Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Judging for the Structural Timber Awards Started Yesterday after a Fantastic Number of Entries

Bishop Centre Taplow - B & K Structures

Over 160 entries across 14 categories have been submitted to this year's Structural Timber Awards and it looks like it is set to be a competitive and major inaugural event. 

The judging process has commenced with submissions from the likes of: ARH, Arup, B & K Structures, Engenuiti, Fordingbridge, HESS Timber, Kingspan Insulation, Morgan Sindall, Prewett Bizley Architects, Ramboll UK, SIG RoofSpace, Stora Enso and Wiehag. The winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony on 06 October at the NEC, Birmingham following the shortlist announcement on 01 July.

The awards will attract over 500 national business leaders and high profile decision makers from the construction industry and will provide a significant platform for targeting the timber industry. They will also present the ideal opportunity for professionals to maximise industry exposure and penetrate this economically important market. Each of the judges will assess three of the 14 categories on a strict and confidential marking system to establish the award category winners, and any ‘Highly Commended' entries.

Andrew Carpenter, Chair of the judging panel said:
"These Awards are set to be the highlight of our construction calendar - interest has been phenomenal, clearing demonstrating the breadth of innovation in the timber sector. The timing could not be better - taking place during the first UK National Construction Week, when our industry pioneers will be congregating at the NEC."
Celebrate the best in building with the world's leading mainstream, low-carbon construction material. The Structural Timber Awards will reward outstanding projects, innovative products and dynamic people that are promoting excellence in structural timber across the UK.

Across key sectors of construction, the Awards will showcase innovation, celebrate best practice and recognise expertise in timber technology and the ways it contributes to an attractive, energy efficient and sustainable built environment.

The Awards will be presented at a high profile dinner on Tuesday 06 October 2015 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham. The event will attract 500 national business leaders and high profile decision makers from the construction industry.

Judges for the awards include:
  • Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive - Structural Timber Association (STA)
  • Oliver Novakovic, Technical & Innovation Director - Barratt Developments
  • Rick Burgess, Partner - Technical & BIM PRP Architects
  • Kevin Riley Sales Director - Metsa Wood UK
  • David Renwick, Chief Executive - Ocean Housing Group
  • Rob Pannell, Managing Director - Zero Carbon Hub
  • Darren Dancey, Group Technical Director - Crest Nicholson
  • James Cameron, Architectural Consultant - Sainsbury's
  • Angela Godrich, Design & Quality Manager - Nottinghill Housing
  • Ian Dacre, Partner - Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Andrew Lawrence, Associate Director - Arup
  • Steve Cook, Principal Sustainable Development - Willmott Dixon
  • Peter Caplehorn, Deputy Chief Executive & Policy Director - Construction Products Association
  • Mark Howsen, Safety Health and Environmental Director - R G Carter Projects

Industry & Media Partners include: CIAT, LABC, NHBC, FMB, ASBP, The Structural Engineer, Structural Timber Magazine, FC&A and PSBJ.


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