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Aurecon receives six PMR Africa Excellence Awards

PMR Africa Excellence Awards 2016 Winner

19 May 2016 - Aurecon has excelled in the national survey of consulting engineers undertaken by the management journal Professional Management Review Africa ( To determine the award winners, interviewed 140 professionals in the South African built environment and construction sector, including property developers, architects, quantity surveyors and contractors.

During the interviews, participants were asked to rate their perceptions of the performance of companies across a number of attributes 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 the clients’ interests.

The awards ceremony was held on Friday, 13 May at the Killarney Country Club in Johannesburg. Three of the six awards that Aurecon received were Diamond Arrow Awards, signifying ‘highest rated in category’. These categories include Mechanical Engineers, Combined Electrical and Mechanical Consulting Engineers and Electrical Consulting Engineers for firms with over 400 employees. The company also received three Golden Arrow Awards, which indicates that Aurecon was 1st or 2nd overall and rated at least 3,75 (Excellent) out of 5 by respondents. The categories that Aurecon received Golden Arrow Awards for are Civil Consulting Engineers, Structural Consulting Engineers and Combined Civil and Structural Consulting Engineers.

Jaco Blignaut and Emmanuel Makhele

L-R: Jaco Blignaut (Aurecon Technical Director) and Emmanuel Makhele (Aurecon Structural Engineer)

Ferdi Nell, Aurecon Managing Director Africa, says that the company is honoured to receive these prestigious awards once again. The company 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 is a recognised and valuable indicator of a company’s technical expertise, brand awareness and their ability to serve in the best interest of their clients. We are humbled to be recognised as a top performing consulting engineering firm by so many decision-makers and professionals in the industry,” comments Nell.

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