CW Oman Awards 2016: Meet last year's winners
As the nominations deadline draws near for the Construction Week Oman Awards 2016, we take a look at the individuals and companies that scooped trophies at last year’s ceremony
Companies and individuals hoping to scoop a trophy at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2016 have just two weeks to submit their nominations.
All entries for this year’s awards must be submitted by 15 February, 2016.
Now in their fifth year, the Construction Week Oman Awards are designed to celebrate the achievements of the Sultanate’s construction sector, recognising and rewarding individual excellence, corporate prowess, sustainable efforts, and project success.
Winners will receive a commemorative trophy during an awards ceremony and gala dinner, which will take place at the Grand Hyatt Muscat on 28 March, 2016.
To nominate your company, yourself, or one of your peers, visit www.constructionweekonline.com/cwawardsoman. But before you do, check out last year’s winners to gain an idea of the quality you’ll be up against.
Last year's winners
Lifetime Achievement Award
Simon Karam, Al Taher Group
Karam received this accolade for his services to the Sultanate's construction industry, as well as his efforts to develop skills of Omani managers.
Sustainable Project of the Year
Ras Al Hamra Development Project, PDO
PDO staved off competition from projects by GUtech, Carillion Alawi, and CCC to pick up this award for Phase 1 of its Ras Al Hamra development in Muscat.
Contractor of the Year
Towell Construction & Co
Last year, Towell Construction became the first two-time winner of this trophy, following its first victory at the inaugural CW Oman Awards in 2012.
Residential Project of the Year
Dolphin Village, Yahya Group
Established as a labour camp in 1974, Yahya Group upgraded this Muscat project to a residential resort, and succeeded in achieving 100% occupancy.
Consultant of the Year
Kuwait-headquartered consultant SSH finished ahead of Driver Consult and Hoehler + Partner to scoop last year's prize for consultancy services.
Hospitality Project of the Year
Atana Musandam Resort, Omran
Omran's Atana Musandam project – the Sultanate's second LEED-certified project – won out over Kempinski Hotel staff accommodation to scoop this prize.
Commercial Project of the Year
Al Mouj Muscat
Previously known as The Wave, Muscat, judges praised this integrated tourism complex for The Walk, which they said improved an already vibrant project.
Infrastructure Project of the Year
Darsait to Al Wadi and Al Kabir road upgrades, Larsen & Tourbo
Larsen & Tourbo (Oman)'s road build saw off competition from Muscat International Airport and Madinat Nizwa.
Construction Executive of the Year
Tom Whitehead, ALEC
As ALEC's GM for Oman, Whitehead has been with the contracting giant for a decade. He said client relationships are key to winning work in the Sultanate.
Project Manager of the Year
Gerold Bickert, Hoehler & Partner
Bickert, Hoehler + Partner's senior site manager, was praised by the panel of judges for his oversight of the University of Buraimi development.
Engineer of the Year
Daniel Schulze Wethmar, Hoehler & Partner
German-born Wethmar said that successful engineers are those who bring different parties together effectively.
Health and Safety Initiative of the Year
Awareness-raising for new employees, Carillion Alawi
Carillion Alawi's 2015 initiative award hattrick was capped off with a trophy for its employee awareness campaign.
Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year
Support Sustainable Communities, Carillion Alawi
Carillion Alawi's Sustainable Communities programme was chosen ahead of CSR initiatives from Larsen & Tourbo and Towell Construction.
Sustainability Initiative of the Year
Construction waste management/pioneer waste recycling, Carillion Alawi
Carillion Alawi secured the Sustainability Initiative of the Year Award for the second year in a row in 2015 with its waste management and recycling scheme.