The judges of the MEP Mid­dle East awards were quite im­pressed with this year’s nom­i­na­tions

MEP Middle East - - MEP MIDDLE EAST AWARDS 2018 -

The MEP Mid­dle East awards are judged through a blind bal­lot cast by a panel of judges se­lected from the Mid­dle East’s me­chan­i­cal, elec­tri­cal, and plumb­ing (MEP) com­mu­nity. The es­teemed judges for the MEP Mid­dle East Awards 2018 in­cluded Eng. An­waar Al Shim­mari, Di­rec­tor of de­sign depart­ment and Chief In­no­va­tion Of­fi­cer, Min­istry of In­fra­struc­ture De­vel­op­ment; M. Vas­anth Ku­mar, ex-CEO and co-founder of Ara­bian MEP/Al Malki Group; Sougata Nandi, founder,

3e Ad­vi­sory; Sar­fraz H Dair­kee, sec­re­tary, Board of Emi­rates Green Build­ing Coun­cil (EGBC), Has­san Younes, di­rec­tor, Grif­fin Con­sul­tants; and Tharun Thomas, en­ergy ef­fi­ciency busi­ness man­ager, Smart4power.

The judges scored each en­try through an on­line vot­ing sys­tem and their de­ci­sions weighed on the cri­te­ria listed for each of the cat­e­gory. The win­ner and highly com­mended are de­cided based on an aver­age of the judges’ marks. Th­ese col­lec­tive judg­ment draw on the judges’ com­bined ex­pe­ri­ence and knowl­edge of the in­dus­try. Now that the judges have al­ready cast their vote, it’s time to wait un­til

7 Novem­ber to know the re­sults!

The judges were quite im­pressed with the qual­ity of some of the nom­i­na­tions sent in this year. Nandi says: “There have been some im­prove­ments in the qual­ity in some of the sub­mis­sions. A lot of peo­ple are par­tic­i­pat­ing, which is ex­cit­ing.” Dair­kee adds to this by say­ing that “com­pared to last year, the sub­mis­sions were bet­ter both in qual­ity and quan­tity”.

On the judg­ing process Nandi re­marked that it was “stren­u­ous and hec­tic” as there was a lot of ma­te­rial to go through. He says, how­ever, “Given the qual­ity of some of the sub­mis­sions, it was very ex­cit­ing as well.”

Dair­kee adds: “There were few en­tries that were out­stand­ing. Most of them were close calls.”

The 12th an­nual MEP Mid­dle East Awards will take place at the JW Mar­riott Mar­quis, Dubai Ball­room, on 7 Novem­ber 2018.

More than 400 de­ci­sion-mak­ers will gather at the event to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of MEP pro­fes­sion­als from across the Mid­dle East. Be sure to be there!

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