In a move that confirms the Al Naboodah Construction Group’s (ANCG) efforts to help the Institute of Chartered Engineers (ICE) raise the profile of civil engineering in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East, the group has signed a platinum sponsorship agreement with ICE UAE for 2016.
Al Naboodah Construction Group’s support of ICE UAE is part of its vision to help spread a professional and world-class civil engineering culture in the region. There are 900 ICE members living across the UAE and working on a huge range of projects across the country. Being members of ICE means they benefit from the solid practices and professional standards this 200-year old institution can teach them.
Steve Lever, CEO, Al Naboodah Construction Group, commented:
“We are delighted to sponsor ICE UAE, which forms an integral part of the civil engineering community here in the UAE. The institution has a long history of maintaining a high commitment to professional qualifications and high standards within the industry as well as the pursuit of excellence”.
In 2012, ICE UAE became a registered legal entity and further cemented its standing in the UAE by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with the UAE Society of Engineers.
Al Naboodah Construction Group is one of the leading construction names behind the transformation of the UAE. The group is keen to keep abreast of the latest trends in sustainable building.
“Our sponsorship of ICE will help the institute materialise its vision of progressing the civil engineering profession across the Emirates. We already know that ICE helps qualify professionals engaged in civil engineering, ensuring the highest standards within the industry are met. With this sponsorship we want to help in facilitating the exchange of knowledge and best practice” Lever added.
Mark Jamieson, ICE’s UAE country representative, said:
“Al Naboodah Construction Group is among the premier contractors in the region and their sponsorship is a fantastic endorsement of ICE’s work to support civil engineers, whether they’re newly graduated or deeply experienced, to attain and develop their professional knowledge and expertise.” He continued, “I’ve been hugely impressed with Al Naboodah Construction Group’s commitment to the continual improvement of the Middle East construction industry. Close relationships between professional institutions and the private sector are essential for us to keep building on recent progress, and we’re looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial association.”