MEA July 2017

MEAMARKETS / July 2017 89 Company: LACASA Architects & Engineering Consultants Name: Emad Jaber Email: [email protected] Web Address: Address: 1901, Control Tower, Motor City, Dubai, PO Box 123 969, UAE Telephone: +971 4447 5444 The Construction Industry in the Middle East g “The management has developed several professional development programmes, to ensure that our team is equipped with the latest technical skills and managerial attributes. Additionally, our marketing communications department launched a CSR initiative in 2015, that invited UAE students majoring in architecture to partake in a design competition. The programme provided them with the chance to work on a real-life design brief, while being mentored by the firm’s architects, with the winner being offered a full-time job opportunity at LACASA upon graduating. “The firm also provides social interaction opportunities among employees and the directors, including annual Ramadan gatherings and sports events. “We at LACASA are very optimistic for the future, as we are one of the biggest firms in this industry, with a long record of achievements and a good reputation with the major developers. This gives us steady growth in the number and size of the projects we are involved in, which also leads to growth in the number of staff. We don’t see any major developments within our industry soon, other than the usual challenges of tough competition and finding the right expertise, which we are used to dealing with.”