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Government backing for British Construction Industry Awards

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Government recognition of project teams that are seeking to raise the bar on delivery and provide better outcomes to society is now on offer from the British Construction Industry Awards.

This recognition is assured because the British Construction Industry Awards, delivered by New Civil Engineer and the ICE, are now supported by the government’s Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA).

The backing of the IPA, as the government’s centre of expertise for infrastructure and major projects, is a major endorsement of the BCIA awards which exist to recognise and reward excellence in project delivery and, crucially, in delivering outcomes for society.

The awards are a natural fit for the IPA, which defines its purpose as continuously improving the way infrastructure and major projects are delivered in order to support government priorities and improve people’s lives. It reports to both the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury and supports the successful delivery of all types of infrastructure and major projects: ranging from railways, schools, hospitals and housing, to defence, IT and major transformation programmes.

BCIA award-winning projects are genuine exemplars and call on the whole project team - client, architect, designer and contractor – to show how they are moving the industry forward in developing future project leaders and supporting key productivity, digitisation and diversity initiatives as well as boosting industry reputation through the outcomes their projects deliver.

It fits with the role of the IPA which is responsible for the overall project delivery system: the projects, people and processes that together create the right environment for successful delivery.

In supporting the awards, senior IPA figures will get the chance to see great work in action, as it is proud and unique feature of the BCIA awards that all shortlisted projects for the project outcome categories get a visit from selected representatives of the 81-strong judging panel.

Judges are senior industry leaders representing end user groups, stakeholder groups, clients, architects, designers and contractors and a typical judging delegation will have representation from at least three of those groups.

Joining the judging panel will be Cabinet Office head of construction David Hancock and IPA colleagues head of infrastructure performance Huda Asad and Alison director of operations Alison Baptiste.

So seize the chance; showcase your exemplary project to senior leaders working at the heart of government. Start your entry today at



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