Constructing Excellence in Qatar is a partnership of Ashghal with Constructing Excellence in the UK. The purpose is to support the national strategy and drivers for the Qatar National Vision 2030 including sector innovation and the drive for excellence by establishing a best practice programme for the Qatar construction sector.
The programme has three ‘pillars’ as follows.
The team will work with contractors and other project team members to identify examples where good practices have already been successful, and to share these case studies for others to learn. We will also target new demonstration projects in themes such as scientific management approaches (lean), BIM, health & safety and wellbeing, and waste management. We will measure the impact of these interventions, measure and benchmark performance with other projects, and run action planning and knowledge learning sessions.
Training programmes for the industry will be developed including with Qatar University on key themes to be identified, with the option of formal qualifications and professional body membership.
We will promote the results with Ashghal contractors and suppliers and with the wider Qatar state. We will also develop an awards programme for Qatar construction and seek recognition in international awards.
Our vision is for a long-term sustainable legacy for Qatar by enabling knowledge transfer across the sector and creating a knowledge base of what works well in Qatar. The centre is planned to be run in close partnership with Qatar University to benefit from collaboration on research, teaching and training and the academic rigour and local talent development that the university offers.