The first start-up facilities, located in the southern part of the campus, consist of two 11-story residences for faculty and two 13-story student dormitories. The total area of the facilities to be constructed, which includes a boiler-house and engineering communications, comprises more than 67,000 square meters.
On December 22, 2011, the autonomous organization of education “Nazarbayev University” and JSC “Sembol Uluslararasy Yatyrym Tarym Peizaj Insaat Sanaii ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi” signed a contract for development of design estimate documentation and construction of the first start-up facilities. This kind of contract will be used for the first time in Kazakhstan, where it is completely funded by the government, and it will enhance more interaction between all participants of the construction process. Before, this kind of contract has been used in Kazakhstan only in cases of leverage.
The private entity “Facility Construction Directorate” has taken the lead in adapting the FIDIC contracts to the requirements of Kazakhstani legislation. The working group for contract adaptation, which consisted of the executive management team of Nazarbayev University and the Facility Construction Directorate, has been meeting throughout the year.
The FIDIC contract will minimize the University’s risks and enhance implementation of the construction project on schedule. Facility Construction Directorate is a certified member of the “Kazakhstan Project Management Association” and of the national division of the International Project Management Association.
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