We will be celebrating the best construction projects in our region at the Norfolk Constructing Excellence Awards 2021 on Tuesday 20th April 2021
We are accepting entries from all organisations, individuals and project teams involved in delivering construction projects and contributing to the built environment in Norfolk and Suffolk.
As we postponed the awards last year due to Coronavirus - Submissions can relate to work or activity that was completed in 2019 or 2020.
The judging panel will be represented by all disciplines across the industry and selected from NCEC members. Volunteers to judge are welcome from every member.
All entries will be assessed by at least three judges and an average will be taken of all three scores.
The winner of each category will be the entry with the highest score given by the judging panel and will be announced on the night.
The overall 2021 winner will be the entry with the highest score given by the judging panel and will be announced on the night.
The fee is £50 per entry per category for NCEC members, and £75 for non-members. You can pay a maximum fee of £150 (£200 for non members) and make as many entries as you would like.
Entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible and by 5 pm on Friday 5th March at the very latest. Entries after this date will not be accepted. If you do not receive acknowledgement, of your entry, please contact Teresa.
Winners will demonstrate how whole life cost and value have been considered from the outset; combining capital costs of construction with maintenance, operational and occupiers’ costs. The most important factor will have been the outcomes for the owners and users of the facilities, and these should have been a key driver throughout the design and construction process.
Judges are looking for an organisation or project that has developed and applied the most innovative approach to overcoming one or more construction challenges. Winners may have developed a demonstrably new and different technique or process or may have harnessed emerging or existing technologies to create new or improved products, tools or services leading to better built outcomes.
INTEGRATION AND COLLABORATIVE WORKING
Collaborative working is central to the core values of Constructing Excellence and its drive to evidence excellence in construction. It is most likely to manifest in the delivery of specific projects, however those who can demonstrate a culture across a series or programme of projects show leadership in sustaining the approach. Integration of the supply chain, the client and end users will normally lead to a better outcome satisfying all stakeholders.
The judges will be looking for entries where collaborative working has delivered outstanding results and significant benefits for the whole supply chain/partnership involved.
SME OF THE YEAR 2021
SMEs are the backbone of the industry and are recognised by Constructing Excellence for their dominance of and contribution to the supply chain. Department for Business Innovation and Skills suggest that 99.9% of UK construction contracting businesses are SMEs and some of the greatest innovation and best practice can be identified in this sector.
Judges are looking for an exemplary organisation, with 249 or less employees and with turnover less than £42 million.
People are our greatest asset and this award recognises organisations that have really captured the full value of their human resource. Agents for change, those who proactively cascade education throughout their team, develop highly motivated movers and shakers, can make a significant impact on the future of the construction industry.
Judges are looking for an organisation that is leading edge in the way they develop their existing team and attract new entrants into the industry
PRESERVATION AND REJUVENATION
Clients entrust their historic and listed buildings to the construction industry’s care for preservation, conservation and rejuvenation. Rewarding their trust with excellent outcomes is what the judges are looking for. 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.
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 AND WELLBEING
Health and Safety is of paramount importance and a culture of ‘safety first’ is crucial to performance. Overarching health and safety management systems, clear demonstration of sustainable and effective risk management, and evidencing of health initiatives are fundamental to reducing or eliminating all types of incident, and to promote health and wellbeing across the supply chain.
The winner must be able to demonstrate consideration of either project Health and Safety at pre-construction and/or construction phases or an organisational initiative impacting on multiple projects or their workforce.
We are seeking nominations for a person whose contribution to construction in the region exceeds that of someone just “doing their job”.We are looking for nominations for people who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, who have inspired their peers as well as younger members of their team and who have worked tirelessly to improve the sector.
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.
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:
The award is open to a person with less than ten years of experience in the construction and built environment sector (typically less than 35 years of age).
Judges are looking for the person that best demonstrates a positive impact on their peers, their organisation and the wider industry, against current G4C priority areas of people development, sustainability and innovation.