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Revealed: Construction News Awards 2015 finalists announced

Construction News today reveals the finalists for the 2015 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.

Book your table

Tickets are selling fast so call George Thornton on 020 7391 4530 or email george.thornton@emap.com to secure your place.


Our judging panel of 55 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.

The winners will be announced on 30 June 2015 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 George Thornton on 020 7391 4530 or email george.thornton@emap.com.

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

  • Aggregate Industries UK, M1 Junction 33 Highways
  • Balfour Beatty Engineering Services, National Graphene Institute 
  • BAM Ferrovial Kier Joint Venture, Crossrail C435 Farringdon Main Station Works 
  • Bond Bryan Architects, Bradford College and Beyond: openBIM R&D
  • Costain, The M1 J33 Pinch Point Scheme
  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, West Midlands Virtual Hospital
  • Skanska UK, 66 Queen Square
  • Viewpoint, 4BIM

Client of the Year

  • Argent
  • Derwent London
  • Environment Agency
  • Great Portland Estates
  • Maro Developments
  • Surrey County Council (Walton Bridge Project)
  • The Pirbright Institute (BBSRC) Development Programme

Commercial Innovation of the Year

  • Dome Technology, iSnag 2
  • Fhoss Technology, Powered Light Safety Wear
  • IG Masonry Support Systems, IG Brick Slip Masonry Support Systems
  • Keylite Roof Windows, Futuretherm Roof Window
  • Ramtech Electronics, WES+ construction site fire safety systems
  • Reactec Analytics Platfrom, Reactec Analytics Platform
  • Sefaira, Sefaira Architecture
  • WEB Rigging Services, First Severn Bridge Underdeck Project
  • WISA, WISAblock

Company Innovation of the Year

  • Aggregate Industries UK, Non Tipping Trucks
  • CATSURVEYS Group, Mobile Ground Penetrating Radar (MGPR) synchronised with corrected GPS (Global Positioning System)
  • Costain, The Costain Way
  • J. Murphy & Sons, Murphy Innovation Model
  • London Underground, Concrete Bursting
  • NBS, NBS BIM Object Standard
  • SGN, CISBOT and Robotics – ground breaking in every sense
  • Thomson Ecology, TIM Thomson Interactive Mapping

Construction Consultancy of the Year

  • Capita
  • EC Harris
  • Hill International, Inc.
  • Mace
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Pick Everard
  • RISE Management Consulting
  • Turner & Townsend

Contractor of the Year

Sponsored by SIG

  • Dragon Infrastructure Solutions
  • Elliott Thomas Group
  • Interserve Construction
  • Kier Group
  • Lagan Construction Group
  • Mace
  • Sovini Property Services
  • Speller Metcalfe

Employer of the Year

  • CGL
  • Elliott Wood
  • Lagan Construction Group
  • Novus Property Solutions
  • Paragon Interiors Group
  • Simons Group
  • Tamdown Group
  • VGC Group

Engineering Consultancy of the Year

  • BDP
  • Beverley Clifton Morris (BCM)
  • Capita
  • Eckersley O’Callaghan
  • FDS Consult
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Peter Brett Associates
  • Tony Gee and Partners

Health & Safety Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by THSP

  • Amey, Target Zero
  • Clugston Construction, ‘5-a-Day’ Health Initiative
  • Highway Traffic Management, Low Level Traffic Management Installation Vehicle
  • Lanes Utilities, Digital Point of Works Risk Assessment
  • McDermotts, Salutem – A Beneficial Training Partnership
  • NG Bailey, Safety First & Foremost
  • Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil Engineering Services, IFE (Injury free environment)
  • Wilson James, Time for Safety

Project of the Year (below £10m)

  • Balfour Beatty, Victoria Bridge Bath
  • Connect Plus, Connect Plus Services, QEII Bridge Maurer Joint replacement
  • Elliott Wood / Maber / Morgan Sindall Construction and Infrastructure, Richard III Visitors Centre, Leicester
  • Fairhurst Ward Abbotts (FWA), The Restoration of Historic Bletchley Park
  • Galliford Try Civil Engineering England & Wales, Littlehaven Promenade and Seawall
  • John F Hunt Demolition, 48 Leicester Square
  • Morgan Sindall, British Airways Technical Building ‘J’ Hangar refurbishment - Bays 1 & 2
  • Willmott Dixon Construction, Bolton Market Refurbishment

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

Sponsored by EIC

  • BAM Construction, Barclaycard Arena (formerly the NIA) Refurbishment & Extension
  • Costain, A244 Walton Bridge Project
  • Morgan Sindall, Sellafield Accommodation Project - Albion Square
  • Skanska Building, London & South East- 100 Cheapside
  • Skanska UK, Bath Spa University ‘Commons’
  • VINCI Construction UK, St John Bosco Arts College
  • VolkerFitzpatrick, Gatwick Airport Station Redevelopment

Project of the Year (over £50m)​

  • Balfour Beatty, Reading Elevated Railway
  • BAM Ferrovial Kier Joint Venture, Crossrail C300/C410 Western Running Tunnels and Station Caverns
  • Heathrow Airport, Terminal 2 - The Queen’s Terminal
  • Kier Construction, Five Pancras Square, King’s Cross
  • Laing O’Rourke, Manchester Town Hall Complex Transformation
  • MPT Manchester, Metrolink - Airport Line
  • Shepherd, Drax Power Station
  • Skanska Balfour Beatty Joint Venture, M25 LUS - Managed Motorway All Lanes Running

Specialist Contractor of the Year​

Sponsored by Lakesmere

  • Concrete Repairs
  • EIC
  • Fire Design Solutions
  • FM Conway
  • N A Curtain Walling
  • NG Bailey
  • RMD Kwikform
  • Van Elle

Supply Chain Excellence of the Year​

Sponsored by CBH

  • BAM Ferrovial Kier Joint Venture, Crossrail C300/410 Western Tunnels and Stations and C435 Farringdon Main Station Works
  • CEMEX, Customer Focused Solutions
  • Midland Steel Reinforcement Supplies GB, London Bridge Station Re Development
  • Morgan Sindall, Setting the Standard
  • Skanska UK, Collaborative Procurement
  • UK Power Networks, Principals’ Group

Sustainable Company of the Year​

Sponsored by Imtech

  • Balfour Beatty
  • BRE Group
  • Interserve Construction
  • J. Murphy & Sons
  • Larkfleet Group
  • Martek Contracts
  • Redrow Homes
  • Skanska UK

Sustainable Project of the Year​

Sponsored by H+H

  • AMCO Engineering, Iden Lock Improvements
  • Eric Wright Construction / Muse Developments, Number One Bickerstaffe Square
  • Kier Construction, Five Pancras Square, King’s Cross
  • Sir Robert McAlpine, Birley Building, Birley Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Skanska Balfour Beatty Joint Venture, M25 LUS - Managed Motorway All Lanes Running (Section 5)
  • Skanska UK, Bentley Works Redevelopment
  • Speller Metcalfe, Western Power Distribution, Spilsby

Training Initiative of the Year

Sponsored by CITB

  • A-one+ Integrated Highway Services, No Strikes IPV Training Initiative
  • Balfour Beatty, Authorised Persons, 93% reduction in HIPOs in just one year
  • Building Lives CIC, Building Lives
  • Carillion, Construction Technician Apprenticeship Programme
  • Dorset Construction Training Forum, Dorset Based construction companies working together to ensure better training for all
  • Eurovia UK, Conflict Resolution
  • Grays Dry Lining, The Construction Skills Academy
  • Morrison Utility Services, Calm Networks Training to Combat Transient Surge

Book your table

Tickets are selling fast so call George Thornton on 020 7391 4530 or email george.thornton@emap.com to secure your place.

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