December 4, 2022

Officials, experts and business representatives at the Ashghal seminar.

Doha: The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) recently held a seminar on digital transformation in construction sector and the use of modern technology. 

The seminar is part of Ashghal’s keenness to follow latest technologies in construction and infrastructure projects and to encourage the private sector to keep up with the latest technologies.

Several strategic partners of the authority participated in the seminar, including Qatar University, Lean Construction Institute – Qatar and Texas A&M University, in addition to the attendance of more than 200 local companies from the contracting sector, consulting, offices, suppliers and providers of technical and digital solutions, institutions and specialised technical institutes. 

On this occasion, Dr. Eng. Saad bin Ahmed Al Muhannadi, Ashghal President said: “We are looking forward to cooperating with suppliers, contractors and consultants to work on initiatives that promote the use of modern technology in construction and sustainability and to increase productivity in construction, as our aim is to use modern technology in most of Ashghal’s projects by year 2024 and digital transformation is the first step towards raising international performance standards”

Eng. Salem Al Shawi Al Marri, Technical Office Manager at Ashghal, commented: “The seminar is an opportunity for all relevant partners to work together to upgrade Qatar’s construction industry as its time for optimal use of developed technology in construction like virtual reality, augmented reality, robots, artificial intelligence, 3D printing and many other modern and innovative mechanisms and tools.”

Eng. Sara Al Muhannadi, Project Engineer at Ashghal, said cooperation between the private and public sector contributes to the development and digital transformation of the construction sector. She added that Ashghal appreciates the efforts of companies to support its initiatives hoping to witness positive results throughout the coming years.

The seminar reflects Ashghal’s keenness and efforts to adopt new and developed strategies in the implementation of its projects in a manner that will enhance work conditions, reduce waste in construction resources, save time in project implementation, increase operational capabilities of the private sector and make use of national initiatives that enable it to enhance its competitive capabilities. 

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