DEC 12, 2018
The Qatar International Center for Conciliation & Arbitration (QICCA) held a seminar under the theme “Management of Construction Projects and Contracts” in cooperation with ASTAD Consultancy and Project Management in Doha on Tuesday.
Addressing the seminar, QICCA Board Member for International Relations 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 a result of the good project management until it is completed and delivered to the owner.
He noted that Qatar’s ambitious visions and plans for providing its citizens a high-standard projects and achievement is also a result of the sound management of projects.
Thani said many projects are in the final stages such are Doha Metro and stadia that will host the 2022 World Cup, terming 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 said the process starts from the commencement of the contract to completion of the project, affirming that clarity is necessary to assign the obligations of the parties; client and contractor.
Regarding claims and escalations, Mallon said they occur due to many 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.