The Awards

The Innovation in Construction & FM awards 2020 is one of the leading events applauding the achievements of the region’s construction and FM professionals. The awards strive to recognise individual excellence, corporate strengths, and project success. Companies are invited to nominate the people, projects, and initiatives of which they are most proud of, across 18 categories in construction and 11 categories in FM.

The awards presentation will happen at a gala dinner in a five-star venue – a celebration which has proven to be a great social occasion and essential networking opportunity. Winners will receive a commemorative trophy, plus extensive print and online coverage of their success in Construction Business News ME. Nominate yourselves now, to stand a chance to win at the much-awaited industry awards event of 2020.

Award Categories

Company Awards

This award category recognises the outstanding main contractor active in the regional construction sector in the 12 months to the end of September 2020. Judges will be looking for an exemplary track record of delivering a number of high-quality projects to clients on time and on budget during this period and to the highest standards of safety.
Entries for the Contractor of the Year category should support their nomination with no more than 500 words and include the following information:
  • Name of the company, workforce, headquarters
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, opening new offices, expanding its service offering
  • Details of all new contracts won during this period
  • Details of projects completed during the period
  • Evidence of delivering projects on time and to budget
  • Evidence of an impeccable safety record
  • Details of any CSR and Sustainability initiatives
The award will go to the outstanding MEP contractor operating in the regional construction market in the 12 months to the end of September 2020.Judges will be looking for an exemplary track record of delivering a number of outstanding MEP projects to clients on time and on budget during this period and to the highest standards of quality and safety.
Entries for the MEP Contractor of the Year category should support their nomination with no more than 500 words and include the following information:
  • Name of the company, workforce, headquarters
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, opening new offices, expanding its service offering
  • Details of all new contracts won during this period
  • Details of projects completed during the period
  • Evidence of delivering projects on time and to budget
  • Evidence of impeccable safety record
Contenders for the Consultant of the Year award will need to demonstrate a strong track record of delivering a number of exceptional projects in the 12 months to the end of September 2020. Judges will award extra merit for evidence of innovation and successful delivery of complex, ambitious projects. All types of construction consultancy companies (quantity surveyors, cost consultants, engineering consultants, project management consultants, etc) are qualified to nominate.
Entries for the Consultant of the Year category should support their nomination with no more than 500 words and include the following information:
  • Name of the company, workforce, headquarters
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, opening new offices, expanding its service offering
  • Details of all new contracts won during this period
  • Details of projects completed during the period
  • Evidence of delivering projects on time and to budget
  • Evidence of impeccable safety record
  • Details of any CSR and Sustainability initiatives
This category recognises the outstanding property developer active in the regional market in the 12-month period to the end of September 2020. Judges will be looking for an exemplary track record of delivering a range of outstanding projects on time during this period and to the highest standards. Preference will be given to entrants that provide evidence of innovation, complexity, productivity, and quality.
Entries for the Real Estate Developer of the Year category should support their nomination with no more than 500 words and include the following information:
  • Name of the company, workforce, headquarters
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, opening new offices, expanding its service offering
  • Details of all new projects launched during this period
  • Details of projects completed during the period
  • Evidence of delivering projects on time and to budget
  • Details of any CSR and Sustainability initiatives
Contenders for the Health and Safety (HSE) Initiative of the Year award will need to provide details of an initiative successfully executed in the GCC in the 12 months to the end of September 2020. The category is open to all companies operating within the construction sector in the region. Special merit will be awarded to companies that can demonstrate the initiative has had a wider impact on the industry.
Entries for the HSE Initiative of the Year award should support their nominations by providing the following information in no more than 500 words:
  • Details of the HSE initiative and why it was introduced
  • How staff have been trained in the new safety initiative
  • Explain how the initiative has delivered results and how success was measured
  • Explain how the innovation has changed the safety culture at the company
Contenders for the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award will need to provide details of an initiative successfully executed in the region in the 12 months to the end of September 2020.The category is open to all companies operating within the construction sector in the GCC. Special merit will be awarded to companies that can demonstrate the initiative has had a wider impact in the industry.
Entries for the Sustainability Initiative of the Year award should support their nominations by providing the following information in no more than 500 words:
  • Details of the initiative and why it was introduced
  • Explain how the initiative has delivered results and how success was measured
  • Explain how the innovation has changed the culture at the company
Contenders for the Best Ready Mix Company for Technical Excellence Award will need to provide details of an initiative successfully executed in the GCC in the 12 months to the end of August. The category is open to all companies operating within the construction sector in the region. Special merit will be awarded to companies that can demonstrate the initiative has had a wider impact on the industry.
Entries from Best Ready Mix Company for Technical Excellence should support their nomination with no more than 500 words and include the following information:
  • Name of the company, workforce, headquarters
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, opening new offices, expanding its service offering
  • Details of all new contracts won during this period
  • Details of projects completed during the period
  • Evidence of delivering projects on time and to budget
  • Evidence of impeccable safety record
This category is open to any company that has created an innovation to improve the construction process
Entries should focus on at least one example of specific innovation. This could be a new trailblazing innovation that exemplifies innovative design and function, or a ground-breaking process that changed how a project was delivered.
The innovation could be site or office based, and entrants should be clear whether the innovation lies in performance, cost, health & safety, reliability or other factors, and provide supporting evidence.
Entries from Best Innovation in Construction Award should support their nomination with no more than 500 words and include the following information:
  • Name of the company, workforce, headquarters
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimate
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has used innovation to improve the construction process
Entries for the Software Solutions Company of the Year category should support their nomination with no more than 500 words and include the following information:
  • Name of the company, workforce, headquarters
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, opening new offices, expanding its service offering
  • Details of all new contracts won during this period
  • Details of projects completed during the period
  • Evidence of delivering projects on time and to budget
Entries for the Best International Property Developments category should support their nomination with no more than 500 words and include the following information:
  • Name of the company, workforce, headquarters
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, opening new offices, expanding its service offering
  • Details of all new projects launched/managed during this period
  • Details of any CSR and Sustainability initiatives

Individual Awards

The award for CEO of the Year will go to the executive who can demonstrate delivering outstanding results at his or her organisation during the previous 12 months. The category is open to CEOs and other senior executives working at any company operating within the GCC construction sector during the period.
Entrants for the CEO of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 500 words:
  • Name of the person, his full job title, job duration with the Company
  • Evidence of the company’s growth and financial success during his/her tenure
  • Details of contracts won and projects delivered during the period
  • Evidence of the executive’s contribution to this success
  • Evidence of helping the organisation to evolve and develop
  • Clear evidence of innovation during the period
This award will go to an individual that has made an outstanding contribution to the construction and real estate sector in the region during his/her career. This award will be chosen by a panel of judges.

Project Awards

The Commercial Project of the Year Award will be awarded to the office project that makes an important contribution to its surroundings, demonstrates construction best practice, and can show how construction techniques and technology have contributed to its success within 12 months till end of September 2020.
Entries for the Commercial Project of the Year should support their nominations by providing the following information in no more than 500 words:
  • What is the name of the nominated project?
  • Where (city, country) is the project located?
  • What is the name of your company?
  • In what capacity is your company involved with the nominated project (client, contractor, consultant, etc.)?
  • What is the completion timeline of the project?
  • What is the approximate completion percentage of the project at the time of nomination?
    • Contribution to its surrounding environment or community
    • Demonstration of construction best practice
    • Employed the latest techniques and technologies to ensure project success
    • Implementation of effective HSE initiatives
The Retail Project of the Year Award will be awarded to the project that makes an important contribution to its surroundings, demonstrates construction best practice, and can show how construction techniques and technology have contributed to its success within 12 months till September 2020.
Entries for the Retail Project of the Year should support their nominations by providing the following information in no more than 500 words:
  • What is the name of the nominated project?
  • Where (city, country) is the project located?
  • What is the name of your company?
  • In what capacity is your company involved with the nominated project (client, contractor, consultant, etc.)?
  • What is the completion timeline of the project?
  • What is the approximate completion percentage of the project at the time of nomination?
    • Contribution to its surrounding environment or community
    • Demonstration of construction best practice
    • Employed the latest techniques and technologies to ensure project success
    • Implementation of effective HSE initiatives
The Hospitality Project of the Year Award will be awarded to any hospitality/tourism-related project that makes an important contribution to its surroundings, demonstrates construction best practice, and can show how construction techniques and technology have contributed to its success within 12 months till end of September 2020.
Entries for the Hospitality Project of the Year should support their nominations by providing the following information in no more than 500 words:
  • What is the name of the nominated project?
  • Where (city, country) is the project located?
  • What is the name of your company?
  • In what capacity is your company involved with the nominated project (client, contractor, consultant, etc.)?
  • What is the completion timeline of the project?
  • What is the approximate completion percentage of the project at the time of nomination?
    • Contribution to its surrounding environment or community
    • Demonstration of construction best practice
    • Employed the latest techniques and technologies to ensure project success
    • Implementation of effective HSE initiatives
The Residential Project of the Year Award will be awarded to the project that makes an important contribution to its surroundings, demonstrates construction best practice, and can show how construction techniques and technology have contributed to its success within 12 months till end of September 2020.
Entries for the Residential Project of the Year should support their nominations by providing the following information in no more than 500 words:
  • What is the name of the nominated project?
  • Where (city, country) is the project located?
  • What is the name of your company?
  • In what capacity is your company involved with the nominated project (client, contractor, consultant, etc.)?
  • What is the completion timeline of the project?
  • What is the approximate completion percentage of the project at the time of nomination?
    • Contribution to its surrounding environment or community
    • Demonstration of construction best practice
    • Employed the latest techniques and technologies to ensure project success
    • Implementation of effective HSE initiatives
The Sustainable Project of the Year Award will be awarded to the project that makes an important contribution to its surroundings, demonstrates construction best practice, and can show how construction techniques and technology have contributed to its success within 12 months till end of September 2020.
Entries for the Sustainable Project of the Year should support their nominations by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • What is the name of the nominated project?
  • Where (city, country) is the project located?
  • What is the name of your company?
  • In what capacity is your company involved with the nominated project (client, contractor, consultant, etc.)?
  • What is the completion timeline of the project?
  • What is the approximate completion percentage of the project at the time of nomination?
    • Contribution to its surrounding environment or community
    • Demonstration of construction best practice
    • Employed the latest techniques and technologies to ensure project success
    • Implementation of effective HSE initiatives
The Infrastructure Project of the Year Award will be awarded to the project that makes an important contribution to its surroundings, demonstrates construction best practice, and can show how construction techniques and technology have contributed to its success within 12 months till end of September 2020.
Entries for the Infrastructure Project of the Year should support their nominations by providing the following information in no more than 500 words:
  • What is the name of the nominated project?
  • Where (city, country) is the project located?
  • What is the name of your company?
  • In what capacity is your company involved with the nominated project (client, contractor, consultant, etc.)?
  • What is the completion timeline of the project?
  • What is the approximate completion percentage of the project at the time of nomination?
    • Contribution to its surrounding environment or community
    • Demonstration of construction best practice
    • Employed the latest techniques and technologies to ensure project success
    • Implementation of effective HSE initiatives
The Best Innovative Project of the Year Award will be awarded to the project that makes an important contribution to its surroundings, demonstrates construction best practice, and can show how construction techniques and technology have contributed to its success within 12 months till end of September 2020. Judges are looking for an project that has developed and applied the most innovative approach to overcoming one or more construction challenges. Winners may have developed a demonstrably new and different technique or process or may have harnessed emerging or existing technologies to create new or improved products, tools or services leading to better built outcomes.
Entries for the Innovative Project of the Year should support their nominations by providing the following information in no more than 500 words
  • What is the name of the nominated project?
  • Where (city, country) is the project located?
  • What is the name of your company?
  • In what capacity is your company involved with the nominated project (client, contractor, consultant, etc.)?
  • What is the completion timeline of the project?
  • What is the approximate completion percentage of the project at the time of nomination?
  • Contribution to its surrounding environment or community
  • Demonstration of construction best practice
  • Employed the latest techniques and technologies to ensure project success
  • Implementation of effective HSE initiatives

FM Awards

The award for overall FM Company of the Year will go to the company that can demonstrate how it has had the greatest impact on the FM-related business. The winning company is well-respected, with a solid reputation among customers and the industry as a whole. Its all-round performance in the FM industry over the past year, as exhibited by in its ongoing involvement in flagship contracts and/or projects, will have built on a track record characterized by service excellence, delivery and innovation.
Entries for the Overall FM Company of the Year should answer the following questions in a total of no more than 500 words::
  • How has the company demonstrated its leadership ability?
  • How has the company contributed to its financial success?
  • What has the company done to boost operational performance?
  • What has the company done to manage professional development?
  • How has the company shown its commitment to the improvement of the regional FM industry?
  • What is the CSR initiative, and how has the initiative contributed to the welfare of the wider community?
Entries for the Technology & Innovation in FM should answer the following questions in a total of no more than 500 words:
  • What impact has the implementation of technology had on core services?
  • How has the incorporation of technology benefitted the company in reducing costs and improving its internal infrastructure?
  • Were any new services developed and introduced as a result of technological advancements?
  • To what degree has technology enabled the company to become competitive in the market?
The award for Property Management Company of the Year will go to a PM firm or asset management firm that’s making rapid strides either through its own FM division, or via its outsourced FM operator.
Entries for the Property Management Company of the Year should answer the following questions in a total of no more than 500 words:
  • What are some of your outstanding achievements over the last 12 months?
  • Kindly detail how you have engaged FM companies?
  • What is the scope of work you outsource to FM companies?
  • Have you increased your business share in the leasing and renting space, give details.
  • What is the value of the assets you manage, give a rough break down (residential/commercial)?
Entries for the Best Asset Management Company should answer the following questions in a total of no more than 500 words:
  • What are some of your outstanding achievements over the last 12 months?
  • Kindly detail how you have engaged FM companies?
  • What is the scope of work you outsource to FM companies?
  • Have you increased your business share in the leasing and renting space, give details.
  • What is the value of the assets you manage, give a rough break down (residential/commercial)?
The award for Engineering Service of the Year will go to the company that demonstrates the best record of progress and service delivery by its respective Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) division.
The winner of the award will be a company that has excelled in within its active MEP operations, developed and/or implemented the latest cutting-edge technologies and practices, as well continuing to advance the technical proficiency of their employees.
Entries for the Engineering Service of the Year of the Year should answer the following questions in a total of no more than 500 words:
  • How has the company demonstrated its ability to deliver on projects?
  • How has the company contributed to a project’s success?
  • What has the company done to manage the professional development of its staff?
  • How has the company developed and/or implemented technologies and practices that have helped enhance MEP service delivery?
  • How has the company shown its commitment to the improvement of the regional FM industry?
The award for Health and Safety Initiative of the Year will go to the company, operating in the FM sector, which has delivered the best health and safety initiative in the GCC.
Entries for the Health and Safety Initiative of the Year of the Year should answer the following questions in a total of no more than 500 words:
  • What is the health and safety initiative?
  • How has the initiative contributed to the welfare of the work force?
  • How is the impact of the initiative measured?
  • What have been the practical benefits of the initiative?
The award for Sustainability Initiative of the Year will go to the company, operating in the FM sector, which has delivered the best sustainability initiative in the GCC. The winning initiative will make a positive contribution to the advance of environmental considerations in FM.
Entries for the Sustainability Initiative of the Year of the Year should answer the following questions in a total of no more than 500 words:
  • What is the sustainability initiative?
  • How has the sustainability initiative contributed to improving the GCC FM industry?
  • How is the impact of the sustainability initiative measured?
  • What have been the practical benefits of the sustainability initiative?
Entries for the Education & Development Initiative of the Year should answer the following questions in a total of no more than 500 words:
  • How has the initiative contributed to its surrounding environment or community?
  • How has the initiative demonstrated FM best practice?
  • What techniques and technology have contributed to the initiative’s success?
  • Has the initiative been delivered within time and budget parameters? Explain.
  • What aspects of the initiative make it interesting or significant for the region?
The award for Visionary Leader of the Year will go to the individual who can demonstrate delivering outstanding results at his or her organisation during the previous 12 months.
Entries for the Visionary Leader of the Year should answer the following questions in a total of no more than 500 words:
  • Name of the person, his full job title, job duration with the company
  • Evidence of the company’s growth and financial success during his/her tenure
  • Details of contracts won and projects delivered during the period
  • Evidence of the executive’s contribution to this success
  • Evidence of helping the organisation to evolve and develop
  • Clear evidence of innovation during the period
The award for Facilities Manager of the Year will go to the person that has made an important contribution to the FM industry.
Entries for the Facilities Manager of the Year should answer the following questions in a total of no more than 500 words:
  • How has the facilities manager contributed to its surrounding environment or community?
  • How has the facilities manager demonstrated FM best practice?
  • Has the facilities manager delivered a project within time and budget parameters? Explain.
  • What safety initiatives has a facilities manager put in place on a project and how effective were they
  • What aspects of the facilities manager make them interesting or significant for the region?
The award for CEO of the Year will go to the individual who can demonstrate delivering outstanding results at his or her organisation during the previous 12 months.
Entries for the CEO of the Year should answer the following questions in a total of no more than 500 words:
  • Name of the person, his full job title, job duration with the company
  • Evidence of the company’s growth and financial success during his/her tenure
  • Details of contracts won and projects delivered during the period
  • Evidence of the executive’s contribution to this success
  • Evidence of helping the organisation to evolve and develop
  • Clear evidence of innovation during the period

Nomination

How to nominate:

  • Click “Submit Nominations’ on the homepage
  • Complete nomination details, such as name of company or person you are nominating
  • Answer all of the required questions clearly
  • In your submission, be sure to include details showing why your entry deserves to win over others.
  • Collate all your supporting documents to a single pdf file no larger than 10MB and send it to Kasun@Bncpublishing.net
  • A message will confirm that your nomination has been sent and a confirmation email sent to you
  • Any queries can be e-mailed to awards@bncpublishing.net .

The team will confirm whether your nomination has been received and a confirmation email will be sent to you. Any further queries can be e-mailed to the addresses above

Nomination deadline: October 29th, 2020

Sponsorship

Platinum Ally

  • Onsite product branding
  • Placement of logo on event advertisements preceding the event by one month
  • Placement of logo in event email shots to the Construction Business News ME mailing list
  • Mentions in subsequent published materials, including pre- and post-event coverage to be featured online and dispersed via relevant social media, and pre- and post-event coverage in print
  • Social media Platinum Ally placement
  • Placement of logo on all invitations
  • Placement of logo on event site branding
  • Video footage and imagery of the event released for promotional usage
  • Ally seating accommodating two full tables for the Platinum Ally for 8 guests
  • Editorial Coverage within six months in any edition of Construction Business News ME

Gold Ally

  • Onsite product branding alternatives
  • Placement of logo on event advertisements preceding the event by one month
  • Placement of logo in event email shots to the Construction Business News ME mailing list
  • Mentions in subsequent published materials, including pre- and post-event coverage to be featured online and dispersed via relevant social media, and pre- and post-event coverage in print
  • Social media placement mentions on Construction Business News ME platforms
  • Placement of logo invitations
  • Placement of logo on event site branding
  • Video footage and imagery of the event released for promotional usage
  • Ally seating accommodating one full table for the Gold Ally for 4 guests
  • Editorial Coverage within six months in any edition of Construction Business News ME

Silver Ally

  • Placement of logo on event advertisements preceding the event by one month
  • Mentions in subsequent published materials, including pre- and post-event coverage to be featured online and dispersed via relevant social media, and pre- and post-event coverage in print
  • Placement of logo on event print and digital invitations
  • Placement of logo on event site branding
  • Video footage and imagery of the event released for promotional usage
  • Ally seating accommodating one full table for the Silver Ally for 4 guests
  • Editorial Coverage within six months in any edition of Construction Business News ME

Category ALLY

  • Placement of logo on event advertisements preceding the event by one month
  • Mentions in subsequent published materials, including pre- and post-event coverage to be featured online and dispersed via relevant social media, and pre- and post-event coverage in print
  • Placement of logo on event print and digital invitations
  • Placement of logo on event site branding
  • Ally seating accommodating one full table for four guests
  • Video footage and imagery of the event released for promotional usage
  • Presentation of one award (subject to availability

Contact us

Sponsorship enquiries:

Joaquim D’Costa

Email: jo@bncpublishing.net

Mobile: +971 50 440 2706

Nomination enquiries:

Kasun Illankoon

Email: Kasun@bncpublishing.net

Direct: +971 4 4200506