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ABS Caribbean Construction Awards



Congratulations to the Winners of the 2011 ABS Caribbean Construction Awards

The grand return of the gala awards ceremony took place on March 21st in the ballroom at the HYATT Regency Trinidad, Port of Spain. It was an evening honouring the influential work of key players in the regional construction industry.

The winners were lauded for helping to raise the bar with the innovation, beauty and design functionality of their projects. All attendees were encouraged to continue to uphold and even surpass the high standard that has been established with special focus on the quality of construction and adherence to building codes.

With the theme “Renaissance”, the ceremony was as innovative and professional as the work of those being recognised. Specially commissioned paintings by Sarah Beckett provided the perfect backdrop as the best in the industry were recognised for their building brilliance.


“It was an excellent award ceremony; innovative in terms of its location. It was a polished event.” Ms. Beverly Rouse – Pinnacle Safety Solutions (nominee)

“I think it is always good when one of the leaders in the business community, ANSA McAL and its subsidiary, ABS recognise the performance of local and regional contractors.” Mr. Sean Herrera – Capital Signal Co. Ltd. (Con-tracting overall winner and recipient of the Innovative Award)

“We laud the initiative and purpose of these awards in the regional construction industry and are proud to be a part of such a grand and professional celebration.” Peter Jervis & Associates (Large project award under engineering for Basic Medical Services Complex)

ABS salutes the winners and nominees for their contribution to architectural, engineering and construction excellence in the region.

The Winners:

  1. Architecture Category 1 – Large Building Category, and Overall Winner in Architecture:
    Gillespie + Partners – UWI – Daaga Lecture Theatre, Trinidad and Tobago

    Project Description:
    A multi-purpose teaching facility including a fully equipped 450 seat lecture hall and a 45 seat multi-media classroom. Entrance to the building is through an open air loggia, which allows the building to readily engage its surroundings

  2. Architecture Category 2 – Small Building:
    Caribbean Office of Cooperative Architecture (COCOA) – Munding Residence

    Project Description:
    This vacation home accommodates open plan living with three large sliding timber doors that integrate the courtyard with the inner space.

  3. Architecture Category 3 – Innovation:
    Amonle Studio Workshop – Antillean Gothic

    Project Description:
    Based on a ‘shotgun house’, whose origin has been traced back from the American South to Haiti and West Africa, utilising the linear room arrangement and introducing a second ‘layer’ which provides screening and circulation.

  4. Contracting Category 1 – Large Building:
    Adam’s Project Management and Construction Limited – Buccoo Goat Race and Tourism Beach Facility was delivered according to specifications and on time.

    Project Description:
    Described as ‘the only one of its kind in the World’ the Buccoo Goat Race and Tourism Beach Facility was delivered according to specifications and on time.

  5. Contracting Category 3 – Innovation and Overall Winner; in Contracting:
    Capital Signal Co. Ltd. – Rockley to Coconut Walk Waterfront

    Project Description:
    Shoreline protection project in Christchurch, Barbados consisting of a 1.3km boardwalk, headlands, groynes, rock revetments and beach re-nourishment.

  6. Engineering Category – Large Building, Innovation in Engineering and Overall Winner in Engineering:
    Peter Jervis & Associates – Basic Medical Sciences Complex

    Project Description:
    240,000 SQ FT, Medical Sciences Faculty Buildings at the University of the West Indies (UWI Mona), consisting of two interlinking main buildings and satellite structures within and adjacent to the main buildings.




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