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Somaru and Associates Incorporated

 

WHO WE ARE

Somaru and Associates Incorporated is a South African based, registered Quantity Surveying, Project and Construction Cost Consulting Practice. Our head office is situated in Durban, South Africa, with offices located in Centurion, Cape Town, East London, Nelspruit, Kimberly, Richards Bay and Polokwane. Somaru and Associates Incorporated is an empowered Company with a level 1 B-BBEE rating. We are a member of Proudly South African and are committed to uplifting ethos that promotes social and economic change and progress.

We pride ourselves in our efforts to continuously provide professional services of the highest standard, and in doing so, to remain at the forefront of the information technology industry. Our Director adopts a personal “hands on” approach to help create an atmosphere of innovation, conducive to lateral thinking and a pro-active approach to all projects. Our ability to understand and refine our Client’s existing, future and changing needs, ensures the delivery of sustainable and quality infrastructure. Enhancing value and providing cost-effective project solutions are trademarks of our service excellence.

It is this approach that helps to keep us on the cutting edge of the market. Somaru and Associates Incorporated philosophy is reflected in our slogan “trust is one of the things we build well” which endorses our Practice’s commitment and approach on all Projects. Based on the Company’s Projects and our previous experience we see ourselves as a unique team of specialists with the necessary knowledge, expertise and experience to assist the Client from project concepts, through implementation up to successful completion. The firm has successfully provided Quantity Surveying, Project & Construction Management and Cost Consulting Services to both the Public and Private sectors on a wide spectrum of construction projects in South Africa.

With extensive experience in construction projects and the built environment profession, Somaru and Associates Incorporated is well placed to provide innovative solutions. Founded on one simple and fundamental rule, which is to ensure that all services are provided with the highest professionalism, quality and efficiency, we are ready to take a giant leap into the next decade. The Company provides independent, professional property and construction cost advice to Built Environment Clients, through the professional business of Quantity Surveying. Somaru and Associates Incorporated, combines its traditional Quantity Surveying skills with extensive property knowledge to provide its Client base with value-added cost management and property advisory service. We are able to hold our own under stringent requirements and conditions. We also have professional working relationships with several reputable and well-established multi-disciplinary Consultants to undertake projects outside South Africa.

Our commitment to personalized client service, cost effectiveness, teamwork and professional integrity are the trademarks of our service excellence. We have developed our capabilities through joint venture partnerships that have endeared us both to Clients and larger national professional service providers of great repute.

The services we provide are always consistent with international safety, health, environment and quality standards. Our employees are also encouraged to have the same work ethic and we motivate them to constantly improve their skills. Somaru and Associates Incorporated is ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 certified by DEKRA.

 

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VISION

Our vision is to provide quality, professional services that make us the Consultancy of choice. Through our detailed knowledge of construction, specialist skills and professional expertise, we deliver a practical and commercial cost management approach to all property and construction projects, by keeping pace with the latest technology, legislative issues and trends in the property market “to leave a positive and lasting legacy”.

 

ETHICS

Somaru and Associates Incorporated operates according to a code of ethics grounded by uncompromising integrity. All personnel are bound to a code of conduct which include integrity, loyalty, reliability, truthfulness, commitment and mutual respect.

We are also fully committed to the codes of conduct laid down by our affiliated professional bodies. Our philosophy is to understand and meet the needs of our Clients. We work as a team, with every project controlled by a hands-on Director.

Maintaining the continuity of the Director and Staff throughout each project is priority, as is keeping the Client informed of the current cost status of the project by timeous submissions of reports. To this end, we place a strong emphasis on the use of information technology and up-to-date computer hardware, built environment software and industry compatible systems.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Somaru and Associates Incorporated is a knowledge-based company combining Technology, Experience and Tradition.

We strive to:

  • Provide a high standard of comprehensive quantity surveying and construction management services.
  • Establish lasting relationships with our Clients by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance by every member of our team.
  • Maintain high standards of business conduct, ethical and moral behaviour.
  • Take a forward thinking approach built on the wealth of expertise within the organisation.
  • Empower and support our employees.
  • Create a professional working environment for all our stakeholders.
  • Promote good governance and transparency.
  • Recognize our responsibilities towards the under privileged and social structures in the areas we operate and fulfil our duties as a responsible corporate citizen.
  • To do all things positive and necessary to remain in the forefront as a specialist service provider
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BROAD BASED BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Our Director and employees come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Having recognized the shortcomings and difficulties encountered by Black professionals and the lack of formal and in-service training, our employees are offered a multitude of training opportunities both in the workplace and through external training courses to attain and improve their practical experience.

We are of the belief that practical experience is the most important tool in the construction world.

Progressive employees are further skilled into management positions. The company has thus far been responsible for the costs of University, Technikon and Distant Learning academic studies and Learnerships for several interns through their academic career.

Our aim is to achieve a multi-racial representation of employment at all levels within the organisation.  We are currently a Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor.

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Somaru and Associates Incorporated seeks to make a positive impact on society through the voluntary contributions we make to the community and through our wider engagement with society. We are also committed to making continuous improvements in the management of our environmental impacts and to working towards our long term goal of developing a sustainable business.

We support various institutions including old age homes and orphanages, as well as empowering those working with us.

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