Annual awards which celebrate innovation in the construction industry have been launched in Yorkshire and Humber.
The 2016 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber (CEYH) awards, organised by the Centre for Knowledge Exchange at Leeds Beckett University, showcase the most innovative organisations, developments & initiatives in the built environment over the past 12 months.
The awards are fully inclusive, open to any organisations, companies and project teams involved in delivering “excellence in construction” across 13 different categories, each one representing the core themes underpinning the Constructing Excellence movement & improvement agenda.
“Innovation in construction is essential to the industry’s continued success and as a University, we provide a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as continuous development opportunities and consultancy to businesses to effectively equip the workforce,” said professor Mohammad Dastbaz, pro vice chancellor and dean at Leeds Beckett University.
“Once again we are excited about celebrating the breadth and range of talent across our region through these awards and look forward to welcoming entries across all of the categories.”
The winners of each category will be revealed at a gala dinner held at New Dock Hall in Leeds on July 1.
The theme of this year’s event is ‘Swinging from the rooftops’ where following the awards presentations, guests will be entertained by cocktails, dancing and live music from our four piece swing band.
The winners then go on to compete at the National Construction Excellence Awards held in London in the autumn. Last year the Yorkshire and Humber region won accolades in both Value (Interserve) and BIM project of the Year (Carillion Morgan Sindall Joint Venture) and with the fantastic projects going on the region at the moment, this can be bettered in 2016!
Organised by a dynamic and forward thinking team, the CEYH awards have grown to be a showpiece event in the regional construction calendar with over 350 professionals, representing a broad cross section of the construction industry, coming together to celebrate the projects, companies and organisations that are truly pushing our sector forward.
Pete Watson, CEO of the award sponsors Atlas Cloud, added: “We are delighted to sponsor the Construction Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2016 for the 2nd consecutive year.
“We have seen a huge shift in technology enhancement in the regions with mobile teams working on some of the largest infrastructure projects in the country such as HS2, MAG, Crossrail 2 and Hinkley Point. This region has superb talent and is working on some of the best projects and we really need to be shouting about it.”
The closing date for submissions for this year’s awards is Friday, April 29.
For full details about the awards categories log on to http://ckegroup.org/cexcellenceyh/ceyh-awards-2016 .