New National Bank of Kuwait Headquarter

Country :
Client Name :
National Bank of Kuwait
Type :
Corporate & Institutional
Scope :
Project & Construction Management
Location :
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Completion Date :
Construction Value(US$) :

September 2013 marked the start of the construction of National Bank of Kuwait Headquarters.

This architecturally striking 300 m high building is located in Kuwait’s financial district Sharq. The design was perfected to work most efficiently in the country’s harsh climate and include the flexibility and edge cutting solutions. The tower provides 120,000 sqm of gross area spread over 60 floors. The building also consists of 5 levels’ podium and the 3 levels of underground parking. The tower will serve as National Bank of Kuwait headquarters.

NBK Tower is built in line with LEED Gold requirements, being one of the first with such high certification in Kuwait and the region. Through the innovative design the building is set to achieve approx. 34% energy saving and 40% of reduced water consumption. The process of obtaining LEED certification was part of Projacs’ scope.

Scope of services:

The services provided by Projacs team included:

1.       Pre-construction Phase:

  • Preliminary evaluation of the schedule and construction budget
  • Preliminary estimates
  • Design review and advice on improvements, selection of materials, building systems and equipment
  • Feasibility recommendations
  • Project Schedule development and updates
  • Construction Cost estimates, recommendations
  • Temporary Project facilities and equipment review and recommendations
  • Safety programs review and recommendations
  • Construction Documents review and recommendations
  • Verification of the delivery of materials
  • Analysis of the types and quantities of labour required
  • List of the bidders, bidding schedules, bidding documents, analysis and recommendations
  • Construction contracts preparation
  • Assisting in obtaining building permits

2.       Construction phase:

  • Contracts administration
  • Construction Schedule update in regards to: allocation of labor and materials, processing of show drawings, product data and samples, delivery of products requiring long lead time and procurement
  • Construction Cost monitoring and actual cost provision
  • Cash flow reports and forecasts
  • Procedure for the final applications for progress and final payments
  • Safety programs review
  • To determine in general that the Work of each Contractor is being performed in accordance with the requirements
  • Schedule monitoring
  • Upkeep of the records
  • Observe the final testing, start-up of utilities, operational systems