On 2 May 2018, the most influential people in the GCC projects industry will gather in Dubai at the MEED Projects Awards 2018, held in association with Mashreq, to celebrate the region’s best projects.

There has never been a more important time to recognise the best projects.

The MEED Projects Awards 2018, in association with Mashreq, comes as government finances are being squeezed by low oil prices and the GCC projects industry is required to innovate in order to drive higher levels of quality and efficiency.

The region is facing two great disruptions in 2018.

The first is from the impact of lower oil prices on government spending. The second is from the influence of Big Data and digitalisation.

This is the perfect opportunity for the GCC projects industry to change the way it does things.

By adopting new technology and cutting out bad old habits, clients, designers, contractors and suppliers can improve their performance in terms of delivering projects and time and on budget.

They can also improve their contribution to the development of the local workforce.

Will you be there?

The MEED Project Awards, held in association with Mashreq, brings together the region’s most influential project professionals to celebrate the best projects in the region.

It showcases the industry’s best achievements and provides a unique opportunity to identify ways to innovate project delivery in the GCC.

It is also a great opportunity for you to raise awareness of your achievements.

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To enter your project for an award, click this link

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Contact Becky Crayman at: T: +971 (0)4 818 0314; E: becky.crayman@meed.com

The MEED Project Awards…

Now in their eighth year, the MEED Projects Awards, in association with Mashreq, has become the leading stamp of quality for anyone operating in the GCC projects sector.

The awards not only recognise the value and quality of a project throughout its entire life cycle, from the design concept through to engineering and construction and its wider contribution to society and the environment.

Central to the success of the awards has been the authority provided by the core values of integrity, trust and transparency associated with the MEED name.

The awards have a two-stage judging process that recognises the best projects at the national level and then selects an overall GCC winner for each category.

Best practice

MEED’s awards programme aims to reward entrants through benchmarking the best practice specified in the project brief and excellence in project delivery.

Winning an award sends a message to the market that quality is essential in all parts of the project management process, from design planning to engineering and construction.

By entering,  MEED Projects Awards, entrants will:

  • Gain unparalleled recognition for their project through an international platform;
  • Reward and evaluate their achievements through an independent judging process;
  • Be associated with the programme’s core values of integrity, accuracy and innovation;
  • Get the chance to celebrate their team’s achievements and network with the region’s leaders in projects.

How to enter

The judging panel is looking for projects completed between January 2013-December 2017.

A minimal amount of time is needed to submit the information required by the judges.

Register your details online today in order to gain access to the online entry form for your specific category. Your project has the chance to win at a national level and then compete at a regional level.

Judging criteria

■ Client satisfaction
■ Project excellence
■ Health and safety performance
■ Sustainability
■ Completion on time/early and to budget
■ Supply chain best practice
■ Innovation
■ The ‘wow’ factor

MEED Projects Awards 2018, held in association with Mashreq

1. Airport Project of the Year
2. Building Project of the Year
3. Commercial Project of the Year
4. Education Project of the Year
5. Healthcare Project of the Year
6. Industrial Project of the Year
7. Innovation Project of the Year
8. Leisure & Tourism Project of the Year
9. Mixed-Use Project of the Year
10. Oil & Gas Project of the Year
11. Power & Water Project of the Year
12. Rail, Metro & Tram Project of the Year
13. Residential Project of the Year
14. Retail Project of the Year
15. Road, Bridge & Tunnel Project of the Year
16. Small Project of the Year
17. Social, Culture & Heritage Project of the Year
18. Sustainable Project of the Year
19. Tall Project of the Year
20. MEED Quality Project of the Year, in association with Mashreq

GCC winners

Since 2011, MEED has recognised 92 of the highest-quality projects across the GCC completed between 2009 and 2017.

See the winners of the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2017.

The UAE has enjoyed the most success with 28 GCC winners, followed by Saudi Arabia with 17 while Bahrain and Oman have 12 and 11 regional winners, respectively. Kuwait has eight.

At the country level, the UAE has had 154 national winners, Saudi Arabia has 46 winners. Oman is next with 38, followed by Bahrain with 26 and Kuwait with 25 national winners. A total of 332 national winners have been recognised since 2011.

“This is not about having the tallest building or the largest infrastructure project,” says MEED Awards and Managed Events programme director Becky Crayman. “It is about how the projects contribute to the economic and social success as well as the sustainability of the communities in which they are based.”

“The judges want to hear about innovations in design, engineering and construction,” says Crayman. “These are the benchmarks that invariably have an impact on the successful completion of any project.”