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CW Oman Awards 2018 Hall of fame: Sustainability Initiative winner

by CW Staff on Apr 8, 2018

T2o Engineers’ Outward Bound Desert Centre was named Construction Week Oman Awards 2018’s Sustainability Initiative of the Year. T2o Engineers was awarded top honours for its zero-emission, fully solar project.

Photovoltaic (PV) cells installed as part of the project generate sufficient energy to cater to the 24-hour demands of the centre through a battery storage bank.

Lalbuksh Voltas Engineering’s Million Date Palm Plantation Project was this year’s Highly Commended Sustainability Initiative. Other finalists in the category included Consolidated Contractors Company’s Go Green 100% Off-grid Mobile Cabin, and Sohar Steel’s Sustainable Constructional Steel Certification (SCS) Scheme.

Commenting on the company’s win on the night of the awards ceremony, managing partner at T2o Engineers, Stephen Vickers, said the win for the company was significant, as it demonstrated the three-year-old engineering consultancy was heading in the right direction. Speaking to Construction Week, Vickers added: “We’re doing what we’re passionate about, and we’re winning awards because of it.”

The Construction Week Oman Awards 2018 were supported by show partner The Big Show Oman; supporting sponsor CIOB; heavy commercial vehicle partner Ford Trucks; category sponsors Sarooj Construction Company, Al Tasnim, Design Group Engineering Consultants, Sohar Steel Group, and AECOM; silver sponsor Tenable; and platinum sponsor S&T Engineering and Contracting.

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Here, Vickers shares the secrets of the firm’s success at the CW Oman Awards 2018.

What does it mean for T2o to win Construction Week Oman Awards 2018 honours for the Sustainability Initiative of the Year?

T2o Engineers was formed just under three years ago. To be able to compete on the same stage as our peers in such short timeframe gives us great satisfaction and motivation. The Sustainability Initiative of the Year is particularly sweet for us. As engineers, sustainability is, where possible, at the forefront of our design principles, [and] we want to engineer for the future [accordingly].

Do you plan to enter the Construction Week Oman Awards again next year? Which categories would you consider?

Within the project [categories], as a boutique consultancy specialising within the built environment, we specifically target awards that best represent us, our strategy, and our values.

Categories that allow us to showcase our expertise within sustainable, responsible, integrated, and collaborative design will [...] best suit our portfolio. As a highly skilled, people-focused business, we highly value our staff, and any awards that allow us to showcase our depth of talent will always appeal.