Construction World's Best Projects 10th awards evening was attended by more than 220 guests and has cemented its reputation as one of the most prestigious awards for the construction industry.
Category A, ‘Civil engineering and building contractors', received 18 entries. The judges were very impressed by the complexity of the civil engineering projects in this category and have suggested that building and civil engineering projects are separated going forward. Indicative of this is that there are two winners this year: one for building and one for civil engineering.
Although Category A1, ‘Civil engineering and building contractors outside South Africa' only received two entries, both entries impressed the judges with their scope and complexity.
Category B1, ‘Specialist contractors or suppliers', attracted a flurry of entries - 19. This category's entries display a range of specialist contracting and products for the construction industry - from restoration to crop circles.
Category B2, "Professional Services', had 18 entries and attracted entries from not only consulting engineers but also from architects. The scope of projects varied from pedestrian bridges to an extensive road upgrade.
Due to the complexity of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), there are very few around and therefore the PPP category has always received very few entries. This year only one entry was received but this project is an example of how a complex public private partnership can work and achieve what PPPs set out to do.
This year 12 projects competed in the ‘AfriSam innovation award for sustainable construction'. All of these projects are indicative of how the construction process is just one part of the bigger picture that involves the PLANET, PEOPLE, and PERFORMANCE.
See the December issue for all the awards.