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Recognising and celebrating excellence in Egypt’s construction industry

 

Awards ceremony |  June 2023

 

A platform that recognises innovation and project excellence
in Egypt’s construction industry

The 2nd edition of the Big 5 Egypt Impact Awards took place on 27 June at Dusit Thani, Lake View Cairo to recognise innovation and honour excellence in Egypt’s growing construction industry.

The awards included 22 comprehensive categories and recognised excellence in all the sectors of the construction industry. The awards were be judged by an independent panel of key industry experts and are open to architects, consultants, contractors, engineers, developers, and project owners.

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Categories

The Big 5 Egypt Impact Awards have been created to inspire Egypt’s construction industry to achieve new goals, recognise the communities of the future and promote transformation for economic growth.

Categories explore the businesses creating the smart communities of the future, how we use technology and digitalisation to enable more sustainable construction practices, as well as honouring inclusion and diversity, partnerships, individual leadership and young construction professionals.

People Categories

Click below to view individual award categories.

Female Construction Leader of the Year

The judges will be looking for a stand-out professional that has displayed significant knowledge, confidence and expertise in overcoming the real and apparent obstacles of working within the male-dominated construction industry. Judges will be looking for an individual who has broken down barriers to forge a successful career within this competitive industry, pioneering the way and inspiring future generations of women working in construction.

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Be employed by the company nominating them
  • Be in a construction role
  • Be nominated by their employer

Judges are looking for a person that best demonstrates a positive impact on their peers, their organisation and will have shown potential to become an exemplary future leader, evidenced by being having the ability to positively impact the behaviour of others.

Female Construction Professional of the Year

This award will go to a dynamic professional who represents the very best of the construction profession. She should be a high achiever, a problem solver and a team player and just as importantly be an inspiration to both her male and female colleagues motivating them to follow in her footsteps.

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Be employed by the company nominating them,
  • Be in a construction role, and
  • Be nominated by their employer.

Judges are looking for a person that best demonstrates a positive impact on their peers, their organisation and will have shown potential to become an exemplary future leader, evidenced by being having the ability to positively impact the behaviour of others.

Leadership Team of the Year NEW

This award is open to executive management teams, the organisation must operate in the built environment. The team must be working for a single organisational entity. The nominated team will look at achievements deserving of recognition that have been made during the period from January 2020 to date.  The winning team will have shown judges strong examples of collaboration, how they have overcome challenges through working together, won new business, achieved unprecedented success and inspired their colleagues and clients alike.

The award is open to all Egypt based teams.

  • Collaboration 25%
  • Winning new business as a team 35%
  • Inspiration 30%
  • Overcoming barriers together 10%

Male Construction Leader of the Year

A business leader in the construction industry who has not only demonstrated outstanding industry focused achievements, but also acted as a positive role model and actively sought to bring more diversity to the industry.

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Be employed by the company nominating them
  • Be in a construction role
  • Be nominated by their employer

Judges are looking for the person that best demonstrates a positive impact on their peers, their organisation and will have shown potential to become an exemplary future leader, evidenced by being having the ability to positively impact the behaviour of others.

Male Construction Professional of the Year

The award is open to professionals in the development and investment industry. Nominations may be made by an individual or third party.

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Be employed by the company nominating them
  • Be in a construction role
  • Be nominated by their employer

Judges are looking for the person that best demonstrates a positive impact on their peers, their organisation and will have shown potential to become an exemplary future leader, evidenced by being having the ability to positively impact the behaviour of others.

Project Categories

Click below to view individual award categories.

MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing) Project of the Year

This award will recognise the high quality standards, practices and excellence in design and installation demonstrated in an MEP project.

Judges will evaluate the entries based on:

  • Innovative approaches to overcoming challenges
  • Quality, design and integration of sustainable elements
  • Integration and impact on the environment and community
  • Collaboration throughout the project
  • Implementation of effective HSE initiatives

Joint submissions from Consultants, Architects, Contractors, Engineers, Developer, Project Owner, etc. will be accepted. The project must be completed during the period of January 2018 – March 2022.

Infrastructure Project of the Year

An award made for an infrastructure project in Egypt, of any size or type that made an important contribution to its surroundings and demonstrated best construction practice.

Eligible project types: transport, metro railway, highways, roads, bridges, civil and structural engineering projects, drainage schemes, public realm works and master planning

Judges will evaluate the entries based on:

  • Innovative approaches to overcoming challenges
  • Quality, design and integration of sustainable elements
  • Integration and impact on the environment and community
  • Collaboration throughout the project
  • Implementation of effective HSE initiatives

Joint submissions from Consultants, Architects, Contractors, Engineers, Developer, Project Owner, etc. will be accepted. The project must be completed during the period of January 2018 – March 2022.

Power & Water Project of the Year

Nominations are open to projects that demonstrate a significant contribution to the water and power industry.

Judges will evaluate the entries based on:

· Improved operations and energy efficiency,
· Technological innovation
· The implementation of sustainable financial models.

Joint submissions from Consultants, Architects, Contractors, Engineers, Developer, Project Owner, etc. will be accepted. The project must be completed during the period of January 2018 – March 2022.

Community Project of the Year

This category recognises excellence in community projects that make a clear and positive contribution to the community they serve, whether that is defined by a shared location, shared values or shared needs. Eligible project types: education facilities, places of worship, streetscape, hospitals, museums, parks & theme parks, sports facilities, theatres, monuments, culture and heritage.

Judges will evaluate the entries based on:

  • Relationship to surroundings and neighbourhood
  • Quality and design
  • Attention to safety, security and accessibility
  • Sustainability in construction
  • The way people interact with and inhabit the space

Joint submissions from Consultants, Architects, Contractors, Engineers, Developer, Project Owner, etc. will be accepted. The project must be completed during the period of January 2018 – March 2022.

Residential Project of the Year

The judges will be looking for an outstanding residential project in Egypt that demonstrates an innovative approach to the overall strategy of the development. Eligible project types: single or multiple family homes, apartment complexes, high rise buildings for the purpose of providing dwellings, retirement homes and apartment buildings

Judges will be looking for the very best in housing design, and will consider a wide range of factors:

  • Relationship to surroundings and neighbourhood
  • Quality and design
  • Attention to safety, security and accessibility
  • Sustainability in construction
  • The way people interact with and inhabit the space

Joint submissions from Consultants, Architects, Contractors, Engineers, Developer, Project Owner, etc. will be accepted. The project must be completed during the period of January 2018 – March 2022.

Commercial Project of the Year

Judges will look for outstanding commercial developments in Egypt where an innovative approach to the strategy of the development has been taken. Eligible project types: hotels, retail, leisure facilities, mixed-use, office buildings

Judges will evaluate the entries based on:

  • World-class standards of design
  • High standards of safety and security
  • Energy efficiency
  • Clear demonstration of innovation

The criteria for success are based not only on quality and innovation, but also on evidence demonstrating a sensible use of budget, while satisfying the client brief.

Joint submissions from Consultants, Architects, Contractors, Engineers, Developer, Project Owner, etc. will be accepted. The project must be completed during the period of January 2018 – March 2022.

Organisation Categories

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Developer of the Year NEW

This award is open to Developers operating in Egypt.  Judges will be looking for developers whose company financial performance and projects from January 2021 to date, demonstrate innovative design, development concepts and architectural excellence in external and internal design and functionality. Projects will demonstrate quality of design, construction, visual appeal, compatibility with neighbouring land uses and be sensitive to environmental issues.  The winner will show how it is successfully driving its vision and mission.

Judges will evaluate the entries based on:

  • Profile of construction portfolio (10%)
  • Innovation (15%)
  • Collaboration (15%)
  • Quality Control (15%)
  • Financial Performance (20%)
  • Client Satisfaction: Client’s overall satisfaction of the project and it’s alignment to the standards and practices tied towards the client’s goals and objectives. (25%)

Contractor of the Year

In this category, judges will be looking for evidence of contribution to projects, innovation, quality of work and excellent safety record, representing the construction industry in a positive way. The winner will have shown how it is successfully driving its vision and mission. This category is open to companies with an office in Egypt and will be assessed for services delivered during the period of January 2020 – April 2022.

Judges will evaluate the entries based on:

  • Portfolio of projects
  • Innovation and sustainability in Practice
  • Contribution and service to the Profession
  • Evidence of Sustainable Design Principles
  • Demonstration of a commitment to the younger generation through Mentoring, Supervision, and Training Opportunities.

Consultancy of the Year

This category is open to any type of construction consultancy, including quantity surveyors, cost consultants, engineering consultants and project managers. Entrants for this category must have demonstrated their contribution to their clients’ success, their own business development achievements and knowledge sharing. The winner will demonstrate how it is successfully driving its vision and mission.

This category is open to companies with an office in Egypt and will be assessed for services delivered during the period of January 2020 – April 2022.

Judges will evaluate the entries based on:

  • Portfolio of projects
  • Innovation and sustainability in practice
  • Contribution and service to the profession
  • Evidence of sustainable design principles
  • Demonstration of a commitment to the younger generation through mentoring, supervision, and training opportunities.

Architecture Firm of the Year

This award is to recognise an architectural firm that has not only created brilliant architecture but also demonstrated their awareness of modern regulations statutory requirements and solutions.

Judges will look at the practice’s planning expertise and see if their services to their clients are of paramount importance and that their projects are finished on time and within budget.

Judges will also see if the office staff have complete, full administrative and secretarial back-up, showing that the practice is capable of dealing with even the largest project whilst still maintaining a personal service.

Engineering Firm of the Year

The winning firm will have to demonstrate innovative and timely solutions to engineering problems and project delivery performance. Evidence of staff retention, recruitment initiatives and education programmes, along with a demonstration of responsible care and community projects will also be considered. This category is open to companies with an office in Egypt and firms will be assessed for services delivered during the period of January 2020 – April 2022.

Judges will evaluate the entries based on:

  • Portfolio of projects
  • Innovation and sustainability in Practice
  • Contribution and service to the Profession
  • Evidence of Sustainable Design Principles
  • Demonstration of a commitment to the young generation i.e. Mentoring, Supervising, and Training Opportunities

Innovation of the Year

This award will recognise innovative construction projects, products and solutions in Egypt that lead, change, transform and improve the construction process in a positive way. The winning entry must demonstrate measurements of success and team collaboration. The innovation could be a new process, technology, or creative idea which has been implemented from January 2020 – March 2022. Entries should focus on at least one example of specific innovation.

Judges will evaluate the entries based on their:

  • Innovation and teamwork
  • Impact on its surrounding environment or community
  • Demonstration of construction best practice
  • Use of the latest techniques and technologies to ensure project success
  • Implementation of effective HSE initiatives

Award for Health and Safety

This category recognises a company’s exceptional safety, health and environmental programme achievement. The company must have demonstrated results in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and implemented a programme that has contributed to the establishment of a safe and healthy environment, either within their own organisation, or for their clients, which can also serve as an example to industry across Egypt. This category is open to companies with an office in Egypt and will be assessed for services delivered during the period of January 2020 – March 2022.

Judges will evaluate the entries based on their:

  • Demonstration of leadership in safety
  • Active promotion of safety in the workplace
  • Innovation and enthusiasm in marketing safety
  • Collaborative and proactive work towards improving safety
  • Mentoring of others in safety
  • Effective integration of health and safety in all processes

Youth Engagement Initiative of the Year

Judges will evaluate the entries based on:

1) Concept – 30%

  • Describe the initiative including: business case, objectives, wow factor successes, any challenges faced and how they were overcome

2) Engagement – 30%

  • Innovative community engagement techniques
  • Equitability and inclusivity of the engagement process
  • Who was involved?
  • What partnerships were utilised/developed?
  • Were any external resources used?

3) Collaboration – 15%

  • Collaborations and partnerships with public or private sector groups
  • Community and partner engagement in the planning process
  • Innovative community engagement techniques
  • Equitability and inclusivity of the engagement process

4) Impact – 25%

  • Demonstrating positive, measurable and sustainable outcomes from the programme
  • What difference did the contribution make?
  • How widespread was the impact?
  • How lasting was the impact?

Smart City Initiative of the Year NEW

This Award will recognise the initiative (ideas and strategies) making Egypt’s cities more livable, sustainable, and economically viable.  The winning initiative will have the biggest positive impact on its citizens –the award is open to initiatives developed in one or more of the following areas:  mobility, environment, urban safety and security or data and technology.

(Please note that this award is not open to a product)

Judges will evaluate the entries based on:

  • Evidence of Successful Initiative 20%
  • Contribution to SDGs 20%
  • Innovation 15%
  • Collaboration 15%
  • Citizen and stakeholder Engagement 15%
  • Knowledge Transfer 15%

Sustainable Initiative of the Year

This award is open to any initiative with the goal of creating a more environmental, social and economic impact by promoting and engaging its employees and the community in sustainability. The company should demonstrate how this initiative incorporates reduced energy consumption, use of alternative energy sources, increased recycled component usage, waste reduction measures, reduced water consumption, local sourcing initiatives, and how this has made a positive impact on the industry and the local community.

Any ongoing sustainability oriented initiative executed in Egypt within January 2020 – March 2022 is eligible to participate.

Judges will evaluate the entries based on:

  • Concept – 50%
  • Engagement – 30%
  • Collaboration – 20%

Partnership of the Year NEW

The Partnership of the Year award will recognise partnerships between project stakeholders (owners, architecture firms, contractors, PMCs, engineering firms, technology providers, financial institutions and legal firms), which demonstrate a collaborative management approach. Entries should deliver clear evidence of alignment of objectives, common culture, team integration, overcoming challenges together, knowledge transfer and wow-factor successes as a team.

Judges will evaluate the entries based on:

  • Collaboration 25%
  • Innovation 25%
  • Knowledge transfer 25%
  • Positive impact on wider industry 25%

2022 judging panel

PROF. MOHAMED ABDEL WAHAB

Professor | Founding Partner & Head of International Arbitration, Construction & Energy
Cairo University | Zulficar & Partners Law Firm Egypt

HODA
MANSOUR

EMEA South Head of Business Process Intelligence
SAP

PROF. ENG. AHMED MOUSSA

Professor of Reinforced Concrete Structures & Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
Badr University in Cairo (BUC)

DR. YOMNA EL SHERIDY

President | Founder and Managing Director
Business Women of Egypt 21 | Special Food Industry

GHAITH
BAKIR

Lead Regulatory Engineer- MENA Codes & Regulatory Services
Underwriters Laboratories

GRACE
NAJJAR

President
Project Management Institute

MATT
DORAN

MENA Hub Manager
The Chartered Institute of Building

SEIF ALLAH A. ALNAGA

President
Society of Egyptian Architects

AHMED NASSER
TAHA

Chairman & CEO | President
Misr for Real Estate Assets | FIABCI Egypt

MOHAMED
YOUSEF

Executive Director
Egyptian Businessmen's Association

SALAH M. EL HAGGAR

Professor of Energy & Sustainable Development
The American University in Cairo

MIRNA
ARIF

Country General Manager
Microsoft Egypt

MOHAMED
MOUSA

Sales Director, MEA
Crayon

ABIR
LEHETA

Chairman & CEO
Egytrans

EMIL RADEMEYER

Managing Director
ABiQ Business Intelligence

2022 awards ceremony

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27 JUNE 2022
Cairo, Egypt

 

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