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14th August 2019

Shortlist Announced for the CONSTRUCT Awards 2019

CONSTRUCT announces the shortlist for the CONSTRUCT Awards which will be held on Friday 4 October 2019, at The Brewery in London.

The awards are combined with CONSTRUCT’s flagship event, CONSTRUCT Day, where the concrete sector come together to network and celebrate excellence in the industry.

It was a record year for entries, which were divided into the categories of Projects over £2.5m, Projects under £2.5m, Health and Safety, Unsung Hero, and Young Achiever. The shortlisted entries are as follows:

Projects over £2.5m

Projects under £2.5m

Health & Safety

Unsung Hero

Young Achiever

The judging panel consisted of industry experts including Kathy Calverley (Concrete Society), Geoff Taylor (Almacantar Ltd), Jenny Burridge (The Concrete Centre) and Dave Campbell (CONSTRUCT Manager). The judges were extremely impressed by the standard of entries this year, and were pleased to see the great projects that CONSTRUCT members are delivering, and also the hardworking individuals that are contributing to this fantastic sector.

Judge Geoff Taylor said, “I would like to congratulate all those who made the shortlist. The projects and individuals that were entered demonstrate dedication to providing high quality work, whether that be a concrete structure or a milestone made in improving health and safety in the industry. It was very tough narrowing these entries down, but it is great that the awards allow these companies and individuals to get the recognition that they deserve.”

CONSTRUCT day includes an exhibition and networking in the morning, followed by a three-course meal and entertainment provided by the hilarious comedian, Hal Cruttenden, leading in to the awards ceremony. The event will also be raising money for the charity, Lighthouse Club, the only charity to provide financial and emotional support to the construction community.

Dave Campbell, CONSTRUCT Manager said “The CONSTRUCT Day is the highlight of the concrete industry’s calendar. In addition to the glittering awards ceremony to celebrate this year’s winners, the event is coupled with a concrete focused exhibition, three-course lunch and entertainment throughout, with over 600 people from across the concrete industry in attendance. It’s an event not to be missed!”

Places for this year’s CONSTRUCT Day can be booked via the Booking Form.

CONSTRUCT thanks its sponsors for supporting this event: PERI Ltd, Rawlplug, RMD Kwikform, BRC Reinforcement, Ischebeck Titan, Marney Construction and Invisible Connections.

To download a PDF version of the press release, click here.

15th May 2019

CONSTRUCT Awards Entries are Now Open!

Award entries for the CONSTRUCT Awards have now opened! If you have a project that you would like to submit for the 2019 CONSTRUCT Awards, please complete our entry form. To find out more about entering the awards, visit our dedicated awards page.

15th May 2019

CONSTRUCT Elects New Chairman and Talks Tall at AGM

CONSTRUCT has elected a new Chairman and Council at its AGM on 2 May in London. Members attending the AGM were also delivered a presentation by developer Lipton Rogers’ Construction Director, Paul Hargreaves. To find out more, view the full press release here.

31st August 2018

CONSTRUCT Announces Shortlist

CONSTRUCT has announced who was shortlisted for the CONSTRUCT Awards 2018. View the press release to see the full list here.

25th July 2018

Concrete Pumping Plan template

CONSTRUCT has developed a Concrete Pumping Plan template to help with the planning and control of concrete pump operations.  The document can be downloaded from our publications section of the website here

9th July 2018

CSCS to withdraw Yellow Visitor card from 2020

CSCS has announced it will be withdrawing the Yellow Visitor cards from 2020.

All Construction Site Visitor cards issued from 3rd September 2018 will expire on 31st August 2020 and are non-renewable.

CSCS will stop issuing the card from 28th February 2020.

For the avoidance of doubt, all Construction Site Visitor cards issued before 3rd September 2018 will remain valid until their expiry date.

Full information on this and what action to take can be found on the CSCS website

9th July 2018


The deadline to enter the 2018 CONSTRUCT Awards has been extended to Friday 13th July so please do not delay to submit your entries.  The entry process has been made easier and can be done on line, for more information on our dedicated Awards page

15th March 2018

Five steps to delivering effective management apprenticeships

Levy contributions can be a great way to develop your managers – but only if you understand the constraints.  This CIPD article explains more on what employers can do to deliver management programmes through the Apprenticeship Levy.  Read the CIPD item here and review more useful information on apprenticeships in our publications section of this website.

15th March 2018

Camfaud Pumps joins CONSTRUCT

We are delighted to welcome Camfaud Pumps as supplier members and thank them for their input in to the draft Concrete Pump Plan which will be published by Dave Armsworth, CONSTRUCT HS&E Manager in the coming weeks.

29th January 2018

Mental Health First Aider Training for Members

CONSTRUCT has arranged a Mental Health First Aider 2 day course for members to book to attend on 27th & 28th February – book places here