5 DECEMBER 2022
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE
About The Big 5 Construction Impact Awards
The Big 5 Construction Impact Awards are back after a successful launch in 2021, to recognise sustainable development, technological and digital achievements in the construction industry.
The awards include 17 comprehensive categories that celebrate the achievements and transformation of the construction industry that go beyond traditional measures of project delivery. The awards will be judged by an independent panel of recognised industry experts and are open to project owners, construction consultants, contractors, project management companies, engineering firms, developers, and architecture firms.
The awards ceremony will take place in-person in 5 December 2022 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Here’s all you need to know about The Big 5 Construction Impact Awards and how to submit your entries
The awards brochure gives you all the information you need about the awards categories, criteria, who can enter, key dates, deadlines, and the judging panel.
Recognising sustainable development, technological and digital achievements in the construction industry. The Big 5 Impact Awards have been created to inspire the Middle East, Africa and South Asia’s construction industry to aim for higher standards and achieve new goals.
Categories explore the business creating the smart communities of the future, how we use technology and digitalisation to enable more sustainable construction practices, as well as honouring organisations driving inclusion and diversity, team collaboration, partnerships, and individual leadership.
Click below to view individual award categories and submit nominations.
Award for Diversity & Inclusion
This award recognises an organisation which through their efforts has helped provide a more diverse and inclusive workplace and culture through initiatives, programmes, policies, and practices that have directly enhanced the success and culture of the organisation and environment for current employees. Examples of initiative areas could include (not limited to): employing and attracting a diverse workforce, ensuring equal treatment of employees, embracing a culture of diversity and inclusion, provide employees with the support to fulfill their potential, supporting gender balance, supporting parents, leadership development in Diversity and Inclusion (regional/country approach).
Carbon Net-Zero Initiative of the Year
This category will recognise leading initiatives (across the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia) that implement reduction in embodied carbon during the construction of new infrastructure, or buildings that support carbon net zero aims. The initiative could also be an alternative design, use of new materials or innovative equipment to reduce energy consumption during a project and its lifecycle. The project does not have to be complete, however, evidence is requested which shows the lower or zero carbon impact from the initiative. How the initiative presents a reduction in embodied carbon and the impact of the design on reducing operational carbon should also be demonstrated where possible. (Product suppliers are not eligible)
Sustainable Construction Organisation of the Year
This award will be given to an organisation demonstrating how it has embedded sustainability – including Environmental, Social and Governance ESG principles – into its business strategy. Examples may include success stories of employee and stakeholder engagement, competitor advantage, support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and include evidence of quantifiable environmental impact, support for climate change mitigation, low- and zero-carbon initiatives and positive social impact. Evidence should focus on the period January 2020 - July 2022.
Sustainable Initiative of the Year
The Sustainable Initiative of the Year award will go to the single initiative demonstrating successful implementation, showing clear measurements of success, collaboration and outcomes – including Environmental, Social and Governance ESG principles – in its work. Evidence should focus on the period, January 2020 - July 2022.
Workforce of the Future Initiative
The Workforce of the Future Initiative award will go to an organisation that has successfully implemented a programme to encourage young people into its workforce, improve the skills of its current workforce, focused on worker welfare and introduced processes that enable transition, encourage knowledge transfer and foster innovation. Evidence should demonstrate employee engagement in digital transformation, data projects, training and development programmes, and attracting and recruiting young professionals.
Community of the Future
The Community of the Future award will recognise the community development demonstrating commitment to the following areas throughout the construction cycle: collaboration, connectivity, reducing environmental footprint and waste, access to healthcare and education, resilience, urban mobility, safety, security and data-driven performance.
Sustainable Construction Project of the Year
The Sustainable Construction Project of the Year award will be given to the organisation or project teams (cross-company joint entries will be accepted) responsible for delivering an innovative construction project with proven sustainable benefits to the community. The entry must demonstrate that they have gone over and above standards for the built environment and embedded Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles into the project. Evidence should focus on the period January 2020 - July 2022.
Digital Transformation of the Year
This award is open to organisations (non-technology providers) which can demonstrate how they have successfully implemented sustainable digital transformation in their business. Entrants must show how they have had a successful impact on the business by focusing on fixing pain points, team collaboration, operational change and fostered innovation. Examples of improved productivity, digital use cases and positive impact on client projects and engagement should be provided.
Digitalisation Project of the Year
This award is open to a specific client digitalisation project. Entrants must demonstrate client and cross-team collaboration, how people were at the heart of the project, project objectives, results, successful use of data and reporting and how any challenges were overcome. The entry must give evidence on how digitalisation improved the construction project processes and operating model.
Best Use of Technology of the Year
The Best Use of Technology award is open to organisations (non-technology providers) who can show how they have used technology to improve processes and efficiency, while engaging teams and/or clients in technology. Organisations should provide evidence of how the business case for the technology was developed, data driven decision making, specific innovations, improvements in business and/or project performance, competitive advantage, benefits and any potential to disrupt the wider industry.
Digital Twin Project of the Year
This award is open to organisations demonstrating how their digital twin project has increased creativity in design and how designs have been tested using data. Entrants must show how the project was developed, implemented and how they overcame challenges. They must also be able to demonstrate their results. Examples of improvements in efficiency, work environment, workflow and structure of the workplace should be shown.
Off-site Project of the Year
This award will honour project teams who can demonstrate close collaboration with clients, innovation and delivery of a wow-factor project which could inspire the wider construction industry. Entrants will encompass modular construction, manufacturing, planning, design, fabrication, 3D printing and assembly of building elements at a location other than the final project location. Entrants must demonstrate how their project has minimised waste and environmental impact, reduced carbon emissions and maximised labour productivity. This award is open to projects completed in the period January 2020 - July 2022.
Sustainability Leader of the Year
This award will honour a leader (in-house Senior Manager or Director) who is a pioneer in their organisation and a role model for their profession. The winner will be an ambassador of environmental, social and economic issues, this individual will be able to demonstrate how their passion, collaboration, successful work results, innovation and leadership has inspired positive outcomes for their business and the wider construction industry.
Sustainability Champion of the Year
This award is open to professionals (in-house) who may or may not have sustainability as part of their formal job description. The award will honour an individual who can show commitment, innovation and measurable impact on sustainability in their organisation.
Innovative Construction Organisation of the Year
This award will be given to an organisation demonstrating how it has embedded innovation into its business strategy. Examples may include success stories of employee and stakeholder engagement, competitor advantage and include evidence of quantifiable impact on the business and client projects. Evidence should focus on the period January 2020 - July 2022.
Technology Leader of the Year
This award will honour a leader (in-house Senior Manager or Director) who is a pioneer in their organisation and a role model for their profession. The winner will be an ambassador for embedding technology into their business. This individual will be able to demonstrate how their passion, collaboration, successful work results, innovation and leadership has inspired positive outcomes for their business and the wider construction industry.
Partnership of the Year
The Partnership of the Year award will recognise partnerships between project owners and project teams which demonstrate a collaborative management approach. Entries should deliver clear evidence of alignment of objectives, common culture, team integration, overcoming challenges together, knowledge transfer and wow-factor successes as a team.
How to enter
Decide on categories you wish to enter and complete submission forms
All entries must be submitted online before
7 July 2022
Hints & tips for entering
Allocate time to write your entry forms
Give yourself a few weeks prior to the deadline of 7 July 2022 and share the task with colleagues so no rush is involved when drafting your responses.
Answer all questions
Make sure you answer all of the questions on the award submission portal.
Adhere to the word limit
Your answers should be succinct, well phrased and provide the most important information to prove why you should win the award.
Provide concise answers
Carefully read every question to have a good understanding of how you should respond. Always proof read and spell-check your answers before submitting.
Provide evidence to support your submission by including facts and figures to back up your statements. Upload supporting documents/videos to your online entry.
Note: Admission is free for trade and industry professionals. Visitors under age 18 will not be permitted.