Message from Leadership

All through 35 years in the construction industry, I learned that many institutions, owners and contractors in Kuwait have been spending valuable time attending to daily contractual issues, losing perspective of critical goals, and often faced with litigation.

I came to realize that in addition to traditional project management and technical support services, there is a need for focused CORE services to streamline construction by meeting all milestones, and insure cost effectiveness, while avoiding situations leading to claims .

CORE CONSULT project management is built on responding to this need and is committed to recruit experienced professionals, with integrity and exceptional skills in their respective disciplines.

CORE CONSULT project management offers a diversity of consulting services ranging from development planning to project and construction management, as well as claims analysis to litigation support.

In addition, new to our consultancy,we are ready to offer our clients a judicious advisory service that provides independent and objective oversight management related to risk, compliance and performance on majorprojects.

Our message is simple: regardless of the project magnitude or complexity, and how extensively we are engaged as consultants, we shall exert our best efforts to meet our clients’ expectations.


Ali Kahil

Managing Partner


CORE CONSULT project management was established in 2016 bringing together a team of professionals with decades of experience in all project phases from inception through completion.

CORE CONSULT maintains highly qualified professionals in diverse and integrated disciplines,who utilize current international standards, while applying valuable knowledge of local regulations and environments.

CONSULT is registered and qualified by the Ministry of Planning,Central Agency for Public Tenders and it continues to build on its reputation and good standing both in the public and in private sectors.


CORE CONSULT project management offers a wide range of project consulting, management services and training tailored to meet our client’s goals of successfully implementing their capital projects. Our mission is minimize risk and to deliver quality services, on time and within budget.



Eng. Ali Kahil - Founder and Managing Partner

CORE Consult and HILL International Partnership; a raw business module and a success story.

CORE CONSULT and its Founder, and in order to enhance its services, has forged affiliations and alliances with prominent international Program, Project & Construction Management Firms, notably Hill International (“Hill”) who are arguably the global leader in the provision of such services.

The Founder’s relationship and affiliation with Hill International date back to 2005/6‭ ‬when he was a Managing Partner with a previous PM/CM consulting firm ‬when they teamed up to provide Master Planning and Feasibility Studies and related Consulting Services for iconic projects in Kuwait‭; (‬namely‭: ‬Development of Boubyan and Failaka Islands‭). ‬Moreover‭, they teamed up to provide Project and Construction Management services for the Ardiya Campus for the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training‭ (‬“PAAET”‭), Program Management of MOH hospitals ‬and Claims Management Services for Kuwait National Petroleum Company‭ (‬“KNPC”‭).‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Presently, CORE CONSULT is teaming up with Hill in the provision of Project and Construction Management Services for the new Health Assurance Hospitals Company (“HAHC”).

CORE CONSULT is in the process of forging further affiliations and associations with other such International Consulting Firms.

Throughout 35 years in the construction industry, we learned that many institutions, owners and contractors in Kuwait have been spending valuable time attending to daily contractual issues, losing perspective of critical goals, and often faced with litigation.

Key Associates and Consultants.

CORE’s Associate Consultant and Contracts Manager, Dr. Esam Eltanbouly, leads efforts to provide Dispute Resolution Consulting.

Dr. Eltanbouly possesses Masters and Doctorate degrees in Architectural Engineering and Project Management. He has over thirty-five years’ experience in the construction and engineering industry working for contractors, consulting engineers, architects and claims consultants on a diverse range of projects. The last twenty years of which have been spent working internationally in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Kuwait. Over the last ten years he has specialized in the project management, planning and scheduling, contract administration, claims writing and quantum for consultants providing specialized assistance and strategic support to international contractors and managing claims teams. Prior to specializing in the disputed part of the industry, he worked for the government sector providing construction management services and contract programs. During a five year period in Kuwait International Airport, he worked for an international engineering and management consultancy firm both in the capacity of contracts manager and planning and control manager. he has extensive expertise in delay analysis, time impact using the latest proprietary programming software packages for the use in arbitration and mediation proceedings. he has also worked as an engineering expert representing different firms in front of Kuwait Ministry of Justice, and with other expert witnesses providing reports and research for program, project management, and delay analysis. Dr. Eltanbouly is a member of several professional institutes, including Project Management Institute(PMI) - USA, international project management institute (IPMA), a society of construction law (SCL)-UK, and Kuwait engineering society.

CORE’s Associate Consultant, Mr. Ibrahim G. Qamar, leads efforts to provide PPP Consulting.

Mr. Qamar, with Masters Degrees in Engineering and Management from leading U.K. & U.S. Universities, acquired over 40 years experience in Project Development, Project Management, Project Financial Engineering, and Contracting expertise. He has worked with leading international and regional firms and led projects in the U.S., Europe, and the MENA/GCC region.

Mr. Qamar is a member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers-UK and also The Kuwait Society of Engineers.

Over the years, he was instrumental in developing and managing projects in many sectors; namely: Industry, Power & Utilities, Infrastructure, Housing, Education and Healthcare facilities.

Mr. Qamar’s focus over the past 12+ years has been in developing Megaprojects within the Public-Private-Partnership (“PPP”) framework; entailing:

  • Interaction with strategic / consortia partners and stakeholders, as well as with related industry consultants, advisors, financial institutions and government agencies relating to developing BOO/BOT projects within the PPP framework. This also entailed continuous Business Development efforts with all such stakeholders.
  • Active and hands-on participation with associated consortia partners/co-developers, throughout the BOO/BOT Project Development Cycle, entailing preparation and submission of Pre-Qualification documents, and thereafter, Proposals and Bids for major development / infrastructure projects (primarily Power Stations, Waste Water, Renewable Energy, Education/Healthcare/Housing/Real Estate/Industrial facilities in Kuwait, the MENA region and the EU). During his tenure, Mr. Qamar instrumentally participated in successful project(s) developments in Jordan (Queen Alia International Airport, Power Transmission, Solar/Wind Plants), and in the EU (Solar & Energy Conservation Projects). And over the past few years , led efforts that resulted in shortlisted bid for Azour-Phase 1 IWPP in Kuwait (lost to competition), the development and close to Financial Close of a 50MW PV Solar Project in Egypt; and culminated recently in successful shortlisted bids for the Azour-Phase 2 IWPP and the Schools Development Program in Kuwait. Such projects budgets were in Billions USD.



CORE CONSULT offers the following project services:

Program management, project and construction management, project oversight claims management & litigation support, BIM consultancy and core staff augmentation.

Our clients benefit from a single point of contact and oversight from design management to completion of construction.

    CORE CONSULT works closely with the client to assist in scheduling and integrating multiple interrelated projects by applying the Critical Path Method (CPM) to program components such as:

  • Master program
  • Detailed program
  • Program budget & control
  • Phasing of construction
  • Execution plan

In addition we offer program management advisory for built-own-operate (BOO) or builtown-operate-transfer (BOOT) models within a public-private-partnership(PPP) project framework.


CORE CONSULT offers project management services throughout all phases of design and construction, such as:

Project Management Oversight (PMO)

CORE CONSULT offers a newly developed service that supports client by independently auditing,anticipating problems and recommending solutions.

The main objective of the PMO is to provide the client with vital information which enables critical decision-making and prevents adverse events to occur.

In unexpected situations, or unforeseen conditions, when a project requires major intervention,we assemble the necessary team to rectify the problems and bring the project on the right track in a timely manner.

Claims Management and Litigation Support

  • CORE CONSULT offers our clients claim management as a result of its extensive experience , with such cases, by advising and recommending necessary precautions to protect their rights.

  • In order to protect our clients interest we focus on insuring clarity of all documentation, handle contractual violations and avoid claims from outside parties.

bim Consultancy

CORE CONSULT engages certified architects and engineers experienced in using Revit software developed by Autodesk for BIM (Building Information Modeling)


CORE Consult has acquired significant knowledge and expertise in Dispute Resolution and Claims Management; and is in a position to offer the following Services.
Project Phase Support / Services
Planning / Conceptual / Pre-Contract Phases
  • Project strategy / concept development / master planning
  • Procurement of projects / selection of contractual form (e.g. FIDIC versus NEC)
  • International tendering processes
Project Establishment Phase
  • Program / project Management systems setup: - based on recognized standards (both PMI/PMBOK and PRINCE2)
  • Project Planning / Scheduling – establishment of WBS and critical path schedule for large, multi-subcontract projects, using Primavera (or Microsoft Project for smaller projects)
  • “Best Practice” Commercial, Contractual and Risk Management systems – set up of structured systems, processes
  • Contract Management and Administration – extensive experience controlling multiple projects / multiple sub-contractors, with tight controls of Interim Certificates, Variation Management, and Retentions. etc
Project Execution
  • Proactive Management of Project monitoring controls and support teams
  • Specialist progress, time and budget control and management skills
  • Pragmatic, innovative and experienced at finding “work around” solutions
Other Supporting Skills
  • Proactive control of Scope Creep / Changes – requiring sophisticated understanding and management of Client drivers, politics, culture, and trust issues
  • Strong multidiscipline engineering background (design, implementation and management)
  • On-site Experience – site implementation and commissioning management of civil, structural, electrical, mechanical / HVAC, complex telecommunications and electronic systems
  • Relationship Management – demonstrable expertise at managing the full range of Stakeholders (from technical specialists to Government Ministers); multicultural sensitivity
  • Project management, planning & Scheduling projects, Contract Review, Claim Strategies, Claims Writing, Negotiated Settlement, Project Controls, Programme, Delay Analysis, using the latest software and programming applications to facilitate time efficient & cost effective solutions for Contractors, Employers, Sub-Contractors & Government Agencies, FIDIC, MPW Contracts, plus other bespoke contracts
Training and Seminars: Provision of Training Courses and Seminars in Contract Administration-Engineer Qualifications (All levels), Project Management Fundamentals (All levels), and FIDIC Contracts.

Related Training Programs have been offered to:

  • Ministry of Public Works (MPW)
  • Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC)
  • Ministry of Islamic Awqaf
  • National Consultant Bureau (NCB)
  • Engineering Systems Group (ESG)
  • Integrated Project Management Company (IPMC)



Responding to the increased need in the healthcare construction market CORE Consult offers specialized advisory services as well as in-debt, technical support provided by a team of specialized professionals, with expertise in architecture, engineering, construction, contract management, quality assurance, and all other necessary specialties.

Committed to serve clients interests and meet the increasing demand for qualified professionals in the field, CORE Consult will continue to focus on providing quality services and respond to current and future demands.

CORE Consult offers a multitude of consultation services for healthcare projects.
  • Georgine Ilesco
  • Sr Healthcare Planner
  • Partner | management4health GmbH Germany
  • Associate | AIA Int’l
  • Consultant | CORE Healthcare

My focus as a healthcare architect continues to be on the exploration of flexible designs and innovative healthcare delivery models that will respond to ongoing technological advancements.

At the same time, while I apply my experience to growing markets and continuously look at adapting solutions to new cultures, I find that sharing my knowledge is both compelling and most rewarding.

Georgine Ilesco


  • Confirmation of Clinical Mission
  • Facility Review/Master Planning
  • Functional Space Programming
  • Conceptual Planning/Validation

Public Private Partnerships Consulting

Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects are typically large, complex, risky and capital intensive projects with very large budgets (in the hundreds of millions or even a few Billion US Dollars). They are implemented in a variety of formats: Build-Own-Transfer (BOT) or Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) or Build-Own-Operate (BOO).

Due to the complexity and huge capital budgets of such Mega-projects, and of budgetary & financial constraints facing Governments and public authorities, such public authorities are increasingly adopting the PPP framework to engage the private sector (particularly for the provision of financing and technical efficiencies), instead of the traditional Engineering-Procurement -Construction (EPC) or Design-Build-Operate (DBO) formats.

Invariably such projects involve a Government Agency/End User who offers a “Long Term Concession” (at least 25 years) to a “Developer Consortium” to Design, Build, Operate and/or Maintain a Facility/Project. The Government Agency provides Usufruct Land for the project and other facilities as applicable (such as fuel & other utilities) and enters into a “Long Term Purchase/Off-Take Agreement” for the project’s product/service with the Developer; for the duration of the concession period. In return, the Developer undertakes to Design, Build, Finance and Operate/Maintain the Project/Facility for that concession period.

Owing to the complex and risky nature of such large projects, a Developer Consortium would include Strategic Investors, capable Technology Partners, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Operation & Maintenance (O&M) or Facility Management (FM) firms; to provide the necessary financing (in Equity) and the technical expertise to design, build, operate/maintain the project/facility.

The developer Consortium in almost all cases would also have to engage external Technical, Financial and Legal Advisors to navigate thru the often complex Tender Documents and Project Agreements; and most importantly to meet the requirements of the potential Lender(s)-mainly international lenders- who would provide “Non-Recourse Project Financing” (based on project assets/projected cash flow and not upon corporate guarantees). Such Advisors would typically be engaged from the Bidding Stage thru Financial Close.

The success and applicability of planning, launching, building and operating such mega-projects within the PPP framework largely depends upon a favorable Regulatory Regime and Sovereign Credit Rating. Such would protect the interest of and attract the “Primary Risk Taking Stakeholders”, notably the Developers and more importantly the Lender(s) –particularly international lenders-, who would be providing Non-Recourse Financing and Long Tenure Loans.

Fortunately, all the GCC countries have developed such regulatory regimes and have enacted related PPP Laws & Regulations. Furthermore, most GCC countries enjoy very high sovereign rating (notably: Kuwait, UAE, and KSA)

Such PPP Projects have been and are increasingly being developed in the following sectors:

Primary Sectors Secondary Sectors
Electricity & Power (Thermal & Renewable) Healthcare (Hospitals & Major Health Centers)
Water Desalination & Waste Water Education (Universities, Colleges & Schools)
Other Environmental Utilities (Solid Waste/Recycling) Mixed Use Developments
Transportation (Airports, Metro, Rail ,Ports) Mega Housing Projects

CORE Consult has acquired significant knowledge and expertise in such PPP projects and is in a position to offer the following Support/Services to the respective Stakeholders:

Project Phase Support / Services
Expression of Interest (EOI)
  • Identification of Consortium Partners, typically to include:
  • Strategic Financial Investors
  • Technology Partner
  • EPC Firm
  • O&M or FM Firm
  • Preparation of an MOU amongst Consortium Partners
Pre-Qualification Process
  • Preparation of JV/Bid Agreement amongst Consortium Partners & Identifying the “Consortium Lead” –typically the Technology Partner
  • Review of Prequalification Documents and Deliverables
  • Participation in the preparation of the Consortium’s Statement of Prequalification (SOQ)
Bidding Process
  • Review of RFP and Project Documents/Agreements & Deliverables
  • Preparation of Consortium’s Shareholders Agreement
  • Identification of the External Advisors (mandatory for bid preparation and eventual Financial Close in the event of Award), typically to include:
  • Technical Advisors (To Consortium & Lender(s))
  • Financial Advisor (To Consortium & Lender(s))
  • Legal Advisors (International & Local-to Consortium & Lender(s))
  • Coordination of Bid deliverables with the Consortium and Advisors, and participation with Bid/Tender Preparation
  • Liaison with Client (Typically the Governmental Tendering Authority) and participation in related meetings
Bid Review/Award Process
  • Coordination with Consortium & Advisors and Participation in Bid Clarifications to Client
  • Liaison with Client and participation in related negotiations
  • Upon Bid Award, coordinate with Consortium & Advisors; and Lender(s) to secure timely Financial Close
Post Bid Award(Construction & Operations)
  • Project Management (PM) and Construction Management (CM) Services
  • Set-up of the Project/Consortium Company Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)
  • Set-up of the EPC Entity (SPV)
  • Set-up of the O&M or FM Entity (SPV)
  • Assistance to Consortium/Project Company for Billing/Receivables Process with Client during the Operational/Concession period
  • Claims and Arbitration Support
  • On-Going Training and Seminars

Our Projects/ Experience

Current Projects Managed by CORE Consult


Project Management Consulting (PMC) role, with Hill International: Design, Build,Equip and Operational Maintenance for the New Health Assurance Hospital (HAHC)Hospitals at Ahmadi and Jahra– Kuwait.

Each site encompasses a Main Hospital Building, Staff Accommodations and Car Park. Each 300 beds Hospital provides Emergency, Critical Care, Diagnostic and Treatment (D&T) services, and Outpatient Specialty Clinics.

Security Decisions Follow-up Committee (SDFC)


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