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Industry leaders set to judge British Construction Industry Awards

Date
02 April 2024

This year, the judges will pick the winners of some new categories, including the ICE President’s Nature- and People-Positive Champion.

Industry leaders set to judge British Construction Industry Awards
ICE President Prof Anusha Shah joins a panel of almost 100 judges

A host of leading industry figures have been announced as judges for this year’s British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA).

They include ICE President Prof Anusha Shah, who will lead the judging for the new ICE President’s Nature- and People-Positive Champion category.

The new award recognises the efforts of those working to deliver nature- and people-positive outcomes.

In keeping with Prof Shah’s theme for 2023-24, these outcomes should contribute to stopping and reversing nature loss and enhancing the lives of local people.

The theme of the new award will change each year, in line with the inauguration of a new ICE president every November.

Meet the judges

Almost 100 judges will deliberate who the worthy winners will be, including:

  • David Hancock, head of construction at the Cabinet Office
  • Annelie Kvick, partner at Grimshaw
  • Vara Suntharalingam, civil engineering director at HS2
  • Darren James, CEO at Keltbray
  • Liz Garlinge, strategic projects director at National Highways
  • Philip McGirr, head of buildings at National Trust
  • Ken Kwok, technical director at Bouygues Travaux Publics
  • Anthony Dewar, professional head of buildings and architecture at Network Rail
  • Iain Bissett, managing director at Pell Frischmann
  • Roger Bailey, CTO at Tideway
View the full list of judges

The ICE President’s Nature- and People-Positive Champion

The new category, the ICE President’s Nature- and People-Positive Champion, will celebrate an individual client, consultant, designer, architect or contractor.

The practices presented could focus on specific project outcomes or initiatives that span more than one project or across a whole organisation working in the built environment.

Entrants must be able to demonstrate that they’ve taken bold, ambitious steps to deliver nature- and people-positive outcomes and explain the benefits that have been, or are expected to be, delivered.

These improvements must be quantifiable.

To view the full criteria, visit the BCIA website.



How to submit a nomination

Submissions must be no more than 1,100 words and include:

  • The name of the company, division or partnership that’s putting itself forward (no more than eight words)
  • A brief description of what the initiatives or projects in question are, with a focus on the impact (100 words max)
  • A full written description of why these efforts to foster, adopt and deliver nature and people-positive practices and outcomes should be considered for this award (max 1,000 words)

Entries cost £399 + VAT.

Enter now

New British Construction Industry Awards

The ICE President’s Nature- and People-Positive Champion joins the Retrofit Project of the Year Award and Placemaking Project of the Year Award as new categories in 2024.

The BCIA celebrate excellence in the built environment, with an emphasis on project delivery and providing positive outcomes for society.

Organised by the ICE and New Civil Engineer magazine, there are 22 award categories available, judged by an independent panel of more than 100 experts.

The deadline for all entries is 10 May 2024.

The awards will take place on 9 October 2024 at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Check out the 2023 BCIA winners

  • Ana Bottle, digital content editor at ICE