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Award Categories

Corporate Institutions, Teams, Individuals, Students, Researchers, a Woman, Projects or perhaps a Government agency, nominations are welcomed across various categories.

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Academic Rising Star

Exceptional students of African descent undergoing study in an AECO academic program having an outstanding research project, educational projects, assignment, and/or engagements involving the use or advocacy of digital technologies or processes. Groups or teams can be nominated as an entity.

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Research Excellence Award

Exceptional Individuals of African descent in Academia (or a Research Team/Project) that have developed and completed research works involving the deployment of innovative digital technologies and processes towards driving the building and infrastructure Industry's transformation.

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Green Hat Award

Exceptional Individual of African descent with outstanding achievements, and remarkable service to advocating the adoption of BIM and digital technologies across Africa.

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Best Woman in African Construction

Exceptional woman of African descent with outstanding performance, amazing feats, and/or immense contribution to the growth of the African construction Industry's growth.

Nominate a Woman

Innovation in Built Environment

Exceptional Projects or Firms in an African country with a result-backed record of deploying the innovative use of digital design processes and systems

Nominate a Project or Firm
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Lifestyle & Asset Management Awards

Exceptional Projects or Firms in an African country with a result-backed record of deploying innovation and the use of digital technologies and processes in Facility Management and/or Asset Management of building operations not less than 5 years post-construction.

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Institutional Award

Exceptional institution in an African country with a result-backed record of promoting, developing, and implementing policies, strategies, and programs to widen the uptake of digital technologies in the built environment. For example, an institution that has developed an outstanding MSc program. Another example can be a government department that has proposed policies for BIM adoption.

Nominate an Institution
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Outstanding Startup Awards

Exceptional Firms in an African country established less than 5 years and operating within the building and infrastructure Industry with a result-backed record of an outstanding business product (software, hardware, service, equipment etc).

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Automation Awards

Exceptional projects or applications that have explored coding in BIM, machine learning, code nodes for visual programming or plugins that were very helpful in the everyday processes in a construction project in Africa.

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