Shortlist for Construction Week Awards revealed

Alec shortlisted in six categories, Atkins and WSP in five each for the Construction Week Awards 2014

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Dubai-based contractor ALEC leads the way, with group companies, initiatives, projects and individuals shortlisted in six out of a total of 14 categories - including the contractor of the year category that it has won for the past two years.

Atkins has been shortlisted in five categories, with the firm vying to retain its crown of Consultant of the Year, two of its project managers (winners from our KSA and Oman awards) shortlisted for project manager of the year, Qatar country manager Rod Stewart shortlisted for construction executive, while also picking up nominations in the engineer of the year and the CSR Initiative categories.

WSP, meanwhile, picked up nominations in five categories including consultant of the year, engineer of the year, project manager of the year, and for sustainable initiative and sustainable project.

Other organisations to receive multiple nominations include Arabtec (four), Astad Project Management (four), Omran (four), Carillion (three), Brookfield Multiplex (three) and Arabian MEP (three). The full shortlist for this year's awards appears on the next page.

The Construction Week Awards are the highlight of a year-long programme that includes regional awards ceremonies in Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. They are also a mainstay of the region's construction calendar.

To book your table at the 2014 Construction Week Awards, contact Natasha Bhatia on +971 4 444 3223 or email

Construction Week Awards 2014 shortlist

Health and Safety Initiative of the Year
Employee Health Monitoring Programme, Dutco Balfour Beatty, UAE
Visual Impact Training, Al Futtaim Carillion, UAE
i-BAM - BAM International Abu Dhabi, UAE
Revolution Thru Infusion, ALEC, UAE
Karama, The Qatar Foundation, ASTAD Project Management, UAE

CSR Initiative of the Year
Sustainability Month, Dutco Balfour Beatty, UAE
Worker's Education Fund, Brookfield Multiplex
Atkins Minimum Requirements, Atkins
Traffic Safety Park, Larsen & Toubro Oman
Zaree Initiative, Omran
“Live the Experience”, CH2M Hill, Qatar

Sustainable Initiative of the Year
Sustainable Builders, Sustainable Builders LLC
‘Positive environmental impact’, Khansaheb Civil Engineering, UAE
Smart Solar Grid at Qatar Foundation, ASTAD Project Management, Qatar
Ras Al Hamra, Petroleum Development Oman, Oman
Green Roads, WSP Group, Qatar
Bionest, Gulf Contracting Co, Qatar

Infrastructure Project of the Year
Substations and Control Centres, Arabian MEP, Qatar
Construction of a sewerage system for Coastal Darsait, Al Ansari Trading Enterprise, Oman
eBike Sharing System at Qatar Foundation, ASTAD Project Management, Qatar
Dubai Airport Expansion Project, ALEC, UAE
Construction of 220KV Grid and interconnecting substation for Sur Power Station, Bahwan Engineering, Oman

Sustainable Project of the Year
Floating Stadium concept, Tangram Architects and Designers, Qatar
IRENA HQ Project, Masdar City, Brookfield Multiplex, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, WSP, dubai, UAE
Abu Dhabi Education Council Future Schools Programme, Phases 4 & 5, KEO International Consultants, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort, Omran, Oman

Commercial Project of the Year
Yas Mall, AECOM, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Nation Towers, Arabtec, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Lusial Multipurpose Sports Hall, ASTAD Project Management, Qatar
Abu Dhabi International Airport Upgrade Works - Capacity Enhancement Programme, ALEC, UAE
Al Marsa Village Centre, Atkins Global, Oman


Hospitality Project of the Year
Conrad Hotel, Arabtec, Dubai, UAE
Southern Sun Hotel, China State Construction Engineering Corp, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Westin Doha Hotel and Spa, Ghanem Al-Thani Holdings, Qatar
Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort Project, Omran, Oman
Rotana Salalah, Muriya, Oman

Tower Project of the Year
Capital House, Capital Centre, Sinogulf Investments, Abu Dhabi, UAE
QP District, Barwa Real Estate Co/Qatar Petroleum, Qatar
Cayan Tower, Cayan Group, Dubai
Nation Towers, Arabtec, Abu Dhabi
Conrad Hotel, Arabtec, Dubai

Engineer of the Year
Shaukat Ali, KEO International Consultants, Qatar
Dr Janardhan Sundaram, Atkins, KSA
Andy Veall, WSP, Dubai
Ammar Al-Kharousi, Omran, Oman
Linden Stephens, Hyder Consulting, Qatar
Francesco Presta, Atkins, KSA

Project Manager of the Year
Craig Griffin, ALEC, UAE
Ahmed Zeinelabdin, Atkins, Oman
Stephen Jones, Towell Construction Company, Oman
Elaine McKenna, EC Harris, Qatar
Faria Lathif, WSP Group, Qatar
Ian Redmayne, Atkins, Saudi Arabia

Construction Executive of the Year
Wail Awni Farsakh, Dutco Balfour Beatty, UAE
M. Vasanth Kumar, Arabian MEP Contracting, Qatar
Mick Cairns, Black & White Engineering, UAE
Barry Lewis, ALEC, UAE
Rod Stewart, Atkins, Qatar

Sub-Contractor of the Year
Arabian MEP Contracting
Unistar Contracting Co
ETA Star Engineering & Contracting
Action International
Traffic Tech (Gulf)

Consultant of the Year
Hyder Consulting
Rider Levett Bucknall
WME Consulting

Contractor of the Year
China State Construction Engineering Corp
Carillion Allawi
Brookfield Multiplex
Carillion Qatar


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