Gerold Bickert, the senior site manager who oversaw Hoehler + Partner's University of Buraimi project, was named Project Manager of the Year at the Construction Week Oman Awards 2015.
Bickert won the awarded ahead of shortlisted entrants MNR Gupta of Oman United Engineering Services, Ranganatha RP of Services & Trade Co and Sushil Kumar Mumbai of Towell Construction Co, who was highly commended by the judges.
Speaking to CW after receiving his award, Bickert said: "It's great to win it. The highlight over the last 12 months was finishing the project in Buraimi. The standard was very high.
"The market in Oman is still good. There is still a lot of development and I see a lot of projects rising up, especially in the tourism industry."
The Construction Week Oman 2015 Awards took place at the Muscatt Grand Hyatt on 30 March. The awards were sponsored by platinum sponsor Aecom, gold sponsors Famco, Oman Electromechanical Company and Logical Decking, category sponsors CCC, Services & Trade Co and Alemco Zawawi, as well as by aluminium extruder Napco.
The full list of winners is listed below, with links.
Health and Safety Initiative of the Year
Sustainability Initiative of the Year
Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year
Engineer of the Year
Daniel Schulze-Wethmar - Hoehler + Partner
Project Manager of the Year
Gerold Bickert - Hoehler + Partner
Construction Executive of the Year
Tom Whitehead, ALEC
Infrastructure Project of the Year
Larsen & Toubro
Design & Construction of Underpasses and Flyovers along Darsait - Al Wadi Al Kabir Road
Commercial Project of the Year
The Walk - The Wave, Muscat
Hospitality Project of the Year
Atana Musandam Resort by Omran
Residential Project of the Year
Dolphin Village Residential Resort by Yahya Group Holding
Sustainable Project of the Year
Ras Al Hamra Development Project by Petroleum Development Oman
Contractor of The Year
Towell Construction & Co
Construction Week lifetime achievement award for Oman
Simon Karam of Al Taher Group