CW Awards 2019: JLW Middle East scoops Sub-Contractor of the Year
The firm won the accolade at the CW Awards 2019, held on 4 December, Voltas Limited collected Highly Commended
Australian-headquartered firm James L Williams (JLW) Middle East has been awarded the Sub-Contractor of the Year accolade at the Construction Week Awards 2019, held at Dubai’s JW Marriott Marquis on 4 December.
Our independent panel of judges said that JLW Middle East deserved to win the award for creating a professionally capable team with full office back-up and design ability.
JLW Middle East delivered projects with a combined MEP project value of $404.8m (AED 1.5bn) in 2019.
The projects included the Expo 2020 Sustainable District, The Dubai Mall Zabeel Expansion, Bluewaters Hospitality District (Caesars Palace and serviced apartments), and Masdar Neighbourhood 2 development.
Commenting on the award, JLW Middle East's chairman Michael Boufarhat told Construction Week:
"It’s been a good year for us. I think the whole team at JLW appreciate that they are being recognised for doing a good job," said Boufarhat.
"For me, this accolade means that we are going on the right track even though we have challenging times in front of us and the last couple of years has been difficult for the market."
Highly Commended for the Sub-Contractor of the Year Award went to India’s Voltas Limited for completing significant projects across the region.
The shortlist for the Sub-Contractor of the Year accolade, in addition to JLW Middle East and Voltas Limited, comprised ALEC Fitout and ALEC’s subsidiary, Alemco, China Construction, and Mirodec Gulf Glass Industries LLC.
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.