Alwedad Contracting Co. Ltd

Email: alwedad@alwedadsa.com,     Jeddah: +966 12 6914410,     Riyadh: +966 11 2884155

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

1. What kind of construction do you specialize in?

AlWedad specializes in electromechanical works, including HVAC, plumbing, firefighting, power, lighting, earthing, lightning protection, security systems, building management, telephone, data, Audio Video, and solar systems. Our services cover the engineering, procurement, execution, testing, and commissioning of electrical and mechanical works.

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2. Is your company licensed and/or insured?

AlWedad is a licensed company under the laws of Saudi Arabia. AlWedad is also a classified contractor in the field of building works, electrical, and mechanical works. AlWedad is a member of the Saudi Contractors Authority (SCA)
Our company insurance covers the vehicles, personnel, and equipment under the company ownership. However, the main contractor has to subscribe to a contractor all risk insurance (CAR) covering all personnel and material working on the site.

3. How long does a typical construction project take?

A mid-size project of 1,000-5,000 square meters will typically take 6-9 months. A large construction project of 6,000-12,000 square meters with high-end details can take 9-12 months. Projects over 12,000- square meters are typically highly specialized and can easily exceed 12-18 months.

4. How do you charge for projects?

We charge our clients a total value per project by pricing the BOQ (bill of quantities), a listing by a trade of specific construction components that make up the entire project. 

The Bill Of Quantities (BOQ) quantifies the element of the building type, such as linear meters of low voltage cables or kilograms of metal ducts. The BOQ might be provided by an independent party as part of the tender documents or developed in-house by our technical team.

Once the quantity of the item is known, a unit price to cover material, labor, and equipment is applied to develop the cost of each line item or component. The total project is a summation of all the individual line items. 

The majority of the contracts are either re-measured type or Lump sum type. A variable quantity/Value and fixed rates define the re-measured agreement. A fixed value and fixed quantities represent the Lump sum agreement.

5. Do you have your own crew or do you hire subcontractors?

Al-Wedad enjoys a distinguished and talented workforce comprised of skilled professionals and industry experts, bringing years of experience to the company. Respect and professionalism distinguish our team, where work ethics is our solid platform. We take pride in the quality of work we deliver to meet our client's expectations.

We execute the projects using our crew. We also subcontract small parts of the project in the following cases a) when we need to expedite the execution of cladding works, b) or third-party requirements, such as certified MV terminations. 

We have an inevitable prequalification process for the selection of vendors and subcontractors.

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6. Who is responsible for getting the necessary permits?

The necessary permits for the project are under the primary contractor's responsibility, i.e., Construction permit, civil defense approval, SEC approval, Gas systems, water company, and telephone lines requests.

7. Do you offer free in-person estimates?

Yes, we provide a free cost estimate as part of our pre-construction services, including the cost estimate, Scope of works, quantities take-off, project schedule planning, risk management, QA/QC plan, selection of materials, brands, and, Procurement planning.

8. What is your service area?

AlWedad company operates in Saudi Arabia, with primary offices in Riyadh and Jeddah. We also execute projects throughout the kingdom in cities such as Dammam, Dahran, Kharj, Arar, Hail, Taif, Makkah, and Madinah. We are fully capable of taking on projects in any region within Saudi Arabia's borders.

9. Do you offer any warranties or guarantees on the work you do?

The warranty period is 12 months for each project delivered. The warranty period will start once the Initial Handing Over Acceptance Certificate is issued. This warranty covers only equipment failures and does not cover normal wear and tear issues, incorrect use of equipment, vandalism, etc.

The warranty on the equipment, like air conditioning, will be covered by a standard manufacturer warranty or as specified in the technical specification.

10. How does AlWedad standout?

What differentiates us is quality, ensuring standards, competitive price, and on-time project completion.

Our Vision is to provide our clients with the best quality construction and expertise marked by accumulated years of experience and dedication to excellence.

To ensure the longevity of our company through repeat business, we offer services at a fair price point. "

On the operational side, by incorporating our dual approach Management System, we can help our clients:

Produce the MEP shop and coordination drawings according to the best engineering practices.

Select and purchase materials per the latest cutting-edge technology.

Our skilled professionals will ensure that the execution of works meets the deluxe standards of Installations following the drawings and specifications.

Monitor and track work progress in meeting the desired scheduled dates.

Sustainability: building sustainably and responsibly during the design stage, followed by monitoring the environmental impact throughout the construction process and the life of the building.

Value engineering: our extensive expertise allows us to offer value engineering that is both cost-effective and energy sufficient.

Energy optimization saving solutions: we have a comprehensive range of methods, tools, techniques, and technologies designed to optimize the client’s energy use.

Our project management plan comprises the following main sections:

Scope management plan

Schedule management plan

Staff management plan

Quality Control Plan

Quality Assurance Policy

Health & Safety management plan

After submitting our offer, we also work closely with our clients to satisfy their needs.

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