As CEO of ASTAD Project Management, Ali Al-Khalifa’s hands have certainly been full during the past 12 months. In 2015, his firm delivered the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena and Lusail Sports Arena, the first stadiums in Qatar to receive four-star Global Sustainability Assessment System (GSAS) ratings.
In addition, ASTAD managed and delivered the Qatar Foundation (QF) Headquarters, which hosts the offices of HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser and other senior management from the nonprofit organisation; and the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS), a building designed to communicate and impart Islamic values and education in a modern and progressive setting.
During the coming 12 months, ASTAD will continue to support the delivery of the Hamad Bin Khalifa Sports Complex, the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Sidra Medical Research Center, the National Museum of Qatar, and many others.
Al-Khalifa and his team also plan to pursue geographical and sectoral expansion. He told Construction Week: “I am pleased to announce the establishment of ASTAD International and ASTAD Consult, [which] will play a crucial role in future operations, furthering our vision to provide superior services across the globe. ASTAD International will act as our global arm, while ASTAD Consult will be home to new services covering the fields of construction management and supervision, design consultancy, facilities management (FM), asset management, and staff augmentation.”