Qatar Building Company
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Qatar Building Company (QBC)
Privately owned enterprise
Industry	Construction, Infrastructure
Founded	1971
Headquarters	Qatar
Key people
Chairman Mohamed Tayyeb H.B. Mustafawi, Vice Chairman Abdul Hameed Mustafawi, Managing Director, Ali M.T. Mustafawi
Divisions	Civil contracting, heavy equipment trading, material production
Qatar Building Company (QBC) is headquartered in Doha, Qatar, and is a privately owned "Grade A" enterprise of civil engineering, materials production and heavy equipment trading that serves government agencies, international contractors, gas majors, and private developers.[1]

Contents  [hide] 
1 History
2 Civil Contracting Division
2.1 Notable projects
2.1.1 Lusail micro tunneling
2.1.2 Doha Expressway Package 4
2.1.3 Salata Corniche Park
2.1.4 GTC 177
2.1.5 Msheireb Downtown Doha, Phase 1B
3 Production Division
3.1 Readymix plants
3.2 Asphalt plants
3.3 Concrete products
3.4 Steel engineering workshop
3.5 Crushers
4 Trading Division
4.1 Heavy equipment
4.2 Medium-light equipment
4.3 Power generation
4.4 Attachments
5 References
6 External links
Qatar Building Company (QBC) began as a contractor in 1971, established by Mohamed Tayyeb H.B. Since then, QBC has been a part of various infrastructure projects, including special construction, buildings, pipeline and tanks, drainage networks, water networks and reservoirs, earthworks, road/highway/airfield pavement, related traffic safety works, micro-tunneling, power cable projects and horizontal directional drilling. QBC has also developed some of Qatar's largest infrastructure projects including development of Airport Road, the Doha Expressway/D-Ring Interchange,[2] the New Doha International Airport, Energy City, Cultural City (Katara), Education City (Qatar Foundation) and Lusail City. Headquartered in Doha, Qatar, the company maintains “Grade A” classifications in each contracting category of the Qatar Central Tenders Committee (CTC).[3]

Currently, QBC represents approximately 5,000 employees.

Civil Contracting Division[edit]
QBC's Civil Contracting Division deals with buildings, infrastructure projects, roads/airfields, highways, drainage projects, water projects, Earth projects, power cable projects, horizontal directional drilling (HDD), micro-tunnelling works.

Notable projects[edit]
Lusail micro tunneling[edit]
The Lusail Development Sewage Treatment Works stands out for QBC, as it was awarded Construction Weekly's 2011 Infrastructure Project of the Year. This project required tunneling works directly under the open water of an existing canal located amid residential and commercial towers. The project succeeded in zero loss time incidents (LTIs) throughout the almost 300,000 man hours.[4] This project was Qatar's first use of Micro-Tunneling under open water. This project was sub-contracted by Gulf Tunneling.

Doha Expressway Package 4[edit]
The ERC 1400D20 Doha Expressway D-Ring Road Interchange was built in 2006 for Public Works Authority ("ASHGHAL").[5] It is a 5 Kilometer, 3 -Lane Dual Expressway, with a three level interchange, bridge and underpass structure. It also has a 2.5 Kilometer pavement, lighting and micro-tunnelling of 2,000 mm dia., and is categorised under intelligent transportation systems.

Salata Corniche Park[edit]
The Salata Corniche Park was built in 1988 for Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture.

GTC 177[edit]
GTC 177 is one of QBC's major water projects. It is a Headworks Construction at Airport, Old Salwa, Doha SW & Messaieed built for General Electricity & Water Co. (KAHRAMAA).[6]

Msheireb Downtown Doha, Phase 1B[edit]
QBC is executing Phase 1B of the iconic Msheireb Downtown Doha[7] in a joint venture with UK-based Carillion.[8] The project consists of 15 buildings, including hotels, commercial and residential constructions, parking structures, hard and soft landscapes and complete roads and utilities.[9] Consisting of three underground floors, QBC’s major scope includes all substructure development.[10]

For a complete list of QBC's past and ongoing contracting projects, please refer to QBC's website.[11]

Production Division[edit]
Readymix plants[edit]
As one of the first readymix companies established in Qatar, QBC Readymix capacities exceed 60,000 m3 per month with over 100 transportation, delivery and raw material vehicles available.

Asphalt plants[edit]
QBC Asphalt Plants are each designed to produce asphalt up to airfield quality (“superpave”). A total of four plants reach 8,500 tons per day. Asphalt fleet of trucks deliver 700 tons per trip.

Concrete products[edit]
All precast items are approved by the Ministry of Environment, in accordance with Qatar Construction Specifications (QCS). Pre-cast production capacities exceed 2,210 m3 per month. With the latest manufacturing technologies and an extensive range of mix designs, QBC manufactures: blocks and foundation, car/wheel stoppers, catch pit chambers / link boxes, concrete bollards, gully pots and cover slabs, joint bay culverts, manholes, manhole, cover slabs, marker posts, New Jersey barriers, paving slabs, pipes, soakways / soakway rings, spacers and pipe support, stairs, trenches, valve chambers and vehicle barrier units.

Steel engineering workshop[edit]
QBC yard space allows vast storage. Equipment includes precision plasma cutters and various-sized radius machines. QBC Steel Fabrication accommodates mold and made-to-measure steel for all projects and complexities. OBC SEW produces over 1,500 steel units per month.

QBC Crusher produces and supplies coarse and fine aggregates, gravel materials, sub-base materials and bedding materials, as required for projects. QBC Crusher production capacities exceed 1,000 tons/day.

Trading Division[edit]
QBC Trading provides the construction equipment, spare parts and after-sales service from brands around the world. HED includes 3 warehouses of spare parts, a 24-hour hotline and mobile service centers.[12]

Heavy equipment[edit]
Back hoes, buckets, compactors, concrete mixers, cranes, excavators, forklifts, generators, rock breakers, skid loaders, tyres and wheel loaders.

Medium-light equipment[edit]
Compactors, concrete asphalt cutters, pumps, rollers, saw cutters, self-loading concrete mixers, skid loaders, tires and vibrators.

Power generation[edit]
Generators, high pressure cleaners and tower lights.

Breakers, buckets, clamp shells, demolition attachment, long-reach booms, after-sales and spare parts.

All after-sales technicians 3rd-party accredited with at least three years of experience and supplier-approved certifications.

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Jump up ^ "Who We Are - Qatar Building Company (QBC)". Qatar Building Company. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
Jump up ^ "Qatar Building Company (QBC) Receives GCC Infrastructure Project of the Year Award 2011 with Lusail City Micro-Tunneling Works". Zawya. 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
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Jump up ^ "Qatar Construction Market". Retrieved 2013-12-08.
Jump up ^ "Construction Phases". Retrieved 2013-12-08.
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Jump up ^ "Gallery : Explore Project : Msheireb Downtown Doha". Retrieved 2013-12-08.
Jump up ^ "Msheireb Downtown Doha". Retrieved 2013-12-08.
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Jump up ^ "Overview - Qatar Building Company (QBC)". Qatar Building Company. Retrieved 2013-12-08.
External links[edit]
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