The deadline for submissions was Monday 30th November 2015
Awards nominations were open to public and private organisations, as well as individuals located in and around the region whose business is related to construction. Twelve award categories have been chosen to reflect the sensitive and diverse issues and matters current in the modern construction industry.
The judges for BCEMA 16 are as below:
Melvyn Lunn – Vice Chair of the NFA
Jean Mountain – President of East Midlands Chamber, Derbyshire, Notts and Leicestershire
Mark Jermy -Senior Partner Halsall Lloyd Partnership
Kate Newbolt – TPAS Consultancy Manager
Elaine Elkington – Consultancy in Change Management
Finalists are listed in no particular order
1. Collaborative Working
This award recognises a commitment to partnering and working to demonstrate benefits of collaboration in projects. Entries should be enhanced by reference to a seamless approach, aligned values, sharing best practice and risks, working together as one, being innovative, quick to resolve, pro-active and forward thinking. Examples of benefits derived from the collaborative working should be used to illustrate the effectiveness of the relationships, both in terms of statistical evidence and distinct benefits gained.
- Grafton Supply Chain Solutions with Derby Homes
- Matthews & Tannert with Newark and Sherwood Homes
- Nottingham City Homes – Townsend Court
- Robert Woodhead with A1 Housing, Woodhead Living & Bassetlaw District Council
- United Living with Broxtowe Borough Council
2. Contractor of the year
This award is open to all contractors who exceed their required duties of Health & Safety, consistently reduce construction costs, time and defects and demonstrate business performance improvement with relevant measurement systems and entries should provide evidence to show this. The judges will examine the performance of the contractors with regard to their investment in staff training and development, corporate responsibility, sustainability, improved customer satisfaction, working closely with the supply chain and the delivery of quality.
- Grafton Supply Chain Solutions
3. Corporate responsibility
This award will be presented to the organisation that in addition to their core business has either been directly involved in, or supported groups or activities that have helped deliver positive impact in the community. Clear evidence of the organisation’s commitment to supporting community groups/activities, and any lasting impact of support, must be demonstrated. Entries should also include details of the organisation’s policy / approach / commitment to corporate responsibility, the groups and activities supported, and any feedback / testimonials received as a result, the lasting impact on the community and any future plans for corporate responsibility initiatives and the type of involvement (monetary support / activities etc)
- Best Build
- Broxtowe Borough Council
- Derby Homes
- Lift & Engineering Services
- Robert Woodhead
4. Team of the year
Evidence of strong team-working and collaboration in order to achieve a set of shared key objectives should be demonstrated in this category. Teams can vary between a site team, an office department or a team of residents, there are no restrictions on the type of team who can enter. Entrants are required to provide a summary of why the team deserves recognition,identify personal contributions, together with the skills and attributes that were unique or crucial to the success. The award will be given to the team that has demonstrated that they have have worked together as an inspirational example to others, effectively worked with other teams and promoted excellent co-operative working relationships and demonstrated significant achievements and commitment with shared team values.
- Broxtowe Borough Council
- Nottingham City Homes – Brathay Apprentice Team
- Nottingham City Homes – NCH Relocation Support
- Nottingham Community Housing Association – Direct Maintenance Services
- Willmott Dixon – Metropolitan Mobilisation
This award is for an organisation that can demonstrate how their innovative product, process or equipment is leading to an increase in performance, durability, safety, economy or competitiveness in the construction process. It could, for example, be a consequence of a research and development programme of which the business provided a substantial proportion of the cost and demonstrated essential support. Entries should demonstrate the above, clearly explain how the product or service works, outline cost and benefits, and give examples where it has been fully integrated. Clear evidence of commercial success of the innovation must be shown. Where relevant, the judges will take into account issues such as sustainable performance and the relationships between the product developer and other firms in the supply chain.
- Robert Woodhead
- United Living
- Vaillant UK Ltd
6. Health and Safety
This award is open to all sectors of the construction industry and will be judged on the organisation that can demonstrate the practical implementation of systems, and compliance with construction Health and Safety legislation. Entries should be equally divided demonstrating Information & instruction, Management & supervision, Consultation & communication, Track record / Performance, Training and Continuous improvement.
- Derby Homes
- Henry Boot
- Lift Engineering Services
7. Project of the Year
This award will be presented to the organisation or business that demonstrates effectiveness in delivery of an outstanding project. In 600 words, each application should be able to demonstrate examples of Quality of design, Added Value initiatives, Health and Safety record, Cost effectiveness/within budget, Quality of finished product and Completion to programme.
- Henry Boot – Plot 1 North, Markham Vale
- Nottingham City Homes – Sneinton Tower Blocks
- Robert Woodhead – Rethinking Housing Delivery
- Sustainable Building Services – Energy Efficiency Works for Chesterfield Borough Council
- Wates Living Space – Nottingham Greener HousiNG2, Bentick, Manvers and Kingston Courts
8. Sustainability & Renewable Technologies
This award is for the greatest commitment to policies and practices that measure and deliver environmental and social benefits. Entries should illustrate a committed approach to sustainability issues and renewable technologies. This award will be presented to the organisation or individual demonstrating What was in place before work began in terms of energy efficiency, How the proposals were amended (if applicable) to make more effective use of sustainable products, The savings provided by the initiative in terms of CO² and cost benefits to the end user and Feedback and testimonials from end users regarding improvements made and their effect on savings and comfort.
- T&S Heating with EMH Homes and Husky Heat Pumps
- Wates Living Space with Nottingham City Council,
Arcus Consulting and Nottingham City Homes
9. Tenant of the Year
This award recognises an individual tenant who, through their involvement activities within their community, has made a significant contribution to improving the lives or well being of others. The judges will particularly want to hear about specific
examples where individuals have been inspirational and demonstrated innovative approaches to improving services for tenants. For example, working with the landlord to improve the local environment, campaigning to help a specific group of tenants, or assisting others in their area. This may mean overcoming personal issues, social barriers and can take a great deal of courage. The judges are looking to see how the actions and dedication of one individual can make a difference.
- Pat Simms – Ashfield Homes
- Richard McRae – Broxtowe Borough Council
Entries should demonstrate an involvement in aspects of training, such as employee development, craft apprenticeships, community driven initiatives, work experience and liaison with education establishments. There should also be a demonstration of working in collaboration with external agencies, training providers and establishments of further and higher education. Examples of practical learning together with innovative techniques, and integrated training plans will assist in identifying the commitment to this important sector of construction.
- Best Build
- Derby Homes
- Nottingham City Homes – Women in Construction
- Willmott Dixon
11. Apprentice of the year – Ages 16-24
This will be awarded to an apprentice aged between 16 and 24 who has done the most to seize the training and
development opportunities presented to them during their apprenticeship programme, and who has made significant
contribution to support the business activities of their employer.
They will have built up knowledge and skills and used these to progress their career, this could include how they worked as part of a team and as an individual, or how they motivated themselves to gain the qualifications needed to be a valued member of their organisation.
- Aaron Evans – Total Reclaims Demolition Ltd
- Adam Hinchley – Nottingham City Homes
- Amy Breffitt – Keepmoat
- Michaela Spencer – Nottingham City Homes
- Rashaun Farquhar – Derby Homes
12. Apprentice of the year – Ages 25+
This award will be handed to an apprentice aged 25 or above who has done the most to seize the training and development opportunities presented to them during their apprenticeship programme, and who has made significant contribution to support the business activities of their employer. They will have built up knowledge and skills and used these to progress their career, this could include how they worked as part of a team and as an individual, or how they motivated themselves to gain the qualifications needed to be a valued member of their organisation.
- Adrian Walker – Nottingham City Homes
- Melvyn Kitsull – Rykneld Homes
- Michael Griffiths – Nottingham City Home
- Ria Kelley – Nottingham City Homes
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