The BCI Awards are made up of a range of categories listed below within the four section titles: Project Categories, Pan Categories, General Categories and Special Awards (including the Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award).
Entries will be charged at £399 + VAT per entry.
The Project Categories are dependent on the size of a project and its nature - building or civil engineering - as well as projects of a particular type.
UK projects entered in to the project categories are automatically eligible and entered in to the Pan Categories, listed below:
The International Awards are open to projects outside the UK for which a UK based British firm, whether a designer or contractor, has made a significant contribution.
Civil Engineering Project of the Year (up to £10m)
The British Construction Industry Civil Engineering Award is open to projects with a value up to £10m.Enter Civil Engineering Project of the Year (up to £10m)
Civil Engineering Project of the Year (£10m-£50m)
The British Construction Industry Civil Engineering Award is open to projects with a value above £10m and not exceeding £50m.Enter Civil Engineering Project of the Year (£10m-£50m)
Major Building Project of the Year (over £50m)
The British Construction Industry Major Project Award for building projects with a value in excess of £50 millionEnter Major Building Project of the Year (over £50m)
Major Civil Engineering Project of the Year (over £50m)Sponsored by Hall Fuels
The British Construction Industry Major Project Award for civil engineering projects with a value in excess of £50 millionEnter Major Civil Engineering Project of the Year (over £50m)
International Building Project of the Year
The British Construction Industry International Building Project of the Year Award is open to projects outside the United Kingdom for which a UK based British firm, whether designer or contractor, has made a significant contribution.Enter International Building Project of the Year
International Civil Engineering Project of the Year
The British Construction Industry International Civil Engineering Project of the Year Award is open to projects outside the United Kingdom for which a UK based British firm, whether designer or contractor, has made a significant contribution.Enter International Building Project of the Year
These awards are not open for entry but will be awarded to a project, person or team short listed in one of our other categories. All projects entered in to the Project Categories (above) are automatically eligible and entered in to the special Pan Category awards depending on their particular type.
Please note: all those short listed for a Pan Category will be required to complete a general questionnaire, providing specific information for the judges to assess the overall quality of the project and relevant credentials. The short list will be notified at the appropriate time.
Best Practice AwardSponsored by Topcon
The British Construction Industry Best Practice Award will go to a UK project which not only meets the BCIA criteria but also involved processes to understand and meet client needs; supported team working throughout; and demonstrated continued improvements. Schemes short listed for the Best Practice Award will be required to complete a separate questionnaire.
Health & Safety AwardSponsored by RMD Kwikform
This award has been introduced to underpin and celebrate success in this vital aspect of the construction industry's design, delivery and management process.
Judges will identify and reward projects and initiatives that:
Sustainability AwardSponsored by Lafarge Tarmac
Entries to the Sustainability Award will fully reflect and embrace the principles of sustainable construction as promoted by the Green Construction Board and adopted by government as best practice as it works to drive forward the actions set out in the Low Carbon Construction Action Plan.
The winner will demonstrate success across the wider demands of sustainable construction, and be able to demonstrate best practice examples across the three pillars of sustainable thinking - environmental, economic and social performance.
As a fundamental part of a successful project, the winner will underpin the Green Construction Board's priority and desire to grasp the opportunities for growth presented by a sustainable construction (building and infrastructure) sector and provide a platform and examples to help to "promote the message that 'green' construction can lead to business opportunities and economic growth".
These awards have been made for specific elements of a project. They will be assessed by a separate panel of judges and the short listed candidates will then be interviewed by a panel of industry experts and the results of which verified by the full judging panel. You are able to enter as many pieces of work in to one category or enter as many categories as you see fit having reviewed the specific category criteria. Each entry will be charged at the rate stated above of £399 + VAT per entry.
BIM Project Application Award
The UK Government has mandated that all public projects use a Building Information Modelling system during their design and construction delivery process by 2016. This award supports this strategy by identifying and rewarding the exemplar projects in the UK industry. Your entry should:
Product Design Innovation Award
This award rewards technical innovation in product design or application for a specific project which has boosted the overall project outcome and so delivered greater client satisfaction. The entry should:
Programme Management Award *NEW*Sponsored by Rhead Group
NEW for this year, the Programme of the Year category seeks to recognise programmes of work that go beyond one off projects and reward excellence in programme management.
Programme management is a specific skill set that is increasingly being sought by clients help them run their long-term programmes of work. Typically, programme managers will work with clients over five years or more, helping them identify, define, execute and manage a programme of work that encompasses many individual projects.
The minimum entry criterion is that the total programme be valued at £100M or more and runs for a minimum of five years. The contract must have been in operation for a minimum of three years.Enter Programme Management Award
Temporary Works Award *NEW*Sponsored by Temporary Works Forum
This award seeks to recognise that temporary works form a vital but often overlooked part of any construction project, large or small. Often the innovation in design and precision in execution surpasses that in the design and construction of the main works themselves. The entry should:
These awards are not open for entry but will be awarded to a project, person or team short listed in one of our other categories. The awards given will be decided by our judging panel; please click on the award title below to read more about the criteria.
Judges' Special AwardSponsored byMott MacDonald
This award is given to a building or civil engineering project of any size which the judges consider to be particularly inspirational in one or more aspects.
The winner of this award is drawn from the overall awards shortlist. There is no specific entry requirement.
Outstanding ContributionSponsored byTopcon
This award will reward an individual or team involved in one of the shortlisted projects or categories who, in the view of the judging panel, has gone beyond the norm to ensure that the project was delivered in an exemplary manner, has provided extraordinary satisfaction to their client or performed in a way that sets a standard to follow in the future.
The winner will be the person or team that truly embodies the spirit and intention of the awards of helping the industry to improve and deliver better value and satisfaction to clients.
There is no separate nomination process for this award. The judging panel will identify and award this winner based on their observations during the judging process.
The Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award
This award is open to any new building project of any size and budget commissioned by or on behalf of central or local government or by a grant-aided organisation which has been completed since 1 January 2013 and come into use by 31 January 2014.
The judges look for high-quality design; efficient procurement; economic and social value; good team work between client, designer and contractor; sound financial management; whole-life value for money; client satisfaction; and sustainability. All schemes shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award will be required to complete a separate questionnaire.
Schemes shortlisted for other categories that fulfil the necessary criteria will automatically be entered for the Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award. It is not possible to nominate an entry specifically for the Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award but its eligibility should be indicated on the entry form.