CEWales E Bulletin November 23

Triple win for Wales at the Constructing Excellence National Awards!

Last week Sue and I joined the rest of our colleagues from Constructing Excellence across the entire UK for the CE National Awards in London. It’s always such a fantastic event, celebrating and awarding the very best practice projects, schemes of work and people from across the entire built environment.  We were thrilled to have won not only one but three National Award winners, taking the Net Zero, Health Safety & Wellbeing and Digital categories. CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Digital Construction award winner – ‘BIM Builders Work & Passive Fire Stopping Golden Thread Solution’, won by Bouygues UK, Swansea City Council & WSP: As a response to Building a Safer Future, Bouygues took on the unenviable task of interfacing fire engineering with information management.  Through early engagement, robust onboarding, and continual collaboration, fire safety information has been specified, owned, produced, and verified through automated processes.

Case study can be viewed here

  • Net Zero award winner – ‘Pen y Dre High School Net Zero Carbon Refurbishment’, won by Morgan Sindall Construction, Merthyr Tydfil CBC, Morgan Sindall Construction, Lawray Architects, Cambria Consulting, WSP, Arda Consulting and AECOM: Demonstrates effective energy demand management measures, where the embodied carbon impact of the project was significantly below Welsh Government’s 2030 target of 350kg CO2e/m2, which emphasises the importance of refurbishing existing buildings and retaining existing structure.

Case study can be viewed here

  • Heath Safety & Wellbeing award winnerHaverfordwest High VC School, won by Morgan Sindall Construction, Pembrokeshire County Council, Morgan Sindall Construction, Aecom, AtkinsRéalis, Dudley’s Aluminium Ltd. & Whitehead Building Services: The project delivered 475,886-man hours worked over 2 years and 4 months without a single reportable incident or accident.

Case study can be viewed here

The CEW winners demonstrate superb examples of what local authorities and the entire Welsh built environment supply chain are achieving. Each project captures what is best about Welsh construction, benefitting our communities and the people who work and live within them. The award winners are setting a benchmark for best practice not only here in Wales but also across the UK, they demonstrate the core strength of construction in Wales. I am grateful to everyone involved, all our Welsh winners, those shortlisted and our national winners for the leadership they are showing.

We will be launching the 2024 awards after our Senedd event on Monday 4th December, where the Minister for Finance and Local Government, Rebecca Evans will be hosting a lunch time celebration for these achievements as well as the CLAW awards. We look forward to seeing you all there around the Senedd Christmas tree.