Double whammy win for ALEC
BIG 5: Al Jaber LEGT Engineering picks up two honours at prestigious Construction Week Awards.
Al Jaber LEGT Engineering and Contracting (ALEC) stole the show at last night's Construction Week awards after winning the Supreme Judges Award.
The company, which was formed as a joint venture between Abu Dhabi's Al Jaber Group and South Africa's Grinaker-LTA, also won the Medium Project of the Year Award for its Al Manzil & Qamardeen Hotels in the Burj Dubai development, and was highly commended for the Shangri La Qaryat Al Beri Hotel at Between the Bridges in the Major Project of the Year category.
ALEC, which is currently working on the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort & Spa in Liwa and the Dubai Marina Mall and Hotel, was recognised by the judges for its ongoing commitment to quality and timely completion of projects along with the health and safety of its staff.
ALEC also constructed the Mina A'Salam hotel in Madinat Jumeirah, the Kempinski Hotel in Dubai and Media One (Al Jaber Tower) at Dubai Media City.
"The competition that we're up against in this region is very tough, so for us to win an award is extremely good," said Rob Goldier, commercial director, ALEC.
"The Medium Project of the Year Award is also a testament to all the team involved in doing a good job on the Al Manzil & Qamardeen Hotels."
ALEC was also in the running for the Health and Safety Award, but was beaten to the post by Nasa Multiplex.
Nasa Multiplex won the award for achieving almost 29 million man-hours without lost time injury across all of its projects in the last year, and excellence in its training of health and safety.
The company's projects include Motor City at Dubailand, Burj Residences stage 1,2 and 3, Emirates Park Tower, Renaissance Hotel, 7WX Towers and Index Tower.
Once again, the health and safety category was hotly contested this year. Among the runners-up were Dutco Balfour Beatty, Bovis Lendlease, Arabtec, Al Masaood Bergum and Dubai Multi Commodities Centre.
BuildSafeDubai was also commended in the research, development and innovation category for its progress towards raising the bar for health and safety in the UAE.
Competition was also tough for the Contractor of the Year Award, which went to ASGC, and the Major Project and Project of the Year categories, which were both won by Belhasa Six Construct (Besix) for its work on the new Garhoud Bridge.
Other winners on the night included Wade Adams in the research & development innovation category; Waagner Biro Gulf for the Floating Bridge in the Specialist Contract of the Year category; Oman's Al Hassan Engineering Company in the Small Project of the Year Category and Bonyan International's Rose Tower in the Tower Project of the Year category.
The MEP Contractor of the Year went to ETA Star, while the FM Services Provider of the Year was won by Oman's Bahwan Engineering Company.