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Construction Week Awards: Winners revealed

Very best of GCC construction industry honoured at gala event

NEWS, Business, Construction Week Awards 2013

Winners for the Construction Week Awards 2013 have been announced at a gala event celebrating the achievements of the GCC construction industry.

The Construction Week Awards is an annual series, including ceremonies in Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia and culminating in the Dubai finale. This year's Dubai round was supported by presenting sponsor DU, and platinum sponsors SAP and FAMCO.

For the second year running ALEC was named Contractor of the Year, while William Haddad was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Muhammad Sultan Al Salmy from Hoehler + Partner picked up the award for Construction Executive of the Year, after his firm earned success at the Oman awards earlier in the year.

Entries from Qatar were well represented among the winners too, with Mohammed Jaber of KEO International Consultants claiming the Engineer of the Year title and the Qatar Olympic Committee picking up an accolade for the Sustainability Initiative of the Year.

See the full list of winners and highly commended entrants below.

Lifetime Achievement
William Haddad, chairman, MACE

Contractor of the Year
Winner: ALEC
Highly commended: Arabtec Construction

Sub-Contractor of the Year
Winner: ETA STAR ENGINEERING & CONTRACTING.
Highly commended: ALEC Ceilings & Partitions

Consultant of the Year
Winner: Atkins
Highly commended: Parsons

Construction Executive of the Year
Winner: Muhammad Sultan Al Salmy, Hoehler + Partner.
Highly commended: Jason Kroll, AECOM

Engineer of the Year
Winner: Mohammed Jaber, KEO International Consultants.
Highly commended: Sarah Prichard, Buro Happold

Project Manager of the Year
Winner: Maged Fares, BAM International
Highly commended: Alex Carter, Hyder Consulting

Hospitality Project of the Year
Winner: Yas Waterworld, ALEC
Highly commended: Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Al Shafar General Contracting

Commercial Project of the Year
Winner: German University of Technology, by Hoehler+Partner
Highly commended: Oberoi Centre, Faithful + Gould

Sustainable Project of the Year
Winner: M&F Housing, ASTAD + Qatar Foundation
Highly commended: Qatar FIFA Sustainable Stadium, Tangram Architects & Designs

Infrastructure Project of the Year
Winner: Zayed Street Tunnel Project, Parsons & Abu Dhabi Municipality
Highly commended: Downtown Dubai and the Pedestrian Bridge Project, Dutco Balfour Beatty

Sustainability Initiative of the Year
Winner: GSAS Sports - ASTAD & Qatar Olympic Committee
Highly commended: Sustainability Vision 2020 - Carillion Alawi

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year
Winner: Sustainability month, Dutco Balfour Beatty
Highly commended: Four campaigns, Powertech Engineering

Health and Safety Initiative of the Year
Winner: Workers Welfare Charter - ASTAD & Qatar Foundation
Highly commended: Halt for Health - Al Futtaim Carillion

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