Utility Project of the Year
This category recognises excellence in completed projects – from concept, through procurement, design and construction and on to operations and ultimate end user satisfaction.
Written agreement of the Commissioning Authority, the lead contractor and the 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.
This category recognises exceptional projects that are contributing to the resilience, reliability, affordability and quality of the UK’s energy and water systems.
Judges will look for projects and project teams that can demonstrate some or all of:
- Driving efficiency and reducing cost to consumers
- Reducing the carbon footprint of delivery
- Innovation in techniques and materials
- Future adaptability
- Economic and social benefit
- Evidence of minimising disruption to third parties
- Environmental enhancement
Judges will be scoring your entry against these five stages of project development:
Demonstrate the extent to which the project team had a clear understanding of the outcome being targeted from the outset. Offer examples of originality and any application of research findings.
Describe how the project team developed an excellent design, taking into account appearance, detailing and harmony with the environment. Consider explaining the use of digital tools and any other design innovations.
Explain how close, collaborative working drove better project outcomes in terms of cost, time, quality or any of factor considered crucial to the client. Consider sharing innovative procurement methods and other supply chain engagement tools. Explain any cost or time over-runs.
Demonstrate the extent to which the construction was exemplary. Consider highlighting the engagement of senior management, the quality of workmanship, safety performance, innovative value engineering and other technical or technological innovations used to improve construction productivity.
Provide clear evidence of how the project has hit the brief, provided real economic/social value and is providing real occupier/end user benefit. Also consider demonstrating the project’s impact on other, broader, stakeholders and the environment. Also consider demonstrating how you have used the project to develop the skills-base of the industry.
You should ensure your entry provides sufficient detail on all five stages.