Projects and individuals setting the standard for design and construction health and safety risk management have been announced today, 4 July 2019, by the Association for Project Safety [APS]. Chief executive Lesley McLeod said that the annual APS Construction [Design and Management] and Student Designer awards had a serious purpose in highlighting the vital role of managing risk to save lives and ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone connected with a construction project.
The categories and shortlisted entrants are:
||About the entry
CDM Duty Holder of the Year
||For Alderley Park Ltd - a refurbishment project to develop laboratories, offices, commercial buildings and housing. Includes the demolition of existing buildings, the construction of new buildings and site-wide infrastructure, as well as woodland and farmland improvement schemes.
Avonmouth Waste to Energy - a complete energy recovery facility designed to generate electrinciy from municipal waste and inlcuding all aspects of build, from excavations, piling and foundations to commissioning, cleaning and maintenance of the completed building.
||Rider Levett Bucknall
||For Circle Square - a new build mixed use commercial development for offices, retail units a hotel and car park.
|Health, Safety and Wellbeing Inititative of the Year
||For Jacobs Safety Web+ - a scalable project to deliver and communicate a one-stop-shop for hazard identification and mitigation across multiple offices and continents.
|APS Student Award
||Piotr Antoni Bieluga
University of Coventry.
For Ely Bank Pentref Micro Community - a proposal for a high-tech eco village development. Health and safety consdierations resulted in designs being altered to include more moder construction methods.
University of Salford
For North West Film Archive, Manchester, a project where the challenge has been to marry design ideals whilst maintaining risk management in a small city centre site identified as being at risk of flooding.
|APS Member of the Year 2019
This category is for members nominated from around the APS regions and the shortlist will be announced in August.
Lesley McLeod, APS chief executive said:
“The Association for Project Safety [APS] aims to improve design and construction health and safety risk management by showcasing the best in class from projects currently being worked on around the country. APS knows there are many construction awards out there, but ours aims to place the emphasis firmly on safety, highlighting how good safety can always go hand in hand with excellence in design. Our student awards are designed to encourage the construction leaders of tomorrow ensuring that, while studying in any construction discipline, the important role of safety is imbedded right for the outset of any carer in construction.
“The APS annual awards are never easy to judge as the quality of the entries are very high and the project safety components are all very different. I am very grateful to our judges and look forward to announcing the worthy winners at the APS annual conference in Sheffield on 4 September 2019.’’
APS is grateful to the judging panel of:
- Ray Bone, Abbey Construction Consultants
- Susan Gynn, APS
- Barri Millar, APS
- Gordon Nelson, Federation of Master Builders
- Graeme Smith, Fairhurst
Notes for editors
1. About the Association for Project Safety
The Association for Project Safety [APS] is a professional body dedicated to eliminating deaths, reducing injury and tackling ill-health associated with construction. APS aims to improve and promote excellence in the professional practice of design and construction health and safety risk management, helping everyone manage risk and implement building regulations effectively and proportionately. The association contributes to the national debate on building and infrastructure safety, regulation and legislation, providing training, education and support and member networking opportunities. APS works with other bodies and partners to improve – through good design and throughout the life-cycle of projects and buildings – health and safety for everyone involved in construction and use.
2. APS National Conference
Wednesday 4 September 2019, 9am
Sheffield Hallam University
3. Media contact
Rosalind Grozier on 00 44  1131 442 6600 or, out of hours, 07764246642