2023

Categories & Criteria

This award aims to recognise women-owned projects that have demonstrated overall excellence in project implementation, met the client’s requirements and have been led by an effective project team. Project criteria include sustainability and the provision of innovative solutions for the client. 

Sub-Categories

1. Civil

2. Electrical

3. General Building

4. Mechanical

5. Specialist Works

Who is eligible to enter this category?

Entries will be adjudicated based on the submission of the following supporting documentation:

  1. Provide valid BBBEE certificate.
  2. Provide one page overview of entity and 100 word CV of the key personnel on the project.
  3. Provide Project implementation plan.
  4. Provide Certificate of Completion by client.
  5. Provide evidence of the involvement and empowerment of women in the project.
  6. Include an acknowledgement from the key client.
  7. Describe any innovation and sustainable solutions provided for the project.

This category recognises women-owned construction entities who have motivated and completed a successful project within the rural environment. Rural is defined as a district or small settlement outside urban areas.

Who is eligible to enter this category?

Entries will be adjudicated based on the submission of the following supporting documentation:

  1. Provide valid BBBEE certificate.
  2. Provide one page overview of entity and 100 word CV of the key personnel on the project.
  3. Provide Project implementation plan.
  4. Provide Certificate of Completion by client.
  5. Clearly outline any challenges in managing this rural project and the successful outcomes, including any direct community involvement.
  6. Clearly demonstrate the involvement of women in the project and the impact on the rural community.
  7. Include an acknowledgement from the client.
  8. Describe the contractor’s innovation, sustainability and contribution to the industry aimed at the upliftment of the rural society/ community.
  9. Describe, in no more than two pages, how the contractor has empowered women in the area during this project.

This category awards an entity within the construction industry that is positively contributing to the development and support of women in the construction industry.  The entity is providing skills-based training, formal mentorship programmes and on the job support for women in the organization. 

Who is eligible to enter this category?

Entries will be adjudicated based on the submission of the following supporting documentation:

  1. Provide valid BBBEE certificate:
  2. Provide evidence of the contribution this entity is making to women in their environment.
  3. Clearly detail the entity’s formal women mentorship programme/s.
  4. Clearly detail the entity’s formal skills-based programme/s for women.
  5. Clearly detail the entity’s formal training programme/s for women.
  6. Describe the process of mentorship and provide examples.
  7. Describe, in no more than two pages, how the entity has mentored women in their environment.

This award is to highlight that the entity has supported and continues to support their women employees and nurtures talent in a way that has helped them to grow and mature within their fields. The entity must display support of the gender agenda through the implementation of a transformation policy to enhance the sustainability of women.

Who is eligible to enter this category?

Entries will be adjudicated based on the submission of the following supporting documentation:

  1. Provide valid BBBEE certificate.
  2. Provide evidence of the contribution this entity is making to the upliftment of women in the industry.
  3. Provide evidence of the leadership position of women in the organisation.
  4. Clearly demonstrate the contribution this entity is making to women empowerment in the construction industry. 
  5. Describe the process of transformation and provide examples.
  6. Provide evidence of a formal adherence to the Gender Agenda.
  7. Provide examples of employees/staff that have experienced transformation.
  8. Describe, in no more than two pages, how the entity has empowered and transformed the role of women in the industry.

This award aims to recognise the entity utilising new technologies and showing innovation in their approach to projects and/or their business. Technological advances can lead to significant transformation in ways in which infrastructure is planned, procured, delivered and maintained. The Award will recognise those entities bravely adopting these technologies.

Who is eligible to enter this category?

Entries will be adjudicated based on the submission of the following supporting documentation:

  1. Provide valid BBBEE certificate.
  2. Evidence of the use of the advances of fourth industrial revolution (4IR) into their construction projects. Entrant to provide evidence of the use of 4IR advances that are currently deployed in the construction industry, such as:
    • Building Information Modelling for design purposes.
    • Use of additive technology (3D printing) of construction models drawn from professional and 3D practitioners.
    • Alternative building Technologies (ABT) used mostly in human settlements for fast delivery of housing stock –drawn from designers and manufactures of construction panels, as well as installers. 
    • Software technology used in infrastructure design and collaborations across geographic locations, e.g. BIM.
    • 3D modelling that helps designers and building owners by showing how a built structure will look. 
    • Use of robotics which is used to increase productivity and access areas of the construction projects that may be unsafe for humans to work in, thereby improving industry health and safety practices.
    • Use of drones that are used to provide progress reports, reducing the cost of time and travel for key project management personnel.

This award aims to recognise the professional project team – led by a woman – that has completed a project within the client brief. The team will have demonstrated overall excellence in project implementation, met the client’s requirements and have been led by an effective women project team leader. Project criteria include sustainability and the provision of innovative solutions for the client. 

Who is eligible to enter this category?

Entries will be adjudicated based on the submission of the following supporting documentation:

  1. Provide valid BBBEE certificate.
  2. Provide one page overview of entity and 100-word CV of the key personnel on the  project.
  3. Provide Project implementation plan.
  4. Provide Certificate of Completion by client.
  5. Provide evidence of the involvement and empowerment of women in the project.
  6. Include an acknowledgement from the key client.
  7. Describe any innovation and sustainable solutions provided for the project.

This category recognises an entity owned by a female aged 35 years or younger. The entity must be sustainable, display a good track record for over two years, and be contributing to the empowerment of women and the industry as a whole.

Who is eligible to enter this category?

Entries will be adjudicated based on the submission of the following supporting documentation:

  1. Provide valid BBBEE certificate.
  2. Provide Certified copy of the individual’s identity document.
  3. Describe history of the entity – from inception to 2020.
  4. Provide 100 word CV overview of each of the key personnel.
  5. Provide evidence of the entity’s innovation, sustainability and contribution to the industry.
  6. Describe, in no more than two pages, how the entity has empowered women in the industry.

This award aims to recognise a key woman player with 51% or more ownership of a construction entity. The individual has managed and grown a successful entity in the industry. The individual has contributed significantly to the development of the South African construction industry, through her dedication, conviction, vision, commitment and leadership.

Who is eligible to enter this category?

Entries will be adjudicated based on the submission of the following supporting documentation:

  1. The nominee must be an active participant in the construction industry.
  2. The nominee can work in any class of works in the construction industry.
  3. The nomination may be made by an employee, industry colleague, client or the individual themselves. Where nominated, the nominee must agree to the nomination in writing.
  1. Provide valid BBBEE certificate.
  2. Nominees must be able to make themselves available to be interviewed by the judges.
  3. The nomination must include a motivation detailing the outstanding achievements of the nominee relevant to the construction industry covering the following areas:
    • Educational achievements (where applicable).
    • Practical achievements.
    • Recognition of awards received (if any).
    • Evidence of innovative contribution to the industry.
    • Highlight personal and professional barriers that have been overcome.
    • Evidence of continued professional development.
    • Leadership ability of the nominee and her contribution to building the image of the construction industry in general.

This award is to recognise the women who have supported and continue to support other women working within the construction industry, who have contributed to nurturing talent in a way that has helped them to grow and mature within their fields.

Who is eligible to enter this category?

Entries will be adjudicated based on the submission of the following supporting documentation:

  1. The nominee must be an active participant in the construction industry.
  2. The nominee can work in any sector within the construction environment.
  1. The nomination may be made by a co-worker, industry colleague or client or the individual themselves. Where nominated, the nominee must agree to the nomination in writing.
  1. Provide evidence of the entrant’s mentorship of other women in the industry.
  2. Nominees must be able to make themselves available to be interviewed by the judges.
  3. The nomination must include a motivation detailing the outstanding achievements of the nominee relevant to the construction industry covering the following areas:
    • Educational achievements (where applicable).
    • Practical achievements.
    • Recognition of awards received (if any).
    • Evidence of innovative contribution to the industry.
    • Evidence of her ability to nurture and support other women in the industry.
    • Highlight personal and professional barriers that have been overcome.
    • Evidence of continued support and transformation of women within the industry.
    • Leadership ability of the nominee and her contribution to building the image of the construction industry, in general.

This award aims to recognise a disabled woman or women-owned entity within the construction industry who is making a difference and contributing to the upliftment and support of other disabled women within the industry.

Who is eligible to enter this category?

Entries will be adjudicated based on the submission of the following supporting documentation:

  1. The nominee must be an active participant in the construction industry.
  2. The nominee can work in any sector within the construction industry.
  1. The nomination may be made by a co-worker, industry colleague or client, or the individual themselves. Where nominated, the nominee must agree to the nomination in writing.
  1. Nominees must be able to make themselves available to be interviewed by the judges.
  2. For individual entries, the nomination must include a motivation detailing the achievements of the nominee relevant to the construction industry covering the following areas:
      • Educational achievements (where applicable).
      • Practical achievements.
      • Recognition of awards received (if any).
      • Evidence of innovative contribution to the industry.
      • Highlight personal and professional barriers that have been overcome.
      • Evidence of continued professional development.

This award is to reward a woman working within any sector of the construction industry who is professional, ethical and committed. The recipient shows determination and skill to advance within her field and at the same time promoting and highlighting the contribution by women in the industry

Who is eligible to enter this category?

Entries will be adjudicated based on the submission of the following supporting documentation:

  1. The nominee must be an active participant in the construction industry.
  2. The nomination may be made by a co-worker, industry colleague or client or the individual themselves.  Where nominated, the nominee must agree to the nomination in writing.
  3. Nominees must be able to make themselves available to be interviewed by the judges.
  4. The nomination must include a motivation detailing the outstanding achievements of the nominee relevant to the construction industry covering the following areas:
    • Educational achievements (where applicable).
    • Practical achievements.
    • Recognition of awards received (if any).

This award aims to recognise an outstanding woman-owned entity within the construction industry who has contributed significantly to the development and transformation of women in the South African construction industry, through dedication, conviction, vision, commitment and leadership. The cidb Chairman reserves the right to bestow this award on a worthy recipient of his/her choosing. There will only be one individual or entity recognised.

Who is eligible to enter this category?

One-page submissions are welcome to motivate for this award.

Entries will be adjudicated based on the submission of the following supporting documentation:

  1. The nominee must be an active participant in the construction industry.
  2. The nominee can work in any sector within the construction industry.
  3. The submission should demonstrate the individual or entity’s positive contributions to the industry in the areas of empowerment, skills development, and mentorship. In addition, the motivation should include their promotion and growth of the industry through transformation and the upliftment of previously disadvantaged participants and communities. The submission must showcase a sustainable track record and commitment to the enhancement of the industry.

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