ICE Fellow Lord Deighton to chair construction industry awards panel

Heathrow chair Lord Deighton heads the judging the panel for this year's new-look British Construction Industry Awards.

Last year’s Building Project of the Year (up to £10m)  award: the team behind Maggie
Last year’s Building Project of the Year (up to £10m) award: the team behind Maggie's at the Robert Parfett Building
Chair of this year’s British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) judging panel is former infrastructure minister and ICE Fellow Lord Deighton. He was chief executive of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) which delivered the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.

The awards have been relaunched this year to boost awareness of the industry’s achievements and excellence in delivery. They are an opportunity for clients, architects, engineers, contractors and suppliers to gain high profile recognition for their building and civil engineering projects.

A revamped judging panel will include the broader views of stakeholders and end users and  showcase a wider range of work.  Sir Terry Morgan CBE, Crossrail chair, will head up the exporting expertise judging panel.

Eight categories address key sectors in which the government wants to see a greater return on its investment – economic infrastructure, such as transport and utility networks, and social infrastructure, such as housing, schools and hospitals.

Nine new categories underline the drive for greater productivity in the way we design, build and operate infrastructure – through adoption of technology, embracing innovative methods and ever greater collaboration. These include the Carbon Reduction Initiative of the Year and Productivity in Construction Initiative of the Year awards.

The deadline for project submissions is 23 March with the shortlist announced on 21 May. You can start your submission, save it and submit once complete.

Award winners will be announced on 10 October 2018 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.