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Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke
Written by Roma Publications

Laing O’Rourke

 Laing O’Rourke is an international engineering enterprise, founded on 166 years of experience.

Through a fully integrated offer they are delivering a single-source solution for some of the world’s most prestigious organisations.

Laing O’Rourke is a privately owned, international engineering enterprise with world-class capabilities spanning the whole of the client value chain.

They operate an integrated business model comprising the full range of engineering, construction and asset management services delivering single-source solutions for some of the world’s most prestigious public and private organisations.

The history of Laing O’Rourke is one of energy, passion, ambition, people and teamwork. With origins stretching from 1848, the company has grown into an international organisation with operations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, delivering some of the most iconic construction projects in the world.

Laing O’Rourke is committed to the development of a culture based on Excellence Plus performance. The Group sets stretching targets in all its operations globally and by applying the four elements of Excellence Plus performance – Client Focus, Innovation, Responsible Behaviour, People Development – it will achieve its vision to be the company of first choice for all stakeholders, able to challenge and change the poor practices synonymous with the construction industry, and compete alongside world-leading businesses.

The approach is led by an unwavering focus on fully understanding the needs of clients and delivering on promises, regardless of the scale or complexity of the challenge in hand. Working collaboratively with clients, Laing O’Rourke develop bespoke teams and solutions from concept through every stage of the project to completion, ensuring the best expertise and resources are deployed to achieve the required time, cost, quality, safety and sustainability outcomes.

A spokesperson said:

“As a company we are passionate about harnessing innovation as a positive force for change. We instill this mindset culturally in every element of our operations and project delivery. We invest heavily in research and development both academically with our university partnerships and at the operational level within our manufacturing and engineering facilities where we put the academic theory into practice.”

Laing O’Rourke takes the duty to act responsibly at all times very seriously through proactively managing the impacts of our activities on the environment, the people and the communities in which they operate. The company works according to the guiding principles of founding shareholders and by complying with the high standards set out in their Global Code of Conduct. In particular, they place the safety of those involved in or affected by operations as the core organisational value, aiming to eliminate all accidents on our projects by 2020. They also take a leading role in driving change across the construction industry by seeking ways to reduce the effect of operations on the environment through modernisation of traditional construction methods and practices.

At the heart of Laing O’Rourke’s drive to challenge and change the construction industry are their people. They believe in employing and developing the very best talent in the industry, challenging them to find and follow a better way and deliver excellence for clients whilst leaving a lasting legacy for the communities in which they operate. Every industry needs to nurture talent from an early age and Laing O’Rourke support a number of educational initiatives to help promote, engage and educate young people about the rewarding careers to be found within construction and engineering.



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