In December 2011 it became mandatory for all government and large private sector projects in Qatar to adhere to mandatory sustainable building criteria (QSAS). The development of sustainable building regulations underlines Qatar’s awareness and commitment to sustainable construction as the country prepares to invest over $70bn in essential infrastructure by 2022.
With government clients dominating the Qatar projects market, an understanding of the mandatory QSAS categories and criteria is essential for all those looking to win business in the booming construction sector.
The drive for the development of new green buildings, and the retrofitting of existing buildings, is undoubtedly creating a significant market for services and technologies offering sustainable solutions.
There is increasing momentum behind the idea that green buildings can serve as a solution to environmental and business challenges, and that a more coherent approach to their development will deliver significant economic benefits to project developers and end users alike.
Developed in consultation with sustainable leaders in Qatar and the wider Middle East, the Qatar Sustainable Building Forum has been designed to provide you with:
A detailed breakdown of the mandatory categories and criteria of the Qatar Sustainability Assessment System (QSAS)
An update on the progression of Qatar’s national objectives toward sustainable building in the 2032 Master Plan
Clear understanding as to the long term economic benefits and incentives for developing green projects – including feedback from leading international construction companies
An update on the latest sustainable technologies and design trends, together with an insight into the economic savings that they can bring to a project
A platform to meet and engage with Qatar government ministries & clients, international construction and engineering companies, architects, and innovative technology developers