Offsite Project of the Year - Construction Technology Awards


Judges’ shortlist 2023

Offsite Project of the Year

This category focuses on how offsite construction methods (design, manufacturing & assembly) have been planned and implemented on a specific construction project. The project must be complete or at the end of major phase (so there is evidence of one or more outcomes) in the last 24 months. This applies to all construction projects with offsite manufactured components, including volumetric modules, panellised systems, bathroom pods, MEP modules, etc. Large or complex precast projects will also be considered. Entries are open to contractors, consultants, developers or project owners but should acknowledge the work and roles carried out by the main project stakeholders.

Sobha Waves

Sobha Facades

Sobha Waves is a new-age luxury residency surrounded by beauty and stunning living spaces, where smart features intermingle with nature to assure sustainability of life. Sobha Waves received the Building Completion Certificate in early February 2023, two months ahead of schedule. It includes innovative façade solutions, which also contributed to the overall faster completion of the project. Sobha Facades strives to be an industry leader with revolutionary products without compromising on quality.


KACST Saudi Future Dwelling Project

Off-Site Engineering Solutions

The SFD Project team has designed a state-of-the-art modular housing manufacturing system that is both unique and the first Saudi-developed system created especially for the kingdom's market. The project has produced a scalable template for mass production of environmentally efficient, attractive and economical housing. The project uses a high level of automation, robotics, full digital integration and maximizes local materials and labour content.

The Project produces 80% factory pre-finished homes in 20% of the time taken by traditional methods, and with up to 75% Saudisation. The project is designed to partner with the private sector to build numerous giga-factories, each producing up to 10,000 Saudi villas per year and provide excellent highly skilled jobs for KSA citizens, reduce the amount of low paid foreign workers and make a meaningful impact on the economic contribution of the kingdom's construction industry while helping to solve the country’s housing shortage.

The Manufacturing Execution System (MES) allows all the factory processes to be monitored from any location and gives the production team full control and visibility of manufacturing KPIs where AI will be integrated to help improve efficiencies.


R1013/2D - Improvement of Al Shindagha Corridor Phase 2D

China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East

R1013/2D - Improvement of Al Shindagha Corridor Phase 2D is located in Dubai, in the Al Mamzar area. It is the continuation of Infinity Bridge from Deira and over Corniche Street. It was awarded on 21st April 2019 with a project value is AED706m.

The Client, The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai, chose the segmental bridge construction method to complete the 1.8 km long, 54 meters wide bridges of 12 lanes, to avoid any disturbance to the traffic on roads at grade and to avoid hindrance to the daily business of Wharf facilities at Dubai Port. From this approach, the precast segmental bridge construction came into the picture. The pioneering project employs innovative, top-notch engineering solutions for procurement and construction methodologies like advanced Geometry Control Systems, Bar Code systems for segment management, etc. Pre-set targets and objectives were achieved significantly beyond expectations. The project was completed within time and budget.


Downtown Views II

China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East

The digital twin implementation in the Grand Egyptian Museum was completed in the following stages:

As Built stage through to the final account whether by extracting the accurate drawing from the models that reflect the site condition and quantity extraction schedules after long process for coordination between more than 150 subcontractors, using different software such as Tekla, Inventor, SAB, IFC Mesh Lab, n4ce, 3D CAD and Revit. Each contractor provided their coordinating as built model after implementing all required parameters for the Facilities Management, by the operation and facility management manual for accessibility.

The Facilities Management parameters added for all trades and for elements to facilitate the operator job to have a full detailed model digitalised.

Laser Scanning was required for the Solar Boat transfer from the old location near Giza Pyramids to the final location in the Solar Boat building in the Grand Egyptian Museum.


Red Sea Global’s Turtle Bay Hotel

Red Sea Global

Red Sea Global (RSG) is one of the world’s most visionary developers. We are spearheading a new model of development, putting people and planet first, and leveraging the most innovative concepts and technologies to deliver projects that actively enhance the well-being of customers, communities, and environments.

RSG has champion the power and potential of offsite manufacturing, driving efficiencies and ensuring the project timeline remains on target. Offsite manufacturing methods are also helping us to reduce waste, as well as lessen the human impact of construction activities on-site, such as noise, ground disturbance, and vehicle movements, driving our vision to not only enhance Saudi Arabia’s luxury tourism and sustainability offering, but to go above and beyond what it means to protect the natural environment and rigorously enhancing it for future generations to come.