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Entries for BCI Awards approach boom-time record

JUDGING OF a near record number of entries for the British Construction Industry Awards 1999 began this week.

The total of 182 projects is only 11 short of the number of schemes entered for the BCIA in 1992, which saw the peak of project completions in the pre-recession boom.

The Major Projects category (£50M plus) has 14 entries including the Britannia oil project, Newbury Bypass, JLE Contract 110 (North Greenwich Station and four Thames tunnels) and Bluewater retail development.

The International category attracted 13 schemes including Izmit Water Supply, the Reichstag and the vast Kowloon reclamation in Hong Kong.

Environmental projects dominate the 30 schemes put in for the BCI Civil Engineering Award with water supply, waste water cleanups and coastal protection projects reflecting the balance of the industry's workload.

BCIA's Building category has attracted a mighty 68 entries of enormous variety, ranging from the BFI Imax Cinema to the refurbishment of the Albert Memorial. Small Projects (under £2M) will be contested by 57 schemes.

Shortlisting is scheduled for the end of this month. The results will be announced by Secretary of State for Scotland John Reid during the BCIA 1999 Awards Dinner on 20 October at the London Hilton.

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