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With the construction sector undergoing both a major boom and heightened global scrutiny in the run-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar has been looking hard at its current building code in an effort to boost both safety and sustainability. This process has also been going on in an atmosphere of convergence within the GCC countries. Indeed, in...

In December 2013 a team of Qatari representatives arrived to Brazil’s north-east to observe the country’s preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. “Regardless of the difference in size between the two countries, there are lot of elements that you can learn from, a lot of security elements, a lot of things that you do not think about,” Nasser Al...

Considering the government’s focus on infrastructure development, how do you see this impacting large-scale development works in the coming years?

What measures are being pursued to strengthen the efficiency and capability of berths and jetties for the supply of materials?

How is the ministry working with other bodies to help alleviate congestion and backlogs in the construction industry?

With comprehensive infrastructure improvements and dozens of tourism developments in progress, it is not hard to understand why Doha’s skyline seems to have as many cranes as it does skyscrapers. The country is set to spend more than $200bn on construction over the next 10 years, according to a 2013 report from consulting firm Deloitte. The...