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AWARD CEREMONY DATE

27 June 2021 | Cairo

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ENTRY DEADLINE - 19 MARCH 2021

Awards Ceremony
27 June 2021

CAIRO, EGYPT

INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES CRITERIA

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Eligible Entrants: Project Owners, Engineering and Architecture Firms, Developers, Main Contractors, Project Management Companies and Construction Consultants. Product and Service Providers are able to submit entries for the ‘Innovation of the Year’ category.

Female Construction Leader of the Year

The judges will be looking for a stand-out female 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 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 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.

Young Female Construction Professional of the Year (under 35)

This award will go to a dynamic young female, under 35, 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
  • 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.

Young Male Construction Professional of the Year (under 35)

The award is open to young professionals in the development and investment industry aged 35 or under as at March 2020. Nominations may be made by an individual or third party and must be an employee of a Property Council member company in that state.

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.

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.

The judges will be looking for:

  • World-class standards of design
  • High standards of safety and security
  • Energy efficiency
  • Clear demonstrations 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 2017 to June 2021.

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.

The judges will be looking for:

  • 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 2017 to June 2021.

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.

The judges will be looking for:

  • 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 2017 to June 2021.

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 2017 to June 2021.

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 be looking for:

  • 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 2017 to June 2021.

Power and Water Project of the Year

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

Eligible project types: company, project, plant, technology

Judges will be looking for:

  • 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 2017 to June 2021.

Architect 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 assess the practice’s planning expertise, client satisfaction, and that their projects are finished on time and within budget. Practices will demonstrate great depth and breadth in their work, their collaborative environment and their ability to consistently address the future of architecture while honouring its traditions.

This category is open to companies with an office in Egypt and will be assessed for services delivered during the period of January 2019 to June 2021.

The judges will evaluate the entries based on their:

  • Portfolio of projects
  • Innovation and sustainability in the 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 2019 to June 2021.

The judges will evaluate the entries based on their:

  • 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.

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 2019 to June 2021.

The judges will evaluate the entries based on their:

  • 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

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 2019 to June 2021.

The judges will evaluate the entries based on their:

  • 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.

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 2019 to June 2021.

The judges will be looking for:

  • 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

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 2019 - June 2020. Entries should focus on at least one example of specific innovation.

The judges will be looking for:

  • 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 Inclusion & Diversity

This award recognises an organisation which has developed a diverse and inclusive workplace through initiatives, programmes, policies and practices which have directly enhanced the success and culture of the organisation.

This category is open to companies with an office in Egypt and will be assessed for services delivered during the period of January 2019 to June 2021.

Developer of the Year

Judges will be looking for developers whose company financial performance and projects from January 2019 – June 2021 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.

This category is open to companies with offices in Egypt.

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.

This category is open to any ongoing sustainability-oriented initiative executed in Egypt within January 2019 – June 2021.

Youth Engagement Initiative of the Year

This award honours an organisation which has implemented an initiative to educate students about the opportunities of a career in the construction industry, promoting the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).  The initiative could be a partnership with an academic institution, an event, workshop, hackathon, internship or outreach programme.

This category is open to any ongoing initiative implemented in Egypt in the period January 2019 – June 2021.

HOW TO ENTER

All entries must be submitted online.

To submit your nomination, first select the category you wish to enter.

Review the entry information required for your chosen category.

Complete the online entry form and upload all of the required documents.

All entries must be submitted by
19 MARCH 2021.

HINTS & TIPS FOR ENTERING

Allocate time to write your
entry forms

Give yourself a few weeks prior to the deadline of 19 March 2021 share the task with colleagues so no rush is involved when drafting your responses.

Produce your copy

The online portal requires answers to be typed directly in the online form.

Answer all questions

Make sure you answer all of the questions on the award submission portal.

Adhere to the word limit

Your answers should be succinct, well phrased and provide the most important information to prove why you should win the award.

Correctly answer questions

Carefully read every question to have a good understanding of how you should respond. Always proof read and spell-check your answers before submitting.

Provide evidence

Provide evidence to support your submission by including facts and figures to back up your statements. Upload supporting documents/videos to your online entry.

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