CEW Awards Celebrate Collaborative Working

Cardiff Central Library, Newport High School and Mark Adams were the stars of the show at the 2009 CEW Awards last night, winning project of the year, waste minimisation award and achiever of the year.

CEW AWARDS CELEBRATE COLLABORATIVE WORKING

Cardiff Central Library, Newport High School and Mark Adams were the stars of the show at the 2009 CEW Awards last night, winning project of the year, waste minimisation award and achiever of the year.

Over 400 guests celebrated the achievements of the Welsh built environment at Cardiff City Stadium where Roy Noble hosted the evening and ten awards were handed out to the great and the good of Welsh construction. 

From Lawson Construction at the small and medium sized end of the industry to Willmott Dixon and Laing O’Rourke, every aspect of the industry was represented.  The annual awards are an opportunity for every part of the Welsh built environment to demonstrate their achievements and promote the ideals of collaborative working and best practice.

Cardiff’s new library was described as a scheme to be proud of and more than just a library.  It is a great example of what can be achieved via every aspect of a construction team working together.  Mark Adams, head of construction at Rhondda Cynon Taf, was the winner of the achiever award because of the example he has shown leading on projects such as the Porth Relief Road.  He has inspired the people around him and epitomises the positive attitude in the Welsh built environment and collaborative working particularly.

A new award and a category that is vital to the future of the country and the industry is waste minimisation.  The winner, Newport High School, is a fantastic example of how collaboration led to the team achieving its goals.  Of the 24,607 cubic metres of waste created, over 24,000 cubic metres has been reused and only 67.8 cubic metres went to landfill.  That’s a diversion of 24,500 cubic metres from landfill.

Milica Kitson, chief executive of Constructing Excellence in Wales said:

“Last night it was our industry as a whole that was the winner, but these ten award winners are the best of the best and proof that the collaborative approach to the procurement and management of projects delivers outstanding performance and results every time.  Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to our sponsors and to everyone that attended such a great evening.”