Dragages Hong Kong awarded “NEC Building/FM Project of the Year” 2022
05 July 2022
Dragages Hong Kong strives to implement New Engineering Contract (NEC) through achieving collaborative partnerships. Following receipt of “NEC Building Project of the Year – Highly Commended” in 2021, our project of Office Tower Development at Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has been awarded “NEC Building Project of the Year” 2022 from the New Engineering Contract Users’ Group of the United Kingdom.
Dragages Hong Kong was awarded the design-and-build works from AAHK in June 2019 under an NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) Option C (target contract with activity schedule). Despite the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the building was topped out in April 2021, also completed on time and budget in January 2022.
“This is the first project adopting NEC4 ECC Option C by AAHK. Throughout the contract period, we were able to build up a spirit of mutual trust and cooperation with Dragages Hong Kong. Collaborative working relationships were established with each other. We shared common goals, aligned our objectives and established performance metrics. With a clear target cost set, we actively searched for continuous improvements to share gains. I am delighted to say that the NEC contract form has enabled our joint problem-solving capability and facilitated our decision-making process.” said Mr. Ricky LEUNG-Wing-kee, Executive Director, Engineering & Technology of AAHK.
Mr. Wes JONES, Managing Director of Dragages Hong Kong, said, “We are delighted to receive this award together with Airport Authority in recognition of the genuine collaborative spirit embraced by our teams to successfully deliver this contract. During the last two and half years, we faced many challenges related to Covid-19, which could have seriously impacted the delivery of the works if not for the mutual trust which allowed us to react quickly and take decisions together in the best interest of the project. By adapting the design, streamlining the procurement and approvals processes, and securing material deliveries in advance, the teams minimised the Covid impacts and ultimately complete the project, in a true NEC spirit.”
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