CWO Awards: Daniel Wethmar - Engineer of the Year
The Hoehler+Partner senior architect was described as a well-rounded engineer bringing international performance standards to Oman
Hoehler+Partner's Daniel Schulze Wethmar was crowned Engineer of the Year at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2015 held at the Grand Hyatt in Muscat on Monday.
German-born Wethmar has been with the firm for three years and expressed surprise when his name was read out.
He said winning the award was "a great honour".
Asked what makes a good engineer, he said: "It's basically bringing different parties together, it's not only the architect who's designing, it's everyone whose on the table who's giving the input including the client. It's not my doing, it's a real team effort."
Wethmar said his favourite project was working on the German embassy.
"I'm happy that I can have a little footprint for myself and Germany in there," he said.
The Construction Week Oman Awards 2015 were judged by an independent panel of seven judges, made up of a range of industry experts. If a judge’s company had entered a category then they didn’t evaluate that category.
A total of 13 categories were open for nomination plus a Lifetime Achievement award picked by Construction Week’s editorial team
A big thank you must go to our sponsors who helped to make the evening a great success. They include: Aecom, Famco, Oman Electromechanical Contracting, Logical Decking, CCC, Services & Trade Company, Alemco Zawawi and NAPCO.
The Construction Week Oman Award 2015 was the first of four award evenings to be holding across the GCC this year, with other events set to follow in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, before we hold our GCC finals in December.
The full list of winners is listed below, with links.
Health and Safety Initiative of the Year
Sustainability Initiative of the Year
Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year
Engineer of the Year
Daniel Schulze-Wethmar - Hoehler + Partner
Project Manager of the Year
Gerold Bickert - Hoehler + Partner
Construction Executive of the Year
Tom Whitehead, ALEC
Infrastructure Project of the Year
Larsen & Toubro
Design & Construction of Underpasses and Flyovers along Darsait - Al Wadi Al Kabir Road
Commercial Project of the Year
The Walk - The Wave, Muscat
Hospitality Project of the Year
Atana Musandam Resort by Omran
Residential Project of the Year
Dolphin Village Residential Resort by Yahya Group Holding
Sustainable Project of the Year
Ras Al Hamra Development Project by Petroleum Development Oman
Contractor of The Year
Towell Construction & Co
Construction Week lifetime achievement award for Oman
Simon Karam of Al Taher Group