Life Sciences




Top-class education meets state-of-the-art research facility

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology strives to be the number one University in the world for scientific and technological education and research. Specializing in nanotechnology, KAUST aims to integrate top-class graduate education with collaborative research, working towards global innovation, economic development, and social prosperity. In order to achieve this, a state-of-the art campus was required to facilitate the development of a cutting edge research, learning, and teaching environment. Our client engaged the services of Linesight to oversee the landmark development, as we have a proven track record in similar projects on an international basis.

Provision of full range of services

Through a JV partnership with Sinclair Knight Mertz, Linesight played a cost management role for the building and M&E works. The team provided cost planning, cost control, and estimating services for both the architectural/civils and MEP works. This included the full review of tender packages prepared in Kingdom, advice on contracts, assessment and negotiation of new unit rates, negotiation of interim accounts to facilitate stage/advance payments, implementation of a change management system, negotiation of contract variations with subcontractors, assessment of contractual claims by sub-contractors, agreement of final accounts, cost reporting, and preparation of company estimates for Saudi Aramco, assisted with internal Aramco audit.


  • The experienced team was able to achieve a significant saving on the agreement of the MEP final accounts
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