2019 CW Power 100: Aurecon Middle East's Ermis Marques is #71

Regional director for the Middle East has been with the firm for more than 29 years, of which three are in his current role

Ermis Marques, Aurecon.
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Ermis Marques, Aurecon.

Having been with Aurecon for more than 29 years, and with more than three years in his current role as the regional director for the Middle East, Ermis Marques says that he has observed a significant shift in the construction industry towards design-and-build contracts.

“This is an exciting change, and one that we are well prepared to respond to, having worked under these sorts of contracts for many years,” says Marques.

“The challenge is that this form of contract is new to some of the key GCC developers, and we need to work with both the developers and contractors to make sure that the contractual risks and rewards are fair to all and help deliver successful projects,” he adds.

The engineering and infrastructure advisory company believes the UAE, Oman, and Saudi Arabia are three of the most significant Middle Eastern geographies for its business going forwards.

Within the UAE, Aurecon is currently working on Dubai Creek Tower, Sharjah House of Wisdom, and Dubai Interchange 7, among several other projects.

Check out the 2019 Construction Week Power 100 magazine issue here.

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