RITZ CARLTON JBR / DUBAI / UAE

A celebration of
excellence of the leading
building contractors in the region

26 January 2021
2020 Awards

Categories

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

Construction Awards


  • Multi-Discipline Contractor of the Year
  • MEP Contractor of the Year
Multi-Discipline 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
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
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.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
  • Fit-Out Contractor of the Year
  • Developer of the Year
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.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
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.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here

Project Awards


  • Project of the Year
  • MEP 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 2019 – November 2020) 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
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
MEP Project of the Year
  • This award recognises a project that displays exemplary standards of MEP contracting work. Judges will consider the size, scale and complexity of the project nominated, while also assessing the work that has gone into it from a design, engineering and delivery point of view.
  • Projects that have been completed in the last year (November 2019 – November 2020) and ongoing projects that are more than 50% completed will be considered for this award.
  • Nominations for this project should be submitted by the MEP contractor or the main contractor of a project, on behalf of the MEP contractor.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
  • Infrastructure Project of the Year
  • Fit-Out Project of the Year
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 2019 – November 2020) 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
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Fit-Out Project of the Year
  • This award recognises a project that displays exemplary standards of Fit-Out Contracting work. Judges will consider the size, scale and complexity of the project nominated, while also assessing the work that has gone into it from a design, engineering and delivery point of view.
  • Projects that have been completed in the last year (November 2019 – November 2020) and ongoing projects that are more than 50% completed will be considered for this award.
  • Nominations for this project should be submitted by the Fit-Out contractor or the main contractor of a project, on behalf of the Fit-Out contractor.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here

Technology Awards


  • BIM Project of the Year
  • Construction Technology Innovation of the Year
  • Digital Transformation Champion of the Year
BIM Project of the Year
  • 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 2019 – November 2020) 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
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Construction Technology Innovation of the Year
  • This award recognises the companies that develop and manufacture construction technologies in various guises – whether in the form of hardware, software, or a combination of the two, these innovation leaders create products and solutions that showcase the best innovation in the industry
  • Nominations for this award can be made by manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, and contractors from across the industry
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Digital Transformation Champion of the Year
  • This award focuses on construction contractors that have undertaken a digital transformation journey in the last year (November 2019 – November 2020). The emphasis should be on showcasing the planning and processes that have gone into the nominee’s digital transformation, while also focusing on the results generated by this process.
  • Nominations for this award can only be made by developers, and subcontractors.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
  • Excellence in BIM Implementation
  • Smart Project of the Year
Excellence in BIM Implementation
  • 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.
  • Nominations for this award can only be made by contractors, developers, and subcontractors. The emphasis should be on the development of a BIM-enabled ecosystem through the company and across a product portfolio
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Smart Project of the Year
  • This award focuses on projects that represent the convergence of data, design, and technology. Nominees for this award should showcase how they have designed, developed, and delivered a project that is intuitive, efficient, productive, and sustainable – one that represents the best innovation and insights that the industry has to offer.
  • Projects that have been completed in the last year (November 2019 – November 2020) 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
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here

HSE Awards


  • HSE Project of the Year
  • Fire and Life Safety Project of the Year
HSE Project of the Year
  • This award focuses on the implementation of HSE policies on a 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 2019 – November 2020) 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.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Fire and Life Safety Project of the Year
  • This award focuses on how a project team has implemented Fire and Life Safety protocols and processes on an on-going or recently completed construction project.
  • Nominees will be required to showcase the planning, design, engineering and implementation of fire and life safety systems in a building project. The focus will not only be on the design and execution of the project, but also on how the system fits into the regional civil code, and how it operates within the building’s operations and systems. Innovation and ingenuity that elevates the standard of fire and life safety in the region will be of particular interest to judges
  • Nominations for this award must be made by fire and life safety consultants, contractors, and engineers operating independently or as part of a larger organisation.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
  • Excellence in Health and Employee Safety
  • Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Innovation
Excellence in Health and Employee Safety
  • This award focuses on the projects and processes put in place to project employees throughout an organisation. Nominees for this award should showcase how they have looked after the health and well-being of their workforce, whether onsite or in the office.
  • Keeping in mind the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, nominees should highlight work they are doing to maintain the health and safety of their organisational workforce, from top to bottom, including mental health protocols.
  • Nominations for this award can be made by contractors, developers, and subcontractors
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Innovation
  • This award recognises the companies that develop and manufacture fire and life safety technologies and systems in various forms – whether in terms of hardware, software, or even a combination of the two in order to create built environments that are safe, secure, and project the lives of occupants in case of emergencies.
  • Nominations for this award can be made manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, and contractors from across the industry
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here

Energy and Sustainability Awards


  • Sustainability Project of the Year
  • Energy Innovator of the Year
Sustainability 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 2019 – November 2020) 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
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Energy Innovator of the Year
  • This category focuses on technologies, solutions and products that are changing how buildings and cities consume and utilise energy. Whether it is promoting renewable and alternative energy sources, or minimising the impact of traditional energy sources, nominees for this award should showcase the improvement in performances, efficiency, and sustainability that their innovative solutions have offered.
  • Nominations for this award can be made by manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, and contractors from across the industry
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
  • Sustainable Government Department of the Year
  • Energy Project of the Year
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 sustainable infrastructure development.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Energy Project of the Year
  • This award recognises the top Middle East energy-focused 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
  • A strong emphasis must be placed on sustainability when considering whether to nominate your energy project for this award
  • Projects that have been completed in the last year (November 2019 – November 2020) 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
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here

Company Awards


  • Big Project ME Executive of the Year
  • Big Project ME Under-30 Champion of the Year
  • Innovation in Building Materials
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. While judges will consider their past successes, it is their achievements between November 2019 and November 2020 that will carry the most weight during the judging process.
  • Nominee must hold a senior management or executive level position to be eligible for this award. Both male and female executives are eligible for this award
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Big Project ME Under-30 Champion of the Year
  • This award recognises up and coming talent within the Middle East construction industry.
  • The nominee must be under 30 years old and have at least two years of experience with the firm to be eligible.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Innovation in Building Materials
  • 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 2019 to November 2020.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
  • Big Project ME Professional of the Year
  • Skills Development Programme of the Year
Big Project ME Professional of the Year
  • This award recognises professionals who have been delivering exceptional work and earned the attention of colleagues, peers and clients in the twelve months leading up to the awards
  • The nominee must be directly involved on regional construction projects. Professionals in the HR, PR and marketing fields are not eligible
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here
Skills Development Programme of the Year
  • This award focuses on companies’ personnel skill development and career advancement programmes. It is an opportunity to showcase how a 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.
  • To enter your nomination in this category, click here

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