Education City – Doha, Qatar
- ASTAD Project Management, Doha, Qatar
Design And Urban Planning, Program/Construction Management (PM/CM)
A Foundation for Education
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is a private, nonprofit organization that serves the people of Qatar by supporting and operating programs in three core mission areas: education, science and research, and community development. To nurture the future leaders of Qatar, QF launched Education City, a mixed-use facility measuring 15 km², including eight branch campuses of elite international universities. QF hired Parsons to provide program construction management and construction supervision services for its flagship development. In this role, Parsons was responsible for integrating, managing, coordinating, administering, and facilitating the execution of the 15 projects assigned as our scope within the overall development of the Education City master plan.
Collaboration is Key
Integrity and professional behavior were instrumental in gaining QF’s trust. We solved onsite challenges by offering suggestions, proposals, and recommendations to our customer for areas of work not covered by the design or that contained conflicting information. In addition, our design team provided a wealth of solutions for customer consideration as project requirements evolved, demonstrating how the new demands could fit within the project’s overall design.
Using our proprietary PAR-LINK® document management and collaboration system, we created a database to simplify and facilitate document control operations. PAR-LINK’s cloud-based common-access portal consolidates program data and delivers real-time information through a secure network.
A Wealth Of Expertise
Parsons’ cadre of seasoned professionals and our wealth of best practices and lessons learned form the foundation of our ability and understanding of how to execute large, complex programs—an essential ingredient of our contribution to Education City’s success. Parsons’ key contributions—on-time workforce deployment, ESHARP (Environmental, Safety, Health, and Risk Program)-based health, safety, and environment (HSE) approach, and integration of effort with customer representatives built around trust and our “one team” philosophy—have bolstered our value to the program. We are playing a central role in the development of one of the most prestigious projects in Qatar, and across the entire Middle East Africa region.