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I am working in Dubai as project manager since 1995,
In Qatar they have a similar procedures .
About building codes ,British and American codes are the most used , I
disigned my first project In Eurocode .
Most Engineers are US and UK educated .
Salaries for US , UK engineers are very confortable .Furnished Housing is
generaly provided by company.
There are no tax ,
Therefore the temperature today at Doha is arround 45?C.
-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Ransom <ad026(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: mardi, juin 08, 1999 12:48 ص
Subject: Info regarding work in Qatar

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>[     sci.engr                                             ]
>[     sci.engr.civil                                       ]
>[     sci.engr.mech                                        ]
>A possibility for a 1 year contract in Qatar was presented to me, today.
>The job would be for site supervision of the structural aspects of the
>construction of a 110m tall building - two junior engineers under direct
>supervision and coordination with project management, mech eng'g,
>architect, client (all the standard headaches). The project will be
>fast-tracked (read nobody has had time to do anything completely or
>They provide bachelor accomodation, all meals, 1 return flight every 6
>I have not worked in the middle-east, before.
>Married with toddler. I would consider taking a living allowance and
>providing family accomodations.
>Any comments?
>Housing, social, technical (building codes, design standards),
>appropriate salary/benfits/(Canadian)tax considerations, etc.
>Especially, salary and typical benefits for ex-pat work. I need to do
>some quick accounting and career consideration.
>Paul Ransom, P.Eng.
>Burlington, Ontario, Canada