CWAB AWARDS: BIGGER . GREATER . GRANDER

The CONSTRUCTION WORLD Architect and Builder Awards were instituted by ASAPP Info Global Group in 2006. They are India’s most coveted awards for the architecture and building industry. The awards recognize the people and organizations responsible for the changing landscape of our country - the Top Architects and the Top Builders of India – and felicitate them. The growth of the event over the past 11 years is in tandem with the industry’s growth in India and has gained in stature and importance with each passing year.

The CWAB Awards, for the past 11 years, have featured the best speakers from across the globe who have spoken on various themes like INNOVISION, YOUTH, GREEN etc. The 10th year event celebrated the DECADE OF EXCELLENCE where we felicitated all our past winners – with over 50 of them; it was perhaps the largest gathering of Architects and Builders across the country on one platform.

We’re turning 14 this year! Proud to have our legacy of awarding India’s Top Architects and Builders continue. The 14th CWAB Awards 2018 will award the best and brightest minds not just across the Top Architect & Top Builder categories, but also across Noteworthy Projects which was introduced in 2016 to commemorate our new decade of CWAB. Along with awarding projects in metros, Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, this category will also recognize the Top 5 Interior Designers in the country. The crème de la crème of the industry are selected through a perception-based survey, following by a stringent jury selection process.

Entries for the Noteworthy Projects and Interior Designer categories are solicited through a general call for entries against a minimum threshold for years in the business, range and quality of work among several other factors. Again, a jury makes the final selection.

It’s time to award the best in the business in a night of prestige and glamour!

This year the CONSTRUCTION WORLD ARCHITECT AND BUILDER AWARDS will have a great variety of excellent projects, varying from the frugal and sensitive to the robust and exquisitely detailed, with all submissions visited of great merit.

INDIA’S TOP ARCHITECTS & TOP BUILDERS (National)

Firms that are more than 5-years-old with a pan-India presence, and have completed projects to its portfolio, are recognised and awarded under this category.

The following steps comprise of our selection methodology.
Call for entries

Entries across categories are solicited through a general call for entries against a minimum threshold for years in the business, range and quality of work among several other factors. Our editors lead the nomination process and take responsibility for the due diligence. Extensive research and fact check is done on each nomination received; and based on accurate and complete data, a dossier is sent out to jury members for deliberations before the jury meet.

Jury

The nominees in each category will be presented to the jury for determination of winners. The jury will score each nominee based on pre-defined evaluation parameters.

The winners are then decided by a jury of distinguished, independent panel of industry practitioners who cast their vote on the shortlisted companies/individuals.

The Jury’s decision will be final and binding on all Participants.

Award Ceremony

India’s TOP BUILDERS AND TOP ARCHITECTS are determined by the highest percentage from the accumulated scores of the jury.

TOP ARCHITECT, TOP BUILDER & TOP INTERIOR DESIGNER (Regional)

In a similar process as mentioned for India’s Top Architects & Top Builders, entries across categories are solicited through a general call for entries and winners in this category too are determined by the highest percentage from the accumulated scores of the jury. With the introduction of this category, last year, in 2018, CWAB added a new dimension to recognise regional players. The Regional awards, which represent the four regions of the country – East, West, North, South – look to recognise and felicitate local players who are striving for excellence. A single Regional winner is selected from each category – Architect, Builder and Interior Designer – across the four regions.

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS

The category of “Noteworthy Projects” was introduced in 2016.

'NOTEWORTHY' includes projects that are either (but not limited to) one or more of the following: Sustainable, energy-efficient, water-efficient, green, most affordable, has achieved (certain) milestones, state-of-the-art amenities, aesthetic benchmarks, used innovative materials, etc. Based on the theme for the year, there could be specific add-ons and higher scoring areas for the project to win. That said, this year’s theme being STAR, the submitted project should address the three key areas of Sustainability, Technology and Aesthetics, and the Rationale behind incorporating these in the nominated project.

The following steps comprise of our selection methodology.

Identify the Categories

Builders and Architects can nominate their projects across the following categories

  • Residential
  • Retail
  • Commercial
  • Institutional
  • Hospitality
  • Township
  • Interiors (Recognising Interior Designers)
Assessment of Nominations

Our editors lead the nomination process in each category and take responsibility for the due diligence. Extensive research and fact check is done on each nomination received; and based on accurate and complete data, a dossier is sent out to jury members for deliberations before the jury meet.

Jury Meeting

The final stage of selection is through a jury meeting chaired by an independent panel of industry practitioners who cast their vote and select one winner from each of the categories.

Award Ceremony

Winning NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS are determined by the highest percentage from the accumulated scores of the jury.

Winners across categories will be felicitated at a grand ceremony held on 22nd August, 2019 in Mumbai.