Construction Excellence Awards

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Guidelines

This section details the General Rules of the Awards as well as the key dates between now and the Gala Evening on 12 October 2017. All entrants are advised to familiarise themselves with this information.

GENERAL RULES

  • All projects entered in the Housing, General Construction and Infrastructure Categories must be located in Northern Ireland.
  • All members of the Construction Employers Federation can enter the Awards. This includes Full, Associate and Affiliate members.
  • Projects must not have been entered for a Construction Excellence Award in 2016.
  • All non-housing projects must be fully completed between 1 January 2016 and 31 May 2017.
  • Written approval is required from the client/developer to submit the scheme.
  • All shortlisted finalists will have a judging visit during August 2017. Entrants will be notified in writing of the judging date.
  • The judges must be allowed reasonable access to inspect the project.
  • Shortlisted finalists in the GB and Republic of Ireland Construction Award will not have a site visit. Instead they will have a 20 minute interview with judges in the Federation offices. Finalists will also be required to submit a schematic and a video of the project. This video will last no longer than 15 minutes. Timings will be strictly adhered to. Videos must be received 2 working days prior to the judging interview and failure to do so will result in the entry being removed from the shortlist.
  • The judges’ decision shall be absolutely final and no discussion or correspondence relating to any of the judges’ decisions will be entered into.
  • All information regarding the results will be embargoed for publication at the discretion of the organisers.
  • A construction project can only be entered into one specific category. However, a project entered into a specific category may also be used to demonstrate a commitment to quality performance in health and safety, training OR environmental sustainability.
  • A company may submit more than one entry into a particular category.
  • Copyright approval must be obtained for all material submitted.
  • Entries into the GB & Republic of Ireland Construction Award are not eligible for the Achieving Excellence Award.

THE TWO KEY DEADLINES

1) FRIDAY 9 JUNE - WHY YOU SHOULD WIN FORM AND FIVE HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS

  • When we receive your Registration of Entry we will send you out a Why You Should Win Form. You are required to enter the details of how your entry meets some or all of the judging criteria for each category that you are entering
  • Each entry must comprise a statement of not more than 500 words. Five high resolution digital images MUST accompany the text.
  • On the basis of this information the judges will select the shortlisted finalists. 
  • The Why You Should Win Form and the five high resolution digital images should be returned via email or Dropbox to Tracy Windrim, tracyw@cefni.co.uk

2) FRIDAY 11 AUGUST - A1 BOARD FOR SHOWCASE OF FINALISTS EVENT

  • All shortlisted finalists are required to prepare an A1 display for the Showcase of Finalists event by 11 August 2017.
  • Once again this year we will be printing the boards for all finalists.
  • Each shortlisted finalist must provide the design for their board which must show the name of the company, the award category and where applicable, the name of the project. It should include photographs, plans, drawings, text, charts, graphs or any other attractive display content.
  • The specification for the board design is as follows:
  • A1 Landscape – 841mm (width) x 594mm (high)
  • All text should be a minimum of 14 point Arial
  • All visuals including pictures, logos graphics should be high resolution
  • The ‘board’ should have a fine black border as submissions will be printed on white fabric
  • If you require help with the design of your display board please contact Kyle Cromie at Design Ethos on 028 9127 5002.
  • If you are entering the GB and Republic of Ireland Construction Award you must also provide a video that is no longer than 15 minutes in length. Videos must be submitted on a single DVD.

Awards Schedule

Date Event
Friday 07 April 2017 Launch of 2017 Construction Excellence Awards
Friday 09 June 2017 Deadline for submission of entries (500 word 'Why You Should Win' form and five high resolution photographs)
Friday 23 June 2017 Notification of Shortlist of Finalists
Tuesday 01 August 2017 During August, all judging visits will take place
Friday 11 August 2017 Closing date for receipt of A1 Board designs for Showcase of Finalists event
Wednesday 13 September 2017 Showcase of Finalists event - IFA National Football Stadium
Thursday 12 October 2017 Gala Awards Evening, Culloden Hotel

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