Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards 2016

Young Achiever – G4C                                       NCBF
Sponsored by Northern Counties Builders Federation

** Please refer to the Generation 4 Change North East 2016 Awards for further information on how to enter for this category. Please note the deadline for this category is 29th January 2016 at 5.00pm with the Awards being held on Friday 1st April 2016**

G4C Awards Application Form 2016

Integration & Collaborative Working         FaulknerBrowns-Text-Only-copy-SML
Sponsored by FaulknerBrowns Architects  

Judges will be looking for evidence of early involvement, selection by value, common processes and tools across organisations such as BIM, long term relationships, modern commercial arrangements and fair payment practices. Obvious benefits will include a less adversarial approach and use of an appropriate contract to ensure this, but judges will assess delivery on results achieved against client set measurement results and how workforce development has led to improved products or services and customer satisfaction.

Successful entries will have succeeded in integrating their teams to such a level that they appear as a single entity to the customer. Joint submissions are strongly encouraged.

Integration & Collaborative Working

BIM Project of the Year                                       esh construction CMYK
Sponsored by Esh Construction


This category is looking for companies or projects that are using digital processes (Building Information Modelling) to dramatically improve the design, delivery and operation of built assets. Judges are particularly looking for teams who can demonstrate the effective use and benefits of integrated and interoperable BIM solutions that reduce cost, time, and/or risk to the benefit of the client and others without detriment to others.

Projects may be in the advanced stages of design, under construction or in full operation. Submissions should highlight how the adoption of collaborative digital processes have dramatically improved planning, design, fabrication, construction and/or operation of built facilities or infrastructure. Entries should demonstrate the use of best practice or new forms of collaboration or partnering, information sharing, innovative new tools/methods and processes, and should describe how these have/will deliver a wide variety of stakeholder benefits over the lifecycle of the asset.

BIM Project of the Year

Leadership & People Development                 CIOB Logo
Sponsored by CIOB North East  

The winner in this category will best define and demonstrate improvements resulting from targeted leadership development and training across the workforce and perhaps local community. Whether driven by strategic leadership of an enlightened client or a supplier, entries should show and win particular respect from the workforce and/or community through workforce development, skills and training, equality and diversity initiatives, and improvements to health and safety and the working environment.

Evidence of how the organisation’s leadership development strategy is aligned with Construction 2025 will be taken into account.

Leadership & People

Health & Safety                                                                APS Black logo 2015
Sponsored by Association for Project Safety (APS)

The judges will be looking for a project, organisation or initiative where health and safety has been driven way beyond what is required by the duties stated in the CDM Regulations. The winner will demonstrate both leadership and innovation in consideration of project Health and Safety at either pre-construction or construction phases to produce new schemes, tools, processes or actions that safeguard against ill health and/or injury.

The judges will look at entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, consideration of health and safety during the design phase and clear demonstration of sustainable and effective risk management.

Health and Safety 2016

The Legacy Award – Sustainability                          DACB_Beachcroft_standalonelogo_CMYK green - Copy
Sponsored by DAC Beachcroft LLP

The judges will be looking for a project or organisation where the principles of sustainability have been fully embedded, particularly those that demonstrate creative and/or innovative thinking and leadership. The winner will be an exemplar where sustainability is central; providing hard evidence that effective management of environment, social and economic aspects has achieved a significant and tangible improvement in performance.

The judges will give preference to entrants that demonstrate that a responsible long term and collaborative approach has been taken to add value and achieve a range of net benefits for themselves and others.


Value                                                                                  Landscape LLP Logo White - 300 dpi
Sponsored by Watson Burton LLP

Value can be define as the intrinsic worth of good, service or product and the judges in this category will be evaluating the impact that your project has upon the users, the built environment and the wider community in conjunction with the financial aspects of the scheme.
The judges will be looking for either a project on which long-term value has been best achieved, or an organisation that has realised value on a number of projects over a period of time.

The whole life cost implications of the project will have been a consideration from the outset, combining capital costs of constructing the facility with maintenance, operational and occupational costs. Forethought for ‘end of life’ will also factor. Importantly the operational needs of the owners and users will have been a key driver throughout the design and construction process with excellence in occupation the ultimate goal.
Entrants should be able to describe the balance of expenditure between design, construction and operation in relation to whole live cost/value and provide evidence or forecasts for uplifts in operational outcomes.

Value 2016

Innovation                                                                       NWG Logo
Sponsored by Northumbrian Water Group

Judges will be looking for the best organisation or project that took the most innovative approach to overcome site or project specific challenges, harnessed emerging technologies or market opportunities, or developed a new/improved product or service – perhaps innovative use of ICT solutions, BIM, LEAN, environmental technologies, process innovation, new materials or offsite or modular construction.

Judges will particularly look for evidence of how the innovation can be used/applied elsewhere in the organisation or on other projects. Entries should show how they defined the challenge, identified possible solutions, and secured agreement from key stakeholders. Winners will have focused on the occupier/users needs, demonstrated improvements compared to previous or third party performance and/or shown how the approach has led to winning new work.


Heritage Award                                                        Atlas Cloud NEW JPEG
Sponsored by Atlas Cloud

Judges will be looking to recognises the achievement of high standards in the repair, re-use and revitalisation of the region’s historic buildings, sites and places.

Entries should demonstrate evidence of research and investigation into traditional methods and materials encountered, evaluations of alternative options, choice of appropriate procurement route, application of well-considered and sympathetic technical solutions (whether traditional or innovative), delivery of quality and enduring outcomes, and a commitment to the development of heritage skills and training opportunities.


SME Award                                                              Muckle LLP 2015
Sponsored by Muckle LLP  

This Award specifically recognises the challenges and outstanding achievements of Small to Medium Enterprises, particularly those who have made strides in improving their company through implementing best practice.

Judges will be looking for companies that intentionally focus on people development, customer satisfaction, industry best practice, performance management, and/ or new ways of collaborative working. Entrants and nominees will be required to demonstrate a commitment to sustainability and health and safety; describing the steps that have been taken to improve performance in this area through the 4 Cs of co-operation, communication, competence and commitment.

SME of the Year

Achiever of the Year Award                                      BD_Logo_Blk_300dpi
Sponsored by Bond Dickinson LLP

This award recognises outstanding performance or influence by an individual who has been inspirational in the opinion of the sector peer group during 2014. The winner’s exemplary actions will have changed the behaviour and performance of others and delivered disproportionate benefits for, and left a legacy in, the outputs of the built environment sector. The award winner will naturally show all the hallmarks championed by Constructing Excellence, such as best practice and a wholehearted commitment to the Rethinking Construction principles and the Construction 2025 agenda.

The key is that this commitment needs to be visible – i.e. adopted and adapted to make a real difference within the sphere of the applicant’s own operation, influence and community. The character of the nominee is crucial – we are looking for leaders, opinion formers and champions of change. Submissions from third parties are encouraged and this is an award open to individuals of any age, discipline, or sector.

Achiever of the Year

Client of the Year                                                           WH Logo Colour RGB - jpeg
Sponsored by Ward Hadaway

Judges are looking for a construction client that has shown clear consistent leadership and commitment to core Constructing Excellence principles on one or preferably several projects.

These principles include collaborative working, integration, fair terms and forms of contract, procurement on value, prompt payment, clear and considered project briefs and health and safety set as a key driver. Clients who have been actively involved to encourage and reward excellence, and embraced the goals within Construction 2025 will be acknowledged for their leadership.

Submissions from third parties are encouraged but must include endorsement from the client themselves.

Client of the Year

Project of the Year                                                         Corepeople NEW
Sponsored by Corepeople Recruitment

Judges are looking for an outstanding project that best demonstrates the highest levels of technical achievement, innovation, application of best practice, teamworking throughout the supply chain, delivered to time, budget and quality with the highest health & safety standards, lowest environmental impact and most importantly to the customer’s delight.

It is just as likely to be an outstanding local project as it is a high profile landmark – but the winner will be a project that all parties involved will be proud to have been part of.

Project of the Year

If you would like to discuss your project/nomination please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880 or to arrange a meeting or if you have any questions about how to enter just call!

To download this year’s application brochure – please click here: CENE Application Brochure

Details on how to enter can be found here: CENE 2016 Awards How to Enter