June 16th 2022

Awards

The inaugural 2022 Digital Construction Live Awards will be a celebration of excellence and achievement of companies who exchange knowledge and push the boundaries on ever evolving concepts and advancements in technology and digital working.

Awards Host
Pamela Ballantine

Northern Ireland TV Presenter

Bringing Industry Leaders Together

Venue: Crowne Plaza, Belfast- 117 Milltown Rd, Belfast BT8 7XP
Closing Date: 5 pm on Friday 20th May
Date of Event: Thursday 16th June 2022

To reserve a table please contact Weir Events – info@weirevents.co.uk

Categories and Criteria

Best Digital Transformation

This categories seeks to recognise companies that have gone the extra mile on the digital journey. Entrants are encouraged from companies irrespectve of size who can demonstrate clearly how them have transformed as an organisation through the adoption of digital, systems, processess or people.

Best Use of BIM

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We want to celebrate the exceptional projects and people applying BIM (Building Information Modelling) on projects across the UK and Ireland. We want to hear about your exceptional adoption of processess and how far you have pushed the adoption of BIM through encorporating technology and collaboration with other organisations.

Most Innovative Contractor

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The last few years have driven innovation at a pace like never before. We have been blown away with advancement in construction methodology and the tools in use by companies large and small.

This category is your opportunity to celebrate with the industry some of your most innovative solutions to construction challenges.

Most Innovative Consultancy

We want to hear from the innovative consultants out there, from one person operations through to the global businesses, we recognise the huge role you have played in transforming our industry, this is your opportunity to tell us about the hard work that happens behind the scenes.

Best Offsite/Modular Innovation

This category seeks to celebrate companies delivering exceptional products/components and complete offsite solutions. We want to hear about your approach to modular innovation whether you’re a supplier to that market or delivering complete building solutions this is your opportunity to raise the profile.

Best Asset Management Innovation

We want to recognise those driving advancement in asset management. Whether you are a provider of those services or a client operating existing estates driving forward innovative ways of adopting asset management. This sector is ever advancing in use of technology and processes, tell us how you or your organisation is pushing the boundaries of asset management and the value this delivers.

Best Use of Digital Construction for SHEQ

If you work in construction related Health, Safety, Quality or the Environmental field then this is the category for you to showcase how you are advancing through digital solutions. Data is vital in supporting exemplar SHEQ and the market is seeing a huge surge in digital construction products and solutions to support this, along with training and improved processes. Tell us about how you are supporting the delivery of these solutions or using them everyday to drive improvement and efficiency in your organisation or for your clients.

Most Innovative New Software product

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This categories seeks to recognise companies you have gone the extra mile on the digital journey through the creation or advancement of a software product. Entrants are encouraged from companies irrespective of size who can demonstrate clearly how they have developed a software product to transform how we work in the construction industry. Entrants are encouraged irrespective of where they are on the devlopment journey from concept through to fully available products.

Most innovative new product

This categories seeks to recognise companies you have gone the extra mile on the digital journey through the creation or advancement of a product (non-software based). Entrants are encouraged from companies irrespective of size who can demonstrate clearly how they have developed a product to transform how we work in the construction industry. Entrants are encouraged irrespective of where they are on the devlopment journey from concept through to fully available products.

Best new startup

We want to hear from an innovative Startup. (less than three years) Whether you are a micro SME or a Global company, we recognise the huge role you have played in transforming our industry, this is your opportunity to tell us about the hard work that happens behind the scenes.

Most Innovative digital project up to £5m

We want to celebrate an exceptional project (up to (£5M) showcasing digital ways of working across the UK and Ireland. We want to hear about your exceptional adoption of technology and processess and how far you have pushed digital innovation on a project of this size and complexity.

Most Innovative Digital Project £5m+

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We want to celebrate an exceptional project (£5M +) showcasing digital ways of working across the UK and Ireland. We want to hear about your exceptional adoption of technology and processess and how far you have pushed digital innovation on a project of this size and complexity.

Most Innovative Infrastructure Project

We want to celebrate an exceptional infrastructure project showcasing digital ways of working across the UK and Ireland. We want to hear about your exceptional adoption of technology and processess and how far you have pushed digital innovation on a project of this size and complexity.

Most Innovative Public Sector Project

We want to celebrate an exceptional Public Sector project showcasing digital ways of working across the UK and Ireland. We want to hear about your exceptional adoption of technology and processess and how far you have pushed digital innovation on a project of this size and complexity.

Most Innovative Restoration / Refurb Project

We want to celebrate an exceptional Restoration / Refurb project showcasing digital ways of working across the UK and Ireland. We want to hear about your exceptional adoption of technology and processess and how far you have pushed digital innovation on a project of this size and complexity.

Most Innovative Sustainability initiative

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We want to celebrate an exceptional Sustainability initiative showcasing digital ways of working across the UK and Ireland. We want to hear about your exceptional adoption of technology and processess and how far you have pushed digital innovation on a sustainability intiative of this size and complexity.

Digital Construction rising star 2022

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This category recognises an individual who has played a key role in championing / pioneering digital transformation in an organistaion, on a project or an industry sector during their first ten years in their career.

Digital Construction Champion 2022

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This category recognises an individual who has played a key role in championing / pioneering digital transformation in an organistaion, on a project or an industry sector during their career.

Judges

Jenny Green
MEng CEng MICE MIStructE
Director, ICE Northern Ireland

Mike Brown CBE MVO
Chair of the Restoration & Renewal Delivery Authority for the Houses of Parliament

Grant Robinson
General Manager,
Amey Roads NI

Tara Brooks
Senior lecturer, Queen’s University

Paul Wilson
Digital Director for AECOM Europe & India

Event Partners

Please contact us at sarah@weirevents.co.uk if you are interested in partnership opportunities.

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!

Attended by leading Digital Construction professionals, this awards ceremony offers you a unique opportunity to network, exchange ideas and celebrate with some of the very best. This black-tie event is a must-attend for anyone in the Digital Construction Industry.

Individual Tickets cost £160 + VAT
Table of Ten – £1500 + VAT

What’s included in your ticket?

· Drinks reception

· Networking opportunities with industry peers

· 4 course meal with table wine

· Awards presentation

· Entertainment

To reserve a ticket or table at this event please contact Sarah Weir  – Event Organiser:  info@weirevents.co.uk

Jenny Green

A chartered civil and structural engineer, as ICE Regional Director Jenny is responsible for working with more than 2,000 ICE members in Northern Ireland, enhancing their knowledge, promoting their expertise and helping the public better understand infrastructure.  She works with a wide range of industries, representative bodies, civil servants and politicians, to reinforce the importance of infrastructure to our quality of life.

Jenny spent more than ten years practicing as a structural design engineer, both in London and Northern Ireland, with experience in the design and structural modelling of education, healthcare and residential structures.

Mike Brown

Mike was appointed as the Chair of the Restoration & Renewal Delivery Authority for the Houses of Parliament in mid-2020. This long term programme will see the Palace of Westminster modernised and brought up to the standards needed for it to continue as the home of the UK’s democracy for generations to come.

He is also an Advisor to Mott MacDonald and an Independent Member of their Shareholder Committee.

Mike was the Commissioner for Transport for London, until July 2020. He was responsible for delivering all public transport in the capital as well as overseeing one of Europe’s largest and most complex major investment programmes. 

He led the transport network’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that critical workers were able to get to and from work and successfully negotiated with the Government the emergency funding necessary for the continued operation of services.

Before becoming Commissioner, Mike was Managing Director of London Underground and London Rail for five years. During this time he planned and delivered the public transport services required for a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Heathrow Airport.

Mike is passionate about the skills agenda, both in his current roles and previously as Chair of the UK Government’s Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (helping to create new high quality apprenticeships, from across the country and from every community).

Grant Robinson

Grant, who is currently General Manager at AMEY, has a comprehensive knowledge of the construction industry and asset management service sectors. Grant has extensive experience in setting up and delivering through Construction Joint Ventures, adding value and turnover through large-scale infrastructure projects in contractually complex structures within the context of alternative funding mechanisms.

Over the year’s Grant has managed large scale infrastructure from the BID to Financial Close, through to design and delivery and into the Operations phase, delivering on the  shareholders business objectives. 

Grant has delivered Major Acute, and primary Heath Care Projects in the UK, delivered over fifty education projects from primary/post primary to further and higher education throughout the UK and Ireland.

Grant currently works on PFI Roads projects in the UK and Ireland and has a vast experience in dispute avoidance and resolution including, mediation, conciliation, expert determination, adjudication, arbitration and litigation.

Tara Brooks

Tara Brooks is a senior lecturer at Queen’s University with 20 years’ construction industry experience. She qualified as a chartered Architect at UCL in 2000 and worked in London for companies including Foster and Partners as an Architect and then Associate. She moved to Belfast and in 2010 started working as a Bid Manager in the contracting sector. She is currently the programme director for the MSc in BIM Project Management at Queen’s.

Returning to university as a mature student, she studied part time for an MSc in Construction Project Management at Queen’s, completing in 2014. She gained her PhD in 2020. 

Her areas of research interest include construction quality management, procurement and BIM and emerging digital technology. Tara seeks to bridge academic research, teaching and practice, as exemplified by her participation in successful KTP Projects, including those looking at BIM implementation, digital tool exploitation, and BIM automation.

Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is Digital Director for AECOM Europe & India. He has over 24 years’ experience working through an integrated project lifecycle with both clients and supply chain for the successful implementation of BIM and Digital Technologies across the globe. Paul works hands-on with teams delivering projects of all sizes and market sectors.  His work to develop strategy for his clients and projects ensures world-class solutions are used for efficient and effective transformational outcomes to AECOMS client’s problems. Paul manages strategy and AECOM’s Digital Business Line Leads and subject matter experts delivering digital & technical excellence across AECOMS business.