The winners of the Construction News Awards 2018 have been revealed at a glittering ceremony in London’s Mayfair.
A total of 21 winners were recognised for outstanding performance in categories covering inspirational projects through to exemplar business practice.
The event at the Grosvenor House Hotel saw Gilbert-Ash crowned Contractor of the Year following an outstanding 12 months, with the judges describing the firm as demonstrating “a real touch of class”.
Thursday night’s ceremony was attended by more than 1,200 leading clients, contractors and suppliers, with each of the finalists having showcased their achievements to a judging panel drawn from 70 industry experts.
Transport Scotland took home the Project of the Year (over £30m) award for overseeing the Queensferry Crossing, with the judges commending how the team “managed this incredible project exceptionally well”.
Awards newcomer Webb Yates Engineers won Construction Consultancy of the Year with an entry that took plaudits among the judges: “A lot of people talk about collaboration, but here is a company that has set a new bar,” they said.
The evening concluded with the Sir Michael Latham Award, presented by his sons to recognise the stand-out performance among the individual winners.
The award honours the work of Sir Michael, whose seminal 1994 report Constructing the Team continues to influence the entire construction industry.
And it was Mace that took home the prize, having won Best Innovation earlier in the night for its Rising Factory system.
CN Awards 2018: Winners
- Best Innovation: Mace
- Best Residential Developer: Galliford Try Partnerships
- Best Use of Technology: Converge
- BIM Excellence: Stantec
- Community Engagement Project of the Year: Graham
- Construction Consultancy of the Year: Webb Yates Engineers
- Contractor of the Year: Gilbert-Ash
- Diversity and Inclusion Excellence: Amey
- Environmental Contractor of the Year: Sir Robert McAlpine
- Health, Safety and Wellbeing Excellence (Company): Jacobs
- Health, Safety and Wellbeing Excellence (Project): Interserve
- International Project of the Year: Skanska
- Project of the Year (under £15m): VolkerFitzpatrick
- Project of the Year (£15m-£30m): Kier
- Project of the Year (over £30m): Transport Scotland
- Rising Star: Jonathan May, Stantec
- Specialist Contractor of the Year: Keltbray
- Supply Chain Excellence: A14 Integrated Delivery Team
- Sustainable Project of the Year: Lendlease
- Training Excellence: Tideway
- Sir Michael Latham Award: Mace