Facilities Management Awards 2010
The annual facilities management Middle East awards are almost upon us
The third annual facilities management Middle East awards are almost upon us, which means it is time for nominations to be finalised. This year there is a total of 16 categories to choose from, ran-ging from companies to technologies, innovation and people. The awards will be presented at a gala dinner on 19 May to be held at the Park Hyatt, Dubai.
FMs, Consultants, Contractors &
Overall GCC FM Company of the Year
A company that is well-respected, with a solid reputation among customers and the industry as a whole. Its all-round performance in the FM industry over the past year, as exhibited by in its ongoing involvement in flagship contracts and/or projects, will have built on a track record characterised by service excellence, delivery and innovation.
GCC FM Consultancy
of the Year
This award will go to a specialist consultancy offering FM services of a consistently high standard, aimed at maximising cost-effectiveness, service delivery and resource optimisation. The consultancy will have a good standing in the industry, and be known for its commitment to value addition and innovation, thereby playing a vital role in the overall development and benchmarking of the industry against the highest international professional standards.
For FMs or Sub-Contractors
GCC Security Contractor/Service of the Year
A contractor or service provider that has excelled in providing or arranging security services for a significant project and/or contract. The overall solution/service provided will be in response to a specific need/requirement, showcasing innovation and a strong sense of bottom-line deliverables.
GCC Cleaning Contractor/Service of the Year
A contractor or service provider that has excelled in providing or arranging cleaning services for a significant project and/or contract. The overall solution/service provided will be in response to a specific need/requirement, showcasing innovation and a strong sense of bottom-line deliverables.
GCC Landscaping Contractor/Service of the Year
In a region where resource optimisation, especially in terms of scarce water supplies, is a critical priority, the design and maintenance of landscaping poses a significant challenge. This award will go to a contractor or service provider that has excelled in landscaping in the past year, maximising cost-effectiveness, energy efficiency, water consumption and other important ‘green’ factors.
GCC MEP Contractor/Service of the Year
Mechanical, electrical and plumbing services play a critical role in the overall life cycle of any building. This award will go to a contractor or service provider that has excelled in supplying innovative MEP solutions over the past year, integrated into the overall building fabric to maximise its sustainability.
GCC Sanitation & Waste Management
Contractor/Service of the Year
This award will go to a contractor or service provider that has showcased innovative solutions and/or services for the critical area of sanitation and waste management. Logistics, technological development and service delivery are all important elements of success in this category.
Green FM Contractor of the Year
The ‘green’ contractor of the year will demonstrate the most holistic, solution-specific and customer-driven approach to sustainability in terms of cost-effectiveness, efficiency and technological development. This contractor will exhibit a demonstrable commitment to continued excellence in the FM industry’s approach to achieving its environmental goals.
Processes, Initiatives & Technology
Education & Development Initiative of the Year
This award will be presented to an organisation dedicated to the ongoing promotion of education and training initiatives and information dissemination vital to the ongoing development of the industry.
Sustainability Initiative of the Year
This award acknowledges efforts made by companies and organisations to reduce their carbon footprint through corporate social responsibility, energy and water reduction, recycling or procurement practices, and thereby contribute to a better quality of life for all through more sustainable communities.
Health & Safety Initiative of the Year
This award will recognise best compliance of health and standards, notable and verifiable improvements in health and safety track records, and the ongoing development and implementation of standards through training, accreditation and/workshops.
Innovative use of IT in FM
IT is playing an increasingly important role in building management and automation systems. This award will showcase an innovative application of IT in FM showcasing technical excellence, cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency.
FM-Friendly Fit-Out of the Year
An award for a fit-out that contributes as much to the FM aspects as it does to the overall aesthetic functionality. The award will go to the best synergistic blend of FM and fit-out, showcasing how these respective disciplines can best complement their mutual goals.
Middle East Facilities Manager of the Year
From positively impacting a company’s bottom line, to ensuring a building is effectively run with sustainable practices in place. The winner will be on the company’s payroll (not outsourced), and be able to prove they have shown initiative, innovation, implemented best practice and reduced costs within an organisation to reflect a successful operation.
Young Middle East Facilities Manager of the Year
Open to facilities managers aged 35 and under who have added value and actively contributed to a successful facilities management operation in any sector over the past 12 months.
Evidence needed: Proof of age and evidence detailing the contribution(s) made to the company during the last 12 months.
Health & Safety Officer of the Year
Health and safety are of paramount importance in whichever industry people work in. Judges will look for best practice compliance and evidence of substantial H&S implementation – for example, training, workshops, accreditations and record – and an overall safe place to work, live and play.