Recent industry reports have highlighted that Qatar will invest up to $13 bn (QAR46 bn) in major infrastructure projects during 2017, with construction and transport the focus of most of the investment as the country gears up to host the FIFA World Cup 2022 tournament. Acknowledging the challenge of this massive development, and the ensuing opportunities for local companies, in partnership with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Quantum’s Andrew Woodward, Regional Director Qatar and Technical Director, recently made a presentation to RICS members on “The Society of Construction Law (SCL) Delay & Disruption Protocol and its relevance in Qatar”.
Through his presentation, Andrew highlighted aspects of the Protocol, how it applies to construction project management and what hurdles to effective construction project management exist. With some high profile overruns evident within the Gulf region, Andrew stressed how the Protocol could help all parties deal with issues and avoid dispute through the construction sector’s current period of rapid expansion and growth.
The event formed part of the RICS series of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) events held throughout the year to assist industry professionals in raising their professional standards and in enhancing their industry knowledge.
Commenting on the evening, Andrew Woodward stated, “Tonight’s presentation in partnership with the RICS discussed many of the key topics brought to us over the past year by our cross-sector clients and stimulated a lively debate among attendees.
Quantum is acknowledged as one of the leading management consultants dedicated to serving the interests of the international construction and engineering industries. In addition to regular industry presentations, Quantum is also actively involved in the presentation of training courses and mentoring programmes.
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is a professional body that accredits professionals within the land, property and construction sectors worldwide. They regulate and promote the profession; maintaining the highest educational and professional standards; protecting clients and consumers via a strict code of ethics; and provide impartial advice and guidance. Globally, the RICS has over 118,000 professional members. Quantum is regulated by the RICS and is committed to setting and upholding the highest standards of excellence.
Since its foundation in 1983, the Society of Construction Law has worked to promote for the public benefit education, study and research in the field of construction law and related subjects (including arbitration and adjudication), both in the UK and overseas. The Society now has 2875 members from all sectors of the construction industry. It is run by a Council of 20 elected members.