Awards are high on the agenda this month as we profile a host of winners in the NHBC’s Pride in the Job Quality Awards, as well as turning our attention to architects commended for design excellence in the RIBA 2011 annual honours.
Announcing the Pride in the Job 2011 Quality Award winners, NHBC ChiefExecutive, Imtiaz Farookhi, said: “Winning a PIJ award at any level has become an accolade well worth having, marking the recipient out as a top performer. All the site managers have shown true diligence and commitment to producing the best quality homes possible.
”The RIBA Awards are synonymous with great design, clear thinking andintegrity, earning a huge amount of respect within the industry. This prestigious awards ceremony, now in its 21st year, has grown steadily in stature to hold a revered place in the industry calendar. The awards provide the industry with an opportunity to recognise and applaud the talents of all the participants, not just the winners.
Next up, we do the rounds of the pick of the country’s current historic building conservation projects backed by Historic Scotland – an agency within the Scottish Government which is directly responsible to Scottish Ministers for safeguarding the nation’s historic environment and promoting its understanding and enjoyment. The organisation’s role is to deliver policy and advise on all aspects of the historic environment on behalf of Scottish Ministers, as well as to carry out statutory functions – including scheduling sites of national importance and taking them into state care, and listing structures for their architectural or historical significance.
Changing focus from the historic to the modern, it’s time to look in on a major project to construct a new community facility known as the Phoenix Centre in Goodwick. Currently progressing on time and under budget, the new centre is an architectural triumph based on the sports club embracing the communityLooking beyond UK shores, we call in to take a look at Belgium’s biggest infrastructure project, the Liefkenshoek Rail Tunnel, a scheme valued at 680 million euros and involving the construction and maintenance of the civil infrastructure for a new 16.2 km freight-only railway in the bounds of the Port of Antwerp undercrossing the River Schelde and the Canal Dock. Of course, that’s just a small sample of the vast selection of projects covered this month. Take a closer look and keep bang up to date with latest happenings on the UK construction scene, with Premier Construction.
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