Thursday 15th June

Awards

After the huge success of the Conference and Awards in 2022, The 2023 Digital Construction Live Awards will continue to shine a spotlight on digital construction excellence by celebrating the achievements made within the AEC industry. The Awards will celebrate and recognise excellence across the Construction Industry. So if you procure, design, build or maintain assets in the built environment this Conference and Awards are one not to be missed in 2023.
Awards Host
Pamela Ballantine

Northern Ireland TV Presenter

Bringing Industry Leaders Together

Venue: Crowne Plaza, Belfast- 117 Milltown Rd, Belfast BT8 7XP
Closing Date: Friday 12th May at 6pm
Date of Event: Thursday 15th June

Categories and Criteria

Best Digital Transformation

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

Best Use of BIM

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 processes and how far you have pushed the adoption of BIM through incorporating technology and collaboration with other organisations.

Most Innovative Contractor

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 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 scene.

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 every day to drive improvement and efficiency in your organisation or for your clients.

Most Innovative New Software product

This category seeks to recognise companies that have gone the extra mile on the digital journey through the creation or advancement of a software product. Entries 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. Entries are encouraged irrespective of where they are on the development journey from concept through to fully available products.

Most innovative new product

This category seeks to recognise companies that have gone the extra mile on the digital journey through the creation or advancement of a product (non-software based). Entries 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. Entries are encouraged irrespective of where they are on the development 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 processes and how far you have pushed digital innovation on a project of this size and complexity.

Most Innovative Digital Project £5m+

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 processes 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 processes 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 processes 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 processes and how far you have pushed digital innovation on a project of this size and complexity.

Excellence in Inclusion and Diversity

This category is open to a company that recognises the importance of diversity in the workplace and creates an inclusive environment in which all employees feel valued and can thrive. Judges will be looking for an organisation that is championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.

Excellence in Workplace Health & Wellbeing

Is your organisation one that leads the way in health & wellbeing for your employees supported by innovative digital solutions? Do you encourage your employees to lead a healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally, perhaps through smart technology or use of incentive apps? The winner of this category will demonstrate a complete digitally enabled health and wellbeing strategy. This could be providing digitally enable work from home or hybrid working solutions to support mental and physical health and wellbeing, gym memberships, activity tracking, team outdoors challenges, healthy eating, cycle to work schemes or mental wellbeing support / facilities.

Most Innovative Sustainability initiative

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 processes and how far you have pushed digital innovation on a sustainability initiative of this size and complexity.

Digital Construction rising star 2023

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

Digital Construction Champion 2023

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

Judges

Jenny Green
MEng CEng MICE MIStructE
Director, ICE Northern Ireland

Grant Robinson
General Manager,
Amey Roads NI

Paul Wilson
Digital Director for AECOM Europe & India

Shervin Yousefzadeh
Digital Construction Manager
Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU West Alliance)

Nuala Murphy
Director at Diversity Mark

Event Partners

Partnership Opportunities There are a number of different partnerships available for the 2023 Digital Construction Live Bootcamps, Conference, Exhibition & Awards. For more info please contact event organiser Sarah Weir: sarah@weirevents.co.uk

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!

Attended by leading industry professionals, the 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.

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• Drinks reception
• Networking opportunities with industry peers
•  4 course meal with table wine
• Awards presentation
• Entertainment

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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.

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.

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.

Shervin Yousefzadeh

Shervin Yousefzadeh is an experienced Digital Construction Manager with over 8 years of experience in successfully implementing BIM/DC technologies across a variety of projects in the public and private sectors. Currently, he is a key member of the BAM Nuttall Digital Construction team, leading and managing the digital transformation of the multi-billion pound Transpennine Route Upgrade – West project. Shervin has extensive experience in digital construction across a broad range of sectors, including commercial, nuclear, rail, highways, and bridges.

Nuala Murphy

Nuala leads Diversity Mark – an Awarding Authority on diversity and inclusion across the UK and Ireland accrediting more than 150 businesses and close to 200,000 employees. 

A community builder and connector by nature – she has been a trailblazing leader for the diversity and inclusion in NI – from starting and scaling the Lean In Movement in Ireland, where she is now President Elect of UK and Ireland Council, to her leadership in the Ladies Who Launch movement. 

Throughout her almost 20 years in the corporate world, and her time as an entrepreneur developing an app to support pregnant women and new mothers look after their anxiety and mental health, Nuala has had one big mission – to support those on her team, give everyone a seat at the table and a chance to be heard, starting with the furthest first. 

The Irish Times describes Nuala as one of the “next generation of female business leaders” and earlier this year, she was appointed to the Centre for Democracy and Peacebuilding’s Fellowship Programme along with senior leaders from politics, business and civil society. Nuala is an IoD NI Committee member.