Abdul Majeed Basheer al-Gassab
Abdul Majeed Basheer al-Gassab is general manager of the Bahrain Aviation Fuelling Company. Al-Gassab is a qualified mechanical engineer and since 2008, he has been president of the Bahrain Society of Engineers and president of the Project Management Institute – Arabian Gulf Chapter. Al-Gassab is a member of the National Measurement & Standardisation Committee at the Commerce & Industry Ministry. He also acts as the engineering expert for the Committee for Organising Engineering Professional Practices at the Works Ministry. Al-Gassab has been a member of the American Standards Testing of Materials since 1999. He is also a registered arbitrator in Bahrain courts.
Matar Ali al-Mutairi
Matar Ali al-Mutairi is an engineer and project manager with extensive experience of working on major projects in Kuwait. After working as a mechanical engineer with state-owned Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Al-Mutairi was appointed supervision and design engineer at the Social Affairs & Labour Ministry. From 2000-04, he was project manager for the South Sabahya Mental Disability Clinic. Al-Mutairi is chairman and head of the construction committee for the Sulibekhat & Doha Cooperative. He has bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree and a doctorate in industrial psychology. Al-Mutairi is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Kuwait Society of Engineers.
Sulaiman al-Hudhaili is a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the Engineering Council, both of the UK. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas sector and has worked with state-backed Petroleum Development Oman in various roles. Between 2006-09, Al-Hudhaili worked for Tebodin Consultants & Engineers (Oman). He now manages his own consultancy office advising international clients. Al-Hudhaili also runs a health and safety executive services company in Oman. He is a member of the industrial advisory board for the mechanical department at the College of Engineering in Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat. He is also the secretary general of the Oman Society of Engineers.
Ahmad Jassim al-Jolo
Ahmad Jassim al-Jolo has more than 25 years’ experience in the construction industry. Al-Jolo is chairman of the Qatar Society of Engineers and a founding member of the Qatar Green Buildings Council. He is an advisory board member of the accreditation board for the civil engineering programme at the College of Engineering at Qatar University and also an evaluator for graduate student projects at Texas A&M University in Qatar, where he frequently gives lectures. A former chairman of the Professional Engineers Committee at the Urban Planning & Development Authority, Al-Jolo is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Seattle University in the US.
Ghazi Mohammed Alahmadi
Saudi Arabia judge
Ghazi Mohammed Alahmadi is secretary general of the Riyadh-headquartered Saudi Council of Engineers. Alahmadi graduated in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in Dhahran. In 1997, Alahmadi obtained a master’s degree in IT and systems engineering from the University of Strathclyde in the UK. He also has an executive master’s degree in business administration from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. Alahmadi has worked across a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, information technology (IT) and communications, banking, defence and real estate development.
Rashad Bukhash is the director of the Architectural Heritage Department at Dubai Municipality. He has supervised the conservation of more than 145 historic buildings in Dubai, in the UAE and abroad. Bukhash also supervised the design and construction of more than 200 modern buildings, including universities, colleges, public buildings, parks and community facilities. He supervised the development of 12 museums in Dubai, including Dubai Museum, Sheikh Saeed Al-Maktoum House, the Heritage House, and the Camel and Horse museums. Bukhash has won many prizes such as the Rashid Prize for Scientific Excellence 2002, the Champion of Sustainability in Gulf States 2008 and the UAE Excellence Award 2008 in architecture.
The MEED Quality Awards for Projects is accepting entries in the following categories:
- Oil and Gas Project of the Year
Including: Refineries, offshore, distillation, infrastructure and pipelines
- Industrial Project of the Year
Including: Manufacturing, mining and metals
- Power and Water Desalination Project of the Year
Including: Energy, power, hydro-electric, desalination and other infrastructure
- Water Reuse Project of the Year
Including: Water usage, public supply, waste and recycling, and sewage treatment
- Leisure and Tourism Project of the Year
Including: Culture and heritage, leisure, entertainment and tourism
- Transport and Logistics Project of the Year
Including: Ports, airports and rail
- Road Project of the Year
Including: Roads, bridges, tunnels and causeways
- Mixed Development Project of the Year
Including: Commercial and residential
- Social Project of the Year
Including: Public spaces, education and healthcare
- Building Project of the Year
Outstanding project in any sector that has shown best practice throughout the development
- Sustainable Project of the Year
Any project that has shown a tangible and proven approach to sustainability
- Outstanding Achievement of the Year
Awarded to an individual who had contributed to best practice over the previous year
- MEED Project of the Year 2011
Awarded to the project from any category that is considered the outstanding example of what quality in construction represents