Qatar Construction Articles & Analysis

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In December 2010 Qatar beat competition from the US, Australia, Japan and South Korea to become the venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In so doing it became the first Arab country and the smallest nation to ever be awarded the honour. Yet what Qatar may lack in size it is more than making up for in investment and planning for this momentous...

 

Is the new bulk material handling system (BMHS) helping satisfy demand for construction materials for the $200bn infrastructure programme?

 

How do you assess the effectiveness of infrastructure projects in stimulating the economy?

 

A quick look at the Doha skyline reveals just how much activity there is in Qatar’s construction sector currently, with cranes and scaffolding-clad towers, the thump of piledrivers and convoys of cement trucks snaking through the city’s streets. Activity in the capital is just one aspect of the work being done, with highways, housing estates...

 

One of the four pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030, the long-term development plan, is environmental sustainability. Under this goal, economic growth and social development must occur in such a way as to ensure environmental protection, securing the country’s achievements for future generations, as well as boosting the health and standard...

 

With $500m a week being spent on infrastructure projects in Qatar over the next three to four years, supplying these projects with the materials they need is in itself an epic task. Many have predicted that this volume will produce a price squeeze in the years up to peak construction, ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.