The Big 5 Egypt Impact Awards reveals 104 finalists from 22 categories
Cairo, Egypt, May 2022- dmg events, organizers of The Big 5 Construct Egypt have announced the finalists for The Big 5 Egypt Impact Awards, celebrating the short-listed people, organizations and projects for their innovative ideas and continuous efforts that are driving Egypt’s development and transformation.
The awards are part of The Big 5 Construct Egypt exhibition, the most important event for the construction industry in Egypt. Now in its fourth edition, the exhibition has achieved remarkable success and aims to bring industry leaders together to transform Egypt’s cities and infrastructure.
As the construction industry in Egypt booms, and with the government investing billions on housing and infrastructure developments, The Big 5 Construct Egypt is hosting these awards to recognize innovation and honor excellence in the industry.
“We would like to congratulate the 104 finalists on their innovative and impressive work and for making it to the award categories short-list. The participating projects, leaders and organizations have proven their determination, tenacity, resilience and ability to overcome logistical and economic challenges” said Muhammed Kazi, Vice President, dmg events. He added: “We are proud to host this initiative once again, after witnessing a hugely successful launch in 2021. The future of the construction industry depends on visionary projects that provide innovative solutions for truly sustainable, economic growth.”
The awards are judged by an independent panel of key industry experts and are open to architects, consultants, contractors, engineers, developers and project owners. The 22 comprehensive categories explore the businesses that create smart communities of the future, applying technology and digitalization to enable more sustainable construction practices, as well as honoring partnerships, individual leadership and young construction professionals.
“As strong advocates of innovation for the Project Economy, we are committed to recognize excellence in individual and organizational performance and committed to empowering them further. With the submissions received for the awards, we must admit that we were impressed with the quality of the people and projects competing in all categories, which made the shortlisting process so exciting for us.” said Grace Najjar, Managing Director, Project Management Institute MENA & Judge, The Big 5 Egypt Impact Awards.
The awards categories list include: Architecture Firm of the Year, Award for Health and Safety, Commercial Project of the Year, Community Project of the Year, Consultancy of the Year, Contractor of the Year, Developer of the Year, in association with Hassan Allam Holding, Engineering Firm of the Year, Female Construction Leader of the Year, Female Construction Professional of the Year, Infrastructure Project of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Leadership Team of the Year, Male Construction Leader of the Year, Male Construction Professional of the Year, MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) Project of the Year, Partnership of the Year, Power and Water Project of the Year, Residential Project of the Year, Smart City Initiative of the Year, Sustainable Initiative of the Year Youth Engagement Initiative of the Year.
Notable examples of innovative projects and initiatives included in the short-list are:
1- The Bahr Al-Baqar wastewater treatment plant located in northwest Egypt short-listed for the Power & Water Project of the Year Award. The project is submitted by The Arab Contractors Company and is one of the largest in the world, with a treatment capacity of 5.6 million m3/d which makes it the largest in Africa.
2- The Green River Park, submitted by Redcon Construction short-listed for the Community Project of the Year Award. The park is the largest urban park in the world, located in the New Administrative Capital of Egypt. When fully finished, it will span over 35 kilometers, and cover a total area of 1,000 feddan, which would make it six times the size of Central Park in New York City.
3- The New Administrative Capital Central Business District, submitted by Dar for the Smart City Initiative of the Year Award. Egypt’s New Administrative Capital is envisioned to become the country’s very first smart city, with the New Administrative Capital for Urban Development identifying seven pillars for the smart city initiative to focus on: infrastructure, security, transportation, urban planning, energy and water, environment, and financial services.
The winners of The Big 5 Construct Egypt Impact Awards will be revealed on 27 June 2022 at Dusit Thani Lakeview, Cairo during a live and celebratory ceremony.
Head over to https://www.thebig5constructegypt.com/awards to check the list of finalists.
About The Big 5 Construct Egypt
The Big 5 Construct Egypt is back again in its 4th edition from 25 -27 June at the Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC) in Cairo. It is the most important gathering for the global construction and infrastructure community in Egypt. Launched in 2018, the event runs under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Moustafa Madbouly, Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and is the only construction show endorsed by the Egyptian Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities. The event connects suppliers with quality buyers from across Africa, promoting innovation, sharing cutting edge knowledge and accelerating business.
Admission is free for pre-registered trade and industry professionals. To know more, visit www.thebig5constructegypt.com
About dmg events
dmg events is a leading organizer of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines. dmg aims to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events. dmg events organizes more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com
Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.