The Big 5 Impact Awards have been created to inspire the Middle East, Africa and South Asia’s construction industry to achieve new goals, recognise the communities of the future and promote transformation for economic growth.
Categories explore the businesses creating the smart communities of the future, how we use technology and digitalisation to enable more sustainable construction practices, as well as honouring inclusion and diversity, partnerships, individual leadership and young construction professionals. Click below to view and enter individual award categories.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 period before July 2021.
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.
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.
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 initiatives run before July 2021.
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.
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.
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 run before July 2021.
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.
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.