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CW Awards 2017: Winning infrastructure project named

ConstructionWeekOnline reveals the winner of its Infrastructure Project of the Year Award, which was presented at the Construction Week Awards 2017 in Dubai

Find out which nomination scooped Infrastructure Project of the Year at the <i>Construction Week</i> Awards 2017.
Find out which nomination scooped Infrastructure Project of the Year at the <i>Construction Week</i> Awards 2017.

Nominated by Parsons, Dubai Water Canal was named Infrastructure Project of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2017.

This year’s independent judges heaped praise on the project, with one panellist commenting: “You simply have to admire the project team for turning Dubai’s vision into a reality.”

Another judge commended the commercial benefits that have resulted from Dubai Water Canal, describing the premium real estate that has been created as “amazing”.

Pierre Santoni, senior vice president at Parsons, said: “This award means a lot to the entire team. We spent countless hours, putting in a lot of weekend and family time, to deliver this job.

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“We are deeply honoured, and we share this achievements with Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which is the client that enabled us to realise this vision for the emirate,” he added. “It was a phenomenal project. It’s not every day that you get to work on a development that is visible from space. We have succeeded in creating an island out of the historical centre of Dubai.”

Nominated by ASGC, Etihad Museum was named this year’s Highly Commended Infrastructure Project.

Other shortlisted nominations included Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Road, nominated by Aecom; University of Dubai, nominated by Kier Dubai; and Swiss International School of Dubai, nominated by U+A.

An independent panel of judges, comprising eight of the Middle East’s foremost construction experts, selected winners in 14 categories at the Construction Week Awards 2017.

The event was supported by Gold Sponsors ALEC, HPBS, HBF, EB, National Engineering Bureau (NEB), and Union National Bank (UNB); Silver Sponsors Arabtec, Depa, Future Metro, and WME Consultants; Category Sponsors Construction Computer Software (CCS), DeSimone Structural Engineers, JLG, Kone, Multiplex, and Ramboll; Social Media Partner, WSP; and Post-Event Celebration Sponsor, BAM International.

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