Dubai: Eco-Structures International was awarded the regional Gold Innovation Medal, sponsored by China State Construction, at last month’s 2019 MEED Projects Awards, in association with Mashreq. At the start of the ceremony, Eco-Structures had received two national awards for the UAE Sustainability Medal and Education Project of the Year (Dubai). When the announcement for the Innovation Medal was made, the regional judges informed attendees of the surprising decision to retrospectively confer upon Eco-Structures the national Innovation Medal and declared them to be the regional winners. Taking home four MEED awards was a unique success for the up and coming force in this region’s construction industry.
As explained by MEED, “MEED judges realized that one of our sustainability national winners have also been incredibly innovative and added the project for Dubai American Academy to this category so therefore we now have seven finalists for this award.” Eco-Structures took home the win for the DAA project, beating six other impressive entrants in the category.
According to MEED, the Innovation Medal was a new addition to the traditional categories. “With the drive to innovate and increase productivity, innovation has been a strong theme and for that reason we have introduced special awards this year to recognize sustainability and innovation. These themes are absolutely critical to our economy today. Harnessing the latest data and digital technologies empowers us to be more efficient and to be more effective and will help reduce our carbon footprint and protect and sustain our environment.”
Director of Eco-Structures International, Dr. Ghassan Al-Nimry, explains, “Eco-Structures’ expertise lies in designing low energy, high indoor air quality buildings with thermal storage capacities at reduced costs. We balance a fully integrative approach with our exclusive thermal energy storage innovation, creating truly sustainable project outcomes. We are optimistic that after 40 years of proven successes with this system worldwide, we can impact the regional market to standardizing thermal storage in concrete structures all achieve a more sustainable path for development.”
The MEED Awards celebrate excellence across the GCC – one of the world’s fastest moving, most diverse and vibrant markets – and recognize each winning company for the success of its business achievements, work environment sustainability programs, workforce culture, innovative practices and client service. The only awards programme recognising excellence for completed projects in the GCC, MEED Projects Awards honoured national winners from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Kingdom of Bahrain, Kuwait, Sultanate of Oman, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in ceremonies held in Dubai. UAE had the most regional winners with seven, followed by Oman with four. Saudi and Bahrain had three winners each, while Kuwait had one regional awardee
About Eco-Structures International:
Eco-Structures International is a UAE-based international specialist engineering advisory firm in construction, energy and environment, founded in 2008 and committed to a sustainable future. It sources, develops and partners with leading international firms with proven technologies that reduce energy consumption, speed up construction, reduce/reuse/recycle waste, treat water, improve indoor air quality and human health.
Established in 1957, MEED, has been integral to delivering business information and news, intelligence and analysis on the Middle East economies and activities ever since. Attracting a key senior management audience through its content and activities, MEED is a media brand and publication that covers a spectrum of services that inform.
Established in 1967, Mashreq is the oldest privately held Bank in the UAE with award winning financial solutions and services. Throughout its 50 years’ history, Mashreq has differentiated itself through innovative financial solutions, making it possible for its customers to achieve their aspirations. Today, Mashreq has a significant presence in 11 countries outside the UAE with 21 overseas branches and offices across Europe, USA, Asia and Africa.