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CW in Focus | Reactions from the Construction Week Awards 2019

Here are the winners and the highly commended entries honoured at the CW Awards 2019 held on 4 December

The Construction Week Awards 2019 held on 4 December at the JW Marriott Marqius Dubai was a massive success.

It was a night of celebration, 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 CW Awards 2019.

This year’s highly-anticipated annual awards ceremony also comprised some new categories, including Sub-Consultancy of the Year, the editor’s choice award for Rising Star of the Year, and the first of its kind Lifetime Achievement Award.

Our judging panel comprised of the head of Reed Smith Middle East, Sachin Kerur; Taylor Sterling managing partner, Marcus Taylor; Arabian Construction Co head of strategy and business development manager, Aaron Chehab; and McLaren Group’s pre-construction director Lyndon Hives.

The four judges reflected on entries from 14 categories, analysing which companies and members of the industry demonstrated the best record of progress and delivery for its clients over the past 12 months.

The winners and highly commended were also evaluated on their health, safety, and environment (HSE) record, as well as signs of commercial strength and growth during the eligibility period.

The judges criteria included an in-depth look at some of the most outstanding members of the industry who made a difference in 2019 by going above and beyond their call of duty.

Here are the awardees and highly commended at the Construction Week Awards 2019.

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

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

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

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

UAE-based ASGC Construction won the Commercial Project of the Year for its work on the Coca-Cola Arena at Dubai’s City Walk.

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

Dubai-based Edge Architects was handed the Residential Project of the Year honour for the 1/JBR development.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cundall lifted the winning trophy for the Consultancy of the Year category, topping a list of 18 submissions.

For the second consecutive year, contracting heavyweight ALEC was named the Contractor of the Year.

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