A total of 32 awards were handed out to winners and highly commended nominations from the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) sector on 7 November. CSCEC ME was named MEP Contractor of the Year at the ceremony, making it the winner of MEP Awards 2018’s most-awaited category.
Other winners named on the night included Black and White Engineering, which was named MEP Consultancy of the Year. The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi museum, which opened almost a year ago on 11 November 2017, was one of the MEP Awards 2018’s popular projects, with Buro Happold awarded for its work on the scheme. The consultancy won Sustainable Project of the Year and GCC Project of the Year honours for the museum, according to MEP Middle East.
Kuwait’s KEO International Consultants was also among the winners on the night, with the company’s Arun Cherian named Young Engineer of the Year at MEP Awards 2018.
Another high-profile scheme that won an award for its makers was Dubai’s La Perle aquatheatre, for which Khatib and Alami picked up Plumbing Project of the Year honours. This followed Dubai Trade Centre District – Phase 2 by Voltas being named Mechanical Project of the Year, and Kuwait Investment Authority Headquarters by KEO being crowned Electrical Project of the Year.
The MEP Awards series is hosted by Construction Week’s sister title, MEP Middle East. Construction Week is preparing to host the 14th annual Construction Week Awards 2018 later this year. The event will be held on 4 December at the JW Marriott-Marquis hotel, and is expected to host more than 400 construction professionals at an extravagant ceremony.