03 February 2021
On 29th January 2021, Constructing Excellence held the 2020 national awards, bringing together the eight regional winners in fourteen categories, to celebrate the very best of the best. See the Winners now!
On 29th January 2021, Constructing Excellence held the 2020 national awards, bringing together the eight regional winners in fourteen categories, to celebrate the very best of the best.
Three of our SECBE 2020 Award Winners triumphed, with one more SECBE 2020 Winner receiving Highly Commended. Watch the ceremony here
Health, Safety & Wellbeing National Award Winner 2020
This is a joint finalist entry for the M23 of M20 teams at Kier Highways. The two teams share many similarities in their approach to health, safety and wellbeing.
The M23 J8-10 SMP is a smart motorway scheme for Highways England valued at £186.5m, which is being delivered by contractor Kier Highways, with designers Jacobs Atkins JV. The M20 J3-5 SMP is a smart motorway scheme for Highways England valued at £101.5m, which is being delivered by contractor Kier Highways, with designers Jacobs Atkins JV.
Ensuring their people and the travelling public all go home safely every day is a core issue. They have hosted lessons learnt workshops with other Highways England delivery partners, and also shared H&S best practice industry-wide on the CCS Best Practice Hub.
Value National Award Winner 2020
A team from Jackson have transformed the delivery of multi-element joint replacement schemes by introducing Weekend Wonder-Shifts which have fast-tracked the project programme and designed out the need to install a temporary joint on the structure - delivering the schemes for 30% of their original predicted cost and with 10% of the person-hours compared to the original method.
Building Project of the Year National Award Winner 2020
Lymington Fields is Europe’s largest school with over 4,000 pupils once fully occupied, and was handed over 7 months ahead of programme in just 15 months. The client, the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham, took the project to market with a RIBA Stage 3 design and received back several unaffordable tenders.
The adoption of Mid Group’s Manufacturing Led Construction approach allowed Mid Group to sign a contract at £26m, against market tenders of over £35m, with savings of c.£3.5m alone on prelims. This took the project from being unaffordable to deliverable.
People Development National Award Highly Commended 2020
Training and retaining makes good business sense and for Walker Construction people development is central to their strategy. A culture of learning improves employee relations and retention, efficiency, quality of service and the image of construction.
There's still time to enter the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2021 (entries close Mon 15 March).
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