15 March 2011 - A merger between Aurecon and Daniel Chan and Associates Ltd (DCAL) of Hong Kong was announced this week.
The merger will enhance Aurecon’s capacity to service large infrastructure projects in Hong Kong and China and enable its respected building design team to increasingly service clients of Aurecon’s offices across Thailand, Vietnam and other Asian countries.
Daniel Chan & Associates Ltd. (DCAL) is an independent engineering consultancy offering a range of building engineering services, with particular expertise in sustainable design, in Hong Kong, China and Macau.
Charlie Miller, Aurecon’s General Manager for Asia, said, “This merger is part of Aurecon’s ongoing strategy to develop our world class offering across all aspects of building design. We see great opportunity in Asia, servicing clients in-country and in supporting overseas initiatives in Africa, Australia and New Zealand.”
The merger will also offer Aurecon’s infrastructure clients the opportunity to take advantage of an increased range of design skills and the additional strength in building services engineering will make it possible to undertake larger commissions.
Charlie Miller added, “Aurecon has good relationships with many clients in Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Vietnam and other Asian countries and this merger will enhance our capacity to service them on larger projects in building services and infrastructure. Already our building design team delivers cutting edge services around the region and this merger will enhance that offering.”
Aurecon will also be able to offer a significantly enhanced sustainable design and environmental engineering capability in Asia thanks to DCAL’s team and Daniel Chan’s personal profile and credibility in the industry.
Daniel Chan commented, “We are delighted to be working with Aurecon, a global company with impressive technical expertise. Our current clients will now be able to access Aurecon’s full range of building engineering design skills including façade and structural engineering. Our expertise in sustainable design is highly respected in Hong Kong and China and we look forward to sharing this with Aurecon’s client base. We have a dedicated team of LEED AP and BEAM Pro Accredited Professionals with extensive experience across all aspects of sustainable design.”