The company's Solomon Islands Country Manager Daniel Tucker said Kramer Ausenco had a long and close relationship with the Pacific.
"We were one of the pioneers to expand to the Solomons from Papua New Guinea," he said. "The company has operated continuously in the Solomons since 1981 through the good and bad times while many companies from overseas have come and gone during that time.
"We have endeavoured to give something back to the country, awarding work to local contractors and investing in the community by supporting men's and women's sport including rugby, netball and soccer."
Kramer Ausenco Director Adam Kramer said the company's core activities when it set up operations in Honiara were buildings, roads and bridges.
"Our principal involvement has been with building construction and that could be in the form of architectural, structural, building design and building services including electrical, plumbing, mechanical and fire protection," he explained.
"However, in 1992 the Solomon Islands Government contracted Kramer Ausenco, in association with Kumagai Gumi, to undertake the Engineering Survey, Design and Documentation of stage 1 of the Kukum Highway. The project involved storm water drainage, a sealed four-lane divided carriageway and overhead pedestrian bridge."
Daniel Tucker said the current major project is the development of the Solomon Islands National University - Panatina, the biggest school housing the School of Education and Humanities; Kukum, housing the Institute of Technology, the School of Business and Management, the School of Nursing and Health Allied Studies, and the School of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences; the Ranadi Campus school, the smallest of the three, houses the Institute of Maritime studies.
"Kramer Ausenco has been contracted by the University of the South Pacific for architectural, engineering services and construction supervision consultancy," he said.
He added that the company had also completed a multi-storey building for the Ministry of Environment.
Kramer Ausenco is also currently engaged by the World Health Organization to provide Architectural, Engineering and Project Management support services for the rehabilitation and upgrading of three Area Health Centres (AHC) in Guadalcanal Province, Solomon Islands, for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services . These AHCs are in very remote locations and will be receiving some much-needed improvements.
The project is receiving funding support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency and has been waited upon with much expectation from the communities in these areas, who have had to travel hundreds of kilometres in the past to receive basic health services.
Kramer Ausenco received the Innovation and Technology Award at the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Business Excellence Awards in 2017.
The award was based on the design capabilities of the company for projects including the Ministry of Environment's new four-storey, eco-friendly building, the Solomon Telekom Office in Auki, Malaita Province, the University of South Pacific's new Solomon Islands Campus, and the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority Solar Farm project, which all demonstrated Kramer Ausenco's technological software knowledge and innovative design capabilities. Kramer Ausenco utilizes up-to-date building information software technology such as 12D, Revit, AutoCAD and Microstran, and various other project management software programs to produce innovative solutions for its clients.
The firm's operations and business models are focused on enabling clients to deliver their projects, accurate project cost and schedule planning, providing modern and efficient design solutions, and exceeding client expectations.