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CW Awards 2016: Sustainable Project recognised

by James Morgan on Dec 8, 2016

Find out which nomination scooped the Sustainability Project of the Year at the <i>Construction Week</i> Awards 2016.
Find out which nomination scooped the Sustainability Project of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2016.

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Diamond Developers’ The Sustainable City (TSC) was crowned Sustainable Project of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2016.

The community, which is located in Dubailand, UAE, is being developed in accordance with the three pillars of sustainability: environment, economy, and society.

CW’s panel of industry judges praised Diamond Developers for implementing a holistic approach to sustainability within the field of urban design.

The judges were also impressed by the company’s success in remaining true to its sustainable vision throughout the project’s first phase of construction.

Qatar Academy Msheireb, nominated by Multiplex, was named this year’s highly commended sustainable project.

“It feels amazing to be recognised among professionals in the industry and showcase a project that we are very much proud of.

Hadeel Ahmad, Marketing Director at Diamond Developers said: “More than 230 families have moved to the city so far and are living and breathing a sustainable lifestyle. We appreciate Construction Week’s recognition of this.

“The most unique aspect of this project is that it tackles all three pillars of sustainability; it not only focuses on the environmental component or water conservation, but combines all of these aspects holistically to create a new norm for residents.

“We expect to implement more sustainable projects in 2017 and beyond, without limiting ourselves to one specific region,” she added.

Other shortlisted nominations included CCC Headquarters, Oman, nominated by Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC); Msheireb Phase 1B, nominated by Carillion Qatar; Port Sultan Qaboos Redevelopment, nominated by Atkins; and Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai, nominated by P&T Architects and Engineers.

An independent panel of seven judges, made up from industry professionals from across the GCC and throughout the construction sector, selected winners in 14 categories at the CW Awards 2016.

The event was supported by Platinum Sponsor FAMCO; Gold Sponsors ALEC, ASGC, Faithful+Gould, and Parsons; Silver Sponsors Aconex and Al Manader Road Contracting; Category Sponsors Atkins, Construction Computer Software (CCS), Kone, Multiplex, National Engineering Bureau (NEB), Projacs, Ramboll, and Soprema; Official Aluminium Extruder National Aluminium Products Company Oman (NAPCO); and Social Media Partner WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.