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Revealed: Winners of the Big Project Middle East Awards

A night to celebrate excellence as 25 winners take home trophies during the outdoor extravaganza at the Ritz Carlton JBR in Dubai

The latest edition of the Big Project ME Awards was held on January 26, 2021 at the Ritz Carlton JBR in Dubai, with 25 winners from the contracting, subcontracting, supplier and developer segments of the industry.

Amongst the big winners on the night were ALEC, The Red Sea Development Company, Voltas Limited, ASGC, China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East, DUBOX by Amana, and ACCIONA, amongst others from across the construction industry.

More than 140 nominations were submitted across 25 categories by companies with operations across the GCC, with the first round of eliminations seeing the judging panel presented with around 100 nominations for consideration.

The winners and short-listed nominees were decided at a closed-door, socially-distanced meeting between the judging panel, which consisted of leading experts from the region’s construction industry.

This year’s panel consisted of:
• Allison Wicks – Managing Partner, Qualitaz
• Alex Albani – Professor of Architecture, American University of Dubai
• Gavin Davids – Editor, Big Project ME
• Jason Saundalkar – Editor, ME Consultant
• Marcus Taylor – CEO, FifthEdge
• Nithin Thomas – Chief Technology Officer, BIM ++
• Peter Westeng – Managing Director, Omnium International
• Sam Alcock – Director – Dubai, Tenable Fire Engineering Consultancy

The partners for the Big Project ME Awards 2020 were: Gold Sponsors – ALEC and ASGC; Platinum Energy Partners: KiloWatt Labs, Infusion Solar Energy Systems, and Perco; Silver Sponsors – Driver Trett, Tenable Fire Engineering Consultancy, and Voltas Limited; Bronze Sponsors – 12D Model, Global Construction Solutions, and TENDERD.

The complete list of winners at the Big Project ME Awards 2020 are:

Big Project ME Under-30 Champion of the Year

Winner: Don Sibe – KIER Group
Nominee: Drew Gilbert – OBMI Architecture

Big Project ME Professional of the Year

Winner: Rade Miljanovic –ALEC
Nominees: Cheng Qianli – China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East, Pierre Roman – Total Solar Middle East

Big Project ME Executive of the Year

Winner: Sean McQue – ALEC
Nominee: Jesus Sancho – ACCIONA

Skills Development Programme of the Year

Winner: Serco Middle East for the Serco Middle East Graduate Programme
Nominee: ALEC for their Performance Leadership Academy

Sustainable Government Department of the Year

Winner: Ras Al Khaimah Wastewater Authority

Innovation in Building Materials

Winner: Hadley Group for their Steel Framing System
Nominee: PermAlert for their Smart Fluid Watch

Excellence in Health and Employee Safety

Winner: The Red Sea Development Company for their COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan
Nominees: ASGC for their Target Zero Campaign, Multiplex for the Worker Welfare Management System

Excellence in Fire and Life Safety Innovation

Winner: Joule Group
Nominees: Gulf Duct Industries, Liberty Fire and Safety

Construction Technology Innovation of the Year

Winner: Hydro CIRCAL
Nominees: Ares Prism, TENDERD

Excellence in BIM Implementation

Winner: China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East
Nominee: ASGC 

Digital Transformation Champion of the Year

Winner: Dubai Municipality 
Nominees: ASGC, Voltas

Developer of the Year

Winner: The Red Sea Development Company
Nominees: Al Barakah International Investments, Azizi Developments

Fit-Out Contractor of the Year

Winner: ISG 
Nominee: ALEC FITOUT  

MEP Contractor of the Year

Winner: Voltas Limited
Nominee: ALEMCO

Multi-Discipline Contractor of the Year

Winner: ALEC
Nominees: ASGC, Multiplex

MEP Project of the Year

Winner: Conference and Exhibition Centre – EXPO 2020 – Voltas Limited
Nominee: The Residences at Marina Gate I & II and Jumeirah Living Gate – ALEMCO

Fit-Out Project of the Year

Winner: Dubai International Airport – ASGC
Nominees: The Address Fountain Views – Depa Interiors, Waldorf Astoria Hotel – ALEC Fitout

Sustainability Project of the Year

Winner: Coastal Village Residential Buildings, The Red Sea Development – DUBOX by Amana
Nominees: Jebel Ali SWRO Plant – ACCIONA, One Za’abeel – Ithra Dubai

Energy Project of the Year

Winner: Royal Grammar School Guilford – Multiplex
Nominees: Alpha Sweet Water Project – Grundfos, Camelicious Solar PV Plant Project – Total Solar Distributed Generation Middle East

HSE Project of the Year

Winner: House of Wisdom, Sharjah – McLaren 
Nominee: Creek Horizon, Dubai Creek Harbour Island District – AF Construction

Smart Project of the Year

Winner: Enterprise Command and Control Centre – Roads and Transport Authority

BIM Project of the Year

Winner: Address Jumeirah Gate – Multiplex
Nominees: Ras Tanura Refinery – Global Construction Solutions, The Storm Coaster by Emaar Entertainment – ALEC 

Infrastructure Project of the Year

Winner: Dubai Metro Route 2020 – ACCIONA 
Nominees: Dubai International Airport Improvement Works – ASGC, R1086 DHE Mall Access Infrastructure and Umm Suqeim Street Upgrade – China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East

Big Project ME Mixed-Use Project of the Year

Winner: Deira Enrichment Project – Ithra Dubai

Project of the Year

Winner: Mobility Pavilion, EXPO 2020 – ALEC 
Nominees: Al Qana Waterfront – Al Barakah International Investments, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library – ASGC

 

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