DOUBLE TREE HILTON JBR / DUBAI / UAE

300 Guests
6 Judges / 18 Awards
1 gala awards dinner

26 November 2018
2018 Awards

Categories

Companies must have an office in the Middle East to be eligible for these awards.

Construction Awards


  • Contractor of the Year
  • MEP Contractor of the Year
  • Fit-Out Contractor of the Year
Contractor of the Year
  • This category is aimed at companies that are appointed as main contractors on major projects. While overseeing the successful delivery of a range of projects is one part of these companies’ remit, they also must prove they can operate as a business that can flourish in a highly competitive market. Judges will consider candidates based on the quality of their work, their scope of operations, and their ability to be a leader within the construction industry when it comes to implementing sustainability, technology, labour welfare and skill development of staff
MEP Contractor of the Year
  • The region’s most efficient, respected and professional MEP contractors will be considered for this category. Operating in a specialist role, MEP contractors nominating for this category will be judged on their abilities and offerings, their operations as a company, and the quality of their work on projects, both large and small. Judges will consider candidates based on the quality of their work, their scope of operations, their performance as a business, their willingness to embrace new technologies and methodologies and their ability to work within the supply chain of a project.
Fit-Out Contractor of the Year
  • The region’s most efficient, respected and professional fit-out contractors will be considered for this category. Operating in a specialist role, fit-out contractors nominating for this category will be judged on their abilities and offerings, their operations as a company, and the quality of their work on projects, both large and small. Judges will consider candidates based on the quality of their work, their scope of operations, their performance as a business, their willingness to embrace new technologies and methodologies and their ability to work within the supply chain of a project.
  • Sustainable Contractor of the Year
  • Design & Build Contractor of the Year
Sustainable Contractor of the Year
  • This award goes to contractors who have shown leadership in implementing sustainability across the board – both within their company, and on their projects. Judges will consider these contractors – from any sector of the industry and of any size – on the basis of their sustainability policies, their commitment to sustainability and their ability to deliver a high-level of sustainability on their projects.
Design & Build Contractor of the Year
  • This award is for contractors who operate as design and build specialists in the construction industry, taking on projects from start to finish. Judges will consider these contractors – both small and large – on the basis of their quality of work, their performance as a business, and their ability to deliver a project, from conception, through to design and planning, all the way through construction and handover.

Project Awards


  • Lead Contractor of the Year on a Project
  • Big Project ME’s Project of the Year
  • Excellence in BIM Implementation on a Project
  • Excellence in HSE on a Project
Lead Contractor of the Year on a Project
  • This award focuses on the performance of a main contractor appointed to oversee a particular project of note. Judges will consider nominees for one project only, based on their performance on that project, and how they best showcased their company’s abilities on it.
  • Projects that have been completed in the last year (November 2017 – November 2018) and ongoing projects that are more than 50% completed will be considered for this award.
  • This award is only eligible for Lead Contractors
Big Project ME’s Project of the Year
  • This award is chosen by the editorial team at CPI Trade Media – Construction, for the top project covered in the magazine over the last 12 months.
Excellence in BIM Implementation on a Project
  • This category focuses on how a project team has implemented BIM on a particular project, to the highest standards. Nominees for this award should showcase how they have utilised BIM technology on one project only, highlighting how it has helped improve the performance of teams onsite, and speed up delivery of the project.
  • Projects that have been completed in the last year (November 2017 – November 2018) and ongoing projects that are more than 50% completed will be considered for this award.
  • Nominations for this award can be made by consultants, contractors and developers. However, the nominations should include acknowledgment and details about the work carried out by all project stakeholders
Excellence in HSE on a Project
  • This award focuses on the implementation of HSE policies on a particular project, to the highest standards. Nominees for this award should showcase how they have maintained and implemented HSE standards and regulations on one project only, highlighting the number of manhours without incident, the number of individuals kept safe, and how the implementation of HSE standards improved performance and morale onsite.
  • Projects that have been completed in the last year (November 2017 – November 2018) and ongoing projects that are more than 50% completed will be considered for this award.
  • Nominations for this award can be made by consultants, contractors and developers. However, the nominations should include acknowledgment and details about the work carried out by all project stakeholders in achieving the targets and aims of the HSE policies.
  • Project of the Year
  • Sustainable Project of the Year
  • Infrastructure Project of the Year
Project of the Year
  • This award recognises the top Middle East construction project. Judges will consider the size, scale and complexity of the project nominated, while also assessing the work that has gone into it from all stakeholders – from developer, consultant, contractor and subcontractors
  • Projects that have been completed in the last year (November 2017 – November 2018) and ongoing projects that are more than 50% completed will be considered for this award.
  • Nominations for this award can be made by consultants, contractors and developers. However, the nominations should include acknowledgment and details about the work carried out by all project stakeholders
Sustainable Project of the Year
  • This award goes to the project that best exemplifies the principles and practices of sustainability, whether it’s through the use of green building materials, environmentally friendly building methodologies, or through the achievement of green building ratings, both local and international.
  • Projects that have been completed in the last year (November 2017 – November 2018) and ongoing projects that are more than 50% completed will be considered for this award.
  • Nominations for this award can be made by consultants, contractors and developers. However, the nominations should include acknowledgment and details about the work carried out by all project stakeholders
Infrastructure Project of the Year
  • This award recognises the top Middle East infrastructure construction project. Judges will consider the size, scale and complexity of the project nominated, while also assessing the work that has gone into it from all stakeholders – from client, consultant, contractor and subcontractors
  • Projects that have been completed in the last year (November 2017 – November 2018) and ongoing projects that are more than 50% completed will be considered for this award.
  • Nominations for this award can be made by consultants, contractors and government authorities. However, the nominations should include acknowledgment and details about the work carried out by all project stakeholders
  • Projects considered for this award include roadworks, hospital, schools, cooling plants, airports, seaports, and other critical social and economic infrastructure

Company Awards


  • Skills Development Programme of the Year
  • Infrastructure Leader of the Year
  • Product Innovation Award
Skills Development Programme of the Year
  • This award focuses on individual contractors’ personnel skill development and career advancement programmes. It is an opportunity to showcase how the company values and develops its staff through the use of education and training.
  • Nominations should include examples of success from the programmes, along with testimonies of staff that have utilised them.
Infrastructure Leader of the Year
  • This category focuses on government departments and authorities and municipal bodies and that have been leading the way when it comes to creating and building the infrastructure within the cities and states of the Middle East region.
  • Nominees for this category can come from across the Middle East region, and across a wide range of infrastructure development, from transport networks, through to the development of social and economic infrastructure.
Product Innovation Award
  • This award recognises suppliers and manufacturers that have developed products that push the boundaries of innovation and ingenuity in the construction industry. These products must showcase how they can help contractors build their projects better, whether through their physical application onsite, or through their utilisation in the office.
  • Products nominated for this category must be released to market within the nomination period of November 2017 to November 2018.
  • Developer of the Year
  • Sustainable Government Department of the Year
  • Excellence in BIM Award
Developer of the Year
  • This category focuses on real estate developers that are helping to build and expand the cities of the region. Nominees should showcase how their projects are forward-thinking, exciting developments that will push their cities forward.
  • Nominations can include both masterplan projects and individual standalone structures/towers
Sustainable Government Department of the Year
  • This category will focus on a government department that has embraced the principles of sustainability, has shown leadership and developed strategies and policies for its projects that enforce its commitment to sustainability
  • Nominees for this category can come from across the Middle East region, and across a wide range of government sectors related to infrastructure development.
Excellence in BIM Award
  • This award recognises those companies that have embraced the utilisation of BIM throughout their organisation. The nominations must highlight how BIM is being utilised from start to finish on all their projects, while also showcasing how the company is looking to expand and enhance their understanding of BIM and their own capabilities with the technology.

Individual Awards


  • Big Project ME Executive of the Year
  • Big Project ME Business Leader of the Year
Big Project ME Executive of the Year
  • This award honours an executive (male or female) who has exceeded expectations and garnered the attention of their colleagues and peers in the twelve months leading up to the awards.
  • Nominee must hold a senior management or executive level position to be eligible for this award
Big Project ME Business Leader of the Year
  • This award goes to a leading figure within the construction industry who’s business acumen and insight have helped their companies succeed in challenging market conditions. Their leadership and vision has ensured that their companies will continue to flourish, with innovation, agility and efficiency at the heart of their operations.
  • Big Project ME Woman of the Year
  • Big Project ME Personality of the Year
Big Project ME Woman of the Year
  • This award recognises a female professional who has been delivering exceptional work and earned the attention of her colleagues, peers and clients, in the twelve months leading up to the awards. This nominee must be directly involved on regional construction projects. Professionals in the HR, PR and marketing fields are not eligible.
  • Construction professionals in management and executive level positions would be preferred for this award
Big Project ME Personality of the Year
  • This award goes to an individual who’s actions and abilities have helped shape the construction industry for the better. Their strength of character, and force of personality, have helped drive the industry forward as they set the standard for excellence for both business and operational performance.

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