Best in construction industry recognised

Some of the recipients showing their awards at the MCIEA 2017, which was held in Kuala Lumpur.

THE Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) celebrated the creme de la creme of the construction industry at its Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Awards (MCIEA 2017).

Now in its 17th year, MCIEA2017 recognised individual, organisations and projects which contributed and demonstrated excellence in performance, and improvement and enhancement of the industry’s image.

CIDB Malaysia chief executive Datuk Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid said the awards also promotes healthy competition in project implementation while strengthening construction industry players, both domestically and internationally.

“As the construction sector has grown tremendously over the year, the rapid transformation of Malaysia’s economy makes it necessary for the construction sector to continuously improve and expand its capabilities.

“CIDB Malaysia strongly encourages the sectors to undertake real and meaningful transformation and remain as the backbone of Malaysia’s socio-economic growth.

“Through MCIEA, we wish to give recognition to the contributions of industry players who have stepped up their game and now lead the industry by example through their all-round excellence,” he said.

A total of 26 awards were given out at an award presentation ceremony held at Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

Ahmad Zaki Resources Bhd emerged the biggest winner, bagging the prestigious Builder of the Year Award together with the Green Construction Award for the construction of Menara Kerja Raya and Best Project Award for major-scale building project for Menara Kerja Raya’s Blok G.

“The 37-storey building, which houses the headquarters of the Works Ministry, is also the first to achieve a Malaysian Carbon Reduction and Environmental Sustainability Tool (MyCREST) rating of five,” said Ahmad Zaki Resources Bhd managing director Datuk Seri Wan Zakariah Muda.

The Prominent Player Award was presented to Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd chief executive director Datuk Azlan Abdul Karim while the CEO of the Year Award went to G&P Professionals Group chief executive officer Datuk Dr Gue See Sew.

TRC Synergy Bhd independent non-executive director Datuk Nur Haizi Abdul Hai earned the Construction Leading Lady Award while Eversendai Corporation Bhd received the International Achievement Award for building Dubai Opera House, Qatar Nasional Museum and QPMC Gabor Terminal Expansion in Qatar.

The Best Contractor Award from grades G1 to G5 were given to Emartech Resources Sdn Bhd, Putek Niaga Enterprise, AD Dimension Sdn Bhd, Ambangjitu Tech Sdn Bhd and Bina Perkasa Trading respectively, while special mention went to Siti Solimah Construction Sdn Bhd (G4) and Rik Construction (G5).

The Best Project Award for small- and medium-scale building projects were presented to FNA Builders & Services Sdn Bhd and Alam Langkawi Sdn Bhd respectively while special mention for small-scale project went to MAFCON Enterprise.

The Best Project Award for small-, medium- and major-scale infrastructure project were bagged by Dura Technology Sdn Bhd, Pembinaan Kery Sdn Bhd as well as MMC-Gamuda KVMRT Sdn Bhd respectively while Cergas Murni Sdn Bhd received special mention of the award under major-scale infrastructure.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission building by Pembinaan Mitrajaya Sdn Bhd earned the Safety and Health Award while the Innovation Award was presented to MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd’s Variable Density Tunneling Technique (VDTT).

Setia Precast Sdn Bhd won the Industrial Building Systems (IBS) Award while special mention was given to Mudajaya Corporation Berhad. Meanwhile, special mention for The Green Construction Award went to Rik Construction.

The panel of judges consisted of highly-regarded and vastly-experienced industry experts and veterans.

Chaired by Tan Sri Jamilus Hussein, the panel was joined by Datuk Mohtar Musri, Datuk Awang Buhtaman Awang Mahmun, Datuk Seri Kandan Kanagainthiram, Alhadi Ibrahim, Datuk Rosaline Ganendra and Prem Kumar.

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