The arts and sciences college contract involves the construction of a 40,000-square-metre, three-storey building. The contract is due to be completed by December 2003.

For the Cornell medical college, the contractors will be responsible for medical equipment procurement, in addition to civil and electromechanical works. Contract completion is set for late June 2003, in preparation for the medical college to receive its first students the following September.

Bidding is also under way for a third contract on the prestigious development. Covering the infrastructure works, contractors are preparing to submit bids in mid June.

Qatar Petroleumis handling the project on behalf of the client, the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science & Community Development. The project and construction manager is KEO International Consultants.