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Aurecon achieves outstanding PMR results

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19 March 2012 -  Professional Management Review (PMR), a leading South African management journal, recently conducted its 2012 annual, national survey on consulting engineers in South Africa. Apart from again achieving six awards, Aurecon was also the highest rated in two categories this year.

“This is an outstanding achievement as the PMR awards are well known and highly recognised in industry. These PMR awards remain a very good measure of our reputation and acknowledgement in the market for technical excellence and brand awareness,” says Albert Geldenhuys, Aurecon’s Managing Director, South Africa.

The survey entailed interviews being carried out telephonically by the journal with 125 associated key decision-makers/professionals from the construction industry, including contractors, developers, architects and quantity surveyors, and sees consulting engineers rated across a range of 13 attributes, including:

  • Capacity to understand projects
  • Competitive pricing
  • Expertise/Knowledge
  • Problem solving
  • Quality management system
  • Reliability
  • Reputation of company
  • Resources of firms
  • Responsiveness
  • Skills and qualifications and personnel
  • Technical competence
  • Timeous completion
  • Understanding and commitment to the clients’ interests

The ratings, which are based on the perceptions of the respondents, are published according to the following consulting engineering sectors: Civil Consulting Engineers, Structural Consulting Engineers, Combined Civil and Structural Consulting Engineers, Electrical Consulting Engineers, Mechanical Consulting Engineers, Combined Electrical and Mechanical Consulting Engineers.

A summary of Aurecon’s awards (in the category ‘companies with more than 400 employees’) appears below:

Aurecon will receive a Diamond Arrow Award (highest rated) for the following:

  • ENGINEERING SECTOR: CIVIL CONSULTING ENGINEERS
  • ENGINEERING SECTOR: MECHANICAL CONSULTING ENGINEERS

Aurecon will receive Golden Arrow Awards for the following:

  • ENGINEERING SECTOR: COMBINED CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL CONSULTING ENGINEERS
  • ENGINEERING SECTOR: ELECTRICAL CONSULTING ENGINEERS
  • ENGINEERING SECTOR: COMBINED ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL CONSULTING ENGINEERS

Aurecon will receive a Bronze Arrow Award for the following:

  • ENGINEERING SECTOR: STRUCTURAL CONSULTING ENGINEERS

“Achieving six awards is a testament to our commitment to the successful outcomes of our clients’ projects. We value our clients’ feedback and will continue to use their valuable input as building blocks to even further enhance our relationships with them and improve our services,” comments Geldenhuys. 

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