PBC Today attended the Building Innovation Awards last week (23 October), where a host of industry experts celebrated some of the best innovation the construction industry has to offer
Set at the historical Midland Hotel in Manchester, the Building Innovation Awards presented a night of glitz and glam for construction industry professionals.
Adorned in black tie attire attendees celebrated the pioneering individuals, organisations and partnerships that are embracing emerging technologies and digital transformation in order to take UK construction to the next level.
Hosted by British comedian and television presenter, Mike McClean, the evening honoured those taking strides to make a change in the sector.
“Today we celebrate the individuals, organisations and companies who have embraced technology and digital transformation in order to push UK construction to the cutting edge.”
Guest speaker, Joseph Daniels CEO and founder of Project Etopia, outlined the importance of a digitally enabled industry and showcased how some of his own innovations are changing the lives of those in Namibia.
Following a three-course meal, the winners of the Building Innovation Awards were announced.
Commenting on the awards, Luke Rilley, projects director at Swan Housing Association, said: “The event here today is great, it’s really showcasing innovation in housing and development and the way the industry has got to change in the future.”
Head of digital construction at Multiplex, Tom Loader, commented: “Without a degree of innovation within everything we do every day we’ll never progress.”
The winners are:
Most Innovative Developer
Swan Housing Association
Most Innovative Contractor
Most Innovative Consultancy
Most Innovative Training Provider
Most Innovative Supplier
Most Innovative Supply Chain or Partnership
Best Use of Emerging Technology
Best Skills & Training Innovation
Best Asset Management Innovation
Best Planning Innovation
Best Offsite/Modular Innovation
Swan Housing Association
Best Recruitment Innovation
Best Health & Safety Innovation
Ardent Hire Solutions
Best Materials Innovation
PPG Architectural Coatings – Johnstone’s Trade Air Pure
Most Innovative New Product (Hardware)
Kelda Technology Shower System – Kelda Technology
Most Innovative New Product (Software)
Mapp – SenSat
Best Digital Transformation
Best Use of BIM
Most Innovative Building Project
Gateshead Innovation Village – Home Group
Best Technology Partner
Young Innovator 2019
Hannah Muller-Jones – BuroHappold Engineering
Innovation Champion 2019
Joseph Daniels – Project Etopia
“The building Innovation Awards are important for the industry because it shows that transformation can happen in organisations of any type, any size,” concluded Casey Rutland, UK director of digital at Royal HaskoningDHV.