The Construction Excellence Awards (CEAs) , organised by the National Construction Authority (NCA), is a platform designed to recognize achievements, developments and innovation within Kenya’s booming construction industry. It will feature categories that cater to contractors, construction workers and developers.
The purpose of the event is to highlight the positive aspects of the industry, celebrating quality assurance, commitment to excellence and innovation. The judging panel will comprise of industry experts cutting across both the public and private sectors, and across various facets of construction. The awards ceremony will be a gala dinner featuring the industry’s top professionals, and will henceforth be a benchmark for excellence.
NCA held the Woman Contractor of the Year Awards (WOCOYAs) on November 28th, 2014 to honour in various classes of construction works across the country. The WOCOYAs were a subset for a larger industry fete, a precursor to a more inclusive and holistic reward scheme, namely the Construction Excellence Awards.
The WOCOYAs were held under the auspices of the then Lands and Housing Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Charity Ngilu. The winner, Melanie Suleco of Suleco Engineering, won Kes. 1,000,000 worth of cement from ARM Cement Ltd. The First Runners Up, Eunice Wanjiru Muhuri and Eliza Njoki Ndung’u of Eunitech Engineering received Kes. 500,000 worth of roofing material from Mabati Rolling Mills, and the Second Runners Up, Zueda Ali of Zueda Zee Enterprises, received Kes. 250,000 worth of paint from Sadolin Paints. Other categories included Best Building Works Contractor (Riza Works Ltd), Best Roads Contractor (Namunyak Ltd) and Most Inspiring Contractor (Power Eagle Enterprises). The category winners received cash prizes of Kes. 100,000 each, sponsored by various entities.