We’re Proudly supporting BIM at the National CDM and Student Designer Awards.

Bobby Chakravarthy reviews our decision to support a Health and Safety award.

It’s been just over a year now since our group, the new BIM2050 cohort, first met at the CIC offices and began to talk about our ambitions for the built environment.  From architects, engineers and contractors, to legal professionals and surveyors, the BIM 2050 group is a collection of industry leading young professionals, working together to make a difference to the construction industry.

That’s why I’m delighted to tell you that BIM2050 Group is proudly supporting a prestigious category at the Association for Project Safety (APS) National CDM and Student Designer Awards. The APS strives to continuously improve and promote professional practice within the Design and Construction Health and Safety sector, and the ninth annual National CDM and Student Designer Awards will showcase the exceptional work happening in the industry.  In fact, some of its Members are amongst the country’s leading architectural, engineering, health and safety, project management and surveying professionals.

With such a large pool of talent to draw from it made sense for us to show our support for one very special award category in particular; BIM Project of the Year – Integrating Health and Safety Design Risk Management with BIM.  The award requires entries from organisations or projects that are using BIM to improve the design, delivery and operation of construction assets. Teams who show the effective use and benefits of integrated and interoperable BIM solutions to reduce cost, time and risk to the benefit of the Client and others, without detriment to others, should certainly enter for this award.  Does that sound like you?

Projects may be at any phase of the construction cycle and entries should demonstrate the use of good practice, collaboration and partnering, information sharing, as well as implementation of innovative new tools, methods and processes, describing and demonstrating  a wide variety of benefits over the life cycle of the asset.

Then, once you’ve submitted your entry, mark this date in your diary in a thick indelible marker: the prestigious annual event will take place on Thursday 27 October at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London, and the evening promises to be bigger and better than ever before, showcasing the exceptional work happening in the industry – both from experienced designers and students working to enter the profession.

Winning an award is testament to your skills, demonstrating your commitment to raising industry standards and giving others a benchmark of success to aspire to, as all entries are judged by an expert panel.  Recently, our own BIM2050 member Alex Lubbock, has been named as one of the judges for the BIM category at this year’s National CDM and Student Designer Awards – so winning really will be a seal of approval: and come alongside an invitation to join our activities!

Entries into the CDM and Student Designer Awards are now open to both APS Members and non-members, and will close on Tuesday 31 May, with the shortlist announced in early September. All shortlisted entries will be invited to an exclusive reception at the House of Commons on the afternoon of the awards evening, before attending the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, where the winners of each category will be revealed.

If you’d like to submit an application into the National CDM and Student Designer Awards – and specifically the BIM category – you can do so online via the APS website and each entry is free of charge.  If you’d like more information, visit  www.aps.org.uk/how-apply  or call the APS team on 0131 442 6600.  Good luck!


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