Utility Project of the Year
This category recognises projects that are contributing to the resilience, reliability, affordability and quality of the UK’s energy and water systems.
Judges will be scoring your entry against these five key criteria:
Criteria 1: Outcome
Demonstrate how the project has hit the brief, delivering a satisfied client and providing real user benefit.
Judges will consider: extent of client satisfaction including delivery to cost/time/quality; extent of end user satisfaction in particular any improvement in service performance attributed to the project; judges will also consider impact on other, broader, stakeholders and the extent to which the project is harmonious with its environment.
Criteria 2: Digital mindset
Demonstrate how the project team used the latest digital tools and thinking to provide better project outcomes
Judges will consider: the extent to which the project team has pushed the boundaries for improving quality of design and efficiency and productivity of construction through use of digital tools; to what extent was standardisation/modularisation/off-site construction considered?; has the project developed a digital twin?
Criteria 3: Carbon
Demonstrate use of sustainable materials and processes throughout the project
Judges will consider: whether PAS2080 principles have been adopted; weighting of carbon reduction/sustainability at tender; was a carbon budget set?; was reduction in carbon measured?; where different materials or processes used to reduce carbon/improve sustainability
Criteria 4: Collaborative working
Demonstrate how closer, more collaborative working has driven better project outcomes in terms of cost, time, quality or any of factor considered crucial to the client.
Judges will consider innovative procurement methods and other approaches to supply chain engagement; has the project explored a enterprise-style model as promoted by Project 13?; is there evidence of shared outcomes and a fair allocation of risk and reward?
Criteria 5: Getting it Right
Demonstrate how senior project team leaders created a positive working environment with strong values around equality and diversity, health, safety and wellbeing, community engagement and skills development.
Judges will look for clear evidence of action on equality and diversity, a strong health and safety record; action on worker wellbeing; active community engagement throughout the project; and initiatves to work with local schools and colleges
You should ensure your entry provides sufficient detail on all five criteria.
Projects in this category must have been completed by 1 June 2020.
Agreement of the client, lead contractor and lead engineer/architect is required to complete submission of the entry.
Shortlisted projects in this category will be judged by site visit from our judging panel.
Submission details (max 1,000 words)
- A precis version of the full name of the project as it may appear in Awards marketing material (no more than 5 words)
- The full and proper name of the project and a brief description of what the project is with a focus on the outcome (50 words max)
- A fuller written description of the key reason/s why this project should be considered for this award, which pays attention to all five criteria being assessed. You can address each in turn, or cover them all off collectively. Please remember to give clear reasoning and qualitative evidence (where possible) as to why this project is deserving of award (max 950 words)
Please ensure you read and adhere to the requirements set out below in order for your entry to be accepted.
- Project must have been completed between January 2019 and 1 June 2020
- Maximum 1 page Layout plans – A4
- Maximum 3 images
All entries to be submitted electronically as a pdf only – All images and drawings must be submitted as separate files either as (A4 sized) jpegs or pdfs.