Fauji Foundation Building - Dedication Ceremony
IBA Welcomes Chief Guest, Lt. Gen Khalid Nawaz Khan HI (M) (Retd)
for the inauguration of the Fauji Foundation Building.
On 15th October, IBA welcomed Lt. Gen Khalid Nawaz Khan HI (M) (Retd), Managing Director, Fauji Foundation Pakistan for the inauguration of Fauji Foundation Building, Main Campus. The event was marked by the ribbon cutting ceremony and unveiling of the Dedication Plaque at the entrance of the building, followed by a presentation in the foyer of the building on how IBA has expanded from 2008 to its latest infrastructure advancements in 2015. The building is state-of-the-art with inspirations and design inputs from best modern practices. Lt. Gen Khalid Nawaz Khan HI (M) (Retd) was received by Dr. Ishrat Husain, Dean & Director IBA and was introduced to the members of staff and the project team.
A short presentation was given by the Registrar Capt. (Rtrd) Ahmed Zaheer to the esteemed guests on IBA Karachi and the facilities of the Fauji Foundation building. Stating the merits of the Fauji Foundation Building, the registrar stated that previously the faculty rooms were cramped and contained inadequate furniture and now Fauji Foundation has spacious faculty rooms with uniform furniture, equipped with the latest technological infrastructure. Overall IBA has 165 faculty offices, as per international standards. Adding to this Dr. Ishrat said, ‘How can one attain highly qualified professors when one doesn’t have adequate faculty offices so this acquisition of modern faculty offices helps us to attract high caliber, internationally trained faculty’. Furthermore, a faculty lounge (which didn’t exist previously), spacious board room, meeting rooms, central air conditioning, proper ventilation and a modern infrastructure are some of the many merits of the building.
Registrar Capt. (Rtrd) Ahmed Zaheer guided the guests through the four floors of the building, acquainting them with the board room, meeting rooms, faculty offices, faculty lounge etc.
Lt. Gen Khalid Nawaz Khan HI (M) (Retd) stated that he was very pleased and satisfied with the facility and remarked that the donors have come forward to assist IBA in its infrastructural revamping due to Dr. Ishrat’s integrity and his drive to turn institutions around for the better.
This project was headed by Director of Projects, Mr. Rehan ul Ambia Riaz. The works for Fauji Foundation Building commenced in March, 2012 and it was completed in February, 2015. The covered area for the building is 44,000 Sq-ft with a completion cost of Rs. 220 million.
Architect and Contractors for the project are as following:
Architect: M/s Icon
Project Manager: M/s Nespak
Civil, Electrical & MEP Works: M/s Al-Shafi Enterprises
Furniture Works: M/s Simab