Alemco general manager, Nathan Hanns, discusses the future, pressures on contractors to do more for less, and the upcoming MEP Middle East Awards
Alemco is a name synonymous with MEP operations in the Middle East, so it comes as no surprise that the attention of general manager Nathan Hanns is firmly on the future, evolving technologies, and discovering ways to provide better service.
Indeed, the company’s ‘build better, buy better’ philosophy is evident in Hanns’ outline to where Alemco is plotting to find success in the coming years.
“The development and utilisation of MEP 3D and BIM capabilities in conjunction with other key stakeholders produces a more efficient delivery mechanism for our project teams,” he explained.
“Our procurement team is focused on the global market to acquire improved and efficient construction techniques and a cost efficient supply chain.”
Having spent 2018 putting staff through leadership development programmes, and with attention currently on performance management, it is clear to see Alemco is invested in its people as much as it is in future technology.
“We are increasing our focus on the training and development of our workforce to ensure better outcomes and results,” added Hanns.
“By incorporating more efficient and quality focused building techniques we are able to reduce the cost and increase the speed of our operations.
“We are also applying an extra focus on quality assurance to ensure that we get it right first time.
“By engaging earlier with clients in the development of the design we can offer solutions that meet the building performance criteria without increasing the building cost.”
Global demand for construction may be high, but liquidity is equally constrained.
Contractors are always being asked to do more for less, but how do Alemco’s services address this issue?
“We remain constant in our focus on delivering projects in line with the client’s requirements,” said Hanns.
“It is very difficult to offer these services in the current cost driven market. We are focused on supporting clients that believe in obtaining the right contractor for the right price and not necessarily the lowest price.
“We are focused on providing service for the clients who understand that the right contractor can bring you the right outcome and, working closer with the client’s requirements, we can often offer better value for money without affecting or reducing the performance of the building systems.”
Alemco is a regular supporter of the MEP Middle East Awards, and has again strategically aligned itself to the sector’s biggest prizegiving ceremony.
Hanns added: “We find it a great opportunity for meeting up with our competitors and the MEP market leaders.
“It is also a great event to bring our senior management together for a non work-related evening.”
To book your tickets for the MEP event of the year, go online to mepmiddleeast.com/mepawards today.