CWO Awards: Carillion Alawi's Sustainability boost

Firm congratulated for its waste recycling efforts through education drive

Raja Packirisamy says Oman needs to tackle waste management
Raja Packirisamy says Oman needs to tackle waste management

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
Carillion Alawi

Sustainability Initiative of the Year
Carillion Alawi

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year
Carillion Alawi

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

Consultant of the Year

Contractor of The Year
Towell Construction & Co

Construction Week lifetime achievement award for Oman
Simon Karam of Al Taher Group



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