Projects and initiatives with award-winning potential now have a further week to complete their entries for the 2021 British Construction Industry Awards.
The new deadline for entering the event, which is jointly hosted by ICE and New Civil Engineer, is now 11 June.
NCE editor Claire Smith said: “BCIA is the biggest celebration of the construction industry and getting onto the shortlist to be in with a chance to win is an excellent way to demonstrate to clients, your peers, supply chain and future employees that your firm is a leader when it comes to excellence.
“Putting a project or initiative forward for an award is also a great way to show your teams how proud you are of their achievements, especially after the challenges the sector has faced in dealing with the pandemic. However, we recognise that workloads are picking up and everyone is busy, which is why we have given people more time to complete their entries.”
There are 19 categories open to enter which cover all types of building and infrastructure projects, as well as industry initiatives that are creating real change and delivering better outcomes. New for 2021 is Carbon Net Zero Initiative of the Year, which will celebrate projects that are taking the lead on driving down embodied carbon during the design and construction phases.
In addition, the Environment & Sustainability Initiative of the Year category has been re-focused for 2021 to recognise specific project-based initiatives that target the operational carbon impact of the work of civil engineers and aim to reduce the whole-life carbon cost. This category is looking for success stories that the wider industry can learn from.
ICE President Rachel Skinner said: “I’m delighted that this year’s British Construction Industry Awards, the biggest event in the built environment sector, has two categories that will really put a spotlight on the brilliance already being delivered by the industry in facing up to the net zero challenge.”
The winners of the awards are scheduled to be revealed at a gala event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 13 October.
Full details of the categories and criteria, as well as the judging process for 2021, can be found at the event website - bcia.newcivilengineer.com.