Asian Tigers Team wins Quantum Global Cup

Asian Tigers Team wins Quantum Global Cup

After a hard won battle, Quantum’s Asian Tigers were confirmed victors at the company’s first Quantum Global Football Cup held on Friday, 31st March at Doha College Sports Ground. The event, part of the company’s annual team building initiatives, divided football playing employees into four teams; Asian Tigers, Middle Eastern Desert Snakes, African Elephants and European Dragons, representing areas where Quantum has office locations.  Victors on the day, the Asian Dragons won after a heated final game against the Desert Snakes.  After receiving the cup, Asia team captain, Stuart ‘Catch all’ Porter said, “The Asian Dragons had a great team playing today comprising Chris ‘Cropper’ Burley, Jack ‘Speedy’ Murphy, Rudra ‘Dribbler’ Bahadur and Tembu ‘Striker’ Vincent.  We had to fight hard and the Desert Snakes were worthy opponents.” Organiser of the event and captain of Team European Dragons, Michael Davis stated, “Today was a great day and well worth all the effort made ahead of the game.  Despite some of the five-aside teams having collective ages well over 200 years (and a lot of cheating) everyone fought a good game.” “Quantum Global Cup is a way to engage employees and their families in a fun family activity and connect with their colleagues who they may not see on a daily basis.  Today’s event was a great success with everyone attending having a great day.  The children particularly enjoyed acting as mascots cheering on their parents and also taking part in their own mini Quantum Global Cup events.  Congratulations to the winning team and we look forward to a re-match next year”. Over 60 employees and their families attended the event....
Matthew Schofield and Natalie Findlay confirmed speakers at EPC Summit

Matthew Schofield and Natalie Findlay confirmed speakers at EPC Summit

Quantum Global Solutions Executive Director, Matthew Schofield and Associate Director, Natalie Findlay have confirmed their participation as guest speakers at the upcoming EPC Contracts and Risk Summit, 11th – 12th May in Mumbai, India. The two day event, organised by Inventicon, aims at creating a platform for EPC contracts and risk management professionals to address the latest challenges and highlight emerging trends as well as explore probable solutions available to further enhance the EPC sector in the India. Check out the EPC...
Do we really need to communicate?

Do we really need to communicate?

Matthew Schofield, Executive Director, and Sean Vernon, Senior Contractual/Commercial Consultant at Quantum Global Solutions continue their series of articles on the construction industry. This month, Matthew discusses how communication is a critical component in project management. Last month we discussed how instructions and indeed drawings need to be complete and more importantly be fit for purpose for any construction project to be finalised. This included constructing an IKEA desk compared to a multi-million dollar project, but how is this possible in today’s world. So many organisations have so many different departments, 3rd party consultants, various sign offs and approvals with some being in different countries. How on earth can anything be put together, agreed on and completed? How do they communicate to get alignment? It is simply impossible to project, manage, construct or even define what somebody actually wants without communicating. To communicate doesn’t necessarily mean being a great talker. Research has shown that even in our earliest days in the classroom we are trained to focus on presence, vocabulary, delivery, expression, grammar and so on. One of the best diagrams in the project world to understand how communication has broken down, or how assumptions are made and perceptions derived, is the Project Tyre Swing Diagram. This truly demonstrates the result of what happens with the breakdown of communication and not understanding what somebody wants or even means. Does the diagram show a true reflection on what happens on a project when communication breaks down? Yes very much so and rework costs a lot of time and money. Great communicators possess a heightened sense of situational and contextual awareness....
Gold Sponsorship at EPC Summit for Quantum

Gold Sponsorship at EPC Summit for Quantum

Quantum Global Solutions (Quantum) are pleased to announce their Gold Sponsorship of the upcoming EPC Contracts and Risk Management Summit 2017.  The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport from the 11th – 12th of May 2017. The two day event, organised by Inventicon, aims at creating a platform for EPC contracts and risk management professionals to address the latest challenges and highlight emerging trends as well as explore probable solutions available to further enhance the EPC sector in the India. Key note speakers include Anil Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Renewable Energy, Atha Group; Basant Jain, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Susten and Asim Tewari, Chief Executive Officer, Bharat Road, Network Limited. Speaking following the sponsorship agreement, Peter Murphy, Quantum Managing Director stated, “We are very proud to be the Gold Sponsor of this prestigious conference (www.epccontractrisksummit.com).  The opportunity to discuss in an open forum the challenges facing the EPC industry in India, learn from industry experts, and share our collective experiences is something we all welcome and we are glad to be a partner at this event.” “We welcome organisations like Quantum to join our event and share their industry knowledge with our assembled delegates and look forward to a long and sustainable partnership between our organisations,” commented Sagar Mushrif, Inventicon Managing Director. 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. Inventicon (www.inventiconasia.com) stands for Industries + Events + Ideas + Concepts. Inventicon...
Ian Maund attends Middle East Rail Exhibition

Ian Maund attends Middle East Rail Exhibition

Ian Maund, Quantum Regional Director UAE attended the Middle East Rail Exhibition and Conference in Dubai representing the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The event, now in its 11th year, is the region’s largest rail exhibition and conference bringing together rail operators and government to source solutions, buy equipment, and address the challenges in the building the Middle East’s rail networks. The CIOB is the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership. The organisation has a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society. Our members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment. 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...
Congratulations Duna Al Ramahi on your AACEI Certification!

Congratulations Duna Al Ramahi on your AACEI Certification!

Jordan based, Duna Al Ramahi, Quantum Senior Forensic Planning Consultant was recently certified as an AACEI accredited Planning and Scheduling Professional.  The accreditation mandates a requirement of over eight years of professional experience, independent validation of project knowledge by the AACEI and a rigorous five hour exam. “At Quantum we are committed to developing our employees and are very proud that Duna’s skills have been formally recognised by the AACE International. The AACE’s PSP certification provides an exam and experience validation that lets us identify high performing team members who meet the programme’s competency standards, Duna met and exceeded our expectations,” stated Peter Murphy, Quantum Managing Director. Duna joined the Quantum Jordan office team in 2015.  She is a holder of a BSc in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Construction Management from the University of Birmingham and has almost 15 years’ experience in the construction industry. The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, (AACE International www.aacei.org) is a non-profit association that has served the cost management community since 1956.  With over 9,000 members world-wide across 100 countries, AACE serves cost management professionals in a variety of disciplines and across all industries.  The AACE’s Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) certification programme is designed to establish credentials for the Planning and Scheduling Professional. The certification programme gives professionals a means to validate their skills and knowledge. Quantum has a close association with the AACEI in general including Lucia Vernon, Quantum Associate Director’s role as Director – Marketing and Publicity for the Qatar Section. Quantum is acknowledged as one of the leading management consultants dedicated to serving the interests of the...