CWO Awards: Tom Whitehead wins Construction Exec
One judge said his vast experience has delivered great quality projects
Tom Whitehead of ALEC was named Construction Executive of the Year at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2015 held at the Grand Hyatt in Muscat on Monday.
Whitehead is the contractor's Oman general manager and has been with the firm for a decade.
He said one of the keys to winning work in the Sultanate was working with the client as part of a team.
"For us it'ss definitely about getting on with the clients and bringing a team together rather than an individual," he said.
ALEC is currently building a hotel in Jebel Akhdar for the Ministry of Defence and has just finished a mosque in Muscat for Hoehler+Partner.
"Our core focus is definitely buildings. Hotels and convention centres, things like that," 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