The new campus is slightly behind schedule, but there are huge efforts underway to get it completed over the coming months. As of the end of June, the project is at 95% of actual progress completed on site, in terms of the program schedule. The contractor is completing the finishing work and working their way through the testing and commissioning phase of all the mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment (MEP). Once the substantial completion phase of the construction work is done, ISG will undertake the fit-out of both schools with all furnishings, books, equipment, etc.
The finishing work is being completed on both schools with the main work activities comprising: painting, flooring material installation, joinery work, acoustic ceilings, lighting fixtures, sanitary wares, elevators and completing the MEP work. The relevant inspections are being undertaken by the construction supervision company and the site is being prepared for the snag list items, which is part of the completion phase of the work.
In terms of the external work, the swimming pool specialist company will undertake the relevant testing and commissioning of the pool equipment including the pumps, filters and heat exchange system. The artificial sports field and external play courts are all installed, with the specialist company undertaking the line markings of these sports areas. The running track, which includes the long-jump pit, will be installed in July.
The contractor is installing the specialist rubber flooring in the playground area in the Early Years playground which is a shared space between both schools. They are working towards finalizing the paving work on site and in the coming weeks they are looking to complete the entrance area, which includes the completion of the security check-post and installation of sliding gates.
The project is now at a very exciting stage as we are preparing for the fit-out stage and this will incorporate the planning phase of moving from Dhahran onto the new campus. We are very much on the countdown to moving into the new campus.