THE CREAM of construction is this week invited to enter the British Construction Industry Awards and put forward 2004's most successful and innovative projects.
A range of new awards, categories and sponsors have been added to the event in 2004, reflecting the diversity of work carried out by British construction professionals.
Network Rail chief executive John Armitt will chair the judging panel for 2004, with ICE president Doug Oakervee as deputy chairman.
The Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award, backed by the Office of Government Commerce and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, remains at the heart of the event.
Also up for grabs are the prestigious Civil Engineering Award sponsored by Benaim, the Major Project Award sponsored by the Health & Safety Executive, the International award sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Best Practice Award sponsored by Skanska New awards for 2004 include the Local Authority Award sponsored by May Gurney, the Environmental Award sponsored by Atkins, the Regeneration Award sponsored by Gifford and the Judges' Special Award sponsored by Arup. Results will be announced at a gala awards dinner in London on 28 October.
Entry forms can be downloaded from www. bciawards.org. uk. Closing date is 22 April.