CW Awards 2015: Project Manager of the Year named
Chris Lucas from Faithful + Gould awarded at the prestigious Construction Week Awards 2015
Chris Lucas from Faithful + Gould bagged the Project Manager of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2015 held on Wednesday, 9 December at InterContinental – Dubai Festival City.
In the words of one of the judges, “Chris’s ability to sustain cohesiveness amongst all parties on all project related decisions was without a doubt the most important factor in this project’s successful delivery. His approach to stakeholder management is a testament to his organisational and leadership abilities.”
This year’s highly commended project manager was to Manos Kappas from Innovations Unlimited Middle East.
Upon receiving his award, Lucas told Construction Week: "I'm very pleased to have won the award and it is a privilege to have been nominated for it by industry peers."
Remarking on an anticipated talent crunch in the local employment market, Lucas added: "Faithful+Gould has [the capabilities] to attract good quality people, and I have been able to call on that for all projects I have worked on.
"Having a big brother figure in Atkins helps [attracting quality talent] as well," Lucas continued.
Other shortlisted nominees in the category included Ahmed Osman - DeSimone Consulting Engineers, George Wilson, KEO, Gerold Bickert - Hoehler + Partner, Gorka Garbayo - DeSimone Consulting Engineers, M.N.R.Gupta - Oman United Engineering Services LLC, Mark Farley - WSP l Parsons Brinckerhoff, Michael Palamarchuck – Atkins, Nick Petricola - Brookfield Multiplex, Ranganatha R.P - Services & Trade, S. Arumugame Rajesh, Arabian MEP, Simon Elleray, BMM and Sushil Kumar - Towell Construction & Co. L.L.C.
An independent panel of eight judges made up of industry professionals from across the GCC and throughout the construction sector came up with the final decision in each of the 14 categories.
Construction Week Awards 2015 was supported by Platinum Sponsors FAMCO and Arcadis, Gold Sponsors Liebherr GENAVCO, Nora, ALEC and Logical Contracting, Category Sponsors Projacs, Kone, Aecom, Atkins, Soprema and Brookfield Multiplex, Official Aluminium Extruder NAPCO, Supporting Association The Chartered Institute of Building, and Social Media Sponsor, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.