One of the most celebrated and respected contractors within the UAE, Six Construct took the strategic decision to establish itself in several key sectors of the construction industry in order to diversify risk: buildings, marine works, infrastructure, environment, sports and leisure. Moreover, the company was, back in 1966, one of the very first international contractors in the region. Six Construct, therefore, has a rich history working with a wide range of clients, which it ensures are completely satisfied every single time. This drive for customer satisfaction has resulted in continued repeat work from various clients.
Six Construct’s values and vision can be summed up in one succinct phrase: Excel in creating sustainable solutions for a better world. Besides its projects, a prime example of this philosophy is the BESIX Foundation programme, whose sole purpose is to assist those less fortunate in the countries where the company is active – 25 in all. Since its inception in 1909, the core vision has not changed all that much, it has just become more refined, focused and grander as Six Construct has evolved and developed.
Six Construct pursue projects that challenge it technically, all the while ensuring what it does benefits those affected by the projects it chooses. By maintaining this mind-set and passion to do good, the company attracts only those who wish to work within such a culture.
This enlightened approach has allowed Six Construct to work on some of the UAE’s most iconic projects, such as the Burj Khalifa. The company is also extremely proud of its accomplishments in the waste-to-energy sector, bringing new sustainable solutions to waste management to the region. And we must not forget its marine achievements, especially with the Abu Dhabi corniche, as it was the first project the company undertook and completed in the region 55 years ago. In truth, there are so many projects Six Construct is proud of, including such amazing structures as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Of course, there have also been a number of opportunities granted to Six Construct as a direct result of EXPO 2020. These include the infrastructures of the site, in a joint-venture with Orascom, as well as the construction of two pavilions. Indirectly, the EXPO has given Dubai significant exposure on the world stage, which the company believes will result in further investment and prospects in the future.
Moreover, as we move forwards, technological advancements will continue to drive the construction industry. Today, stronger, taller and more energy efficient building can be constructed, whilst workers have become safer and more efficient on-site. It has certainly allowed Six Construct to increase productivity, improve collaboration, and tackle more complex projects. New technologies in construction are being developed at a breakneck pace. What seemed like future tech years ago, such as connected equipment and tools, telematics, mobile apps, autonomous heavy equipment, drones, robots, augmented and virtual reality, and 3D printed buildings, are here and being deployed and used on sites across the world.
It will come as no surprise, therefore, to discover that innovation is a key aspect of Six Construct’s strategy. Recent initiatives in this field include its own start-up accelerator, open to mature start-ups from around the world in construction and property technologies, an internal innovation programme, as well as a constant openness towards new ventures and activities. Besides these initiatives, the expertise of the company’s Engineering Department allows it to undertake projects with a high degree of complexity and state-of-the-art technologies and techniques. Six Construct’s passion and constant focus on innovative solutions positions it among the frontrunners in all of its fields of activity.