CW Awards 2019: Meet the awardees & the highly commended

A round of the top winners and the highly commended entries under 16 categories at the Construction Week Awards 2019

Construction Week Awards' winners and highly commended on stage.
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Construction Week Awards' winners and highly commended on stage.

At the JW Marriott Marqius Dubai, the evening of 4 December, 2019 was the right for celebrations, as the best in the region’s construction industry walked away with the winning trophies, and the second best were named the highly commended at the 15th edition of the Construction Week Awards 2019.

With an intricate judging process that required picking the best from a strong list of nominees, this year’s Construction Week Awards saw awards being given away under 16 categories.

As Project Manager of the Year, Consultancy of the Year, Engineer of the Year, Contractor of the Year, Hospitality Project of the Year, CSR Initiative of the Year, and Construction Executive of the Year returned as popular categories, this year the annual awards ceremony also had new categories including, Sub-Consultancy of the Year, Lifetime Achievement of the Year, and the editor’s choice award for Rising Star of the Year.

Following is the list of awardees and highly commended at the Construction Week Awards 2019.

Rising Star of the Year: General Manager at Shafa Al Nahdah Building Contracting, Mohammed Nasser took home the editor’s choice award for the Rising Star of the Year.

CSR Initiative of the Year: Omani construction firm Douglas OHI has bagged the CSR Initiative of the Year for its Empowerment of Women scheme.

Meanwhile, the Highly Commended award was taken home by AF Construction.

Health and Safety Initiative of the Year: UK’s London-listed Kier Construction scooped the award for Health and Safety Initiative of the Year for its Health and Wellbeing Calendar.

Lebanon-based Khatib & Alami’s Stop the Drop campaign was named Highly Commended under the category.

Sustainability Initiative of the Year: UK-based engineering consultancy Cundall lifted the winning trophy for Sustainability Initiative of the Year for its internal training programme, Cundall Diploma.

UAE-headquartered AESG’s Commitment to Net Zero campaign won the Highly Commended honour.

Commercial Project of the Year: UAE-based ASGC Construction won the Commercial Project of the Year for the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai’s City Walk.

Dubai World Trade Centre was Highly Commended for The Offices 4 and 5, a part of 100,000m2 One Central mixed-use development in the Central Business District.

Hospitality Project of the Year: Depa Interiors walked away with the Hospitality Project of the Year award for its work at the Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah Hotel in Dubai.

The Highly Commended for the Hospitality of the Year Award was collected by Bond Interiors for delivering fit-out works at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Residential Project of the Year: Dubai-based Edge Architects lifted the winning trophy for the Residential Project of the Year category for the 1/JBR development.

The Expo Village development by KEO International Consultants and the Dubai World Trade Centre was Highly Commended for the category.

Infrastructure Project of the Year: UK’s Kier Construction bagged the Infrastructure Project of the Year award for its involvement in the Bluewaters Island development.

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Saudi Arabia was applauded as the Highly Commended under the category.

Engineer of the Year: Aurecon’s associate, structural engineer within the built environment group, Andy Mak was crowned Engineer of the Year.

Meanwhile, AESG’s head of energy and sustainability, Phillipa Grant was honoured Highly Commended for the category.

Project Manager of the Year: Black & White Engineering’s Jean Pierre Hamel took home the Project Manager of the Year honour at the annual awards ceremony.

Ramboll’s associate director for environment and health, Nagwa El Karawy claimed the Highly Commended award for the category.

Construction Executive of the Year: Contracting giant ALEC’s Sean McQue lifted the winning trophy for the Construction Executive of the Year.

Closely following McQue was Douglas OHI’s Aaron Hennessey, who was named Highly Commended for the category.

Sub-Consultancy of the Year: Black & White Engineering was recognised as the winning Sub-Consultancy of the Year at the Construction Week Awards 2019.

Meanwhile, Tenable Engineer Consultancy was honoured as the Highly Commended for the category.

Sub-Contractor of the Year: The Middle East arm of Australian firm James L Williams, JLW Middle East, was the winner of Sub-Contractor of the Year award.

The Highly Commended is this category was Voltas Limited.

Consultancy of the Year: Cundall lifted the winning trophy for the Consultancy of the Year category, beating the 18 submissions.

Engineering, advisory, and design firm Aurecon won the Highly Commended honour.

Contractor of the Year: For the second time in a row, contracting heavyweight ALEC was called winner for the Contractor of the Year category.

ASGC Construction was recognised as the Highly Commended contractor.

Lifetime Achievement award: ALEC’s chief executive officer, Kez Taylor, who joined the UAE firm in 2001, was awarded the editor’s choice Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th edition of Construction Week Awards 2019.

This year’s annual Construction Week Awards was backed by Gold Sponsors ALEC, ASGC, Unec, Ramboll, Arabian Construction Co (ACC), Tenable, Atkins, Acrow Formwork Technology, JLW Middle East, Honeywell, and Concrete Industries Complex; Silver Sponsor, Reed Smith; Category Sponsors Cundall, Beaver Gulf, and CCS; Social Media Partner, WSP; Sustainability Partner, Electrolux; Training Partner, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); Education Partner, The University of Manchester: Analytics Partner, Tint; and Intelligence Partner, ProTenders.

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