Construction Week Awards jury selects the winners
The much-awaited jury meet for Construction Week India Awards concluded on a high note and we are mere a week away from announcing the winners. Contrary to general perception of slowdown in the industry, we received tremendous response from construction companies who had sent their nominations in large numbers. The jury was overwhelmed by increase in nomination count which has shoot up by 70 per cent to 250 entries this year.
The 12-member jury panel shortlisted winners in 19 different categories after carefully scrutinising all the nominations, and deliberating for over five hours.
The meet started with a brief introductory note from Dr Mangesh Korgaonker, who stressed on the role of industry awards in encouraging the industry to perform better and adopt the best global practices to complete with the best in the world.
The sheer num¬ber of nominations kept the jury busy throughout the meet, with just enough time for a quick lunch, followed by another round of evaluation for categories with the largest number of nominations.
The selection process
Continuing its legacy of a free and fair judging process, the panel selected the most deserving people, projects and companies for their immense contribu¬tion in nation building.
The jury team was divided into three groups of four jury members each, who were assigned dif¬ferent categories for evaluation. For example, Group A consisting of Ajay Dhir, Dr Mangesh Korgaonkar, Architect Shashi Prabhu and Kishore Aversekar was assigned all the nominations for CSR Award, Infrastructure Company of the Year, Infrastructure Person of the Year, Tech Savvy Company of the Year and High-rise Project of the Year. Other nomina¬tions were similarly divided between the other two groups. However, two categories—Real Estate Person of the Year and Real Estate Company of the Year—were judged by all the jury members collectively because the competition was very tough here.
The role of Construction Week India and its editorial team was limited to facilitating the jury meet and it had no role in selecting the winners.