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NY/NJ Focus | HAKS

'We perform at a level that has built
trust with our clients.'
healthcare facilities to parks and recreation
and institutional/commercial facilities.
Additionally, the company has broad experience with the design and construction of
electrical, communications, water, sewer,
gas and steam lines.
Beyond that, the company understands
how to devise solutions for buildings, institutional facilities, bridges and tunnels, rail
transit systems and other sites that require
monitoring for the safety of people and property. Asset management services are another
part of the HAKS portfolio, as the company
has inspected more than 3,000 buildings,
building components, structures and systems
for public and private sector clients.
"We provide many engineering services
and keep adding services so we can become
a one-stop shop," Ahmad says. "We are also
expanding and opening into new geographic areas and finding new niches. To grow
and provide the best quality, our focus is on
finding bright people, mentoring and training them while keeping on top of the latest
technologies and techniques for design
and construction. We are ISO 9001 certified,
which ensures that our services meet the
highest levels of quality."
HAKS has been able to adapt as its industry
has changed. Ahmad says design-build, guaranteed maximum price and public-private
partnerships have all become more prevalent
among its projects. "We see a lot of these types
of alternative delivery projects happening in
the public and private sectors," he says. "They
are all becoming more attractive, and these
areas are the future of the industry."

Providing Support
At the same time that HAKS seeks to partner
with a growing client base of public agencies
and private entities, it also strives to have
a lasting positive impact on its communities. This commitment extends beyond its
projects. HAKS supports various scholarships
to build tomorrow's engineers and architects, sponsors community events, mentors

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is minority owned and
» HAKS
dedicated to promoting and
engaging diversity.

diverse DBE and MBE firms, helps support
science and technology in public schools,
and its leaders serve on a number of industry
and community association boards.
For example, HAKS runs a program for
mentoring small businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans and other groups.
It enrolls these architecture, engineering,
construction management, surveying, testing and inspection firms in its program at no
cost. The company's executives and managers lead education sessions, and the companies get the chance to work on projects with
HAKS after graduating from the program.
"Diversity is important to us since we started as minority firm and we are still minority
owned," Ahmad says. "We are very dedicated
to promoting and engaging diversity in our
company. We want to bring more women
into our company, and it is important to promote the growth of careers in this industry,
because it is challenging to find candidates of
all backgrounds in our industry."
This year, to celebrate the company's 25th
anniversary, HAKS established scholarships
for engineering college students, awarding
five $5,000 scholarships to four women and
a male minority. The company's scholarship

efforts also extend to supporting organizations such as the Society of American
Military Engineers (SAME), the South Asian
American Association, the American Council
of Engineering Companies and others. The
company also works with PENCIL, a New
York City organization that fosters collaboration between businesses and public schools.
This commitment has helped HAKS to
build a strong reputation as a firm that
gives back in countless ways. Having
achieved much in its first 25 years, HAKS
is confident that many more years of
exceptional performance and giving back
remains ahead.
"We have to make sure we keep hiring
the right people," Ahmad says. "They
must understand the value of quality,
commitment and professionalism. We
need to support the growth of the next
generation of talent in the industry. There
is a lot of prestige, honor and respect to
be found in building quality projects that
last into the future. We are committed
to working with many organizations for
the common goal of building the next
generation of architects, engineers and
construction professionals."


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