Construction Week Awards 2015: A beginner's guide

With only three months to go before the 11th Construction Week Awards, we talk you through this year’s category roster, and the criteria against which nominees will be judged

The 11th Construction Week Awards will take place in Dubai, UAE in December.
The 11th Construction Week Awards will take place in Dubai, UAE in December.

This December, the 11th iteration of the Construction Week Awards 2015 will take place in Dubai, UAE.

The awards, which have grown into the foremost event celebrating the achievements of the Middle East’s construction industry, will recognise and reward individual excellence, corporate prowess, and project success.

The Construction Week Awards 2015 ceremony will be held in Dubai, UAE on Wednesday, 9 December.

Companies are invited to nominate the people, projects, and initiatives of which they are most proud, across a total of 15 categories. Entries will be judged by a large jury of industry peers. If you’d like to nominate your colleagues or partners, you can do so here. But before you do, be sure to check out this year’s categories.

COMPANY AWARDS

Contractor of the year
The award for Contractor of the Year will go to the company that can demonstrate the best record of progress and delivery for its clients, whilst maintaining an exemplary health, safety, and environment (HSE) record and showing signs of commercial strength and growth over the last 12-month period.

Consultant of the Year
The award for Consultant of the Year will go to the company that can demonstrate the best record of delivering innovative, original, and consistent expertise over the last 12-month period.

Sub-Contractor of the Year
The award for Sub-Contractor of the Year will go to the company that can demonstrate the best record of progress and delivery for its clients, whilst maintaining an exemplary HSE record and showing signs of commercial strength and growth over the last 12-month period.

PROJECT AWARDS

Infrastructure Project of the Year
The award for Infrastructure Project of the Year will go to the project that makes an important contribution to its surroundings, demonstrates construction best practice, and can show how construction techniques and technology have contributed to the project’s success. The majority of the project work should have been brought to completion over the last 12 months.

Tower Project of the Year
The award for Tower Project of the Year will go to the project that demonstrates construction best practice, can demonstrate an exemplary safety record, and that has met client requirements whilst remaining on schedule and within budget. The tower should have been structurally completed in the last 12 months.

Sustainable Project of the Year
The award for Sustainable Project of the Year will go to the project that demonstrates the most significant contribution to sustainable development over the last 12 months. Entries must clearly show how the nominated project has delivered sustainable initiatives or ideas that are making a contribution above and beyond the norm for its type.

Hospitality Project of the Year
This category is open for any hospitality or tourism-related project that has been completed within the last 12 months. The award will go to the project that demonstrates construction best practice, can demonstrate an exemplary safety record, and that has met client requirements whilst remaining on schedule and within budget.

Commercial Project of the Year
The award for Commercial Project of the Year will go to the project that makes an important contribution to its surroundings, demonstrates construction best practice, and that can show how construction techniques and technology have contributed to its success. The majority of the project work should have been brought to completion over the last 12 months.

INITIATIVE AWARDS

Sustainability Initiative of the Year
The award for Sustainability Initiative of the Year will go to the company, operating in the construction sector, which has delivered the best sustainability initiative in the GCC. The winning initiative will make a positive contribution to the advancement of environmental considerations in construction, whilst also demonstrating clear, practical applications. The initiative must have been active in the last 12 months.

Health and Safety Initiative of the Year
The award for Health and Safety Initiative of the Year will go to the company, operating in the construction sector, which has delivered the best health and safety initiative in the GCC. The winning initiative will make a positive contribution to the advancement of health and safety consciousness in construction, whilst also demonstrating clear, practical applications and results. The health and safety initiative must have been active in the last 12 months.

CSR Initiative of the Year
The award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of the Year will go to the company, operating in the construction sector, which can demonstrate the best active CSR programme. The initiative must contribute to the welfare of local communities, to the development of the firm’s employees, and to the enhancement of its reputation. The programme must have been active in the GCC in the last 12 months.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Construction Executive of the Year
The award for Construction Executive of the Year will go to the senior executive who can demonstrate the greatest impact on his or her construction-related business in the last 12-month period. The winning executive could be a general manager, managing director, related deputy, or someone from a ‘C’ suite role. Their company may be operating in any part of the construction chain.

Engineer of the Year
The award for Engineer of the Year will go to the engineer who can demonstrate the greatest impact on his or her construction-related business in the last 12-month period. The winning engineer could be working in any part of the construction chain.

Project Manager of the Year
The award for Project Manager of the Year will go to the project manager who can demonstrate the greatest impact on a project or projects in the last 12-month period.

Lifetime Achievement (editorial selection – no entries)
The Construction Week editorial team will present the lifetime achievement award to an individual who stands out in the industry. The winner will be able to demonstrate a long and successful career, full of significant milestones, plus a consistent contribution to the development of one or more organisations within the construction sector in the Middle East.

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