Will you be a Winner in 2018?

It is time to think ahead and plan how you will put you, your team or a colleague forward for a CEW Award in 2018. The call for entries is open on Monday, 11th December. Which category will be right for you?

It is time to think ahead and plan how you will put you, your team or a colleague forward for a CEW Award in 2018. The call for entries is open on Monday, 11th December. Which category will be right for you?

Fast on the heels of the Welsh construction success at the CE National Awards a few weeks ago comes the call for entries for the CEW Awards 2018.

It might feel a long way off, but the process for completing your entry to one of the categories available needs to begin now. There are 12-categories to choose from – you can see them all on the CEW web site with the instructions and descriptions for each. The web site will be live on Monday, 11th December. Take time to read the case studies for each of the winners and you will see what kind of project, team or individual fits best.

The 2018 CEW Awards will be the twelfth celebration of best practice across the construction industry in Wales and recognise the variety of activities, skills and areas of expertise that make up the construction sector. The winners are always exemplars and demonstrate what the building and civil engineering industry are doing right in Wales, helping to deliver our policies and programmes.

Because right across Welsh construction great efforts are being made to work collaboratively, to partner with clients, to engage with communities and to focus on value not price. It is key to the long-term success of the construction industry and critical to the long-term impact construction has on our lives at work, at home, in our education and healthcare and our infrastructure is a focus on outcomes, not short-term cost savings. That is worth celebrating and that is what the CEW Awards are all about.

To make sure we all come together as an industry and unite to address the challenges ahead – which include renewed resistance arguments about adversarial working and price driven tendering – we need to learn from what has gone well. That is why we never tire of showcasing the CEW Award winners.

In the past CEW Award winning projects and organisations have represented more than £4.5bn with around £1bn spent within 20 miles of the site and 78% of that spend remaining in Wales. We estimate that approximately 2,000 apprenticeships can be directly linked to the CEW Award schemes – i.e. as a direct result of best practice and focusing on outcomes and value more work is created, and that value remains in Wales.

Entering for the 2018 awards means you will not just be celebrating your organisations best practice, but also helping to collate facts and figures that proves the collaborative approach to procurement and project delivery is the best way for Wales.