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Celebrating the best in Construction in the South West – Enter today!

Returning for their 10th consecutive year, the South West Built Environment Awards are set to return on the 9 June 2017 and due to its ever-increasing popularity, for the first time, the event will be held at the Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol.

The awards are recognised as being in a class of their own, celebrating best practice combined with great entertainment and an effective platform for networking. Having gained traction over the previous decade, the awards have continued to grow year on year and the 2017 awards are set to be the biggest event yet with circa 600 industry figures in attendance.

Winning the South West Built Environment Awards automatically qualifies winners’ entry into the prestigious National Constructing Excellence Awards (excluding image of construction and achiever of the year), where the best that the region has to offer is pitted against the best nationwide.

Following a full re-launch of the Constructing Excellence Awards, we are delighted to announce that there are updated awards categories and a brand new (and much simpler) entry form!

The closing date for submissions is 24 March 2017 and there are 13 different categories enter including:

SME of the Year – Judges are looking for an exemplary organisation, with 249 or less employees, although they emphasise cultural achievement, not size, matters.

People Development Award – Judges are looking for an organisation leading the way on developing their existing human assets and attracting new entrants to the industry.

Client of the Year – Judges are looking for a construction client that has shown exemplary excellence and best practice in their approach

Health & Safety Award – The judges will be looking for a project, organisation or initiative where health and safety has been driven way beyond the industry norm.

Integration & Collaborative Working Award – Judges will be looking for evidence of early involvement, selection by value, common processes and tools across organisations such as BIM, long term relationships, modern commercial arrangements and fair payment practices.

Digital Construction Project/Initiative of the Year- Judges will be looking for examples of how the adoption of collaborative digital processes has dramatically improved the planning, design, fabrication, construction and/operation of built facilities or infrastructure

Sustainability Award – Judges are looking for organisations, or projects, whose achievements in relation to the legacy their work leaves have made a positive impact on society and demonstrated best practice in triple bottom line effects and social value

Preservation & Rejuvenation Award – Judges will be looking to recognise the achievement of high standards in the repair, re-use and revitalisation of the region’s historic buildings, sites and places.

Innovation Award – Judges are looking for an organisation or project that has developed and applied the most innovative approach to overcoming one or more construction challenges

Value Award – Judges are looking for an initiative, project or series of projects that has focused on the value of facilities in use and the outcomes for owners and users

Project of the Year – Building Projects – The winner is likely to be an outstanding local project or a high-profile landmark, but whatever it is all parties will be proud of and inspired by it; the designers, constructors and clients.

Project of the Year – Civil Engineering – The winner is likely to be an outstanding local project or a high- profile landmark, but whatever it is all parties will be proud of and inspired by it; the designers, constructors and clients.

Image of Construction Award – This Award looks to recognise a project that has resulted in inclusive and barrier-free construction using equality and diversity design principles while embedding inclusive practices into every day site working.

You’ve got to be in it to win it! If you have an outstanding project, innovative product and/or dynamic people promoting construction excellence in the South West across the UK, why not enter the South West Built Environment Awards?

There are only seven simple questions to answer to enter the awards and the deadline for entries is the 24 March 2017. You can submit your award entries online at: www.buildswawards.org.uk

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