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Results of first-ever Qatar Construction Improvement Survey revealed

Along with international law firm Pinsent Masons we have revealed the results of our 2019 Qatar Construction Improvement Survey, which is the first of its kind undertaken for Qatar’s construction sector. The presentation event was held at the Intercontinental City Hotel, Doha on November 5th, 2019. Around 100 construction experts, professionals and leading sector representatives … Continue reading Results of first-ever Qatar Construction Improvement Survey revealed

Qatar Construction Improvement Survey 2019

Are you interested to help improve construction performance in Qatar? Then please help us by answering this survey. There are 24 questions in this survey, it should take about 10 minutes to complete.Please click here to start the survey or read on for more information: Qatar Construction Improvement Survey 2019. Constructing Excellence Qatar is the non-profit best … Continue reading Qatar Construction Improvement Survey 2019

Improving construction industry performance in Oman – breakfast seminar 10th December 2019

Stakeholders of Constructing Excellence in Qatar may be interested in this event which aims to introduce some of the same concepts to the Oman construction sector. The seminar and discussion is hosted at the offices of Dentons in Muscat in partnership with the College of Engineering, National University of Science and Technology and supported by … Continue reading Improving construction industry performance in Oman – breakfast seminar 10th December 2019

Best practice in construction procurement – evening seminars January 20th, February 24th 2020

The next two events in our series of evening seminars on best practice and innovation focus on construction procurement, which is the process of assembling the design and construction team to deliver a project. Previous events in 2019 looked at lean construction in delivery, circular economy, and managing claims and disputes including alternative dispute resolution. … Continue reading Best practice in construction procurement – evening seminars January 20th, February 24th 2020

Ashghal’s lean construction initiative – evening event 23rd October 2019

This seminar with Ashghal was on the topic of lean construction and featured presentations on their use of lean on the local roads and drainage programme during 2019. The speakers were from the Ashghal Roads Projects Department, see below, and they provided detailed insights into what has been done and what benefits are being achieved … Continue reading Ashghal’s lean construction initiative – evening event 23rd October 2019

Qatar Construction Improvement Survey 2019 – presentation event on November 5th

Are you interested to help improve construction performance in Qatar? Unfortunately the last day for answering this survey was October 6th, but you can still register to attend the event on November 5th where we will present our findings. Constructing Excellence Qatar is the non-profit best practice and knowledge transfer organisation set up with Ashghal to … Continue reading Qatar Construction Improvement Survey 2019 – presentation event on November 5th

Best practice in avoiding formal disputes. Part 3: The Potential Value of Data Analytics (9th September 2019)

Our latest Ashghal seminar was on the topic of using data analytics to support best practice in dealing with variations and avoiding formal disputes. Part 1 in April 2019 was on how claims in respect of Variations and Extensions of Time should be dealt with during the life of the project. Part 2 in June … Continue reading Best practice in avoiding formal disputes. Part 3: The Potential Value of Data Analytics (9th September 2019)

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