It all started in 1962 Nabih Azzam, age 18, follows his passion for mathematics, which takes him onto 2 years of vocational training in "Quantity Surveying and Cost Estimation of Construction Projects". Having started his career, he returns to studies and graduates in 1967 from Portsmouth University in the UK.
For a brief period afterwards he returns to the Gulf region before joining DG Jones in the UK. In 1977 he is tasked by the company to establish new branches of the company in the Middle East from Amman to Baghdad. With growing responsibilities, he soon becomes a member of the board of Directors and then Deputy Chairman.
After 20 years building his quantity surveying and cost management experience on a multitude of construction projects, it was time to establish his own company. It’s 1982, Nabih Elias Azzam, FRICS, the first Arabic Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Quantity Surveyors opens our first offices in Amman, Jordan.
He sets a clear vision to better the Arab World construction industry by providing the best quantity surveying services and a selfless ambition to develop the quantity surveying profession with a younger generation. Soon, Nabih E. Azzam & Partners succeeds in rising to the highest international standards.
Our expansion follows the development of the Middle East Region and the Millennium sees the opening of offices in Dubai. A year later it is Abu Dhabi, where we are the first qualified Arab quantity surveying firm.
Nabih Azzam’s passion for his profession shines through, his children catch the bug and follow in his footsteps, each enlisting for their own university studies and enabling further expansion of the business and making great strides in delivering the vision of a professionalised Arab construction industry through quantity surveying. In 2011 NEA expanded their offices worldwide reaching Ontario in Canada. In 2012 our Middle East presence expands further with offices in Sultanate of Oman and the State of Qatar.
Today we employ over 120 staff across numerous offices worldwide, all living up to our founder’s principles of hard work and continuous learning. The company continues to deliver on its vision by providing the best quantity surveying services in the Middle East.