A GREAT NIGHT TO REMEMBER
This year the MEP Awards event was even bigger and better. It’s great to see the MEP Awards event outdoing and outgrowing itself every year. Well, for a fact, it was a much bigger venue and this year we had around 450 participants, while last year it was 400. This year, we have had more companies participating, compared to last year. We have also had companies nominating more individuals, which goes to say an organisation considers people as its biggest asset.
The MEP Middle East Awards 2018 celebrated its twelfth year this year, and we recognised some of the best projects, initiatives, individuals and companies. Have a look inside to see some of the most happy faces in the MEP industry (page 16). This issue is an exclusive awards issue.
We had China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East (CSCEC ME) bag the coveted MEP Contractor of the Year award. The current value of the projects in hand at China State stands at AED2bn and accumulated revenue from completed projects reached AED2.747bn. Since 2010, its revenue has grown strikingly at 30% annually.
The MEP consultancy of the year was bagged by Black & White Engineering, with Leminar Air Conditioning taking away the Supplier of the Year award. A total of 16 winning awards were handed out on the night of 7 November at JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai Ballroom. I want to thank all the sponsors of this event. I also want to thank the ITP team for putting in the effort to deliver such a great show. And last but not the least, I want to thank the MEP Awards judges, who took the time out in going through various nominations to decide on that one unique entry.
As I had mentioned in my speech at the awards, the industry is tough as we all know. It is a time of survival. It is a time of change and innovation. The idea is to always think long-term. The MEP and construction industry as a whole, has had its fair share of challenges such as project and payment delays.
This is a time to be cautious and a time to take risks. This is also a time for change and innovation. We have seen the industry embrace more innovative construction methods such as prefabrication and 3D modelling which has made overall operations efficient and cost-effective.
Let us all look towards the future not as a time of challenges but as a time of endless opportunities and innovations!