On Sept 28, a panel of industry experts with acclaimed credentials carefully shortlisted the finalist companies competing for the Gaia Awards 2016. Among the over 100 applications received, the judging panel selected ten companies presenting very innovative products that will have a tremendous impact on the Middle East construction sector. The eight edition of Gaia Awards will take place during The Big 5 2016 at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) on Nov 23. This year for the first time ever, shortlisted products will be also voted for by the public through a voting page on The Big 5 2016 website. Voting stations will be available at the DWTC during the first and second day of Middle East’s largest construction event, running from Nov 21 to 24, 2016. The overall winner chosen by the Gaia Awards judging panel will receive a prize of USD 50,000 in marketing value. Since 2008, The Big 5 hosts the Gaia Awards, the industry’s most respected awards honoring those construction equipment and products that have truly integrated the concept of moving towards a more sustainable built environment.