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Excellence in safer & healthier construction celebrated

20/10/2017 - 12:27PM

Winners in the National CDM and Student Designer Awards… revealed!

A record number of entries to our 10th annual CDM and student designer awards, held in London last night, highlighted the increasing need to focus on ensuring the safety and health of workers in the construction sector.  Over 170 construction health and safety professionals met at Gibson Hall to celebrate excellence in design and construction health and safety risk management.  While the night was certainly a party, it was also cause for reflection, as the recent Grenfell tragedy has brought health and safety to the forefront as never before.

The APS National CDM and Student Designer Awards celebrate inspirational good practice in the construction health and safety sector and are a benchmark of excellence, aimed at highlighting how good design and health and safety practices can help reduce deaths, injury and ill-health, both physical and mental, so that construction workers can return home happily and healthily to their families each day.   In light of the Grenfell tragedy, the awards are a timely way to promote better design across the whole construction sector.

BBC News presenter Samantha Simmonds was a fantastic compere for the evening and presented each category winner with their esteemed prize.  The winners were as follows:

National CDM Awards:

Principal Designer of the Year

Winner: Arcadis

Shortlisted entries:

  • Callsafe Services Ltd
  • One Design Architectural Services Ltd
  • The Wilkins Safety Group

Health and Safety Innovation:

Winner: Skinners Design – The Rix Shoring System

Highly Commended: Faithful + Gould – Health and Safety Services Team

Shortlisted entries:

  • Anglian Water Services – Pre-Construction Information System
  • London City Island - Ballymore/Hurks

Project of the Year:

Winner: BMK Regeneration, Arcus Consulting LLP

Highly Commended: Holmsgarth North Development - Arch Henderson LLP

Shortlisted entries:

  • Science Technology Engineering and Maths new atrium & refurbishment - Mason Clark Associates Ltd
  • St Albans New Museum and Gallery, Willmott Dixon Construction

Consultancy of the Year:

Winner: Waterman Infrastructure and Environment – Health, Safety and wellbeing team

Highly Commended: Ateb Consult

Shortlisted entries:

  • The Wilkins Safety Group

The Health and Safety Award:

Winner: Being Greener @ Melin Homes

Shortlisted entries:

  • RPS Consulting Engineers Ltd

BIM Project Award:

Winner - Meadows Regeneration, Arcus Consulting LLP 

Student Designer Awards

4th Prize
Marc Llado Hillis, University of Strathclyde

4th Prize
Aaron Folkes, Birmingham School of Architecture
For the Homes for Handsworth project

2nd Prize 
Damion Allport, Birmingham School of Architecture
For the Morecambe Town Hall proposal


Justine Jakubkaite & Raheela Khan-Fitzgerald, The Mackintosh School of Architecture
For their scheme, Hutting in Scotland




Source: APS

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