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ECAS Consultants: 20 years of integrated engineering success and growth

With two decades under its belt, this newly rebranded homegrown builder looks toward expansion to meet the region’s robust demand for infrastructure. Now that we have strong roots in Singapore, we can start looking into other areas in our region, especially to countries which are in need of our professional capabilities,” explains Er. Chan, who is also one of the firm’s founders.

Managing Director Er. Chan Ewe Jin

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hen one thinks of the engineering business, it is easy to imagine a one-dimension enterprise that deals solely with the main construction process. More successful businesses, however, understand that an integrated approach to the engineering industry is far more effective, especially when it comes to successfully growing and competing in the region and beyond. ECAS Consultants Pte Ltd is one such company, having always nurtured a reputation for reliable project deliveries whilst addressing relevant infrastructure issues in the region. The company has grown to provide a broader range of consultancy services, with capabilities ranging from bridge and road, building, civil, environmental, geotechnical, infrastructure, mechanical, rail, structural, and tunnel engineering. Encouraged by its domestic success over the years, ECAS Consultants is now training its sights outside Singapore and looking to meet the robust demand for infrastructure in the region, managing director Er. Chan Ewe Jin reveals. “Our collective vision is to continue to innovate and provide more efficient engineering solutions to Singapore and other countries as we expand our geographic reach.

continue to undergo professional trainings to develop our skills and capabilities so that we may address the current and future needs of the built environment,” Er. Chan notes.

Staying true to core values Remaining relevant in the engineering industry happens to complement ECAS Rebranding in celebration of 20 years Consultants’ own thrust to develop its This year, ECAS Consultants marks its employees’ skills and adequately train them second decade in the industry as a leading for their respective roles and responsibilities, multidisciplinary engineering firm in with the company noting that “our talent Singapore involved in design consultancy pool is crucial to our business; hence it has services, accredited checking, construction always been our priority to develop our supervision, and inspection in both the professional capabilities.” country’s public and private sectors with a “We give importance to trainings and we rebranding programme designed to refresh and further cement the company’s identity regularly conduct evaluations to check the efficiency and ensure the effectiveness of in the industry. our human resources. It is important for us “We wanted a brand that would address to have the right people fill in critical roles for what we have to offer our clients, and at the every project we undertake.” same time, differentiate us from the bigger Accountability, which is strongly promoted firms. Our values are aspects of our business in the company, is given a premium amongst process that we would like to bring forth employees. “Every employee knows his or her to our clients, and at the same continue role in our success. We encourage everyone to cultivate amongst our employees,” Er. to give their best and share the firm’s Chan says, referring to ECAS Consultants’ success.” time-honoured core values of Excellence, At the end of the day, ECAS Consultants Commitment, Assurance, and Safety. believes that the ideals that fuelled its Despite adopting a new branding identity, success over the years will continue to be the clients can expect the company’s winning company’s catalysts moving forward—both brand of service to remain the same— here and abroad. business as usual, as the saying goes. “Our “We aim to exemplify excellence in every new brand shows that our roots and values have not changed. We still offer a high-quality job we undertake, commitment to deliver beyond expectations, quality assurance, service and we are still committed to every and safety in our practices. By focussing on job, but it also signifies our adaptability to these core values, we are shifting our focus new times and our ability to grow beyond to become more service-oriented and to borders.” prioritising our clients’ needs in our business Meanwhile, as an engineering company approach,” Er. Chan says. embarking on an ambitious expansion programme in the region, ECAS Consultants CONTACT believes in taking steps to harness best Company name: practices not just at home, but also abroad. ECAS Consultants Pte Ltd “As engineers, we have always given Address: 16 Jalan Kilang, #03-01, Hoi Hup great importance to staying current with Building, Singapore 159416 technological developments and innovations Phone number: + 65 6533 6788 around the world. We participate in important Fax number: +65 6536 0229 conferences, fellowships, and discussions with Website: http://www.ecas.com.sg/ key industry players to stay informed. We

“Our collective vision is to continue to innovate and provide more efficient engineering solutions.” SINGAPORE BUSINESS REVIEW | JANUARY 2017 11


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