The new AUC campus construction project in New Cairo is the largest construction project in Egypt in the past decade, executed on a total land area of 1,000,000 m2, with a total built-up area of 25,000 m2. The project is comprised of 11 groups of buildings that were completed on a turnkey basis. The scope of work included all the construction and electromechanical work in partnership with Samsung, a Korean contracting firm.
Each building includes a basement, a ground floor, and 3 typical floors. The buildings consist of isolated RC foundations, RC concrete skeletons, and very high-standard finishing, such as mechanical fix stone facades, marble, ceramic, and gypsum board finishing in the interiors.
The electromechanical system consists of central HVAC, central chilled water plant, plumbing, a fire-fighting system, M V, L V system, including MRU transformers, a backup generator, all lighting, and low current systems such as fire alarm and telephone.
The sprawling facility was said to be Egypt’s largest construction project in recent years. Tens of thousands of Egyptian workers were employed; 24,000 tons of steel and 15,000 square meters of stone cladding were used. More sandstone is thought to have been used during its construction than any other development in Egypt since the building of the pyramids. Like the iconic tombs in their day, the sandstones were transported in 30-ton chunks from Kom Ombo, then cut into pieces on-site.
The project was granted numerous safety excellence awards for accomplishing a great number of hours of safe work without a lost workday case. The company also received the Egyptian Federation certificate as a Grade A general contracting company.
The electro mechanical works consists of central HVAC connected to central chilled water plant, plumbing, fire fighting system, M V, L V system including transformers MRU, pack up generator, all lighting and low current system such as fire alarm, telephone.