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Re-live the excitement of the British Construction Industry Awards 2007

The cream of the British construction industry descended on London's Grosvenor House last week to discover the winners of the coveted British Construction Industry Awards 2007.

In this, the 20th year of the British Construction Industry Awards, the judging panel once again set out to celebrate the projects that really stood out from the norm by delivering high-quality infrastructure
that truly delights its clients and users.

Each year the task becomes harder, as the overall quality of UK construction continues to climb to meet the increasing demands of clients. Judges were presented with an outstanding 180 entries, and worked hard – with much debate – to find the shortlist and then the winners.

While quality, cost certainty, safety and team delivery remain at the heart of the successful projects, sustainability and green issues were highlighted by many more entries this year.

The Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award saw a record shortlist of 18 schemes qualifying out of the overall total of 30.

The judges, led this year by David Shaw, head of retail portfolio at The Crown Estate, put each entry through detailed scrutiny and visited every one of the 30 shortlisted projects to interview the project teams – a hallmark of the BCI Awards.

The international category was judged by a separate team, which shortlisted five projects and visited one before making its decision.

In all categories, the final decision takes into account a range of factors including the quality of design and construction, value for money, the application of quality management, performance against prediction, and client satisfaction.

Finally, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BCI Awards, the judges also considered a Best of the Best shortlist of past winners drawn from the Major Project awards categories of the last two decades.

With assistance from votes cast by New Civil Engineer readers, the judges named the best building and civil engineering projects since the BCI Awards began.

And the winners were...

Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award
Small Building Project Award
Small Civil Engineering Project Award
Building Award
Civil Engineering Award
Major Project Award
Major Project Award - High commendation
International Award
Local Authority Award
Environmenal Award
Regeneration Award
Conservation Award
Judges' Special Award
Best Practice Award
20th Anniversary Awards - civil engineering
20th Anniversary Awards - Building

The gala awards dinner was compered by Channel 4's Kirsty Wark and the awards were presented by former construction minister Margaret Hodge MP. View pictures of the event here:

Pre-dinner drinks in the VIP bar

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