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