Qatar Science and Technology Park is one of the few green building projects in Qatar.

Qatar supports green buildings

by  — 10 May 2013

In the past, Qatar planned green building projects like QNB Tower, which though designed, were never built. read more ›

2083 companies from across the world participated in Project Qatar 2013.

Project Qatar 2013 concludes with positive sentiments

by  — 10 May 2013

The 10th International Trade Exhibition for Construction Technology, Building Materials, Equipment and Environmental Technology turned out promising for a number of exhibitors. read more ›

Jaidah Group announces completion of Jaidah Square

by  — 6 May 2013

Jaidah Group, one of the large family run conglomerates operating in Qatar has announced the completion of Jaidah Square. read more ›

Project Qatar starts from May 6

by  — 3 May 2013

Project Qatar will be back for its 10th edition in Qatar. read more ›

It is not widely understood how the fragile historic urban fabric of run-down neighbourhoods hold incalculable value for the community of Doha, as the place of memory from where new things of lasting value can grow, says a leading architect, Tim Makower.

Doha: A city with a ‘soul’?

by  — 5 April 2013

Can a city have a ‘soul’ and if so, will its soul be an essential part of its long-term success ? asks Tim Makower. read more ›

An artist’s impression of the Education City Stadium. (Image Courtesy RFA Iribarren Architects)

Architecture in Qatar - Pairing tradition with global knowledge

by  — 27 March 2013

The Edge spoke with Mark Fenwick, a partner at RFA Iribarren Architects, who was in Qatar recently to speak at the annual façade design and engineering Middle East conference. His firm has also won the bid to develop one of the stadiums for the 2022 World Cup. read more ›

International unions challenge Qatar’s labour practices

by  — 6 February 2013

International labour unions have recently lodged a new case with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) presenting evidence on the use of forced labour in Qatar. read more ›

During 2012 the plight of migrant workers and their treatment in Qatar was repeatedly focused on, in main due to a report by New York-based organisation Human Rights Watch, which issued a controversial report on the situation in the country in June. Picture are cramped sleeping quarters at one of the Doha’s many workers acommodation compounds (Image by Matilde Gattoni, courtesy Human Rights Watch)

Qatar’s Labour Challenge

by  — 14 January 2013

In June 2012, Human Rights Watch published a controversial report regarding alleged poor treatment and working conditions for migrant labourers in Qatar. Attention in particular was paid to the construction sector in the lead up to the World Cup 2022, which the organisation says should be called into question, should Qatar not improve labour rights in the country. read more ›


Qatar Bin Ladin Group: Combining family experience and European know-how

by  — 7 January 2013

Overnight technology sector miracles aside, the process of building a company can take several years or even decades. But with a fixed deadline in a highly competitive sector – such as construction in Qatar in the lead-up to the 2022 World Cup, for example – this luxury of time is not an option. One solution, though, is to form an umbrella company that combines Gulf construction experience with the readiness of large international firms, explains Omar bin Ladin, chief executive officer (CEO) of the recently formed construction firm Qatar bin Ladin Group (QBG) to The Edge’s Miles Masterson.  read more ›

Qatar’s multi-billion power and water capacity plans

by  — 7 January 2013

Construction contracts worth a total of US$3.2 billion (QR11.7 billion) are set to be awarded within the Qatar power and water sector in 2013, according to a major research firm. read more ›

Construction overdrive in Qatar

by  — 2 January 2013

Edd Brookes examines the largest infrastructure projects underway in Qatar, which will have an impact on residents and visitors once completed.  read more ›

Building for the future

by  — 30 December 2012

There is renewed demand in the Qatari construction sector stimulated by major projects linked to the 2022 World Cup. The building of stadiums and other projects should provide new opportunities for companies in the industry, which has seen increased competition and higher costs in recent years. read more ›

City of Light

by  — 29 November 2012

2012’s Hannover Messe, is the world’s biggest industrial fair held in Hanover, Germany – focused on ‘green intelligence’ and it was here that engineer Essa Mohammed Ali Kaldari, Qatari CEO of Lusail Real Estate Development Company, revealed how Lusail would incorporate “all that is green, sustainable and smart in real estate.” read more ›

Qatar tops GCC with QR152 billion in rail projects

by  — 1 October 2012

“Across the GCC as a whole, rail projects worth as much as US$149 billion (QR542 billion) are in the planning or construction stages over the next decade”, according to a recent Zawya report.The report has highlighted the rail projects that include national and inner-city railway systems, some of which will ultimately converge to form part [...] read more ›

qatar rail

Qatar’s Impending Rail Revolution

by  — 13 September 2012

In coming years Qatar and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are entering a golden age of railway development that will change the face of the region. The work will be tough, the timetable demanding, but the result should put local businesses – with Doha weeks from a QR30 billion multi-contract announcement – on the right track. read more ›


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