CW Awards 2019: ALEC retains Contractor of the Year Award
UAE giant ALEC has won the category for the second year, while ASGC also bagged Highly Commended for two consecutive years
UAE contractor ALEC has scooped the Contractor of the Year Award at the Construction Week Awards 2019, which was held at Dubai’s JW Marriott Marquis on the 4 December.
The business, which is headed by industry veteran Kez Taylor, won the Contractor of the Year accolade for a second successive year and were commended by this year’s panel of judges for continuing to deliver large and complex projects in a safe and professional manner across the region.
Over the past 12 month, ALEC has been involved in key projects such as the Jumeirah Living at Marina Gate; Ithra Dubai’s One Za’abeel; Expo 2020 Dubai’s Mobility Pavilion, and Dubai Hills.
Commenting on winning Contractor of the Year for a second year in a row, ALEC's director of construction Sean McQue said:
"It’s always fantastic to be recognised by your peers at events like this," said McQue. "It’s been a huge effort from the whole company and it is great that you have events like this where there is recognition and it’s great to come out on top."
Falling very closely behind ALEC, was ASGC Construction who were named Highly Commended at the awards.
Judges felt that ASGC’s involvement with the Coca Cola Arena was a “big turning point” in their capabilities and has put them “back on the map” in the region.
The shortlist for the Contractor of the Year honour, in addition to ALEC and ASGC, included Al Sahel Contracting Company, China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East (CSCME), Douglas OHI, Mechanical And Civil Engineering Contractors Company (MACE), Arabian Construction Company (ACC), Voltas Oman, and Services and Trade Co.
The Construction Week Awards 2019 were supported by Platinum Sponsor, Tenderd; Gold Sponsors, ALEC, ASGC, Unec, Ramboll, Arabian Construction Co (ACC), Tenable, Atkins, Acrow Formwork Technology, JLW Middle East, Honeywell; Silver Sponsor Reed Smith; Category Sponsors, Cundall, Beaver Gulf Group, and Construction Computer Software (CCS); Social Media Sponsor, WSP; Sustainability Partner, Electrolux; Training Partner, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; and Intelligence Partner, ProTenders.