31 Awards are up for grabs across five groups, and no extensions will offered after 8 December
The Big Project Middle East (BPME) editorial team has confirmed that the final deadline for nominations for BPME’s Excellence in Construction Awards (BPME Awards) is 8 December. Now in its 14th year, the BPME Awards has been extensively revamped and will recognise excellence across 31 categories, split across Individual Awards; Sustainability Awards; Developer Awards; Contractor Awards, and Project Awards.
The BPME Awards recognise excellence across the built environment and welcomes nominations from government entities, developers, operators, contractors, specialists and individuals. For the 2023 edition, there is a significant emphasis on developers and contractors, with the aim of allowing firms of different sizes to enter and compete with their peers on even ground.
“Whereas we previously only had one main category for developers (Developer of the Year), we now actually have four: Small Developer of the Year; Mid-sized Developer of the Year; Large Developer of the Year, and Giga Developer of the Year. If sustainability is your focus, you may also be interested in putting a nomination through to the ‘Sustainable Developer of the Year’ category – the individual category guidelines and nominations guidelines will provide all the information you need to submit a strong nomination,” confirmed Jason Saundalkar, Head of Content at Big Project Middle East.
He added, “We’ve followed a similar strategy for the contractor focused awards, with no less than seven categories: Fit-Out Contractor of the Year; MEP Contractor of the Year; Infrastructure Contractor of the Year; Small Contractor of the Year; Mid-sized Contractor of the Year; Large Contractor of the Year, and Sustainable Contractor of the Year.”
Following the close of nominations on 8 December, the BPME editorial team will go through the first round of eliminations, and will then send the remaining nominations to a panel of judges from the industry.
The shortlist for the BPME Awards will be revealed in early January, following which shortlisted companies and winners will be recognised at a gala dinner function on 18 January at the Ritz Carlton JBR in Dubai, the BPME editorial team confirmed.