VIDEO: International Construction Project of the Year 2013
By Chris Sleight04 December 2013
The JW Marriot Marquis hotel in Dubai, UAE was awarded the International Construction Project of the Year prize at this year’s International Construction Economic Forum (ICF). In this video, David Miller, operations manager for the main contractor, Brookfield Multiplex, describes the construction process and talks about some of the challenges on this record-breaking scheme.
The hotel is a twin tower complex that, at 355 m high, breaks the Guinness World Record for the World’s tallest dedicated hotel.
It was selected from a shortlist of five, and beat the Cognizant Technology Park in Chennai, India, from Larsen & Toubro, the Shard in London, UK, from the Mace Group, the Kattupalli Port in India from Larsen & Toubro and the Vidin-Calafat Bridge in Bulgaria, from FCC.
The panel of judges said the winning JW Marriott Marquis hotel was an outstanding project that demonstrated a close working relationship between the construction team and other stakeholders, without compromising safety.
There were no major accidents or fatalities on the development over the 34 million + man-hours it took to construct, and the judges said it was an example of how complex, ground-breaking projects can be delivered safely, efficiently, on-time and on-budget to a world class standard.