The president of the UK-based Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Chris Soffe, has signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with the Qatar Green Building Council and the Qatari Public Works Authority (Ashghal) while on a visit to Doha.
The MoUs are intended to establish "mutual co-operation and sharing of expertise" for education and training, and for the recognition of professional management qualifications.
According to the CIOB, which represents construction professionals and is the publisher of GCR, the mission will help to raise the profile of its members in the Middle East. The MoUs will also support collaboration on joint initiatives such as conferences, seminars, publications, standards and educational materials, and increase access to materials and resources for members of the organisations.
Soffe said: "We are proud to work closely with these organisations to promote diverse educational programmes. Our membership gives special recognition to engineering graduates, helping to establish them as committed to careers in construction and leaders in their field. These memorandums promote the development of staff and raise their competencies through specialised training courses."
Image: Chris Soffe FCIOB (left) and Eng. Mohammed Masoud Al Marri, Ashghal’s Infrastructure Affairs Director