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Construction industry shines at Big Project ME Awards 2015

Brookfield Multiplex takes home three awards; ALEC’s Kez Taylor named Construction CEO of the Year

PHOTO: The awards, held in the Godolphin Ballroom at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, celebrated the achievements of contractors and subcontractors throughout the GCC. Credit: MEConstructionNews.com

Brookfield Multiplex and ALEC’s Kez Taylor were among the big winners at last night’s Big Project Middle East Construction and Sustainability Awards of Excellence 2015.

More than 350 guests from across the regional construction industry attended the gala event, held in the Godolphin Ballroom at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai, and celebrating the achievements of contractors and subcontractors throughout the GCC.

IN PICTURES: Big Project ME Awards winners
IN PICTURES: Big Project ME Awards night

The evening’s programme included a keynote address from Hesham Abdulla AlQassim, the CEO of Wasl Asset Management, one of Dubai’s most prominent real estate developers.

“I would like to congratulate the winners of today’s Big Project Middle East Awards. You are the unacknowledged heroes that have contributed so much towards our region’s impressive growth and development,” he told attendees at the awards.

“What you do is often a thankless task, so today is your day. It is a rightful and worthy occasion for us to say to you a sincere ‘thank you!’”

The awards featured 15 categories covering various areas of construction and sustainability.

Brookfield Multiplex was the big winner of the night, taking home three awards including General Contractor of the Year, while ALEC’s Kez Taylor was named both Construction CEO of the Year and Health and Safety Leader of the Year.

Donna Sultan, chief executive of KEO International Consultants, was presented with the first ever Big Project Middle East Woman of the Year award, to a standing ovation from the room.

Other big winners of the night included Samsung C&T Engineering and Construction Group for Infrastructure Contractor of the Year, while the Central Bank of Kuwait Headquarters was named Project of the Year.

Big Project ME, published by CPI Media Group, is a sister publication of MEConstructionNews.com. Read more from the magazine here.

IN PICTURES: Big Project ME Awards winners
IN PICTURES: Big Project ME Awards night

The full list of winners for the 2015 Big Project Middle East Construction and Sustainability Awards of Excellence:

Excellence in Construction Technology: Unipods
Health and Safety Leader of the Year: ALEC
Excellence in BIM Implementation: Brookfield Multiplex
Sustainable Company of the Year: Bee’ah
Sustainable Project of the Year: Al Qusais Landfill by Green Energy Solutions and Sustainability
Sustainable Initiative of the Year: Brookfield Multiplex
Developer of the Year: Wasl Asset Management Group
Specialist Contractor of the Year: Eversendai Engineering
Contractor’s Consultant of the Year: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Young Construction Professional of the Year: Elizabeth Peters from AECOM
Big Project Middle East Woman of the Year: Donna Sultan – CEO of KEO International Consultants
Construction CEO of the Year: Kez Taylor – CEO of ALEC
Infrastructure Contractor of the Year: Samsung C&T Engineering and Construction Group
General Contractor of the Year: Brookfield Multiplex
Project of the Year: Central Bank of Kuwait Headquarters by China State Construction and Engineering Corporation Middle East

IN PICTURES: Big Project ME Awards winners
IN PICTURES: Big Project ME Awards night

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