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It is not uncommon to see plaques and trophies adorning office lobbies and cabins of senior personnel. They are not merely laid on shelves but usually given pride of place. It’s a company’s way of showing gratitude to its customers and the institution that has bestowed this award on them.
Similarly, we, at Construction Week are always in touch with industry leaders who cater to numerous facets of the construction and infrastructure sector. And, over the years, we have realised the numerous ways in which they put in strenuous effort to do the best possible job.
One cannot afford to mishandle projects and contracts knowing that thousands are going to be living in a building or millions will use a particular road or highway to travel. And, come September, as a token of recognising the best in the industry, we will soon be hosting our 4th Construction Week India Awards 2014.
Industry leaders are not unfamiliar eminent past members of the jury with our awards. And in keeping with tradition, we will again give out 18 awards across categories. And this time round, we have added a new category — Smart Projects. This category of award will be handed out to the developer for the best smart city project. We realise that as new themes and technologies erupt in construction methods, the country is likely to see the emergence of new cities. The concept of smart city, although novel, has been on the anvil for some time. Recently, the new government announced its plan to take forward the Dholera smart city utopian urban experiment. A city where every home will be connected to internet, gas, water, electricity via a smart grid. This is just one example. There are several such cities and projects planned by reputed developers across the country.
In terms of the awards, we have developed a methodology that is flawless. We arrived at this after much deliberation with industry stalwarts so as to ensure that the award goes to the most deserving in that respective category. A team of carefully selected jury members will analyse the forms that were sent across, verify them, talk over and then arrive at a conclusion. This is all behind closed doors.
The awards night will be another glitzy affair. We cannot divulge details but you can be assured that it will be memorable. There’s of course the entertainment and the handing out of the awards. But imagine the joy when you know that hundreds from the industry who are your customers, friends, admirers and partners will be applauding and nodding their approval.
However, for all this to materialise we request you to first send in your nomination. Do fill the form carefully and enter every detail requested for. You are welcome to send in your nomination for as many categories as you like and think where you qualify. There could be supporting documents that would be required to go with the form. But we are sure that you’d be comfortable with that.
The nomination form duly filled in should reach us by August 30, 2014. As for the awards function, it will be held in Mumbai on September 19, 2014. Do mark the date on your calendar.

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