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2024 Awards

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Companies must have an office in the Middle East to be eligible for these awards. Nominations should be submitted online, following the nomination guidelines.

Company Awards



Award Category

Architectural Company of the Year

This award celebrates regional architectural firms that have designed the most inspiring and ground-breaking structures for Middle East developers in the year leading up to the event. Nominations should demonstrate a firm’s design prowess and commitment to sustainability.

Firms offering more than four disciplines, in addition to or including architecture, should nominate in the ‘Multi-Discipline Consulting Company of the Year’ category.

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Award Category

Metaverse Architect of the Year

With so much attention being paid to the metaverse and the related role of new, exchangeable commodities such as NFTs, more and more design and architectural firms are now committed to carving out a niche in this virtual sphere. But who exactly is doing what and where is the best, most innovative and thought-provoking work being done? Who are the top exponents and who are they working with? This category assesses who is the true metaverse champion in the GCC.

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Award Category

Cost Consulting Company of the Year

Cost consultants are essential to the success of projects and here, the region’s most efficient, respected and professional firms will be commended. Companies should use their nominations to demonstrate how their approach and expertise kept a project on budget, without compromising quality.

Companies specialising in quantity surveying/cost consulting can enter this category. Firms that provide four or more disciplines, in addition to cost consultancy, should apply for the ‘Multi-Discipline Consulting Company of the Year’ category.

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Award Category

Dispute Resolution Champion of the Year

Recognises dispute resolution and arbitration specialists whose intervention has resulted in substantive advancement of named and identifiable projects. Companies should us their submission to show precisely how their contribution helped resolve ongoing or specific contractual or legal blockages and facilitated project advancement.

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Award Category

Gender & Ethical Employment Champion of the Year

Recognises companies of all sizes which have either dramatically evolved their existing raft of ED&I protocols, or made a great start on creating and implementing them for the first time. The category rewards either those initiatives concerned specifically with gender issues or any aspect of diversity enhancement (or both). Companies should use their submission to show how they have become fairer, more ethical and inclusive employers and the timeframes and targets they are working to.

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Award Category

On-site Health & Safety Champion of the Year

While we are all familiar with the growth of interest in ‘wellness’, this category looks at the hard-and-fast realities of on-site health & safety management. Who is being truly proactive in enforcing leading-edge site safety? Which sites present peculiar risks and what can be done to protect against them? Who is most effectively reducing labour-intensiveness by introducing safety-oriented machinery and equipment? This award distinguishes the true heroes of site safety.

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Award Category

Interior Design Company of the Year

The design of interior spaces is more important than ever before. This award recognises specialist firms that planned and delivered stunning, functional spaces across regional residential and commercial projects.

Companies that are primarily interior design focused can nominate for this category.

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Award Category

MEP Engineering Company of the Year

This award honours firms specialising in the mechanical, electrical and plumbing discipline. Companies should use their nomination to highlight their expertise in delivering efficient and cost-effective solutions to clients in the 12 months leading up to the awards.

A company that specialises in the MEP discipline can enter this category. Companies that offer four or more disciplines should nominate for the ‘Multi-Discipline Consulting Company of the Year’ award.

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Award Category

AI-led Design Champion of the Year

With the ever-growing presence of the new generation of AI-led design packages – such as Midjourney and DALL-E – there has never been a time when smart software has played such a a critical role in architectural and design projects. This Award decides who has true mastery of the genre and whose work shows innovation, relevance and vision. In order to qualify, entrants can only showcase projects whereby the great majority of the design phase as executed with Smart, AI-led packages.

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Award Category

Multi-Discipline Consulting Company of the Year

Celebrates firms that have made a significant contribution to the region’s-built environment within the past year. Companies with a base in the region that boast a portfolio of four or more disciplines are eligible for this award i.e., architectural design, project management, structural engineering and MEP.

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Award Category

Project Management Company of the Year

This award shines a light on standout project management companies, which have helped to keep regional projects on track and on budget.

A firm specialising in project management services can enter this category. Companies that offer four or more disciplines should apply for the ‘Multi-Discipline Consulting Company of the Year’ award.

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Award Category

Specialist Consulting Company of the Year

This award recognises consultancies boasting niche expertise, which includes but is not limited to acoustics, experience design, dispute resolution, fire & life safety, security, wayfinding etc.

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Award Category

HR + Wellness Champion of the Year

Wellness has become increasingly important as a mechanism for ensuring proactive care of staff, giving a 360-dgree support structure and identifying factors such as physical, mental, financial and social wellbeing. However, it augments, rather than replaces, the hard skills of traditional HR. Which are the companies that best exemplify this new working model? This Award recognises the business best-placed to deliver on the new human resources management template.

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Award Category

Structural Engineering Company of the Year

Recognises structural engineering companies that have provided the most intelligent and innovative structural solutions to clients. Companies should use their submission to show results of their work and innovation in the year leading up to the awards.

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Award Category

Sustainable Consultancy of the Year

Honours consultants that specialise in green/sustainable consulting. Nominated Honours consultants that specialise in sustainable consulting. Companies keen on nominating should provide evidence of their skills and abilities in their submission, along with references and notable examples of their work from the last year

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Award Category

Company of the Year

Formerly known as ‘Workplace of the Year’, this award recognises organisations that strive to improve themselves, and provide the best and most flexible environment for employees to excel and grow in their personal and professional lives.

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Project Awards



Award Category

Project of the Year – Government & Infrastructure

What are the most outstanding public sector works and who is responsible for them? This Award can apply to civic centres, government-run schools and hospitals, RTA centres and advice hubs, as well as transport initiatives involving highways or modes of mobility themselves. A high premium will be given to projects with a high quotient of sustainability, whether across the materials themselves, the procurement process, the working practices used in the build or the power sources and connectivity of the final structure

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Award Category

Project of the Year – Residential & Commercial

At a time when the residential sector is experiencing a record boom, what are the projects that captivate hearts and minds and set new standards of living accommodation – whether the new generation of ‘uber-villas’ or well-equipped and landscaped apartment complexes? Alongside these in the real estate mix, what are the best office developments, which reflect the post-Covid era with strong modulation of workspaces and the new, marked tendency towards open-planning and hot-desking? A high premium will be given to projects with a high quotient of sustainability, whether across the materials themselves, the procurement process, the working practices used in the build or the power sources and connectivity of the final structure.

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Award Category

Project of the Year – Retail & Public Facilities

In an environment that places such a high premium on retail (which is the second-highest source of revenue in the GCC), what is the project that best captures the significance of the sector and best displays the appeal of the retailer mix, while providing the most user-friendly ergonomics for visitors and shoppers? What environment most successfully captures footfall and brings new international landmarks to the sector? A high premium will be given to projects with a high quotient of sustainability, whether across the materials themselves, the procurement process, the working practices used in the build or the power sources and connectivity of the final structure.

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Award Category

Project of the Year – Hospitality & Tourism

With the UAE now officially one of the most visited countries globally, what are the built environments that most effectively project this image and give visitors and holidaymakers the best possible experiential climate? What are the optimum resorts, hotel buildings, or airport extensions? Also, what are the best attractions – whether theme parks, lightning-fast roller-coasters or cinema complexes? This category determines the real winners of the lifestyle and hospitality boom. A high premium will be given to projects with a high quotient of sustainability, whether across the materials themselves, the procurement process, the working practices used in the build or the power sources and connectivity of the final structure.

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People Awards



Award Category

Under 30 Champion of the Year

Recognises an extraordinary contribution, either in terms of leadership, technical knowledge or team collaboration. Entrants must be under 30 as of September 2022. Companies should attach a short biography of their candidate with each entry and not less than three clear examples of how this individual has acted in exemplary ways deserving of the Award.

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Award Category

Lifetime Achievement Award

Consistently delivering excellence over several decades of working life requires extraordinary commitment, talent and sense of duty. To be a true Champion of the sector takes courage, innovation and vision – and this Award identifies the individual with these special qualities: a stand-out personality who is revered by both peers and competitors alike.

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Award Category

C-Suite Executive of the Year

Being on a Board of Directors carries with it numerous obligations and responsibilities. Who turns these commitments into opportunities and shows comprehensive leadership skills at the apex of the organisation? Who las led market growth, company expansion, M&A activity or manufacturing or service innovation? This Award recognises the true champions at C-Suite level, and identifies the best of the best. To apply for this Award, nominee must have completed at least 18 months’ C-Suite service by 22nd November 2023.

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Daniel King appointed to lead AESG’s cost management service in the UAE

May 22, 2024 by meconsultant0
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AESG has announced that it has appointed Daniel King to lead its cost management division. The move is in response to significant growth of the firm’s cost


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