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Mongolia, a landlocked, independent state of about 3 million people in East Asia, is one of the world’s most dynamic countries. Recent years have seen a onrush of international attention as Mongolia’s rich mineral deposits have become apparent around the world. The vast territory, dominated by its famous wide open grassy steppes, has been an independent democracy since 1990, and the country is about to hold its 7th elections since it ended its status as a Soviet satellite state. With a visit from United States Secretary of State John Kerry commemorating the occasion, Mongolia suddenly finds itself at the center of the world’s attention.
Much of Mongolia’s success as a nation comes down to its steady economic growth over the years. Bordered by the massive countries of China (to the south) and Russia (to the north), the country’s choice of trade partners has traditionally been limited. However, the advent of modern air transport has opened trade lines to more international markets, giving Mongolia opportunities to expand its sphere of influence around the region. Its extensive deposits of valuable resources like copper, coal, molybdenum, tin, tungsten, and gold have given its industrial sector a substantial boost, and lead to steady GDP growth in recent years.
The city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s political, economic, and cultural capital, has been at the center of national development. Home to almost half of the country’s population, the city has grown quickly, and has necessitated the development of a robust construction and architectural industry to keep up with the demand for housing, schools, infrastructure, and more. One of the absolute best of the native, Mongolian companies working in this emergent sector is Altanduulga House. © 2016 Jave Z. / Ramen
Quality through design excellence
Founded in 2003, Altanduulga House LLC is a full-service architectural design and construction firm based in Ulaanbaatar. Since its founding, the company has been tapped by a wide variety of clients to create, engineer, conceptualize, design, and construct schools, parks, research institutes, service centers, office buildings, homes, apartment blocks, hospitals, archival buildings, monasteries, industrial plants, hotels, and more. To travel around the city of Ulaanbaatar is to take in endless instances of Altanduulga House’s work, examples of which can be found dotted all over the map of the city and the surrounding areas.
The company has developed its quality through a multi-pronged approach that touches upon such Total Quality Management mainstays as employee development, technological advancement, customer-oriented service, and innovation. Its designs utilize the latest in computer-aided drafting technology, producing high-definition 3D models that show clients exactly what they’ll be getting. By approaching its work with an innovative usage of materials, combining wood, metal, and concrete to maximum effect, it can create buildings to satisfy any client at any budget.
For its hand in helping develop the capital city of its nation, its continued dedication to innovation, technological development, and continuous improvement, and its vast and impressive portfolio of completed works, Altanduulga House LLC has been singled out for recognition with the 2016 BID International Quality Award, one of the world’s highest honors in the realms of organizational quality and excellence.
ABOUT BID AND THE INTERNATIONAL ARCH OF EUROPE AWARD:
BID is a private and independent organization founded in 1984, whose primary activity is business communication orientated towards quality, excellence and innovation in management. A leader in the broadcasting of Quality Culture, BID recognizes those companies and organizations which lead the most important activities in the business world, and is considered the founding organization in the broadcasting of the Culture of Quality, Excellence and Innovation in 179 countries. The trophy symbolizes a pledge to the principles of Quality Culture. The QC100 Total Quality Management Model, together with the Quality Mix program, media coverage of the convention and its impact on the community and business sector, create an unmatched platform for continuous improvement within the organization and awareness of the achievements of the company at an international level. Awards are given only to those who are committed to improving their Quality Culture based on the principles of the QC100 Total Quality Management Model. Candidates are proposed by the leaders of previously awarded companies who they consider worthy of the award. Especially meritorious candidates may also be nominated. The International BID Quality Award Selection Committee then chooses the winning companies who will receive the award in New York, Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt, Madrid and London.