MCIEA 2017: Construction players recognised for excellence

MCIEA 2017 Winners


KUALA LUMPUR: Achievements of 26 construction players, including some well-known giants, were recognised at the Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Awards (MCIEA) 2017 which was held on 15 September, 2017 at KL Hilton.


The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia-organised annual awards – now in its 17th instalment – saw Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad emerge as the biggest winner, taking home three out of the 26 awards for the night, including the prestigious ‘Builder of the Year Award’.


The other big winners included Dato’ Ir. Dr. Gue See Sew, CEO of G&P Professionals Group, who was awarded the ‘CEO of the Year Award’; Dato’ Nur Haizi Abdul Hai of TRC Synergy Berhad who took home the ‘Construction Leading Lady Award’ and Datuk Azlan Abdul Karim, CEO of Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd, who received the ‘Prominent Player Award’.


MCIEA recognises individuals, organisations and projects that have contributed and demonstrated excellence in enhancing the image, performance and improvement of the construction industry.


This year’s ceremony was graced by Minister of Works Dato’ Sri Fadillah Haji Yusof. Also present were Deputy Minister of Works Datuk Rosnah Binti Haji Abdul Rashid Shirlin; secretary-general of the ministry Dato’ Sri Zohari Akob; CIDB Malaysia Chairman Tan Sri Dr. Ir. Ahmad Tajuddin Ali and CIDB Chief Executive Dato’ Ir. Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid.


In his speech, Ahmad ‘Asri said CIDB Malaysia, through the MCIEA, wanted to acknowledge the contributions of industry players who have stepped up their game and who now led the industry by example through their excellence in construction


“CIDB Malaysia strongly encourages the sector to undertake real and meaningful transformation and remain as the backbone of Malaysia’s socio-economic growth,” he said.


The award winners at MCIEA 2017 were selected by a panel of judges which included Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Ir. Jamilus Hussein (KLIA Premier Holding Sdn Bhd), Dato’ Ir. Mohtar Musri (Department of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia), Datuk Awang Buhtaman Awang Mahmun (Sedafiat Sdn Bhd), Dato’ Sri Kandan Kanagainthiram (KPK Quantity Surveyors (Semenanjung) Sdn Bhd), Datuk Ir. Rosaline Ganendra (Minconsult Sdn Bhd), Tuan Hj. Ir. Alhadi Ibrahim (Konsortium Malaysia), and Ir. Prem Kumar (Association of Consulting Engineering).


Outstanding individuals


Prominent Player Award winner Datuk Azlan Abdul Karim gave credit to team work at Putrajaya Holdings for his success.


“Fusing a group of talents from different disciplines and cultures into an effective organisation working towards a single vision, that’s where the challenge is,” he said.


“It’s the men and women at Putrajaya Holdings who created the city around us. It was a new company – with people from consulting, property and infrastructure backgrounds and more – and they remain my proudest achievement.”


The Prominent Player Award is to recognise the individual who best represents the qualities and attributes of a prominent construction industry player who has contributed significantly to the industry’s development.


As for the CEO of the Year Award winner, G&P Professionals Sdn Bhd CEO Dato’ Gue See Sew, the time was now ripe for his company’s expansion to regional markets, especially so after a recent invitation to Myanmar by the Myanmar Engineering Society.


“We’re now looking to recruit five or six local engineers who will follow us back to Malaysia to learn our systems before returning to their homeland as full-fledged G&P representatives,” he said.


The CEO of the Year Award is given to the individual who has successfully steered, managed, directed and moulded the company to greater heights and contributed significantly to the development of Malaysia’s construction industry.


Recipient of the Construction Leading Lady Award, Dato’ Nur Haizi Abdul Hai meanwhile was quick to point out that Malaysia has made significant progress in increasing the number of women in the workforce and decision-making roles as well as their economic contributions.


“Inequalities should no longer be a topic of discussion. In fact, we have seen women performing equally well, if not better, than their male counterparts in all levels of education,” she said, adding that her passion for architecture was ignited when she was just a 15-year-old schoolgirl at Methodist Girls’ School in Kuala Lumpur.


The Construction Leading Lady Award is to recognise an individual woman who best represents the qualities and attributes of a prominent construction industry player and who has contributed significantly to the development of the Malaysian construction industry.


See the list below for MCIEA 2017 Award recipients:


Best Contractor Award – Grade G1
Emartech Resources Sdn Bhd


Best Contractor Award – Grade G2
Putek Niaga Enterprise


Best Contractor Award – Grade G3
AD Dimension Sdn Bhd


Best Contractor Award – Grade G4
Ambangjitu Tech Sdn Bhd


Best Contractor Award – Grade G4 (Special Mention)
Siti Solimah Construction Sdn Bhd


Best Contractor Award – Grade G5
Bina Perkasa Trading


Best Contractor Award – Grade G5 (Special Mention)
Rik Construction


Best Project Award (Building) – Small
Masjid Seremban 2 by FNA Builders & Services Sdn Bhd


Best Project Award (Building) – Small (Special Mention)
Prison Department Quarters, Seremban by MAFCON Enterprise


Best Project Award (Building) – Medium
Upgrading works for KOMTAR, Pulau Pinang by Alam Langkawi Sdn Bhd


Best Project Award (Building) – Major
Menara Kerja Raya (Blok G), Ministry of Works by Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad


Best Project Award (Infrastructure) – Small
Jambatan Batu 6, Gerik, Perak by Dura Technology Sdn Bhd


Best Project Award (Infrastructure) – Medium
Central Spine Road – Package 3: From Gua Musang, Kelantan to Kg. Relong, Pahang and Seksyen 3H Skop Tambahan: Kg Kechur to Kg Seberang Kelai by Pembinaan Kery Sdn Bhd


Best Project Award (Infrastructure) – Major
KVMRT Line 1 (Phase 1): Sungai Buloh – Semantan by MMC-Gamuda KVMRT Sdn Bhd


Best Project Award (Infrastructure) – Major (Special Mention)
Jambatan Bukit Kuang, Kemaman, Terengganu by Cergas Murni Sdn Bhd


International Achievement Award
QPMC Gabbro Terminal Expansion, Qatar; Qatar Nasional Museum and Dubai Opera House by Eversendai Corporation Berhad


Safety & Health Award
Bangunan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia by Pembinaan Mitrajaya Sdn Bhd


Green Construction Award
Menara Kerja Raya, Ministry of Works by Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad


Green Construction Award (Special Mention)
Caffe Diem @ Pekan Cina by Rik Construction


Industrialised Building Systems (IBS) Award
Seri Kasturi Apartment, Setia Alam by Setia Precast Sdn Bhd


Industrialised Building Systems (IBS) Award (Special Mention)
Rapid Project – Labour Camp and Temporary Construction Facilities, Pengerang, Johor by Mudajaya Corporation Berhad


Innovation Award
Variable Density Tunneling Technique (VDTT) by MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd


Builder of the Year Award
Ahmad Zaki Resources Berhad


Individual Awards

Construction Leading Lady Award
Dato’ Nur Haizi Abdul Hai
Board of Director, TRC Synergy Berhad


CEO of the Year Award
Dato’ Ir. Dr. Gue See Sew
Chief Executive Officer, G&P Professionals Group Sdn Bhd


Prominent Player Award
Datuk Azlan Abdul Karim
Chief Executive Officer, Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd


Also read:

Press release on MCIEA 2017


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[17 September, 2017]