2016 Construction Week Power 100
Jamil Jadallah
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Jamil Jadallah

Company: National Engineering Bureau

Designation: Managing Director

Founded in 1984, National Engineering Bureau (NEB) has steadily carved out a strong reputation for itself in the region. The company has an impressive portfolio of projects across Dubai, which include the Marina 106, Business Central Twin Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road, The Torch Tower, and the Versace Palazzo hotel. The company recorded revenues of $62.6m (AED230m) for 2015, and has projected $76.2m (AED280m) for 2016.

Heading the 498-strong team at NEB is the managing director of the company, Jamil Jadallah. With 34 years of industry experience, he joined NEB in 2002, and has lead the firm to stand out as one of the leading names in the Middle East’s contemporary construction sector.

Jadallah told Construction Week: “In order to keep on the right track, we need to be confident of being a leader, in initiating, packaging and integrating prestigious projects in our portfolio, and focusing on budget, and on-time delivery of premium value engineering and management services to our clients.”

Despite the number of projects in its kitty, the company is not immune to external market conditions. “The biggest challenge facing NEB over the next 12 months is uncertainty, because of the global debt and economic struggles the world is experiencing today,” Jadallah noted.

“But that leads NEB to balance the need for more reactive and informed long-term strategies. The top management of NEB are more proactive in terms of business dealings and, of course, securing the business relationships with potential and repeat clients.”

Jadallah also focuses on repeat clients, who represent the “formula for a successful business”.

The company regularly conducts workshops with its selected suppliers and designers in the industry. These workshops focus on updating the designers, architects, and engineers on the latest design trends, new building materials, and authority codes.

“A yearly approximate budget of $168,801 (AED620,000) is being considered for the education and training upgrade courses for our staff,” Jadallah revealed.

NEB is a supporter of Chicago-based tall buildings research experts, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).