Consistent leadership with the ability to deliver complex projects and build strong and long-lasting relationships with all stakeholders is at the heart of ALEC’s ongoing success story. Its vision is to be the leading and most innovative construction group in the industry, which it goes about achieving by continuously improving the way it operates and constantly challenging the status quo.
Having a healthy culture within the company is vital to its success; it is part of its DNA and plays an essential role. This allows ALEC to empower its people each and every day, whilst continually trying to innovate and do things better.
And because the company empowers people at each level, it is possible to make the right decisions in a timely manner whatever the current challenge. The hierarchy within ALEC is not the be all and end all; rather it is how individual people make the right decisions by assessing all of the facts. This is key to everything the company does – understanding the facts on the table and making the correct choices.
The use of new technologies will also drive the company forwards, rapidly altering the landscape it currently operates in. ALEC understands that there will be significant benefits if leveraged correctly. Whilst the new technological landscape is exciting, though, its benefits cannot be fully realised without a culture of clear communication, transparency and collaboration across the entire supply chain, which is a primary focus for the company. It also focuses on continuing to diversify the business, embracing digital technologies and adopting a true culture of innovation.
Viewing construction from a macro-perspective, ALEC is acutely aware of the way the world is changing. Key factors affecting the industry in the future will be linked to the rapid increase in population and urbanisation, spurring the growth in demand for housing and resources. This, in combination with many assets reaching the end of their design life, means refurbishment will become a growing sector to reinvigorate and re-purpose living spaces to cater for this demand. This should not only be viewed from a functional standpoint, but requires heavy focus on sustainability, capacity of the current infrastructure networks, and long-term effects on the environment – which is a passion of ALEC.
Indeed, as the world continues to face up to the dangers of climate change, ALEC is actively pursuing better ways to build with a lower impact on the environment. It is always looking for new methods, new ways to reduce its carbon footprint and be more sustainable.
In addition to these drivers, Expo 2020 DUBAI has played a big role in ALEC’s ongoing evolution, with the company currently having three large projects on the go with over AED2 billion worth of work. The Expo will definitely create a long-lasting impact on the business, as ALEC focuses on innovation and how it can change the industry to be more efficient.