OBEROI HOTEL, BUSINESS BAY / DUBAI / UAE

A prestigious recognition
of excellence of the foremost
building contractors in the region

26 November 2019
2019 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
  • Groundworks 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.
Groundworks Contractor of the Year
The region’s most efficient, respected and professional groundworks contractors will be considered for this category. Operating in a specialist role, groundwork 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
  • Fit-Out Contractor of the Year
  • Civil 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.
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.
Civil Contractor of the Year
  • This category is aimed at contractors that specialise as civil contractors on infrastructure 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.

Project Awards


  • Project of the Year
  • Excellence in BIM Implementation on a Project
  • Sustainable 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 2018 – November 2019) 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 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 2018 – November 2019) 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 2018 – November 2019) 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
  • Design and Build Project of the Year
  • Excellence in HSE on a Project
  • Infrastructure Project of the Year
Design and Build Project of the Year

This award goes to a project that was awarded to a contractor on a design and build basis. Judges will consider the size, scale and complexity of the project nominated, while also assessing how the D&B contractor helped lead the project in a successful and efficient manner

  • Projects that have been completed in the last year (November 2018 – November 2019) and ongoing projects that are more than 50% completed will be considered for this award.
  • Nominations for this award should be made by the D&B contractors, or the developers who have appointed them. The nominations should include acknowledgment and details about the work carried out by the key 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 2018 – November 2019) 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.
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 2018 – November 2019) 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
  • Sustainable Government Department of the Year
  • Product Innovation Award
  • Sustainability Programme of the Year
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.
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.
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 2018 to November 2019.
Sustainability Programme of the Year

This award focuses on how construction firms are implementing sustainability principles and programmes across the entire organisation. It is an opportunity to showcase how the company values sustainability and how it is preparing itself for a greener future. Nominations should include examples of success from the programmes, along with testimonies from those involved in the programmes.

  • Excellence in BIM
  • Technology Champion of the Year
  • Developer of the Year
Excellence in BIM
  • 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.
Technology Champion of the Year

This award focuses on how construction firms are utilising and evangelising the use of technology throughout the entire organisation. Whether it’s through the use of biometrics to track the health and wellbeing of staff, or through the use of software and mobile apps to improve productivity, nominations should highlight how technology has made operations more efficient and effective.

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

Individual Awards


  • Big Project ME Executive 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 Woman 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

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