By Eric Obwogi
Questworks Limited, an indigenous construction firm was voted the top-ranked Engineering- Procurement – Construction Company in Kenya, at position 10 during the just concluded 2019 Top 100 SME Awards. The firm is an NCA1 ranked practice delivering both construction and solar projects in East Africa.
It was the only company in the sector to make it to top 10 this year.
Speaking after the award ceremony, Dr. Raul Figueroa, Chief Executive Officer, Questworks Limited said,” This award confirms the potential of young indigenous construction companies to excel and we look forward to combining our competence in student housing, construction, solar to deliver globally recognized green projects in Africa in the next 5 years. We are committed to continue to increase the safety and reliability the buildings in Kenya and the Region”
Started 8 years ago, Questworks is now home to over 100 engineers, architects, risk analysts and construction technicians. The company’s projects have won prestigious awards such as the Presidential Green Building Award – 2012, Private Sector Renewable Energy Award – 2015, Most Improved in Green Banding Award – 2018, Special Projects Delivery Award – 2018, SMOYA Corporate Citizenship & Environmental Focus Award – 2018 and Contractor of the Year Award in 2018 by the Construction Industry Awards.
Questworks has delivered first of their kind solar projects in East Africa including the 600 KW Solar project in Strathmore University and the largest public sector Rooftop PV Solar Design & Installation at Kenya School of Monetary Studies. Questworks construction portfolio includes; Vivo Energy, Strathmore University Law School, Total Kenya, Nairobi West Hospital new wing, Avana Apartments in Riara Road, PACIS Centre Waiyaki Way, Sasini Group headquarters in Westlands, Eastlands College, parallel four hostels in Madaraka and Alkira Residences in Kileleshwa.
Questworks is further committed to development of technical skills in Kenya sector through their TEF Club, an earn as you learn program that gives architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, project managers, computer scientists, risk & financial analysts, logistics specialists, artisans, and other exceptional graduates an opportunity to receive a 4-month on-the-job training and subsequently opportunities to do business with the company. Questworks is on course to develop 200 micro-entrepreneurs (artisans, solar technicians, subcontractors) across their various solar and construction projects in Kenya in 2020 as well as support buildings and reliability in the wake of building collapses