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Revealed: Construction News Awards 2014 finalists announced

Construction News today reveals the finalists for the 2014 Construction News Awards, the industry’s biggest awards event.

This year’s awards will be the biggest and most competitive yet, making it a fantastic achievement to be shortlisted.

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Tickets are selling fast so call Shane Murphy on 020 3033 2657 or email to secure your place!

Our judging panel of 53 industry experts were hugely impressed with the level of the entries, making their task selecting the finalists extremely challenging. 

All of those on the shortlist will now face rigorous interviews with members of our prestigious judging panel, which contains senior figures from 20 major clients.

Congratulations to all of our finalists - which this year includes a whopping 38 contractors, 12 specialist contractors, eight clients and 33 projects.

The winners will be announced on 17 July 2014 at the renowned Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London, where over 1,200 of the industry’s elite will join together for a night of recognition, networking and celebration.

Tables are selling fast so book today to secure a premium package. To book call Shane Murphy on 020 3033 2657 or email

Join us in congratulating all of this year’s finalists listed below. The shortlist can also be viewed in full here.

BIM Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by Asta Development

  • The B1M, The B1M
  • BAM Construct UK, BIM for FM
  • Costain, London Bridge Station Redevelopment BIM Implementation
  • David Miller Architects, BIM-Centric Enterprise Model
  • Mace, Gutenborg
  • Pinnacle Consulting Engineers, Tesco Sheringham
  • Skanska UK, 66 Queen Square
  • UK BIM Task Group, Development of a whole sector approach to Level 2 BIM delivery

Commercial Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by Defender Power & Light

  • British Gypsum, ACTIVair
  • Carbon8 Aggregates, Carbonbuster
  • GKR Scaffolding, Elimin-8
  • The Keystone Group, Hi-Therm Sustainability Lintel
  • Nullifire, SC900 Intumescent Coating
  • Off Grid Energy, GridtoGo
  • Permaban, Permaban Eclipse
  • Senceive & London Underground/Tubelines, Senceive Robust Wireless Remote Condition Monitoring

Company Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by Defender Power & Light

  • Balfour Beatty, Balfour Beatty Mott Macdonald JV Area 4 Near Miss Reporting App
  • Balfour Beatty, King Sheet Piling
  • BAM working in collaboration with Network Rail, Hooley Cutting Grillage Sprayed Concrete Innovation
  • Connect Plus, Rapid Cure Concrete Bay Replacement
  • Network Rail/Costain/Path Intelligence, COpath – Enabling Better Passenger Journeys
  • Shepherd Construction and Team Pirbright, Pirbright Institute DP1 and Team Pirbright
  • Vivark, Oneserve2Oneserve
  • VolkerStevin, Scour Protection Installation Frame

Construction Consultant of the Year

  • Capita
  • EC Harris
  • Gleeds
  • Mace
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Sweett Group
  • Turner & Townsend

Contractor of the Year

Sponsored by SIG

  • BAM Construct UK
  • Clugston Construction
  • Higgins Construction
  • Interserve Construction
  • JN Bentley
  • Lagan Construction Group
  • Mace

Employer of the Year

Sponsored by Johnstone’s Trade

  • Amey
  • GAP Group
  • Lagan Construction Group
  • Oktra
  • Pick Everard
  • Story Contracting
  • Tamdown Group
  • VolkerWessels UK

Engineering Consultant of the Year

Sponsored by Nationwide Platforms

  • Capita
  • HBa Consulting Engineers
  • M-EC Consulting Development Engineers
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Portland Consulting Engineers
  • WSP

Health & Safety Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by THSP

  • Amey, “What Does It Take?” Safety DVD
  • Balfour Beatty, M4M5 Managed Motorways Visual Standards Training
  • CEMEX, CEMEX H&S Engagement Initiatives
  • Galliford Try, Challenging Beliefs, Affecting Behaviour
  • HETCo – A Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke Joint Venture, Ask The Question
  • J. Murphy & Sons, Industry-leading Commitment Resulting in Industry-leading Health & Safety Performance
  • Morrison Utility Services, 539TQ9L9
  • Skanska Construction UK, Collaboration in Industry

Project of the Year (under £10m)

Sponsored by EIC

  • Atkins / Laing O’Rourke / Trafford Borough Council, Lime Tree Primary School, Trafford, Greater Manchester
  • BAM working in collaboration with Network Rail, Hooley Cutting Stabilisation
  • Cassidy + Ashton / Seddon Construction, Riley Sixth Form Centre, Bolton School
  • Clugston Construction, Refurbishment of Richmond Flats, Huddersfield
  • Colas Rail Morgan Sindall Joint Venture, Energlyn and Churchill Park
  • Robertson, Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, Aberdeen
  • Thomas Vale Construction, Wilkinson Primary School
  • Virtus Contracts, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and Globe Theatre Foyer

Project of the Year (between £10m - £50m)

Sponsored by Maxim Eyes

  • BAM Nuttall / Network Rail, East Croydon Station Footbridge
  • Bouygues UK, Mary Rose Museum
  • Graham Construction, Grimsby River Terminal
  • J. Murphy & Sons, Tirley Pressure Reduction Installation
  • NG Bailey, Arla’s Ayslebury Dairy
  • VolkerFitzpatrick, Gatwick Airport Main Runway Rehabilitation
  • VolkerFitzpatrick, 17 – 23 Bentinck Street
  • Willmott Dixon Construction, Notre Dame Catholic College

Project of the Year (over £50m)

Sponsored by Lafarge Tarmac

  • 4Delivery and Southern Water, Cleaner Seas for Sussex Project
  • Carillion, Library of Birmingham
  • Lend Lease, SSE Hydro Arena
  • Mace, The World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre, The British Museum
  • Mace, The Place
  • MPT, Manchester Metrolink Phase 3
  • Skanska Building LSE, Brent Civic Centre
  • Skanska Civil Engineering, Borough Viaduct

Specialist Contractor of the Year

Sponsored by Lakesmere

  • A1 Flue Systems
  • B & K Structures
  • Masterton
  • Metek UK
  • O’Brien Contractors
  • Oktra
  • The Stonemasonry Company
  • VolkerLaser

Supply Chain Excellence of the Year

Sponsored by Constructing Better Health

  • Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK
  • Cornwall Council
  • Crossrail
  • Galliford Try
  • H5O - South West Water Delivery Alliance
  • Supply Chain Management Group
  • Supply Chain Sustainability School
  • Thames Water Utilities

Sustainable Company of the Year

Sponsored by Imtech

  • Hanson Concrete
  • Mace
  • Martek
  • Skanska
  • Speedy Services

Sustainable Project of the Year

Sponsored by H+H

  • Clugston Construction, Marine Walk Redevelopment Phase 2, Seaburn and Roker, Sunderland
  • HETCo – A Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke Joint Venture, Heathrow Terminal 2A
  • John Lewis Partnership, Waitrose Chipping Sodbury
  • Keepmoat, St Mary’s, Oldham
  • Laing O’Rourke, Manchester Town Hall Complex Transformation Programme
  • Skanska, Brent Civic Centre
  • Skanska Balfour Beatty Joint Venture (SBBJV), M25 LUS MMALR J5-7
  • Turner & Townsend, Esholt Bio Energy Project, Yorkshire Water Services
  • Wates Group, Newport Magistrates’ Court

Tomorrow’s Company

Sponsored by Human Recognition Systems

  • A1 Flue Systems
  • Lucas
  • N A Curtain Walling
  • O’Brien Contractors
  • Russells Construction
  • Scape

Training Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by CITB

  • B4Box, Transforming Lives
  • Balfour Beatty, Customer Experience Board Game
  • Building Lives CIC
  • JN Bentley, Developing the Engineers of the Future
  • Kier Group, Kier Construction Supervisors Development Programme
  • Powerday, St George, Kotuku CIC, Kotuku Environmental Labour Project
  • Seddon Construction, Grow Your Own
  • Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil, SRW Trainee Programme

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