British Construction Industry Awards 1999 attracted a near record entry of 183 projects. This is the second highest since this premier award scheme started 12 years ago and a reflection of the healthy state of the industry.
Exceptionally high quality was the other characteristic of BCIA 1999, especially in the building category. Emotions ran high among the judging team as they struggled to decide which of a cluster of superb projects should be the ultimate winner.
Presentations on the winning projects will be made at a special meeting at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London on 25 November 1999 starting at 5.30pm
BCIA 1999. Researched and written by Mike Winney. Production and advertising by NCE staff. Reprographics by Opus Bureau. Printed by TPL. New Civil Engineer and the architects' journal are published by Emap Construct, a part of Emap Business Communications.
The British Construction Industry Awards 1999 are promoted by The Daily Telegraph, New Civil Engineer and the architects' journal. They are sponsored by BSI, the Construction Best Practice Programme, Glenigan, Marsh and Thomas Telford. BCIA supporters include another 137 companies and organisations spread across the industry.
The judging team for BCIA 1999 was chaired by Bob Ayling, Chief Executive BA plc
Pictured above are, from right: Robert Benaim of civil engineering consultant Robert Benaim & Associates; John Armitt chief executive of contractor Costain; Bob White chief executive Mace Ltd; Paul Finch, editor of the architects' journal; Bob Ayling; Mike Winney, editor emeritus New Civil Engineer; Rab Bennetts of architects Bennetts Associates; Roger Sainsury ICE President; Jane Priestman, design consultant representing The Daily Telegraph.
Judging team for the BCIA International Award was: Bryan Jefferson, Architectural Advisor, Department for Culture, Media & Sport; Robert Beresford, former chairman of Mott MacDonald and Chris Spackman, Director Bovis Ltd.
Award secretary is Andrew Stroud.