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Are you ready for the first Saint-Gobain Gyproc Middle East Trophy?

Rooted in 350 years of history, Saint-Gobain Gyproc’s core values lie at the heart of all of the products and services we deliver

Abu Dhabi’s Mafraq Hospital is a President’s Prize Award winner.
Abu Dhabi’s Mafraq Hospital is a President’s Prize Award winner.

Rooted in 350 years of history, Saint-Gobain Gyproc’s core values lie at the heart of all of the products and services we deliver...

GYPROC: WE BUILT OUR BRAND ON FOUR PROMISES

We are committed to improving the quality, safety, and comfort of homes and workspaces by providing dry lining and ceiling solutions that are innovative, effective, and sustainable.

1. Putting wellbeing at the heart of your project

At home, at work, or enjoying leisure time, we make your space safer, healthier, and more efficient with innovative lightweight interior building systems that are efficient and sustainable, and improve your indoor environment through better thermal control, acoustics, aesthetics, and air quality.

2. Collaborating at every stage

We communicate with customers throughout the project. The information we receive from architects, contractors, project managers, distributors, and end users is fed back into our continuous innovation and improvement programme, helping us to provide products, systems, and processes that constantly reflect the needs of our market.

3. An ethical approach

We are very conscious of our responsibility to minimise the environmental impact of our activities in sourcing gypsum, so we participate in large-scale land restoration and recycling initiatives – right through form raw material extraction to the end-of-life of our products

4. Delivering a reliable global brand

With approximately 170,000 employees in 67 countries, we have an extensive global business with in-depth knowledge of local markets, so you can be sure our interior systems and solutions meet the latest international standards and best practice. Our focus on long-term customer relationships and staff training means you can always rely on the integrity of our people, our products, and our processes.

#1 WORLDWIDE IN GYPSUM PLASTERBOARD

Our wide range of products, which include plasterboard systems and gypsum ceilings, provide the highest quality wall lining, partition wall, and ceiling systems. Our local focus, coupled with our segmented approach (education, healthcare, hospitality, residential), allows us to provide you with the best products for your specific needs.

WHAT IS THE SAINT-GOBAIN GYPROC MIDDLE EAST TROPHY?

As the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of sustainable, innovative, lightweight interior building systems, Saint-Gobain Gyproc sets the standard for dry lining through long-standing collaborations with dry-lining contracting professionals to ensure the standards are upheld and improved, year on year.

To recognise the skills of these contractor teams, Gyproc Middle East is introducing the first ever Saint-Gobain Gyproc Middle East Trophy Awards – a unique event aimed at recognising and awarding the craftsmanship and workmanship of our contracting customers in the Middle East dry-lining industry.

The inaugural event will see almost 50 high-profile projects form across the Middle East compete in five categories. The highlight of this specialist trade competition will be the announcement and honouring of the winners during a glitzy and glamorous gala dinner at a five-star hotel in Dubai.

The categories include...

1. Plasterboard
2. Innovation and sustainability
3. Residential
4. Non-residential
5. Ceilings

The event aims to demonstrate how modern plasterboard systems can be used to provide superior living and working environments through high-quality installation and workmanship.  It will set and drive industry standards, highlight and recognise the dry-lining profession, showcase the skills of dry-lining contractors, feature high-profile projects using modern Gyproc plasterboard systems and products, and continue to innovate in order to meet market needs for high-quality, safe, and sustainable interior systems. In summary, the event will celebrate the shared successes we’ve built with our customers over the years, as demonstrated by the 50 nominated projects.

For more information about categories, visit: trophy-gyproc.com/categories.

PROJECTS

The projects are pre-selected, and will be judged by an expert jury of distinguished industry professionals from across the Middle East. All participants will be invited to the trophy event, wherein all submissions will be presented and the winners will be awarded. For the first time ever, the winners of individual categories will automatically qualify* for the 11th International Saint-Gobain Gyproc Trophy, which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal in March 2018.

For more information about projects, visit: trophy-gyproc.com/project-list.

THE JURY AND JUDGING CRITERIA

The 50 projects nominated for the Saint-Gobain Gyproc Middle East Trophy will be scored by an independent jury. Selected based on their experience within the construction industry, the judges will consider technical skills, craftsmanship, and aesthetic criteria of dry-wall contractors, in addition to the overall performance of the systems and solutions implemented during the course of the projects.

THREE MAIN JUDGING AREAS

1. Craftsmanship – emphasis on quality of workmanship
2. Contractor’s influence – to encourage the use of gypsum products, as well as other Saint-Gobain solutions
3. Overall project – looking at the quality of the whole building or project, in terms of wellbeing and sustainability

PREVIOUS AWARD NOMINEES FROM THE MIDDLE EAST

High-profile projects from around the Middle East have been nominated in the past three global trophy events, held in London (2012), Berlin (2014), and Prague (2016).

Mafraq Hospital, located in Abu Dhabi, UAE, won the President’s Prize Award at the 9th International Saint-Gobain Gyproc Trophy, which took place in Berlin, Germany in 2014. Established in 1983, the hospital underwent a major $870m expansion, which saw Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) triple the number of rooms to 690 beds – sufficient to cover the city’s demand until post-2018. Today, the site spans an area of 306,803m2, and boasts a built-up area of 246,118m2 across four patient towers of 10 to 12 storeys. The facility is home to two royal suites and 32 VVIP suites.

The original hospital, which is among the oldest in Abu Dhabi, will benefit from the new energy-efficient building addition through wastewater recycling, fibre-optical interior sun lighting, and solar panels – not to mention the regeneration of the site.

In scoring the nomination, one judge commented: “[Mafraq Hospital] is a great example of a project where the contractor and specification teams worked closely to achieve an impressive end result.

For more information about the inaugural Saint-Gobain Gyproc Middle East Trophy Awards, visit: trophy-gyproc.com.

For additional information, visit: gyproc.ae/trophy

* Terms and conditions apply. 

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