$26bn worth of MEP works mooted for Qatar

MEP services to account 30% of overall project value in Qatar build-up

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MEP sector to score big with 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
MEP sector to score big with 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

It t is expected that MEP services will be responsible for up to 30% of overall project value, or $26billion, of Qatar's projected spend in the run-up to the 2022 FIFA Soccwer World Cup, reports the International Quality & Productivity Centre (IQPC). The total spend is projected at $87billion, says the research firm.

The MEP Qatar 2011 Summit, organised by the IQPC, will take place from 26 to 29 June 2011 May at the Oryx Rotana in Doha. It will provide a platform for benchmarking best practice in the MEP sector.

Having realised the increased requirements in the MEP sector, developers and main contractors are now focusing on methods to boost local production for MEP materials, as well as improve the skilled engineering workforce.

A recent study conducted by international research firm IQPC showed that drawbacks such as outdated technology and unavailability of materials were the causes for delayed projects.

One of the biggest factors to influence timely MEP project delivery is efficient communication between the project owner, main contractor and sub-contractors.

With an effective chain of command, the preplanning stages of an MEP project will address the challenges that may occur and how these can be overcome for a project to achieve handover.

With the formation of the Qatar sustainability assessment system (QSAS), almost all projects are undergoing a green building plan whereby sustainability and cost-effective design are at the top of the agenda for developers.

This has helped spread green building knowledge among MEP professionals, but has yet to address how maintenance of existing buildings can be cost-efficient in the near future.

Speakers include the Qatar Green Building Council, Halcrow, KEO International, Galadari Electro Mechanical, Barwa and Qatari Diar Research Institute, Turner Construction, Qatar Project Management, Hill International and Hyder Consultants.

For more information visit http://www.mepqatarsummit.com.

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