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The Construction Excellence Awards were launched in 1999. Since then they have become the premier event in the Northern Ireland construction calendar. The Awards provide an opportunity to recognise the achievements of the local construction industry and to publicise the substantial contribution that our industry makes to the economy and society in Northern Ireland. Given the current climate, we have decided that it is not realistic to conduct on-site judging or to host a physical event and have decided to CANCEL the 2020 Excellence Awards which were due to be held on 8th October 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast. We rely heavily on physical independent judging and have no wish to dilute this process, we also have not had the responses or entries needed to host the awards this year. Any submissions received to date will be kept on file, and submitted, along with any other entries for the 2021 Awards next year. We appreciate your understanding at this time. We look forward to seeing you at our 21st Awards night in 2021!


The CEF Construction Excellence Awards are one of the most instantly recognised, respected and hotly contested awards in the Northern Irish construction industry.

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21 Awards split across 5 Categories with an additional 2 Judges Special Awards - here you will find out the criteria for each.

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Renowned for their industry-leading expertise, our Judges are drawn from a wide field to ensure the credibility of the Awards.

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This section details the General Rules of the Awards as well as the key dates between now and the Gala Evening in October 2021. All entrants are advised to familiarise themselves with this information.

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Each and every year, we are indebted to our suite of high calibre sponsors for their support. Without this, the Awards would not be possible.

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Interested in Sponsorship?

If you would like further information on becoming a sponsor then we would like to hear from you!

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Awards News

As we move towards the Gala Evening in October here you will find the latest news on this year's Awards.

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