Engineering, management, design, planning, project management and consulting company Aurecon MD Ferdi Nell reported last month that Aurecon has excelled in the national survey of consulting engineers undertaken by management journal Professional Management Review Africa (PMR.africa).
“To determine the award winners, PMR.africa interviewed 140 professionals in the South African built environment and construction sector, including property developers, architects, quantity surveyors and contractors,” states Nell.
During the interviews, participants were asked to rate their perceptions of the performance of companies across a number of aspects, such as black economic empowerment, competitive pricing, problem solving, reliability, reputation, responsiveness, skills and qualifications of personnel, technical competence, timeous completion and understanding and commitment to clients’ interests.
The awards ceremony was held on Friday, May 13, at the Killarney Country Club, in Johannesburg. Three of the six awards that Aurecon received were diamond arrow awards, signifying ‘highest rated in category’.
Nell explains that the categories included mechanical engineers, combined electrical and mechanical consulting engineers and electrical consulting engineers for firms with over 400 employees. He says that the company also received three golden arrow awards, which indicates that Aurecon was first or second overall and rated at least 3.75 out of 5 by respondents. The categories for which Aurecon received golden arrow awards are ‘civil consulting engineers’, ‘structural consulting engineers’ and ‘combined civil and structural consulting engineers’.
“We are honoured to receive these prestigious awards once again, as we received six awards last year as well as the same number of awards in 2014.
“Getting positive feedback from clients and colleagues in the industry shows that we are on track to achieve our goal of bringing clients’ ideas to life. The PMR.africa awards are a recognised and valuable indicator of a company’s technical expertise, brand awareness and its ability to serve in the best interest of its clients. We are humbled to be recognised as a top-performing consulting engineering firm by so many decision-makers and professionals in the industry,” Nell concludes.