Best practice in avoiding formal disputes. Part 2: Dispute Resolution using Expert Determination (16th June 2019)

Our latest Ashghal seminar was on the topic of tiered dispute resolution provisions, including an in depth analysis on the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), in particular the process of Expert Determination (which is contained in the 2018 Ashghal contract as well as other standard forms in Qatar) as an intermediate step towards resolution … Continue reading Best practice in avoiding formal disputes. Part 2: Dispute Resolution using Expert Determination (16th June 2019)

Supporting Qatar University research into lean construction

The Public Works Authority Ashghal organised a site visit to Northern Area full roads and infrastructure project in Al Ebb and Lebaib to support students of a Master Degree research for Qatar University. The students are utilising Ashghal’s lean construction journey as a case study. Ahsghal is pioneering this initiative in Qatar at a large … Continue reading Supporting Qatar University research into lean construction

Best practice in avoiding formal disputes. Part 1: Claims for Variations and Extensions of Time

Our latest seminar with Ashghal on 29th April 2019 was on the topic of how claims in respect of Variations and Extensions of Time should be dealt with during the life of a project. As well as Ashghal we were delighted to have the support of the Chartered Institute of Building, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators … Continue reading Best practice in avoiding formal disputes. Part 1: Claims for Variations and Extensions of Time

CIHT event on implementing lean construction in Ashghal, 19th February 2019

Don Ward and Jenefer Alam presented on “Implementing lean construction in Ashghal” at the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation’s event in Doha on February 19th. A write-up on the CIHT website appears here, and the slide deck is available here: Don Ward Jenefer Alam combined for CIHT 19 Feb 2019 - final

January 2019 newsletter from Ashghal’s Roads Projects Department

The latest newsletter from Ashghal's Roads Projects Department features the five new area subdivision projects which have been awarded with construction enhancements including lean. The content also includes stories about our training to support these lean projects, and a report of our ‘Bridging the Gap’ event with Qatar University in December. You can download a … Continue reading January 2019 newsletter from Ashghal’s Roads Projects Department

Report of online survey on events

We are very grateful to all those who took the trouble to reply to our survey in October 2018. Almost 100 people took the time to help Constructing Excellence in Qatar develop the best programme we can to deliver value for the construction sector in Qatar. A report of the findings is available here:  CEQ … Continue reading Report of online survey on events

“Bridging the Gap” workshop with Qatar University, 17th December 2018

This workshop was held in collaboration with the College of Engineering (CENG) at Qatar University and with sponsorship from Qatari Diar. It aimed to identify opportunities for collaboration between academia and all key stakeholders in the construction industry. The workshop was attended by:• Prof. Abdelmagid Hammuda (Acting Dean, CENG)• Prof. Abbes Amira (Associate Dean for … Continue reading “Bridging the Gap” workshop with Qatar University, 17th December 2018

Lusail Expressway Wins the ENR’s 2018 Global Best Project

Lusail Expressway has won the Engineering News Record (ENR) award for 2018 Global Best Project in the Roads / Highway category. The Lusail Expressway project is marked by the 5/6 Interchange, which has the highest landmark in Qatar, 100 meters high arches. The arches consist of 54 large steel pieces, which created a great engineering … Continue reading Lusail Expressway Wins the ENR’s 2018 Global Best Project