CWQ Awards judging panel has been selected

This year's Construction Week Qatar Awards judges have been selected from an array of sectors within the construction industry

Circulating clockwise from left: Edd Brookes; Peter Murphy, Martin Hayes, Mihir Shah and Sheikh soud Al Thani. ,
Circulating clockwise from left: Edd Brookes; Peter Murphy, Martin Hayes, Mihir Shah and Sheikh soud Al Thani. ,

Meet Construction Week Qatar Awards judging panel

In its sixth year, the Construction Week Qatar Awards is always the highlight of the country’s construction event diary.

The awards have become synonymous with acknowledgement and respect as they seek to recognise and honour individual excellence, corporate prowess and project success.

With entries judged by a jury of industry peers, the Construction Week Awards stands alone with an independent and credible reputation, separating it from other awards programmes in the region.

This year we have a panel selected from an array of sectors within the construction industry and their combined expertise will ensure fair judgement and outcome for this important event.


PETER MURPHY was instrumental in establishing Quantum Global Solutions as General Manager in 2007 and currently acts as managing director overseeing the continued growth and expansion of the company both regionally and internationally.

Murphy’s vast experience built over the last 30 years within the project engineering and management field have enabled him to lead one of the regions’ most dynamic and successful consultancies offering a range of commercial, contractual, planning and innovative media services to the construction industry.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering.


EDD BROOKES is welcomed back to the judging panel.

Edd Brookes MRICS is general manager of DTZ Cushman and Wakefield in Qatar, and senior director for the Middle East Region.

Brookes joined DTZ’ Qatar office in March 2006, having spent 14 years in property management, commercial agency and valuation within Fox and Sons and Sibbett Gregory, both located in the South of England.

He has spent over 11 year within the GCC and has been involved with a host of challenging projects from feasibility stage to completion, across all market sectors, including infrastructure planning, hospitality, commercial and residential.

He has regularly contributed to editorials for regional favourites including (of course) Construction Week Qatar, Arabian Property and The Edge and has been a judge for Gobal City Scape awards for the past five years.

MARTIN HAY is principal architecture & business development for Kasian Qatar, the Canadian-based design consultancy, currently ranked #50 in North America’s Top 1,000 architecture and design firms.

A graduate of Edinburgh University in Scotland, Hay is a chartered architect and Qatar country representative for the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Hay has worked in traditional architectural practice, multi-disciplinary design consultancy and programme management offices for both private and public sector development clients.

He is a regular conference chair and has spoken extensively on a range of subjects including design, design management,sustainable design and development at international conferences.

Hay has written for the construction press, with several of his projects winning awards or been published as best practice case studies.


SHEIKH SOUD AL THANI is responsible for overseeing all of ASTAD’s projects and managing the sustainability team, having joined ASTAD in 2011 as senior engineer in the sustainability unit.

He has since progressed to sustainability manager. Sustainability is one of ASTAD’s top priorities and Sheikh Soud ensures that the projects adhere to the highest international standards.

As one of ASTAD’s leading sustainability professionals, he contributes to the delivery of sustainable projects as well as business development by promoting client projects to various international exhibitions and awards.

In his capacity he sets the standards and follows through with deliverywithin the sustainability team.

Sheikh Soud holds a Master’s Degree from Oxford in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Buildings.


MIHIR SHAH is one of KPMG’s most senior directors in the Middle East.

He heads the Infrastructure Advisory practice for KPMG in Qatar and Bahrain and is also part of KPMG’s Middle East and South Asia (MESA) Government & Infrastructure advisory group.

For the past decade, he has advised clients across the region on mega projects, across a variety of infrastructure sectors, including transport (highways and ports), urban (water, wastewater, solid waste, housing) and social (schools and healthcare).

Shah has advised both the public and private sectors across the Infrastructure Life Cycle covering strategy, procurement, funding and financing, project management, valuation and M&A.

Apart from public and private sector clients, Shah has also worked extensively with organisations like World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Department for International Development (DfID) UK, European Commission, PPIAF and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on a variety of topics related to infrastructure sector.

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