The Qatar International Centre for Conciliation & Arbitration (Qicca), in cooperation with Astad Consultancy and Project Management, held a seminar Tuesday under the theme ‘Management of Construction Projects and Contracts’ at the Qatar Chamber headquarters in Doha.
Addressing the seminar, Qicca board member for International Relations Dr Thani bin Ali al-Thani said the accumulated experience of personnel who are working in projects management and monitoring the accuracy of executing engineering works “are the result of the good project management until it is completed and delivered to the owner.”
He said the urban renaissance Qatar is witnessing to implement its ambitious vision and plans to provide its citizens high-standard projects and achievements is also a result of the sound management of projects.
He said there are many projects are in the final stages such are Doha Metro and stadia that will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and described them as “luminous pearls in the march of Qatar.”
Astad’s contract specialist, Paul Mallon, said the purpose of contract management is to assure delivery of a project within required cost, time, and quality.
He noted that this process started from the start of the contract up to the completion of the project, affirming that “clarity is necessary to assign the obligations of the parties: client and contractor.”
On claims and escalations, Mallon said these occur due to varying reasons, including errors in contract documents, different site conditions, non-compliance to contractual obligations, failure to correctly administer the contract, and seeking compensation for increase costs and loss.