The Big 5 Egypt Impact Awards have been created to inspire Egypt’s construction industry to achieve new goals, recognise the communities of the future and promote transformation for economic growth.
Categories explore the businesses creating the smart communities of the future, how we use technology and digitalisation to enable more sustainable construction practices, as well as honouring inclusion and diversity, partnerships, individual leadership and young construction professionals. Click below to view and enter individual award categories.
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.
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.
Young Female Construction Professional of the Year (under 35)
This award will go to a dynamic young female, under 35, or under as of April 2021, 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.
Young Male Construction Professional of the Year (under 35)
The award is open to young property professionals in the development and investment industry aged 35 or under as of April 2021. Nominations may be made by an individual or third party.
Sustainable Initiative of the Year
This award is open to any initiative with the goal of creating a more environmental oriented society by promoting, raising awareness and engaging the community towards 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 more and how this has made a positive impact on their peers and the local community.
Youth Engagement Initiative of the Year
This award honours an organisation which has implemented an initiative to educate students on 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 – April 2021.
Developer of the Year
Judges will be looking for developers whose company financial performance and projects from January 2019 – April 2021
demonstrate innovative design, development concepts and architectural excellence in external and internal design and functionality.
Projects will demonstrate the 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.
Award for Inclusion & Diversity
This award recognises an organisation which through their efforts has helped make a more diverse and inclusive workplace through initiatives, programmes, policies and practices that have directly enhanced the success and culture of the organisation.
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 are also considered.
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.
Timeframe: January 2019 - April 2021
Award for Health and Safety
This category is designed to recognise companies that are making a significant difference in their workplace and should demonstrate how the activities and initiatives fulfilled by the team since January 2019 – April 2021 have helped to improve the health, safety or wellbeing standards and performance within either their own or a client organisation. Any accomplishments achieved prior to this date will not be eligible for entry.
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.
Innovation of the Year
It is acceptable for owners and other stakeholders to nominate their customers, as long as permission is acquired. This category has been created to honor the accomplishments of the project. To be eligible for the project categories, the project submission must be completed during the period of January 2019 – April 2021. Please note that this award is not recognising a product or solution, the award recognises a new idea or creative thought and processes which has had a positive impact on the project.
Architecture 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 look at the practice’s planning expertise and see if their services to their clients are of paramount importance and that their projects are finished on time and within budget. Judges will also see if the office staff have complete, full administrative and secretarial back-up, showing that the practice is capable of dealing with even the largest project whilst still maintaining a personal service.
Commercial Project of the Year
The judges will be looking for an outstanding commercial developments such as hotels, retail, leisure facilities and office buildings that show an innovative approach to the overall strategy of the development. Development will need to show world-class standards of design, safety, security, energy efficiency and innovation.
Infrastructure Project of the Year
An award made for an infrastructure project of any size or type relating to transport, highways, civil and structural engineering projects, drainage schemes, public realm works and also master planning.
MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing) Project of the Year
This award will recognize the high quality standards, practices and excellence in design and installation that is demonstrated in a project.
Residential Project of the Year
The judges will be looking for an outstanding residential projects that show an innovative approach to the overall strategy of the development
Power & Water Project of the Year
Nominations are open to projects that demonstrate a significant contribution to the water and power industry.
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.
Community Project of the Year
It is acceptable for owners and other stakeholders to nominate their customers, as long as permission is acquired. This category has been created to honour the accomplishments of the project. To be eligible for the project categories, the project submission must be completed during the period of January 2017 – April 2021.