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New awards celebrate women in construction

Home Infrastructure Construction & Civils New awards celebrate women in construction

HE Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has developed an awards programme to showcase the projects and achievements of women in the sector.

The Empowerment and Recognition of Women in Construction (ERWIC) Awards consist of 10 awards categories, which are open for entry to any entity which is registered with the CIDB and is at least 51% female-owned.

The awards also recognise clients, entities and individuals who support gender transformation and mentorship of women within the industry. Entries open on 15 June with winners named during Women’s Month in August.

The awards categories are:

  1. Project Delivery Excellence of the Year – Women-owned Construction Entity
  2. Rural Project of the Year
  3. Mentoring Entity of the Year
  4. Transformation Entity of the Year
  5. Youth-owned Women Contractor of the Year
  6. Woman-owned Contractor of the Year
  7. Woman Mentor of the Year
  8. Client of the Year
  9. Woman with Disability Contractor of the Year
  10. Chairman’s Award

Finalists may be organisations or individuals from the private or public sector, and must be actively registered with the CIDB, where appropriate. Depending on the description and criteria of the category, the finalists may nominate themselves or be nominated by a third party.

Entered projects must have been completed in the Southern African regions between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2019 to be eligible for the 2020 Awards. Additionally, the project must have been completed on time and to client satisfaction.

Submissions can be made from 15 June to 17 July. For more information, visit http://www.erwicawards-cidb.co.za.

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