PROJECT management covers a multitude of tasks, and Qatar-based Astad has a comprehensive understanding of all the key areas. Construction management? Check. Add to that base: commercial, commissioning, design and risk management, with advisory services and staff augmentation skills thrown in. Astad is committed to honest development and communication – critical aspects of efficient stakeholder collaboration. The Qatari-owned company creates an arena where stakeholders can discuss, negotiate and participate at every level. With its in-depth understanding of the local market and culture, Astad has crucial advantages over global competitors. The transparency and cost-effective nature of Astad’s immersive understanding of the field impressed the BV judges, who were decisive in conferring the Best Project Management Team award (GCC).