CW Awards 2019: ASGC bags Commercial Project of the Year
ASGC Construction won the award for its involvement in building the 17,000 capacity Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai
UAE-based contractor ASGC Construction has won the Commercial Project of the Year at 2019 Construction Week Awards 2019, which was held at Dubai’s JW Marriott Marquis on the 4 December.
The business, which is led by Emad Azmy, was commended for the construction of the multi-purpose air-conditioned 50ha Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai’s City Walk.
Judges described the Coca-Cola Arena as an “outstanding, fast track modular project”.
Stand-out achievements from the business on the structure included the mega lifting of 2 pieces of 822 tonne steel trusses in one go, an activity that had never done been completed before in the region.
ASGC also installed two 822 tonne steel trusses that serves as a foundation for the rooftop structure of Coca-Cola Arena.
The construction effort involved using 1,650-tonne cranes, which are some of the largest ever to be used in the Dubai construction market.
Commenting on the award, ASGC's project engineer Karim Edward told Construction Week:
"To win this award tonight is amazing. The Coca-Cola arena was a very complex project and we worked day and night to complete it.
The Coca-Cola arena is a landmark and it is very remarkable in the UAE now."
The Highly Commended Award went to the Dubai World Trade Centre for The Offices 4 and 5 - part of 100,000m2 One Central mixed-use development in the Central Business District (CBD) of Dubai comprising commercial, hospitality, entertainment and residential components.
Judges believed that this project deserved acknowledgement for the contribution of all stakeholders and ensuring the development was completed with no conflicts.
The shortlist for the Commercial Project of the Year accolade, in addition to ASGC and Dubai World Trade Centre, included ALEC’s Mobility Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai site, Voltas Limited for its 12.7ha Qasr Al Hosn project, and Douglas OHI’s VOX Cinemas at City Centre Sohar.
In addition, the other shortlisted projects were KEO International Consultants’ Burj Alshaya and Four Seasons Hotel, Cundall Johnston & Partners’ Cundall New Dubai Office; Gulf Related’s The Galleria at Al Maryah Island; and RMJM’s Souq Extra Silicon Oasis, Phase 2 project, Khatib & Alami's Specialist Hospital Extension project, and Services & Trade Co's The Waterfront mixed-use project.
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.