Our unparalleled judging panel features representatives from CECA, CIOB, BRE, HSE and the NHBC, to name but a few.
Deputy chief executive
Chartered Institute of Building
Born and educated in Ireland, Bridget Bartlett has lived and worked in the UK since 1978.
A fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, she developed her career in education for 25 years progressing from teaching mathematics to becoming principal and chief executive of Bexley College in Kent, which specialised in construction studies.
Ms Bartlett joined the CIOB as chief operating officer in November 2008 and is responsible for the institute’s operations team, a portfolio which includes education, examinations, membership services, international development and IT.
Professor of built environment foresight
University College London
Tim Broyd is professor of built environment foresight and honorary professor of civil engineering at University College London.
He recently moved to UCL following a career in industry, with substantial experience as corporate director of technology, innovation and sustainability for major engineering consultancies, including Atkins and Halcrow.
He has been co-leading the strategic planning of the UK’s development and implementation of BIM and is due to become president of the Institution of Civil Engineers in November 2016.
National Centre for Diversity
Solat Chaudhry was one of the founders of the National Centre for Diversity in 2005.
The organisation aims to advance fairness for all in the workplace by helping companies to embed best equality, diversity and inclusion practices in their businesses.
Its construction clients include Carillion, Henry Boot Construction, Interserve Construction, Shepherd Construction, the Byrne Group and Vinci Construction UK, among others.
Guy Hammersley is responsible for implementing BRE Ventures’ mission to successfully exploit new green and clean technologies.
BRE Ventures has a rapidly growing pipeline and its portfolio includes three joint ventures.
Mr Hammersley is also an executive director of BRE Group and led the successful establishment of BRE Training as well as the creation of the BRE Ireland JV, of which he is executive chairman.
Head of construction
David Hancock is head of construction for the government construction team in the Cabinet Office.
Prior to that he was head of risk for Transport for London with responsibility for the risk and project services across their £15bn capital portfolio.
Dr Hancock has worked with the public, private and voluntary sectors and has been the director of risk and assurance for two London mayors, executive director for Halcrow, and was responsible for creating and delivering the risk management system for the £4.3bn Heathrow Terminal 5 project.
Construction Products Association
Duncan King is the Construction Products Association’s technical manager with responsibility for the Construction Products Regulation.
He qualified as a timber technologist in 1974 and had an extensive career in the commercial side of the timber industry before starting his own technical consultancy in 1992.
Mr King was previously a member of three British Standards committees during the transition from national to European standards, which led to an involvement with product assessment, CE marking and the Construction Products Directive.
Head of construction sector and policy
Health and Safety Executive
Simon Longbottom has been in his current post at HSE since May 2013 after five years as the company’s head of operations.
In that role he led five inspection teams across three offices in the East of England with responsibility for all industry sectors other than major hazards and construction.
He joined HSE in 1987 as a biological science graduate and worked for several years as a construction inspector in Kent, before collaborating with HSE’s construction sector and a range of industry stakeholders to produce the first HSE excavation safety publication in 1997.
John Lorimer has worked as a client, consultant, major contractor and subcontractor in the construction industry across the UK, Europe and the Far East.
He is chair of the BIM Academy, a joint venture between Northumbria University and Ryder Architecture.
He is also a visiting professor at Salford University, and a member of the CITB Council.
Prior to establishing JLO Innovation, which provides consultancy services to the construction industry, he spent 10 years with Manchester City Council as the capital programme director managing their £300m per annum construction programme.
Group health & safety policy manager
National House Building Council
Starting work in 1974 as a quantity surveyor, Simon Mantle has accrued 40 years’ experience working in most areas of the construction industry.
In the mid-90s he opted for a change of direction, embarking on a new career in health and safety, and is currently group health and safety manager for the National House Building Council.
Contributing to the wider health and safety agenda, Mr Mantle is a former chair of the Strategic Forum for Construction’s health and safety committee and Safety Schemes in Procurement.
Civil Engineering Contractors Association
Alasdair Reisner is the chief executive of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, the representative body for the UK’s civil engineering contractors.
CECA represents over 300 contractors of all sizes and covers approximately 80 per cent of the civil engineering market in Great Britain.
Mr Reisner joined CECA in 2008 and was previously director of external affairs, having previously been deputy news editor on Construction News.
Joint Contracts Tribunal
Richard Saxon is chairman of the JCT and acts as a client and business advisor.
He was a partner and director of BDP for 27 years up until 2005, spending six of those as chairman.
His first major BDP building, the 1974 HQ of the Halifax Building Society, was listed in 2013.
He is also a former vice president of RIBA and sits on the board of the Construction Industry Council.
Mr Saxon wrote ‘Growth through BIM’ for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills in 2013 and RIBA will publish ‘BIM for Construction Clients’ in early 2016.