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Nominations for revamped Big Project ME Awards 2023 now open

The annual event will now recognise excellence across 31 categories; nominations will close on 15 November 2023

The Big Project Middle East (BPME) editorial team has announced a comprehensive revamp of its highly anticipated annual awards. The Big Project ME Awards 2023: Excellence in Construction Awards (BPME Awards) has been significantly expanded to place greater focus on construction professionals and teams, contracting companies, regional developers, a diverse array of projects, and sustainability achievements.

Scheduled to take place in Dubai on 18 January 2024, the BPME Awards now has several distinct groups of categories: Individual Awards (five awards); Sustainability Awards (four awards); Developer Awards (four awards); Contractor Awards (seven awards); Project Awards (11 awards).

For the first time in its over decade long history, the event will recognise developers from small- (project development values up to US $30mn) to giga-sized (projects exceeding $1bn in value) with individual categories. The team has also applied this distinction to the contractor awards, expanding the previous overall contractor category into three: small (turnover up to $25mn); mid-sized ($25mn to $900mn) and large (over $1bn in turnover). These categories are joined by specialist contractor categories such as MEP, infrastructure etc.

In addition, the project categories have been significantly expanded and now include: Project of the Year: 3D Printed; Project of the Year: Offsite Construction; Project of the Year: Fit-Out; Project of the Year: MEP; Project of the Year: Refurbishment & Retrofit; Project of the Year: Energy; Project of the Year: Water; Project of the Year: Infrastructure & Transport; Project of the Year: Leisure & Hospitality; Project of the Year: Commercial, and Project of the Year: Residential. Read more about the categories by clicking here.

“The BPME Awards has credibly recognised excellence in construction across the Middle East for well over a decade, and the time was right to relaunch the event with a significantly expanded focus, given how much the construction sector has grown in recent years. With the Big Project ME Awards 2023: Excellence in Construction Awards, we will now recognise excellence across 31 distinctive categories, which we think best represents the regional construction sector and what it is striving to achieve,” said Jason Saundalkar, Head of Content at Big Project Middle East.

Nominations for the BPME Awards are now open, and will close on 15 November 2023, with no possibility of extension. Read the nomination guidelines here.

As before, there is no cost to submit a nomination for the awards, however should you be shortlisted in a category, a member of the BPME commercial team will get in touch to discuss table costs for the gala dinner event on 18 January 2024, the editorial team confirmed. Sponsorship inquires can be addressed to Raz Islam ( and Madeleine Martin (

To read more about the Big Project ME Awards 2023, click here.


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