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Apprentice of the Year

This category is open to individuals who are currently on an apprenticeship programme in the built environment. This category considers, what work have they done to bring innovation in the inclusion space, any fresh ideas which have been implemented as part of improving services or goods/materials in the industry or workspace.  

The judges will score on: ​

  • Initiatives conceived by the individual and implemented  

  • Your academic record during this apprenticeship 

  • Work outside their own company - charitable/spreading awareness/articles written

  • Any awards given to the individual during their tenure

  • Recommendations from your university or work (to be submitted as supporting evidence)

  • A stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘BPIC’ factor

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Best Community Project

This category is open to any community based project that was running in the year 2023/2024 in the UK.

Entries should focus on at least one example of excellence that has come about as a result of this community project. Entries should outline how the project is set to benefit the community whilst the project is ongoing and on completion of the project. Focus should also be on the long term benefits of the project? The project can be based anywhere in the UK and entrants should be clear whether the excellency lies in performance, cost, health & safety, reliability or other factors, and provide supporting evidence.

The judges will look for evidence of:

  • Project commitment to the community

  • Evidence of increased social value to the community

  • Environmental impact to the community

  • Health and Safety Records

  • Any other stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘BPIC’ factor

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Best Employer Resource Group

This category is open to any internal network with a focus on race and ethnicity within any UK based business that was functioning in the year 2023/2024 and provide construction excellence.

The network should be clear on their mission, objectives and outcomes. They should showcase whether their excellency lays in performance of network, retention of employee, cost, health & safety, reliability or other factors, and provide supporting evidence. This nomination MUST come with a written recommendation from an employee who is a part of the network as supporting evidence.

The judges will look for evidence of:

  • Activeness of the network (e.g. meetings, social events)

  • Evidence of impact of the network in improving people culture in the business. (Impact to the wider business)

  • Evidence of company applying construction excellence and health and safety records. 

  • Any other stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘BPIC’ factor

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Best Innovation 

The Best Innovation award at the BPIC Awards 2024 recognizes groundbreaking and pioneering initiatives within the built environment sector. This category is designed to honor projects, processes, technologies, or strategies that demonstrate exceptional creativity, originality, and effectiveness in addressing challenges or advancing the industry.

A recommendation is required from a senior leader within your business, highlighting the individuals success which should be uploaded on the application as supporting evidence. 

The judges will also score on:

  • Novelty and Creativity: Judges will assess the level of innovation demonstrated by the individual. Is it a fresh and inventive solution that goes beyond conventional approaches?

  • Collaboration and Partnerships: Recognition will be given to initiatives that foster collaboration between diverse stakeholders, demonstrating a commitment to inclusivity and a collective effort to drive positive change.

  • Potential for Future Impact: Judges will consider the potential for the innovation to influence and shape the future of the built environment industry. This includes scalability, adaptability, and the likelihood of inspiring further innovation.

  • Any other stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘BPIC’ factor

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Best Small Business 

This category is open to any minority owned business based in the UK that was functioning in the year 2023/2024 and provide construction excellence. 

The company could be site or office based, and entrants should be clear whether the excellency lies in performance, cost, health & safety, reliability or other factors, and provide supporting evidence. The company should employ a minimum of 5 people. This nomination MUST come with at least one written recommendation from a Client submitted as supporting evidence.

The judges will look for evidence of:

  • Company is minority owned and has a diverse board 

  • Evidence of project/s worked on and recommendation from at least one Client

  • Evidence of company applying construction excellence and health and safety records

  • Any other stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘BPIC’ factor

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Best Social Value Team

The Best Social Value Team award at the BPIC Awards 2024 acknowledges and celebrates the remarkable contributions made by teams within the built environment sector that are dedicated to creating positive social impact. This category seeks to recognize teams that go above and beyond their professional responsibilities to actively engage with and enhance the well-being of communities, promote inclusivity, and drive positive change.

The judges will also score on:

  • Community Engagement: The extent to which the team has actively engaged with local communities to understand their needs and aspirations. This includes evidence of meaningful collaboration and partnerships with community stakeholders.

  • Impact on Social Issues: Evaluation will focus on the measurable impact the team has had on addressing social issues within the built environment. This could include initiatives related to affordable housing, community development, education, health, or other relevant social concerns.

  • Innovation in Social Value Practices: Judges will consider the team's innovative approaches and practices in delivering social value. This may include the development of new programs, partnerships, or methodologies that contribute to the betterment of society.

  • Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives: Recognition will be given to teams that actively promote diversity and inclusion within their projects and activities. This could involve creating opportunities for underrepresented groups, fostering inclusive workplaces, or implementing initiatives that support diversity.

  • Sustainability and Environmental Considerations: Consideration will be given to teams that integrate sustainable and environmentally conscious practices into their social value initiatives. This may include projects that contribute to environmental conservation or promote eco-friendly practices.

  • Measurable Outcomes: Applicants should provide evidence of tangible outcomes and success metrics associated with their social value initiatives. This may include improved quality of life indicators, enhanced community well-being, or other quantifiable improvements.

  • Collaboration and Teamwork: Recognition will be given to teams that exemplify strong collaboration, teamwork, and a collective commitment to social value. This includes evidence of effective communication, coordination, and synergy within the team.

  • Any other stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘BPIC’ factor

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Female Engineer of the Year

The Female Engineer of the Year award at the BPIC Awards 2024 recognizes and honors the outstanding contributions of a female engineer who has demonstrated exceptional skills, leadership, and impact within the built environment sector. This category seeks to celebrate the achievements of a trailblazing individual who has not only excelled in her field but has also contributed to the advancement of women in engineering.

The judges will also score on:

  • Professional Excellence: The nominee should showcase a high level of expertise and excellence in engineering. Judges will evaluate the individual's technical proficiency, problem-solving skills, and overall contributions to the field.

  • Innovation and Creativity: Recognition will be given to nominees who have demonstrated innovation and creativity in their engineering projects or solutions. This may include the development of novel technologies, processes, or methodologies.

  • Leadership and Mentorship: Evaluation will focus on the nominee's leadership qualities and efforts to mentor and inspire others, especially women, within the engineering profession. This could involve initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Community Impact: Judges will consider the nominee's contributions to the community through engineering projects that positively impact society. This may include projects related to infrastructure development, sustainability, or community engagement.

  • Career Advancement: Recognition will be given to nominees who have made significant strides in their career, overcoming challenges, and breaking barriers. This could include advancements in leadership roles, professional certifications, or other notable career milestones.

  • Commitment to Education: Consideration will be given to nominees who have shown a commitment to education and knowledge-sharing within the engineering community. This could involve participation in educational programs, workshops, or initiatives to inspire the next generation of engineers.

  • Industry Recognition: Evidence of recognition and accolades within the industry, such as awards, publications, or leadership roles in professional organizations, will be considered.

  • Any other stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘BPIC’ factor

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Graduate of the Year

This category is open to individuals in the built environment who are currently on a Graduate Programme. This category considers what work they have done to bring innovation in the inclusion space, any fresh ideas which have been implemented as part of improving services or goods/materials in the industry or workspace.  

The judges will score on: ​

  • Initiatives conceived by the individual and implemented  

  • Work outside their own company - charitable/spreading awareness/articles written

  • Any awards given to the individual during their tenure

  • Recommendations

  • A stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘BPIC’ factor

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Industry Role Model

This category is open to those in the construction industry regardless of length of time. This category considers what work have they done to inspire others and how they have acted as a role model of the construction industry; looking at the work they do, someone setting a good example to others.  

 

A recommendation is required for this category. It can be from within your business or others that have worked/interacted with you during your career. 

The judges will score on: 

  • Academic work/Professional Qualifications

  • Mentorship provided to others 

  • Leadership skills

  • Initiatives conceived and/or driven by the individual

  • Career highlights 

  • Work outside the day to day job - charitable/spreading awareness/articles written

  • Any awards given to the individual during their career 

  • A stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘BPIC’ factor

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Inspiring Diversity Champion

This category is open to those in the construction industry regardless of length of time. This category considers what work have they done to inspire the drive in diversity and inclusion within the construction industry. 

 

A recommendation is required for this category which can be uploaded on the application form. It can be from within your business or others that have work/interacted with you during your career. 

The judges will score on: ​

  • Mentorship provided to others 

  • Being an active community leader within your business in driving diversity and inclusion

  • Initiatives conceived and/or driven by the individual

  • Work outside the day to day job - charitable/spreading awareness/articles written

  • A stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘BPIC’ factor

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Mentor of the Year

A brand new category this year! This category is open to those that are championing mentorship in the industry. This includes mentoring newbies in the industry all the way to reverse mentoring, all in aid of career progression and climbing the ladder or being a better leader. 

Entries should focus on how their mentorship improved individual(s) performance, cost, health & safety, reliability or other factors, and provide supporting evidence.

The judges will also score on based on:

  • Commitment to mentorship and a proven track record

  • Evidence of individual (s) improvement as a result of this mentorship

  • Any other stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘BPIC’ factor

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Project of the Year

The Project of the Year award at the BPIC Awards 2024 recognizes and celebrates an exemplary built environment project that demonstrates excellence in design, execution, and overall impact. This category is designed to honor projects that have significantly contributed to the advancement of the industry, showcasing innovation, sustainability, and positive outcomes for stakeholders and the community.

The judges will also score on:

  • Innovation and Creativity: Judges will assess the project's level of innovation and creativity in design, construction, or implementation. This could include the use of cutting-edge technologies, unique design elements, or novel approaches to address project challenges.

  • Execution and Delivery: Evaluation will focus on the successful execution and delivery of the project within specified timelines and budget constraints. Judges will consider the efficiency, quality, and adherence to project goals.

  • Sustainability Practices: Recognition will be given to projects that prioritize and integrate sustainable practices. This may include environmentally friendly design elements, energy-efficient solutions, or contributions to overall environmental conservation.

  • Community Impact: Judges will consider the project's impact on the local community and stakeholders. This could include improvements in infrastructure, enhanced public spaces, or positive social, economic, and cultural outcomes for the community.

  • Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement: Consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate effective collaboration with diverse stakeholders, including local communities, government bodies, and industry partners. This includes evidence of inclusive decision-making and transparent communication.

  • Quality of Design: Recognition will be given to projects that exhibit exceptional design quality, aesthetics, and functionality. Judges will evaluate the architectural and engineering aspects that contribute to the project's overall success.

  • Project Challenges and Solutions: Applicants are encouraged to share insights into challenges faced during the project and innovative solutions implemented to overcome these challenges. This will provide a deeper understanding of the project's complexity and the team's problem-solving capabilities.

  • Measurable Outcomes: Evidence of measurable outcomes and success metrics associated with the project will be considered. This may include economic impacts, improved community well-being, or other quantifiable achievements.

  • Any other stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘BPIC’ factor

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Rising Star

A rising star, someone who has been in the industry under 5 years but is already making remarkable strides and setting a name out for themselves. This could be in excellence technically within their roles or the work they are doing outside of their day to day job in spreading awareness to the construction industry e.g. mentoring the youth.

A recommendation is required from a senior leader within your business, highlighting the individuals success which should be uploaded on the application as supporting evidence. 

The judges will also score on:

  • Progress to date of the individual

  • Work outside of their day to day job - are they mentoring others, charitable work, spreading awareness of the industry?

  • A recommendation submitted by a senior leader

  • Passion and drive for the industry, highlighting your future career plans

  • Any other stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘BPIC’ factor

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Sustainability Lead

The Sustainability Lead award at the BPIC Awards 2024 recognizes and applauds individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in advancing sustainability within the built environment sector. This category is designed to honor professionals who have made significant contributions to promoting and implementing sustainable practices, policies, and initiatives, thereby contributing to the industry's environmental and social responsibility.

The judges will also score on:

  • Sustainable Practices and Policies: Judges will assess the nominee's commitment to integrating sustainable practices and policies within the built environment. This includes evidence of initiatives aimed at reducing environmental impact, enhancing energy efficiency, and promoting responsible resource management.

  • Innovation in Sustainable Solutions: Recognition will be given to nominees who have shown innovation in the development and implementation of sustainable solutions. This may include the adoption of green technologies, eco-friendly materials, or pioneering approaches to address environmental challenges.

  • Leadership in Sustainable Design: Evaluation will focus on the nominee's leadership in incorporating sustainability into design processes. This includes considerations for energy efficiency, waste reduction, and other environmentally conscious design principles.

  • Community Engagement: Judges will consider the nominee's efforts in engaging with and educating communities about sustainability. This could involve outreach programs, workshops, or initiatives aimed at promoting environmental awareness and responsible living.

  • Advocacy for Sustainable Development: Recognition will be given to nominees who have actively advocated for sustainable development practices within the built environment sector. This may include participation in industry forums, policy advocacy, or collaboration with organizations dedicated to sustainability.

  • Measurable Environmental Impact: Evidence of the measurable impact of the nominee's sustainability initiatives will be considered. This may include reductions in carbon footprint, energy savings, waste reduction, or other quantifiable environmental achievements.

  • Collaboration and Partnerships: Consideration will be given to nominees who have fostered collaboration and partnerships with industry stakeholders to promote sustainability. This includes working with diverse entities such as government bodies, industry organizations, and local communities.

  • Education and Knowledge Sharing: Recognition will be given to nominees who have contributed to education and knowledge-sharing in the field of sustainability. This could involve mentorship, publications, or participation in educational programs focused on sustainable practices.

  • Any other stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘BPIC’ factor

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Team Member of the Year

The Team Member of the Year award at the BPIC Awards 2024 recognizes an individual within a built environment team who has demonstrated outstanding commitment, collaboration, and contributions to the success of the team. This category celebrates the invaluable role of team members in achieving collective goals, fostering a positive team environment, and making notable contributions to the overall success of projects or initiatives.

The judges will also score on:

  • Team Collaboration: Judges will assess the nominee's ability to collaborate effectively within the team. This includes evidence of constructive communication, teamwork, and a willingness to support and uplift colleagues.

  • Leadership and Initiative: Recognition will be given to team members who have shown leadership qualities and taken initiative to drive positive outcomes. This could include leading sub-teams, proposing innovative solutions, or going above and beyond regular responsibilities.

  • Problem-solving Skills: Evaluation will focus on the nominee's ability to contribute to effective problem-solving within the team. This may involve creative thinking, adaptability, and the capacity to overcome challenges collaboratively.

  • Positive Team Dynamics: Judges will consider the nominee's role in fostering a positive team culture and dynamic. This includes promoting inclusivity, respect, and a supportive atmosphere within the team.

  • Commitment to Excellence: Recognition will be given to team members who consistently demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their work. This could involve delivering high-quality outputs, meeting project deadlines, and exceeding expectations.

  • Mentorship and Support: Consideration will be given to nominees who actively contribute to the mentorship and support of their team members. This includes sharing knowledge, providing guidance, and helping colleagues develop their skills.

  • Adaptability and Flexibility: Judges will assess the nominee's ability to adapt and be flexible in various situations. This may include working effectively under pressure, adjusting to changing project requirements, and contributing positively to the team's resilience.

  • Recognition from Peers: Evidence of recognition and appreciation from peers, supervisors, or team members will be considered. This may include testimonials, commendations, or acknowledgment of the nominee's contributions.

  • Any other stand-out performance that particularly merits this award – the ‘BPIC’ factor

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BPIC Awards 2024
BPIC Awards 2024
Nov 28, 2024, 6:30 PM
Location is TBD
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