CWO Awards: Carillion Alawi's Sustainability boost
Firm congratulated for its waste recycling efforts through education drive
Carillion Alawi triumphed in the Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award at the Construction Week Oman 2015 Awards.
The company's Construction Waste Management and Pioneer Waste Recycling policies aimed at driving down waste throughout the business were described by one judge as an initiative that, if rolled out across al construction projects, would "provide huge benefits for the nation as a whole".
Carillion Alawi's sustainability manager Raja Packirisamy said that reduction of waste is an issue that Oman needs to get to grips with.
"Compared to all of the other GCC countries, here the waste management system or the recycling structure is not that well-established. However, it is improving."
Within Carillion Alawi, he said the firm had worked hard to raise awareness among staff, teaching them to think about waste as a cost rather than a by-product.
"Whatever we consider to be waste, it is material or manpower that comes from resources," he said.
The Construction Week Oman 2015 Awards took place at the Muscatt Grand Hyatt on 30 March. The awards were sponsored by platinum sponsor Aecom, gold sponsors Famco, Oman Electromechanical Company and Logical Decking, category sponsors CCC, Services & Trade Co and Alemco Zawawi, as well as by aluminium extruder Napco.
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