With branches in 29 countries around the world, the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) is indisputably a frontrunner in the construction, contracting works, and real estate industries. While it was established as a state company in Beijing, China in 1957, CSCEC has grown to become the largest construction company in developing countries and the top home builder in the world.
A subsidiary of China Construction Engineering Corp., it is now the country’s largest construction and real estate conglomerate and contractor of building works, active in both local and international construction markets. CSCEC has achieved, by the end of 2015, its total contract value for overseas business of USD 167.6 billion and total turnover of USD 128.4 billion. CSCEC has so far completed over 6,000 projects in some 129 countries and regions around the world.
Behind the success of CSCEC is the company’s long history of specialized operation- and market-oriented management. CSCEC is capable of delivering high-rise, super scale construction, and cutting-edge projects with its complete industrial chain of construction products including technology R/D, design, contracting, property development, manufacturing of equipment, and property management.
Not only that, it has a proven track record of working on a tight construction period and high quality requirement, as well as executing challenging construction work.
In the project design area, CSCEC prides itself as the only construction enterprise in China certified for 3 top grade Qualifications and for “1+4” Qualifications and Grade A Qualification. Moreover, it upholds outstanding standards in the construction industry being issued with Class A certificates by the Chinese Ministry of Construction in the fields of roads, infrastructure, and housing.
The company has also been successful in scientific and technical innovation as a result of their efforts towards sustainable development. By June 2011, it already won 8 State Scientific and Technological Progress Awards, 1 State Technological Invention Award, 19 State Good Design Awards, 327 Provincial Scientific and Technological Progress Awards, 127 National Construction Methods, and 898 Provincial Construction Methods Awards.
Another solid proof of CSCEC’s exceptional research and development work is the 1,622 granted patents out of the 2,326 applied.
It was mentioned that CSCEC operates in 29 countries around the world. Among those, perhaps its best project exhibitions are located in the Middle East, thanks to its company arm headquartered in Dubai called the CSCEC Middle East L.L.C. (CSCEC ME).
This operational enterprise has acquired its Quality Management Certificates such as ISO 9001, ISO 14000 and OHSAS 18000 in 2008. Other than its building work which covers general contracting, design and build services, and construction management, CSCME has diversified itself into a company with its own Infrastructure and Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) divisions.
Leading developers in the UAE, which include Dubai Properties, National Properties, Dubai RTA, UAE Ministry of Public Works, and Abu Dhabi Tamouh Investment L.L.C., have kept a long-term relationship with CSCME. They are witnesses of how the company builds legacy projects in the region.
Key projects of CSCEC ME, which are testimonies of their exemplary construction work, are the Palm Jumeirah, Villas-Garden Homes, Nad Al Sheba Racecourse, Mirdif Villas & Apartments, Skycourts, Bayswater Tower, Gemini Office Tower, City of Lights in Abu Dhabi, Sheik Khalifa Speciality Hospital, Outer By-Pass Link, and Wafi City Bridge.
These are only few of the 21 completed projects out of the 35, all three divisions considered, awarded to the company. Others are still on-going projects, like the Shamkha Infrastructure, Southern Sun Hotel, Al Hikma Tower, Central Bank of Kuwait, Rashid Abdulla Omran Hospital, and Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital in Dubai; while the remaining are kept on hold by their owners.
In only less than 9 years of operations, CSCEC ME has been awarded with projects valued at more than AED 12 billion (or about USD 3.26 billion). The contract value of the on-going projects is more than AED 6 billion (or about USD 1.63 billion).
No wonder that CSCEC as a whole has garnered recognition for its engineering services. It has been hailed as No. 27in the Fortune Global 500 Company in 2016, and the No. 3 among Top 225 Global Contractors as listed by Engineering News-Record in the same year. This is a reputation that keeps them moving as one of the most competitive companies in the global construction industry.