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CW Oman Awards 2019: How will the winners be picked?

Wondering how the victors of the Construction Week Oman Awards 2019 will be selected? Take a look at last year's winners

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With less than two months to go until the eighth edition of the Construction Week Oman Awards kicks off in Muscat on Monday, 25 March, it is a suitable time to review last year’s success stories.

The Construction Week Oman Awards 2018 were held at the Grand Hyatt Muscat hotel on 12 March last year. The event recognised and rewarded companies and individuals working for some of the industry’s most influential contractors and consultancies, including Aecom, Atkins, Lalbuksh Voltas Engineering, and Larsen & Toubro.

Here is a reminder of who won what at the event, complete with feedback from the judges on what helps to make a CW Oman Awards winner.

Lalbuksh Voltas Engineering was named Contractor of the Year, with judges praising its successful expansion into new business lines and geographies, and its roll-out of a cost management model. Its diversified portfolio of projects spanning oil and gas, landscaping, civil engineering, and infrastructure, was also highlighted.

Gumeet Singh Nanda and Jaldeep Virani collected the Contractor of the Year award.

The Consultant of the Year was Design Group Engineering Consultants (DGEC), which helped high-level clients such as the Ministry of Defence to maximise sustainable design techniques. One of the judges praised the firm for its track record of winning repeat business.

In the individual award categories, the Construction Executive of the Year prize was collected by R P Ranganatha from S&T Interiors and Contracting, who was singled out for the role he played in developing Oman’s next wave of talent and leading geographic expansion at his company.

Meanwhile, May Al Hinai of Atkins was named the Construction Week Oman Awards' first-ever Rising Star of the Year.  The architectural designer, who is under the age of 30, said she hoped the award would open up career opportunities for young people intent on a career in the sultanate's construction sector. “I hope to see young Omanis winning this award in the coming years. Working with Atkins has helped me develop my career commercially and technically,” she said.

The complex and challenging Muscat International airport’s MC3 Component was crowned Infrastructure Project of the Year. Built by the Bechtel-Enka-Bahwan (BEB) Consortium, the large-scale project employed more than 2,000 Omanis, with 911 local companies playing a role in the development. It was likely to be “the complexity of the build, and the teamwork of the people”, that had impressed the judges and led to the win, according to project director and principal vice president at BEB, Jeffry Brightman. 

T2o Engineers' Outward Bound Desert Centre picked up the Sustainability Initiative of the Year.  Its managing partner, Stephen Vickers, said the company's 'passion' for sustainable design and climate change-beating strategies helped it to win.

DGEC won Consultant of the Year in 2018.

Enter now

The nominations deadline for the Construction Week Oman Awards 2019 has been extended by one week, due to popular demand.

Companies and individuals wishing to enter the awards have less than seven days to submit their nominations to win top honours at the important ceremony and networking event. All entries must be submitted by Tuesday, 29 January, 2019 — and it is extremely unlikely that the deadline will be extended for a second time.

In total, there are 13 awards up for grabs, all of which celebrate individual brilliance and operational excellence.

Individual awards include Project Manager of the Year, Engineer of the Year, Construction Executive of the Year, and Rising Star of the Year. These awards will recognise people who have gone above and beyond in order to deliver a positive impact in their role. These awards will go to exemplary executives who can successfully demonstrate that they have had a profound impact on their business, and helped to deliver clear value to their clients and their projects in the past year.

Shadha Al Balushi collected Atkins' Hospitality Project of the Year award for Sundus Rotana.

Company awards will go to the Contractor of the Year and the Consultant of the Year that can best demonstrate a perfect record of project delivery, innovation, creativity, and efficiency. The Contractor of the Year will be judged on delivering projects on time and within budget, while upholding health and safety standards at all times. The Consultant of the Year, meanwhile, must be able to clearly showcase the best track record for delivering innovative, original, and consistent expertise on projects over the past 12 months.

Project awards, which include Residential Project of the Year, Infrastructure Project of the Year, Commercial Project of the Year, and Hospitality Project of the Year, are for the organisations whose projects (completed in the past 12 months) will make an important social or economic contribution in Oman. These awards will highlight sector-specific projects that add demonstrable value to the community while upholding building standards throughout the scheme.


T2o Engineers won the prize for the Sustainability Initiative of the Year.

Initiative awards are available in three categories: CSR Initiative of the Year, Health & Safety Initiative of the Year, and Sustainability Initiative of the Year. These will each go to the industry's problem-solvers and drivers of change.

Enter the CW Oman Awards before it's too late at www.constructionweekonline.com/cwawardsoman.

To book your seat at the ceremony, contact Teri Dunstan (+971 04 444 3227/ teri.dunstan@itp.com) or Lacie Curtis (+971 04 444 3223/ lacie.curtis@itp.com). For commercial partnership opportunities associated with the CW Oman Awards brand, please contact Riad Raad (riad.raad@itp.com).

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