
Competitive tenders were obtained and contractors were awarded within the programme requirements.