With the support of highly specialised and experienced judges in the QICDRC, the consulting companies [can] provide a robust framework for adjudication, said Nick Pinder, associate, Eversheds.

Q-Construct to offer processes for ascertaining contractual entitlements

by  — 10 February 2014

Held in Doha in January, the second Eversheds Construction Seminar focused on features of the draft rules of new sector dispute resolution entity Q-Construct. Under the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC), Q-Construct has been modelled on the Technology and Construction Court in the UK, and should have a positive impact on project delivery, especially in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup.  read more ›

Tornado Tower, located in Doha’s West Bay, incorporates latest sustainability features for the efficient use of energy. (Image Corbis)

A cost analysis of green building in Qatar

by  — 29 January 2014

Green buildings are undoubtedly environment-friendly, but how cost effective are they? Farwa Zahra explores views of industry experts in Qatar on the economics of green buildings. read more ›

This model, done by Innovation Technologies GmbH, shows the inside view of MyZeil Mall in Frankfurt City.

Construction models, more than just a marketing gimmick

by  — 23 November 2013

Making models for construction projects is more than just a marketing gimmick. Khalid Al Jaber explains why investing in good quality models is a good idea.  read more ›

Water conservation and sustainability solutions explored by QGBC

by  — 20 November 2013

Water saving solutions were at the top of the agenda at a recent event hosted by Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). read more ›

Construction works will be facing new challenges and risks with the focus on sustainability and invariably have a cost implication both at the subcontractor and contractor level, says the author.

The risks facing Qatar’s mega projects

by  — 12 November 2013

To prepare for the 2022 World Cup, Qatar will see multiple mega projects in a short time. This will bring challenges such as less planning time, higher costs and scarcity of skilled workers, arguably resulting in poor delivery, writes Ahmed Fouad. read more ›

Founder and chair of Qatar Green Building Council and chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority, Issa Al Mohannadi believes that social elements and human development also need to be taken into consideration for truly sustainable development in Qatar.

Building Qatar Green: An interview with Issa Al Mohannadi

by  — 10 October 2013

Issa Al Mohannadi, founder and chair of Qatar Green Building Council and chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority shares with The Edge his insights on the scope of green buildings and sustainability in Qatar. read more ›

The numerous projects in Qatar that need to be delivered in a tight deadline require a specialist fast-track construction dispute resolution scheme.

Averting project delays in Qatar

by  — 7 October 2013

The Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) developed the recently unveiled Q-Construct entity, designed to assist construction projects in maintaining a strict time frame, Robert Musgrove, CEO of QICDRC, told The Edge exclusively. read more ›

Director of Qatar Green Building Council Meshal Al Shamari believes that once eco-friendly houses become mainstream in Qatar, their construction duration will not be longer than conventional villas.

Qatar’s passivhaus prepares for occupants

by  — 15 September 2013

A small-sized family will occupy Qatar’s first passivhaus once its performance is initially tested against a conventional villa. read more ›


Qatar is still the most expensive country to build in across Middle East

by  — 9 September 2013

Qatar remains the most expensive country to build in across the Middle East according a recently released report. read more ›


FIFA’s elusive criteria for constructing sustainable stadiums

by  — 13 August 2013

Amid FIFA’s elusiveness on the criteria for sustainability, Qatar needs to play safe, say experts, ensuring the highest levels of sustainability in its stadiums for the World Cup 2022. read more ›

Al Rayyan Stadium is one of the three stadiums in Qatar that are planned for renovation ahead of the World Cup 2022. (Image Corbis)

Will Qatar build less stadiums for 2022?

by  — 22 June 2013

With FIFA’s recent announcement that Qatar can cut down the number of proposed stadiums, the country faces the question whether it will drop some of its best-planned stadiums. read more ›

From the outside, Jaidah Square is unique partly because of its location in downtown Doha and partly because of its non-perpendicular façade. (Image Jaidah Square)

Jaidah Square: A break from Qatar’s vertical architecture

by  — 18 June 2013

A tour of Jaidah Square with Richard Ingall, assisting the project management team, reveals what sets the building apart. read more ›

Al Baraha will feature al fresco dining and world class climate management technologies.

Msheireb Properties to build Gulf’s largest open-air square ‘Al Baraha’ at heart of its development

by  — 13 June 2013

The regeneration of the historical commercial centre of Doha will feature the Gulf’s largest open-air square, Al Baraha, according to Msheireb Properties, developer of the Msheireb Downtown Doha project. read more ›

Of the 12 stadiums scheduled for the World Cup 2022, Qatar will upgrade three of its existing stadiums. (Photo credit: subactive_photo)

World Stadium Congress concludes

by  — 5 June 2013

World Stadium Congress 2013, which returned to Qatar for the second time, ended after a three-day series of presentations and panel discussions.  read more ›


Msheireb Properties awards QAR2.5 billion construction contract for phase 3

by  — 20 May 2013

Phase 3 comprises the construction of a mosque, 11 residential buildings, two office buildings, 84 retail units and a hotel read more ›


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