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Big Project ME Awards 2016 winners announced

Representatives from across the GCC industry attend gala dinner and awards at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

The 2016 edition of the Big Project Middle East Construction and Sustainability Awards of Excellence was held at the Godolphin Ballroom of Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel on November 22.

Hosting a full-house of attendees from across the construction landscape, including some of the region’s biggest companies, the awards were a rousing celebration of the GCC construction industry.

This year, the awards welcomed HE Hesham Abdulla AlQassim, CEO of wasl Asset Management Group, and Ahmed Abou Hisham, CEO of Egyptian Steel, as honoured guests. Also in attendance were more than 200 guests from across the GCC, with several chairmen, CEOs and managing directors joining the party.

IN PICTURES: Big Project ME Awards 2016 winners

The 14 winners of the awards were chosen by an independent panel of judges, with the categories a reflection of the knowledge and skills available in the GCC construction industry today.

“We’ve have a fantastic turnout this year, and I’m absolutely delighted with how the evening has gone,” said Raz Islam, Publishing Director of CPI Media Group.

“The response from the construction industry has been heartening. Despite the challenging times, we’ve seen once more, the resilience and capabilities of this extraordinary industry.

“Tonight’s awards were a reflection of that resilience, and we’re delighted to see a number of government bodies submit nominations in conjunction with their partners and stakeholders. Long may it continue!”

IN PICTURES: Big Project ME Awards 2016 winners

The winners were as follows:

Sustainable Initiative of the Year

Sustainable Initiative of the Year: Green Energy Solutions and Sustainability – Al Qusais Landfill Gas Project – Phase II

 

Smart Solution of the Year

Smart Solution of the Year: Dubai Airport Free Zone – Chiller Plant Optimisation

 

Sustainable Government Department of the Year

Sustainable Government Department of the Year: Roads and Transport Authority

 

Sustainable Project of the Year

Sustainable Project of the Year: City Centre Me’aisem – Majid Al Futtaim

 

HSE Leader of the Year

HSE Leader of the Year: Al Futtaim Carillion

 

Excellence in BIM Implementation

Excellence in BIM Implementation: BuroHappold

 

Big Project ME Industry Leader of the Year

Big Project ME Industry Leader of the Year: Ahmed Abou Hashima – CEO of Egyptian Steel

 

MEP Contractor of the Year

MEP Contractor of the Year: Trans Gulf Electro Mechanical

 

Construction Professional of the Year

Construction Professional of the Year: Sean McQue – ALEC

 

Construction Executive of the Year

Construction Executive of the Year: Yu Tao – China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East


Infrastructure Project of the Year

Infrastructure Project of the Year: Dubai Water Canal Package II – China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East

 

Construction Project of the Year

Construction Project of the Year: CityWalk Phase 2 – Al Futtaim Carillion

 

Contractor of the Year

Contractor of the Year: ALEC

 

Big Project ME Lifetime Achievement Award

Big Project ME Lifetime Achievement Award: HE Hesham Abdulla AlQassim – CEO of wasl Asset Management Group

The judges’ panel for the Big Project ME Construction and Sustainability Awards of Excellence 2016 comprised of: Neil Reynolds, senior vice president and managing director for MENA and India at CH2M Hill; Craig Ross, partner and head of Project and Building Consultancy at Cavendish Maxwell; Sarfraz Dairkee, secretary at Emirates Green Building Council; Alan Ferguson of the CIOB; Suhail Arfath, industry manager at Autodesk; Andrea Scotti, director at Burohappold Engineering; Brian Hillesdon, director of Structures at WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff in the Middle East; Robert Marinelli, project director – Construction Services – UAE and Oman for AECOM; and Gavin Davids, Editor of Big Project ME.

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