Dossier-Construction is Oman’s first and only Business to Business (B2B) magazine on the sector for the last seven years. Published by United Media Services (UMS), known for Oman Economic Review magazine, Dossier-Construction targets the who’s who of the industry: procurement and purchasing heads, top officials in the ministries, senior-to-mid level managers in the construction firms, independent consultants and building material suppliers, industry bodies and visitors/participants in relevant trade forums and more. An authoritative source of information, Dossier-Construction is a strategic partner with all the major industry trade shows in Muscat.




UMS is recognized for premier corporate events such as OMAN DEBATE hosted by Tim Sebastian, OMAN FORUM hosted by Yusuf Al Hooti, OER TOP 20 AWARDS, AIWA AWARDS, OER CEO GOLF, etc. After the unprecedented success of DOSSIER-CONSTRUCTION print magazine, UMS took the opportunity to connect with the industry stakeholders through DOSSIER CONSTRUCTION AWARDS & SUMMIT 2013 -- an exclusive construction, real estate and infrastructure industry event.

The objective was to felicitate industry performers, individuals, best practices, technology and project excellence through an awards ceremony; and drive the exchange of knowledge and best practices within the industry through an intellectual forum in the form of a Summit.

The one day event included a half-day long Summit followed by a special award ceremony in the evening felicitating the best of the best within the construction, infrastructure, real estate, interiors and building materials' industries.


The DOSSIER CONSTRUCTION AWARDS & SUMMIT 2013 will be organized in association with:











Target Audience

The event will be attended by the key ministers and senior officials in the Government, senior executives in the public and private sectors and leaders of industry bodies drawn from the following:

  • Ministry of Transport & Communications
  • Ministry of Oil & Gas
  • Ministry of Commerce & Industry
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Ministry of Housing
  • Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
  • The Public Authority for Electricity & Water
  • Muscat Municipality
  • The Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZAD)
  • Omran
  • Oman Society of Engineers
  • Oman Society of Contractors
  • German University of Technology (GUtech)
  • Industrial Estates
  • Free Zones
  • Oil & Gas
  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Construction & Interiors Contractors
  • Engineering & Interiors Consultants
  • Architects
  • Technology suppliers (power, water)
  • Machinery & Equipment Suppliers
  • Manufacturers, Marketers & Suppliers of Building Materials
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Furniture Retailers
  • Interior Decorators & Designers
  • Paints & Coatings Companies
  • Kitchen Equipment Sellers & Suppliers
  • Air Conditioning Suppliers
  • Sanitary ware & Bathroom Fittings Suppliers & Dealers
  • Academicians and Universities
  • Legal& Advisory bodies



9.00 AM Welcome of the Chief Guest – HE Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Minister of Transport & Communications

9.05 AM Opening Remarks

9.10 AM Presentation by Eng. Nasser Al Maqbali, Omran

9.25 AM Presentation by Grant Gellatly, Galfar Engineering & Contracting

9.40 AM Panel Discussion: Opportunities & Challenges For Omani Construction Industry
  Moderator: Simon Karam, Director, Sarooj Construction Company
  Panelists: Dr.Hamed Hashim Al Dhahab, CEO, Al Watanyiah United Engineering & Contracting
  Yusuf Nalwala, Managing Director, Al Ansari Group
  Ahmed Al Sibani, Vice President – Procurement, Galfar Engineering & Contracting
  Suliman Al Khalili, Director-Information, Ministry of Manpower

10.40 AM Networking Break

11.00AM Presentation by Eng. Yahya Al Zadjali, Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm

11.15 AM Presentation by Daniel Schulze- Wethmar, Hoehler + Partner

11.30AM – 12.30PM Panel Discussion: Building Smart Cities
  Moderator: Prof. Frank Eisenmann, Head of Department of Urban Planning & Architectural Design (UPAD),
  German University of Technology (GUtech)
  Panelists: Eng. Nasser Saif Al-Maqbali, Chief Operating Officer, Omran
  Rohan Thotabaduge, Associate Architect, Atkins
  Nadia Maqbool, Owner, 23 Degrees North

12.30PM Vote of Thanks

Award Categories & Winners

Best Construction Safety Initiative Carillion Alawi
Best EPC Contractor Bahwan Engineering Company
Best Contractor for Infrastructure Project Galfar Engineering & Contracting
Best Contractor for a Sustainable Project Carillion Alawi
Special Award for Best Upcoming Construction Contractor Khalid Bin Ahmed & Sons (KAS)
Best Construction Contractor Larsen & Toubro (Oman)
Special Commendation  in Construction Contracting Hasan Juma Backer Trading & Contracting
Best MEP Contractor Bahwan Engineering Company
Best Engineer Kameshwar Rao, Al Hassan Engineering Co.
Special Award for Distinctive Construction Contractor Teejan Trading & Contracting
Special Award for Leadership & People Development Dr. P. Mohamed Ali, Galfar Engineering & Contracting
Special Award for Excellence in Project Finance National Bank of Oman
Special Award for Most Trusted Cement Company Oman Cement Company
Special Award for Most Trusted Electricals' Manufacturer Voltamp Energy
Best Interior Design Almouj Golf Academy - The Wave, Muscat
Special Award for Interior Design Development Shamel International Industries Trading & Contracting
Best Project Design Omran
Best Engineering Consultant Atkins
Best Consultant for Commercial Project Hoehler + Partner LLC
Best Architect Towell Talati
Best Architect Masood Raza, Atkins
Special Award for Real Estate Finance Bank Muscat 'Baituna'
Best Residential Project The Wave, Muscat
Best Project Developer Towell Property

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