Al Naboodah and ICE ink sponsorship agreement
Al Naboodah Construction Group (ANCG) and the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) have signed a signed a sponsorship agreement to promote civil engineering in the UAE and wider Middle East
Al Naboodah Construction Group (ANCG) and the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) have inked a platinum sponsorship agreement for 2016.
The deal has been signed in a bid to raise the profile of civil engineering in the UAE and wider Middle East.
ANCG stated that it has taken the decision to support ICE UAE “as part of its vision to help spread a professional and world-class civil engineering culture in the region”.
Commenting on the agreement, Steve Lever, CEO of ANCG, said: “We are delighted to sponsor ICE UAE, which forms an integral part of the civil engineering community 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 entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UAE Society of Engineers. Today, around 900 ICE members are living and working in the Emirates.
ANCG said that in partnership with ICE UAE, it 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,” noted Lever.
“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,” he added.
Speaking on the arrangement, ICE’s UAE country manager, Mark Jamieson said: “[ANCG] is among the premier contractors in the region, and [its] 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.
“I’ve been hugely impressed with [ANCG’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,” he concluded.