Qatar Construction Articles & Analysis

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Working to transition to a post-hydrocarbons economy, Qatar has seen the launch of a number of renewable energy initiatives in recent years. In 2009 the state’s per capita carbon footprint was the world’s largest, and until recently Qatar had no mandatory standards regarding the energy performance of its buildings, despite being in the midst...

 

Rapid economic growth, a multibillion-dollar construction portfolio and preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup have drawn industry professionals to Qatar to work on some of the most complex, high-value projects in the region. Project spending is expected to reach $182bn over the next five years, presenting a raft of design opportunities in...

 

As with every construction boom, the cost of materials in Qatar remains a concern, especially the rising cost of primary construction materials. With demand for gabbro, bitumen and limestone expected to show triple-digit increases in the near term, contractors are facing serious challenges in delivering key infrastructure projects on time and...

 

Although Qatar’s enormous portfolio of mega-projects is dominated by infrastructure builds, the state’s long-term development strategy envisions the creation of numerous new “cities”: large, self-contained projects comprising a mix of residential, office and retail space, similar to West Bay and the Pearl. Involving billions of dollars of...

 

While Qatar’s current infrastructure boom has been in the works since 2008, when Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030) was unveiled, development has been given extra impetus, and a mid-term deadline, by the 2022 FIFA World Cup. With 1m visitors expected to flock to the state for the tournament, tourism projects have risen to the forefront of...

 

While the rapid advancement of billions of dollars worth of construction projects has seen dozens of companies rush to enter the Qatari market, these firms often face unexpected challenges, including lengthy tendering processes and a relatively high risk burden placed on contractors and consultants undertaking public sector projects. Although...