Organised by Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH), part of the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University, the awards are now in their 10th year. They aim to recognise and reward the groundbreaking teams, projects and organisations in the region that are driving innovation and elevating standards in the construction industry.
Sponsored by Galliford Try, awards are available in 12 different categories, each representing one of the core themes of the government industry improvement agenda. These include: collaboration, people development, value and digital construction. For the first time, in 2017, there are also prizes for both Building Project of the Year and Civils Project of the Year, in recognition of the differing challenges (and opportunities) they present for those involved. All the category finalists can be viewed here.
Professor Akin Akintoye, Dean of the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett, said: “Our awards are the perfect platform to celebrate the contribution the built environment makes to our region’s prosperity, from forward thinking clients and considerate contractors to educational institutions who support the next generation of industry professionals. We wish all the finalists the best of luck!”
The winners will be revealed at a gala presentation evening on Friday 7 July at the Queen’s hotel in Leeds. This year, CEYH will be paying homage to all that is great about the region, from innovative art and architecture and vibrant communities to picture postcard scenery and cutting edge music.
There will be a keynote speech from Rosie Millard, Chair of Hull City of Culture 2017, alongside food, entertainment and the presentation of the awards, with more than 300 industry decision-makers in attendance.
Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber is the regional partner for national Constructing Excellence, the single organisation charged with driving the industry change agenda in construction. Operated via the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University, CEYH gathers key figures in the region together to deliver an outstanding & diverse programme of events to built environment professionals throughout the year.