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.

Benchmarking and Demonstration projects

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 & qualifications and Learning events

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.

Showcasing and Awards

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 for best practice and innovation across the sector. The organisation will be a leading member of the Constructing Excellence International Alliance, a network of similar organisations around the world engaged in developing and sharing what works well in the construction sector.

Further information

Download our introductory leaflet – in both English and Arabic