About the awards
The 2022 Awards are now launched
Our awards are open to all organisations and project teams involved in delivering buildings and civil engineering projects in the West Midlands. Entries are welcomed from developers, clients, contractors, specialist and sub-contractors, engineers, of all disciplines, members of the design team and other consultants. The key factor is that the project, scheme, process or philosophy contributes to the West Midlands built environment and can be celebrated as an example of best practice.
Being recognised by your peers for excellence in construction will bring enormous benefits to your business, helping you to attract new clients cement existing relationships and raise your staff morale.
The closing date for entries is Midday 11th February 2022
Please CLICK HERE to find all entry forms and Top Tips for entering the awards
Entries that have been shortlisted will be required to make an online presentation to the judging panels week commencing 28th March 2022, this is the second stage of the judging process. Entrants will be informed of the date and time once the shortlist has been announced on the 14th March. Please make appropriate members of your team aware of this process.
The Awards Dinner 2022
Winners will be announced at the Awards dinner to be held on May 12th at Edgbaston, Birmingham
Our awards are recognised across the West Midlands built environment as the biggest and brightest celebration of best practice. They are a clear demonstration of the core strength of construction in the West Midlands and the desire and commitment to deliver buildings, housing, infrastructure, and facilities of all kinds in a collaborative and sustainable manner.
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The Awards Dinner 2022
Thursday May 12th at Edgbaston, Birmingham
2021 Award Categories
Project of the Year Award
Building Project of the Year delivers outstanding outcomes for all those involved in a construction project. It showcases the benefits achieved through the application of many of the principles described in the other award categories Because of the diversity of potential projects, this category is split into two awards: Building Project of the Year and Civils Project of the Year.
Client of the Year Award
Construction clients have an important role to play in transforming the way the industry operates. How projects come to market has a significant impact on the ability of the construction industry to provide innovative, whole life value-for-money solutions.
G4C Future Leader Award
G4C is a driving force for industry change, through the development and connection of future industry leaders. The award is open to a person with less than ten years of experience in the construction and built environment sector.
Conservation & Regeneration Award
The preservation or rehabilitation of old or historic buildings and sites is often an important part of neighbourhood revitalisation, providing physical and psychological focus for the community and creating jobs and investment opportunities. Construction work that involves the conservation and regeneration of historic buildings requires great care and specialist skills and techniques.
Digital Construction embraces BIM, GIS, Big Data and other evolving technological advancements. Technology has transformed the world we live in and has potential to revolutionise the construction industry. This category rewards organisations, projects or initiatives that have adopted, advanced and achieved excellence in Digital Construction.
A number of factors are convening to make offsite construction a more attractive solution than ever before. It can help address systemic failures including low productivity, low predictability, low margins, adversarial pricing, lack of culture for collaboration, limited R&D and investment in innovation and poor image.
Health, Safety & Wellbeing Award
Health, Safety & Wellbeing is of paramount importance and a culture of ‘safety first’ is crucial to performance. Overarching health and safety risk management systems and effective health initiatives are fundamental to reducing or eliminating all types of incident and promoting health and well–being across the supply chain.
Innovation is widely recognised as the critical factor for increased and sustained productivity and growth. It demonstrates an organisation’s confidence, capacity and appetite for improved performance and productivity gains.
Integration and Collborative Working Award
Collaborative working is central to the core values of Constructing Excellence and its drive for positive change in construction.
SME of the Year Award
SMEs are the backbone of the industry and are recognised by Constructing Excellence for their dominance of and contribution to the supply chain.
Net Zero Award
High environmental and climate performance in construction aims to meet present day needs for housing, working environments and infrastructure without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs in times to come. It seeks to limit impact on the natural environment and demonstrate whole life sustainability. It is most effective when organisational culture, high design quality, technical innovation and transferability are abundant.
People Development Award
People are our greatest asset and this award recognises organisations that appreciate and nurture their workforce to ensure they maximise the value of everyone’s contribution to the business. By creating inclusive workplaces which support people of all abilities through training initiatives, education, mentoring, support networks and innovative programmes, companies can demonstrate a significant impact on the future of their businesses and the wider construction industry
Residential Property of the Year
What is a residential project? This could range from an individual dwelling, to larger housing developments including apartments and specialist housing such as supported housing, residential care and the like. This award recognises developments that provide a desirable and sustainable place to live. That demonstrate creative approaches from concept to delivery.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award
The built environment and the sector is for everyone. The more inclusive projects, organisations and the industry are, the better they serve its communities, the better it recruits and retains the most talented people, the greater the commercial success. According to the International Labour Organization, “Companies with more diverse, inclusive and invested [equity in people] business cultures and policies see a 59% increase in innovation and 37% better assessment of consumer interest and demand.”
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. Good facilities add value by enabling owners and/or users to live or work better in them.
Achiever of the Year Award
A CE Midlands board award to recognise an excellent contribution to the West Midlands Built Environment sector.